Our Christmas Gifts Came Early!!

Naika Toussaint and Douglas Dack will be filming a role this month on Hallmark’s “The Christmas Train”.

Based on the #1 New York Times bestselling book of the same name by David Baldacci, The Christmas Train is a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie set to premiere during the network’s ambitious slate of holiday programming later this year.

The story follows Tom Langdon, a 41 year old journalist. Outside of work, Tom doesn’t have a whole lot going for him; he’s divorced with no kids, no siblings and his father died years ago. His mother, who is the only one he had left, has just passed away from a stroke. During this desperate state, the lowest point in his life, he turns to his ex-wife for help, but she won’t even accept his collect call.

Tom sets out on a train trip across the United States, from D.C. to California, just in time for Christmas. His experiences along the way cause him to rekindle a former love and rediscover both himself and the magic of Christmas.

Dermot Mulroney (My Best Friend’s Wedding, Pure Genius) is set to star in the movie as Tom. Dermont just recently wrapped up a role on Twentieth Century Fox’s big budget feature The Mountain Between Us, which also filmed in British Columbia. He’ll be joined by Kimberly Williams-Paisley (Darrow & Darrow, Father of the Bride), Joan Cusack (Shameless, Toy Story 4) and Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon).

Hallmark Channel “Countdown to Christmas” blog:
http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/christmas/the-latest-news

http://heavy.com/entertainment/2017/07/hallmark-countdown-to-christmas-list-2017-movies-descriptions-schedule-videos/

Taking A Chance…

Chance Hurstfield will shortly begin filming a role in an upcoming Netflix feature.

This “ballsy project,” The Eggplant Emoji, centers on a teenager who accidentally cuts off his own penis during a camping trip, and he and his friends must race against time to save the appendage. It’ll be an R-rated bro-com in the vein of Superbad.

Jake Szymanski, the Funny or Die alum who helmed Tour de Pharmacy and 2015’s 7 Days in Hell, has signed on to direct the project,

Kevin Burrows and Matt Mider, creators of digital animated series Gentlemen Lobsters, penned the script for The Eggplan Emoji, with Ben Stiller, Nicky Weinstock, and Workaholics creators Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, Anders Holm and Kyle Newacheck all serving as producers.

The Sky’s The Limit!!!

Mike Li books a role on feature Skyscraper!!

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is shooting his latest 3D action flick Skyscraper here in Vancouver.

Filming for this project started in China earlier this summer.

The professional wrestler turned actor has 3 blockbuster movies releasing this year: The Fast of the Furious (#8 in the franchise), Baywatch and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. He also stars on HBO’s Ballers which premieres its third season on July 23rd.
He produced and was featured in the HBO prison boot camp documentary Rock and a Hard Place. And produces projects through his production company Seven Bucks Productions content and for his YouTube channel which is now more of a network featuring other content creators.

Skyscraper is being produced by Beau Flynn’s FlynnPictureCo which has produced other movies starring The Rock: Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, San Andrea’s and this summer’s Baywatch. Johnson’s own Seven Bucks Productions and director Rawson Marshall Thurber are also producing. Thurber, most known for DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, Easy also wrote the story and is directing. He also wrote and directed last year’s comedy Central Intelligence starring Johnson and Kevin Hart.

Johnson co-stars with Neve Campbell, Chin Han as well as BC-born Pablo Schreiber.

Canadian actress Neve Campbell entered most of our homes on the small screen as Julia Salinger in the hit teen family drama Party of Five in the 90’s. She has also dominated the horror film genre with the Scream franchise.

Since then she’s appeared on hit TV shows like Mad Men and House of Cards. Campbell is 43 years old and hails from Guelph, Ontario.

Canadian-American actor Pablo Tell Schreiber is the half-brother of Hollywood A-lister Liev Schreiber who stars in the hit family crime drama series Ray Donovan which is in its fifth season.

Pablo on the other hand is most recently known for his roles in Orange is the New Black and American Gods. He is 39 years old and was born in Ymir, British Columbia.

