Chance Is Prepped!!

Chance Hurstfield has been busy voicing the role of one of the lead puppies in the series Puppy Prep Academy!!!

Puppy Prep Academy is a new House of Mouse series. The show is being produced by Air Bud Entertainment, the Malibu-based production company behind the Disney Air Buddies direct-to-DVD film series. Expected to hit Disney Channel US in 2019, the new series will follow live-action talking animals as they learn to become humankind’s best friends.

At Puppy Prep Academy, young pups learn everything they need to know about being a “human’s best friend.” Under the guidance of the esteemed dog faculty, the pups lucky enough to attend learn how to be best friends, teachers, and protectors of humans in an effort “to carry forward to the world a mission of unconditional love,”…This comedy centers around three puppy best friends, Whiz, Corazon, Maximus who together navigate the world of going to school and growing up. They are puppies, but they face all the same challenges as human kids!

https://www.airbud.com/

Freeze Frame!!

Kurt Ostlund is busy filming a recurring role on TNT’s adaptation of Snowpiercer.

Snowpiercer is based on the French graphic novel by Jacques Lob (writer) and Jean-Marc Rochette (art). The show takes place in an apocalyptic future where the planet has been ravaged by a new ice age and the only survivors live aboard a high-speed train.

Co-produced by Tomorrow Studios, Turner’s Studio T, and Korea’s CJ Entertainment, the series is executive produced by Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements, as well as Matthew O’Connor. The producing staff behind the original film — Bong, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun and Choi Doo-ho — have also joined the television adaptation as co-executive producers. James Hawes, director of the series who replaced Scott Derrickson and Orphan Black showrunner Graeme Manson who replaced Josh Friedman share the role. Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs will star in the Snowpiercer TV series and it is still expected to hit TNT sometime this year.
 

Doctor Strange and Sinister filmmaker Scott Derrickson helmed the feature-length pilot before famously stepping away.

Derrickson said the pilot, from a 72-page script penned by Josh Friedman (Sarah Connor Chronicles, War of the Worlds), “may be my best work.”

Synopsis:
Based on the French graphic novel ‘Le Transperceneige‘, the series focuses on the last survivors on the planet. They inhabit ‘The Snowpiercer‘, a train that travels around the globe, which is divided into two feuding classes.

It touches on themes of class warfare, social injustice, and the politics of survival as the remnants of humanity — split into fractions of the lower and upper-class — are now trapped in an always-moving train circling the globe seven years after the Freeze, a devastating event that left the world a frosted-over wasteland.

The series will premiere on TNT and Netflix in 2019.

A Holiday Pen Pal!

Naika Toussaint is busy filming a role on Lifetime’s MOW ‘Christmas Pen Pals‘.

Christmas is coming early this year! Lifetime sleighs the 2018 holiday season this year with the network’s It’s a Wonderful Lifetime lineup, featuring 14 all-new original movies and nine acquired films. Kicking off on November 21st with a special week featuring five nights of premieres, each week of the holiday season will feature new movies every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

STORY LINE:
Following an unexpected breakup weeks before Christmas, Hannah (Drew), tech wiz and creator of the dating app, Perfect One, heads home for the holidays, challenged to save her failing business by re-conceiving a new romantic dating model. Upon her return she runs into her high school boyfriend, Sam (Matter) who she has carefully avoided for years and reluctantly makes a deal with her dad, Ted (Gross) to sign up for the town’s Christmas Cupid, an anonymous holiday pen pal service. As the season progresses, Hannah is smitten by each beautifully written letter she receives and starts to believe that her Christmas pen pal could be her soul mate. It’s not until Christmas Eve that everyone must reveal their true identities to their pen pals, even if it means coming face to face with the last person they ever expected.”

