Victor Salva’s past continues to haunt him as a casting agency in Canada removed a post looking for actors for Jeepers Creepers 3. The director put up the post on Breakdown Services but it was noticed by Union of British Columbia Performers, who alerted talent agents, who in turn alerted the website, who took down the post.
The website stated, “Upon learning of this notice and our own verification of the facts surrounding Salva’s conviction, Breakdown Services has removed this project from its files. All submissions made by any agent on this project are no longer available to the casting director nor any member of the production staff.
Meanwhile, the Union issued their own statement:
It has recently come to our attention that a casting breakdown has gone out for a feature film entitled Jeepers Creepers III, and that the director of the film, Victor Salva, was convicted of sexual misconduct in 1988. The conviction allegedly resulted from misconduct involving a minor whom Mr. Salva was directing at the time. At this time we would like to remind our members and their agents that, under Article A2702 (Safety & Welfare of a Minor) of the BC Master Production Agreement, a performer has the right to refuse work if they believe that the nature of the work is unsafe.
Our own Trace Thurman has written about Salva’s situation and opened a discussion regarding people’s feelings towards how it should be handled.