Singaporean actor Ng Chin Han is known for his role of Lau in The Dark Knight and Togusa in the Hollywood-adaptation of Ghost in the Schell starring Scarlett Johannson. He is 47 years old and was born in Singapore.

Skyscraper will be the third major production in Vancouver for Johnson. He was in town for 2004’s Walking Tall which also starred Johnny Knoxville and Ashley Scott, it filmed in both British Columbia and Washington state. Then there was his 2010 family comedy movie Tooth Fairy with Destiny Whitlock and Ashley Judd.

Universal and Legendary have set the release date for Skyscraper on July 13, 2018.

http://www.whatsfilming.ca/2017/08/17/skyscraper-the-rock-marwencol-steve-carell

It’s Doggone Fantastic!

Chance Hurstfield books lead role on PAW Patrol – “Mighty Pups” Animated Special for Nickelodeon.

PAW Patrol is a Canadian CGI–animated television series created by Keith Chapman. It is produced by Spin Master Entertainment with animation provided by Guru Studio. In Canada, the series is primarily broadcast on TVOKids, which first ran previews of the show in August 2013. The series first aired on Nickelodeon in the United States on August 12, 2013.
This series is a comedy action-adventure for the older pre-school crowd that follows the adventures of a ten-year old boy and his very special team of rescue pups.

A group of six rescue dogs, led by a tech-savvy boy named Ryder, has adventures in “PAW Patrol.” The heroic pups, who believe “no job is too big, no pup is too small,” work together to protect the community. Among the members of the group are firedog Marshall, police pup Chase, and fearless Skye. All of the animals have special skills, gadgets and vehicles that help them on their rescue missions. Whether rescuing a kitten or saving a train from a rockslide, the PAW Patrol is always up for the challenge while also making sure there’s time for a game or a laugh

Spin Master has developed the show into a media franchise and released an ongoing line of toys based on it. PAW Patrol toy sales have generated millions of dollars in revenue for the corporation and increased Spin Master’s presence in the preschool toy market. The show, and its associated products, have received a variety of awards and nominations from associations such as the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Do We Hear Wedding Bells?

Gigi Jackman is busy shooting a role on Hallmark Channel’s movie for Television “A Harvest Wedding“.

Sarah Bloom, a highly successful wedding planner, returns to her hometown to plan the season’s biggest wedding. Much to Sarah’s surprise, the bride’s brother happens to be her first love.

Dedicated wedding planner Sarah Bloom gets the opportunity to work on the society wedding of her dreams, not to mention score a cover story in an issue of a prominent wedding magazine. But she has only two days to pull off the near-impossible and is well aware that this particular assignment could make or break her career. The fact that the wedding is going to be held on her old boyfriend David Nichols’ farm greatly complicates an already nerve-wracking situation — especially when Sarah finds herself falling hard for David all over again — and vice versa..

http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/fall-harvest/fall-harvest-movie-collection?o=7.

It’s Game On For Francisco…

Francisco Cano books “Project Gala” a Mocap Video Game for Capcom Co., Ltd, a Japanese video game developer and publisher known for creating multi-million-selling franchises such as Mega Man, Street Fighter, Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, Ace Attorney, and Monster Hunter as well as games based on the Disney animated properties. Established in 1979 it has become an international enterprise with subsidiaries in North America, Europe, and East Asia.

3 FOR SEASON 3!!!!

Both Monique Phillips & Mike Li have booked a role and Ruairi MacDonald recurs in Season 3, Episode #304, of Amazon’s alternate-history thriller “Man in The High Castle“.

The series, which is loosely based on the novel written by science fiction author Philip K. Dick, takes a look at what the world might look like if the outcome of World War II had favoured the Nazis. Set in 1962, this alternate version of Earth history, has the forces of Japan and Germany winning the second World War and dividing the USA into puppet states.

This thought provoking series was quickly renewed following their December 2016 release of season 2. The third season of the three time Emmy nominated series promises to deliver on that which has turned this show into Amazon’s best series.