Christmas Pen Pals is set to premiere December 15th at 8 PM ET/PT on Lifetime.

https://www.countdownuntilchristmas.com/channel/lifetime

And Now A Word From Our Sponsor…

SEPTEMBER COMMERCIAL BOOKINGS!!
Anthony Ames has booked an OCP lead role in Project Sleep, a commercial spot for “Phillips Sleep & Respiratory Care“.

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Shanna Giannozio has booked a role as Hero Woman in the spot “Girls Night” for a Poise commercial.

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Adam Thomas has booked a role in “Get Cannabis Clarity“, a spot for the BC Gov’t.

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Naika Toussaint has booked a role in “Face Time” for Bell.
 
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Such A Good Boy!!

Chance Hurstfield has finished filming on Universal Pictures R-Rated Comedy Good Boys.

Universal Pictures acquired Good Boys, a coming-of-age comedy with Jacob Tremblay — the young star of Room and Wonder.

The movie is described as being in the vein of “Superbad“ and “Sausage Party”.

Tremblay plays the mischievous leader of a group of four 12-year-olds on the cusp of becoming teenagers as they embark on an epic quest in the San Fernando Valley to fix their broken toy before their parents get home. Their day of skipping school ends up being an odyssey of awesomely bad decisions and comedic adventures.

 

Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky of The Office wrote the movie’s script and will also direct.

Point Grey principals Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver will produce. Good Universe’s Nathan Kahane will executive produce.

A Charming Role For Nesta!

Nesta Chapman is filming a role on episode 102 of CW’s new reboot of  “Charmed” an upcoming American fantasy drama television series developed by Jane the Virgin creator Jennie Urman along with Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin, who are listed as executive producers. 

It’s produced by CBS Television Studios, Propagate Content and The CW Network.

The original series of the same name was created by Constance M. Burge and produced by Aaron Spelling and his production company Spelling Television, with Brad Kern serving as showrunner. The series was originally broadcast by The WB for eight seasons from October 7, 1998, until May 21, 2006.

The new series follows the lives of three sisters Melanie “Mel” Vera (Melonie Diaz), Maggie Vera (Sarah Jeffery), and Macy Vaughn (Madeleine Mantock) who, after the death of their mother, discovered they are The Charmed Ones, the most powerful witches, and together they possess the “Power of Three”. Each sister has a magical power, which they use to help protect innocent lives from supernatural demons.

This is a fierce, funny, feminist reboot of the original series .Between vanquishing supernatural demons, tearing down the patriarchy, and maintaining familial bonds, a witch’s work is never done.


Charmed (2018) will debut on The CW on October 14, 2018.

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before – Premiered August 17th On Netflix

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Is an Extraordinary Rom-Com About Ordinary Teens starring Madeleine Arthur and Isabelle Beech.

Novelist Jenny Han and screenwriter Sofia Alvarez joined forces for Netflix’s quietly revolutionary new rom-com, which puts an Asian-American heroine front and centre.

Netflix’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (released August 17) has brought a tender, lighthearted romance story to life!

Directed by Susan Johnson, the film is charming across the board—but it’s the story at its center, written by Han and adapted for the screen by Alvarez, that makes it stand out. Based on Han’s best-selling Y.A. novel, To All the Boys follows high-school junior Lara Jean Song Covey (Lana Condor), after her hatbox of love letters—one for each of the five boys she’s loved in her life—mysteriously goes missing. Our protagonist, who would much rather fantasize about love than actually fall into it, is suddenly forced to face her feelings head-on, navigating potential suitors including her middle-school crush, Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo), and her older sister’s ex-boyfriend, Josh Sanderson (Israel Broussard), while simultaneously dealing with all the other stressors that come with being a teenager.

“When I wrote the book, I went into it hoping to write a modern, classic love story that felt really warm and cozy,” said Han. This is a story about a young girl who is comfortable being the sidekick in her own narrative, before suddenly finding herself to be the heroine:

This is a film that doesn’t talk down to its audience about subjects such as sex and dating, but instead treats them as young adults, demonstrating how anyone’s initial attempts at romance are like learning to walk: We’re all a little bit wobbly at first. Conceived as a kind of “Sixteen Candles” for the Snapchat generation, this endearing Netflix Original offers an honest, unsentimental take on the lives of high school students.

Cast:
Lana Condor as Lara Jean Song Covey, the main protagonist.
Isabelle Beech as young Lara Jean.
Noah Centineo as Peter Kavinsky, Lara Jean’s main love interest.
Hunter Dillon as young Peter.
Israel Broussard as Josh Sanderson, Margot’s boyfriend, and one of Lara Jean’s love letter recipients.
Christian Michael Cooper as young Josh.
Madeleine Arthur as Christine “Chris”, Genevieve’s cousin and Lara Jean’s best friend.
Trezzo Mahoro as Lucas James, one of Lara Jean’s former loves, as well as a good friend of hers.
King Bach as Greg Rivera, one of Peter’s best friends.
Joey Pacheco as Owen Kavinsky, Peter’s younger brother.
Janel Parrish as Margot Song Covey, Lara Jean’s older sister, and Josh’s ex-girlfriend.
Anna Cathcart as Katherine “Kitty” Song Covey, Lara Jean’s younger sister.
John Corbett as Dr. Dan Covey, Lara Jean’s father.
Emilija Baranac as Genevieve “Gen”, Peter’s ex-girlfriend.
Rhys Fleming as young Genevieve.

 

Website:
https://www.netflix.com/ca/title/80203147

Trailers:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=555oiY9RWM4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTLc_RzqaJc

FREAKY FRIDAY PREMIERE!!!


THE PREMIERE OF DISNEY CHANNEL’S ORIGINAL MOVIE ‘FREAKY FRIDAY’ IS
THE #1 TV TELECAST OF THE SUMMER IN KIDS 6-11 AND TWEENS 9-14 !!

Sarah Willey and Jag Arneja star in this comedic body-swap movie musical, told as a new story for a new generation.

Based on the stage musical by Disney’s Theatrical Group It premiered August 10th on Disney Channel.

As a Disney Channel Original Movie, it will be seen in 400 million homes on Disney Channels worldwide.  It is also newly available via Music Theatre International (MTI) to schools and community theatres.

This is the fifth iteration of “Freaky Friday,” but the first in telling the story through music on screen, with the musical numbers progressing the story as well as heightening the emotion of the actions of the story. Adding song and dance to the subtext of each scene, each character’s inner dialogue is emphasized and all the more relatable to the viewing audience. The story and the music gets a message across about empathy — and how the empathy we develop for our parents extends to the rest of the world.

Based on Mary Rodgers‘ 1972 novel, Freaky Friday first hit screens in 1976, starring Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster. The popular franchise has been remade on screen twice since then, as a 1995 TV movie with Shelley Long and Gaby Hoffman, and again in 2003 with Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay LohanDisney Theatrical Productions developed the contemporary stage musical adaptation, which has a book by Bridget Carpenter (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood), original songs by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winners Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then).

Whether the medium is stage, film or TV, the “Freaky Friday” story tells the truth about the push and pull relationship between parents and kids – it’s a story that is ultimately optimistic with a fitting dose of sincere emotion.

Starring are: Cozi Zuehlsdorff (“Dolphin Tale“) and Heidi Blickenstaff (“The Little Mermaid” and “Something Rotten!” on Broadway, and the stage production of “Freaky Friday“), Ricky He, Alex Désert, Jason Maybaum, Kahyun Kim, Dara Renee’, Jennifer Laporte, Isaiah Lehtinen, Sarah Willey (aka Marlowe Percival) as “Kitty” Rukiya Bernard, Jag Arneja as and Joshua Pak.

The production is directed by Steve Carr, choreography by Tony Award-nominee John Carrafa (“Into the Woods“, “Urinetown“) and Emmy nominee David Lawrence (“Descendants“, “High School Musical“) composed the score.