Man in the High Castle” stars Alexa Davalos (“Mob City”), Rupert Evans (“American Pastoral”), Luke Kleintank (“Pretty Little Liars”), DJ Qualls (“Z Nation”), Joel De La Fuente (“Hemlock Grove”), Brennan Brown (“Focus”), Bella Heathcote (“The Neon Demon”) and Callum Keith Rennie (“Longmire”), along with Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (“Revenge”) and Rufus Sewell (“Victoria”).

The series was developed by Spotnitz (“The X-Files”), who will serve as executive producer of season three with Ridley Scott (“The Martian”), David W. Zucker (“The Good Wife”), Richard Heus (“Ugly Betty”), Isa Dick Hackett (“The Adjustment Bureau”) and Daniel Percival (“Banished”)

Eric Overmyer (“Treme,” “The Affair,” “Bosch”) will take over for Frank Spotnitz, as showrunner and executive producer for this next season

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLoj61Y_ZT0

Abracadabra!! Poof!! Madeleine books a recurring role!


Madeleine Arthur
has been busy shooting a recurring role on “The Magicians“.

The Magicians is an American fantasy television series that airs on Syfy and is based on the novel of the same name by Lev Grossman. Michael London, Janice Williams, John McNamara, and Sera Gamble serve as executive producers.

In April 2017, the series was renewed for a third season of 13 episodes to premiere in 2018.

Based on Lev Grossman’s bestselling novels, The Magicians centers around Brakebills University, a secret institution specializing in magic. There, amidst an unorthodox education of spell casting, Quentin Coldwater (Jason Ralph) and his group of twenty-something friends soon discover that a magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real— and poses grave danger to humanity.

They are thrust into the unfamiliar world of the beautifully enchanting yet mysteriously dangerous Fillory – and places beyond – where they must draw upon their novice skills to save the existence of magic.

In addition to Ralph, the series also stars Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta, Summer Bishil, Rick Worthy and Jade Tailor. John McNamara, Sera Gamble, Chris Fisher and Groundswell Productions’ Michael London and Janice Williams executive produce.

Trailer:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cDJHP5VC9yU

Pretty Darn Cool!!

Gigi Jackman has booked a role on Season 2, Episode 201, of AT&T Audience Network’s drama series ICE.

Production has begun,with five new cast members and returning stars Cam Gigandet, Jeremy Sisto, Ray Winstone, Audrey Marie Anderson and Judith Shekoni.

Joining Season 2 is Jocelyn Hudon (The Strain) as a new series regular playing Willow Green. She replaces Chloe East who could not return for Season 2 due to scheduling conflicts. Also set for recurring roles are Ashley Thomas (24: Legacy) as Malcolm Rose, Laura Vandervoort (Smallville) as Tessa Pryor, Amy Madigan (Gone Baby Gone) as Diane Pierce and D.B. Sweeney (Life As We Know It) as Jeff.

Filming is now underway in Vancouver on the first five episodes of the Entertainment One-produced series, then will move to South Africa for another five episodes in late September. New showrunner Ed Bernero (Criminal Minds) will direct the first two episodes and serve as executive producer.

Created by Robert Munic (The Cleaner, Empire), Ice follows the Greens, a family of prominent diamond merchants and the dangerous underbelly of the highly competitive diamond trade business in Los Angeles. Patriarch Isaac (Barry) and brother-in-law Cam (Winstone) are holding together the multi-generational business, but when bad seed son Freddy (Sisto) kills a shady dealer, it falls to slightly-more-responsible son Jake (Gigandet) to protect the family from increasingly powerful and violent rivals.

And Now For A Commercial Break…

Isabelle Beech books a principal role on “Project Mood” a commercial for Allergan prescription medications.

Markets: North American Broadcast & Worldwide Internet, Social Media, Digital Media & New Media.

Project Cable books Nicolas Walters as an OCP for the spot: Son/Theme

Market: All moving media / US & Internet.

Koshin Hussein has booked “Project Runner” for prescription medication.

Market: North America (WW Internet, TV, Industrial and Print).

And Emmanuel Bempong books a background role on “Project Runner” as well!  
Zachary Siewert books a union commercial for Coast Capital!

Markets: BC regional broadcast, BC regional internet use, multiple sites.