Perry Andelin Blake is the production designer. Academy Award winner Angus Strathie (“Moulin Rouge!“, “Deadpool“) is the costume designer.

The executive producers are: Steve Carr, Susan Cartsonis and Thomas Schumacher, president and producer, Disney Theatrical Productions (“The Lion King“, “Aladdin” and “Frozen” on Broadway).

SNEAK PREVIEW:
Jag Arneja as Señor O’Brien:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fo4UuLDZnBU

Freaky Friday has nine musical scenes – as music videos on DisneyMusicVevo and/or Disney Channel YouTube.

MUSIC VIDEOS:
See Sarah Willey (aka Marlowe Percival)  performing below…

Oh, Biology (From the Disney Channel Original Movie “Freaky Friday“)

Music video by Cozi Zuehlsdorff, Ricky He, Jennifer Laporte, Isaiah Lehtinen, Dara R. Moss, Sarah Willey (aka Marlowe Percival) performing Oh, Biology. © 2018 Walt Disney Records:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZ4BnBAWvVw

Go (From “Freaky Friday” the Disney Channel Original Movie)
by Cozi Zuehlsdorff & Ricky He & Jennifer Laporte & Isaiah Lehtinen & Dara Reneé & Sarah Willey
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OntNV_FufEo (4:19)

The 12 song soundtrack was released by Walt Disney Records on Friday, August 10.

Freaky Friday soundtrack is available here: http://disneymusic.co/freakyfridaymoviedl

https://www.laughingplace.com/w/articles/2018/08/09/soundtrack-review-freaky-friday-2018-disney-channel-original-movie/

On Friday, August 24 (8:00 p.m.), “Freaky Friday Live Play“, a special telecast and second screen interactive experience, will connect kids’ interest in the movie with their favorite activities – leveling up via trivia and quizzes.

 

Kurt’s back in the limelight!

Kurt Ostlund has just booked a role on Episode 1404 of Supernatural

Supernatural Comic Con 2018 – Season 14 Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHW0RkFStng


The CW
confirmed back in April that Supernatural would be returning for a season 14.

Supernatural doesn’t show any signs of slowing down any time soon after The CW’s president Mark Pedowitz said: “That show will go on as long as it keeps going, the boys [stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles] keep doing it and the ratings keep holding.”

Supernatural is by far, the longest-running series in the history of The CW (or predecessor channel The WB). The veteran series continues to innovate, showing no real reason to be put out to serial television pasture. In fact, showrunners Robert Singer and Andrew Dabb have seemingly teased some Supernatural Season 14 plans. The show will even celebrate its 300th episode this year.

Supernatural is an American dark fantasy television series created by Eric Kripke. It was first broadcast on September 13, 2005, on The WB, and subsequently became part of successor The CW’s lineup. Starring Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester and Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester, the series follows the two brothers as they hunt demons, ghosts, monsters, and other supernatural beings. The series is produced by Warner Bros. Television, in association with Wonderland Sound and Vision. Along with Kripke, executive producers have been McGRobert SingerPhil SgricciaSera GambleJeremy CarverJohn ShibanBen Edlund and Adam Glass. Former executive producer and director Kim Manners died of lung cancer during production of the fourth season.

The series is filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia and surrounding areas and was in development for nearly ten years, as creator Kripke spent several years unsuccessfully pitching it. The pilot was viewed by an estimated 5.69 million viewers, and the ratings of the first four episodes prompted The WB to pick up the series for a full season. Originally, Kripke planned the series for three seasons but later expanded it to five. The fifth season concluded the series’ main story line, and Kripke departed the series as showrunner. The series has continued on for several more seasons with new showrunners, including Sera Gamble, Jeremy Carver, Robert Singer and Andrew Dabb. With its eleventh season, Supernatural became the longest-running American live-action fantasy TV series. On April 2, 2018.

The CW renewed the series for a fourteenth season, which is set to premiere on October 11, 2018, and will consist of 20 episodes.