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.

Gigi’s killin’ it!

Gigi Jackman will be filming a role in Wu Assassins later this month.

Vikings star Katheryn Winnick, Lewis Tan (Into the Badlands), Sons of Anarchyalum Tommy Flanagan, and Tzi Ma (Meditation Park) are set as series regulars opposite Iko Uwais and Byron Mann in Netflix’s Wu Assassins, from Tony Krantz of Flame Ventures (24), John Wirth (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles; Falling Skies) and Nomadic Pictures (Fargo, Hell on Wheels).

Uwais will serve as producer, lead martial arts choreographer and stunt coordinator on the 10-episode series. The actor and martial artist is know for his work in films like The Raid and The Raid 2 and recently appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Stephen Fung, is known for his work in Hong Kong cinema as well as the AMC martial arts drama “Into The Badlands“, is attached to direct the first two episodes written by John Wirth who is also acting as showrunner on the series and Tony Krantz is expected to direct another.

Storyline:
The series is described as a crime drama set in San Francisco’s Chinatown.  Iko Uwais stars as Kai Jin, an aspiring chef who becomes the latest and last Wu Assassin, chosen to round up the powers of an ancient triad and restore balance once again. Byron Mann is also attached to star as Uncle Six.

Read more at
https://www.star2.com/entertainment/2018/07/08/martial-arts-drama-wu-assassins/#xTumFofGsUhQmWDt.99

A Million Accolades For Chance!!

Chance Hurstfield – Welcome back to A Million Little Things

Chance has been busy shooting his recurring role on Season 1 of the ABC Series.

They say friendship isn’t one big thing, it’s a million little things; and that’s true for a group of friends from Boston who bonded under unexpected circumstances. Some have achieved success, others are struggling in their careers and relationships, but all of them feel stuck in life. After one of them dies unexpectedly, it’s just the wake-up call the others need to finally start living. Along the way they discover that friends may be the one thing to save them from themselves.

A Million Little Things stars David Giuntoli as Eddie, Ron Livingston as Jon, Romany Malco as Rome, Allison Miller as Maggie, Christina Moses as Regina, Christina Ochoa as Ashley, James Roday as Gary, Grace Park as Katherine, Stephanie Szostak as Delilah, Chance Hurstfield as and Lizzy Greene as Sophie.

DJ Nash is writer and executive producer; Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor are executive producers; and James Griffiths is the director on the pilot and an executive producer, from ABC Studios/Kapital Entertainment.

“A Million Little Things” premieres WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 26 10|9c on ABC.

FREAKY FRIDAY ON THE RED CARPET!!!

Disney Channel’s Freaky Friday movie celebrated with a red carpet film premiere July 30. You may have seen Freaky Friday before, but never like this – the new movie is also a musical!

Marlowe Percival (AKA Sarah Willey) and Jag Arneja will star in the new version of Freaky Friday.

Directed by Steve Carr, the music-driven contemporary body-swap comedy also stars Cozi Zuehlsdorff and Heidi Blickenstaff, as well as Ricky HeAlex DesertJason MaybaumKahyun KimDara ReneeJennifer Laporte and Isaiah Lehtinen.

There are no surprises when it comes to “Freaky Friday”. The message behind the plot is fairly straightforward: mother and daughter constantly butt heads before literally walking a day in each other’s shoes and come to understand and appreciate one another in a way they’ve never done so before.

It’s a well-loved story, with its roots in a 1972 children’s book of the same name before being adapted into a film by Disney in 1976 starring Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster. Since then, it’s been remade by Disney as a TV movie in 1995, a feature film in 2003 with Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan, and a stage musical in 2016.

The latest remake – a TV movie for the Disney Channel scheduled to air August 10 – is based closely off of the musical, which was developed two years ago by Disney Theatrical Productions and debuted in Virginia before moving to the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego in 2017. It even shares a lead in Broadway star Heidi Blickenstaff, who reprises her role as Katherine, Ellie’s perfectionist mother who’s in the midst of planning her own wedding. Ellie (played by Cozi Zuehlsdorff), in the meantime, is obsessed with participating in an upcoming all-night scavenger hunt, which is set to take place the same night as her mother’s rehearsal dinner.

Freaky Friday” is timeless, and this new adaptation is a chance for Disney to tell that story with its new efforts in mind to accurately represent and reflect today’s youth.
Seeing it on the stage and seeing our demo – the 10-year-old kids in the audience – and how they reacted and feeling it in a theater, we [Disney Channel executives] walked out of it saying ‘We have to make this work as a movie,’” Adam Bonnett, executive vice president of original programming for Disney Channel, said.

Bonnett added that at the heart of every Disney Channel production – whether it’s a remake or an original – is the core belief that children and young adults want shows that are emotionally honest to experiences they can relate to. And in productions where songs and lyrics can convey emotions in a more obvious and direct way, adapting the “Freaky Friday” stage musical was a no-brainer for Disney.

“When I talk about the honesty of ‘Freaky Friday,’ there’s a little more of it in the stage musical because it was created and produced for a very broad audience – not just for kids, but adults as well,” Bonnett said. “I think that’s one of the things audiences walk away from our movie is really feeling that we tackle things that we may have been afraid to tackle in the past, but because of the way you dealt with it, it felt real and appropriate.”

In this new “Freaky Friday” adaptation, the musical stays true to the fun and energetic moods created in the past by original productions like “High School Musical” (in one scene, students in biology class perform a dance number while wielding iPads), but the film really hits an emotional crescendo during a song about the pain and hurt behind why parents lie to their kids.

It’s a moment, Bonnett said, that shows how carefully Disney Channel has always paid attention to it’s viewers.

“Kids today want to taste a lot of different flavors. They want a full course meal that isn’t just meat and potatoes, but has different flavors and different colors. You’re underestimating the audience if you just want to give them one thing,” he said. “We’re working hard to give them a diversity of content. I think kids really need to look at a show and say ‘That’s me up there! I’m about to go through that’ and to really see themselves in characters is so important.”

The film will premiere August 10 on Disney Channel.

TRAILERS:
Jag Arneja as teacher Señor O’Brien:
https://www.eonline.com/news/934837/your-first-look-at-disney-channel-s-freaky-friday-musical-adaptation-has-arrived

Freaky Friday | Disney Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhajYz6tH1A

LINKS:
From Broadway to Hollywood, ‘Freaky Friday‘ returns to The Disney Channel:
http://abc7ny.com/entertainment/from-broadway-to-hollywood-freaky-friday-returns-to-tv/3854733/

Marlowe Percival Talks Diversity On Set At Disney Channel’s “Freaky Friday” Premiere (@marlowepercival):
https://celebrityhautespot.com/2018/08/01/marlowe-percival-talks-diversity-on-set-at-disney-channels-freaky-friday-premiere-marlowepercival/

A Christmas Story!

Kiara Malcolm is busy shooting 2 roles in Hallmark’s MOW “Christmas Pact” .

Producers: Oliver De Caigny, Tim Johnson
Director: Marita Grabiak 

Storyline:
At the age of 8 Sadie and Ben planted a Christmas tree which they promised to always come back to share their Christmas wishes. For years they carried on that tradition for years with Ben’s feelings growing deeper for Sadie. Now almost 30 after a 3 year absence Sadie (Kyla Pratt) is returns the feelings are still the same. Though relationships get between them, Christmas brings them back together again and again.

HALLMARK CHRISTMAS MOVIES

The Good Actress!

Max Chadburn has finished filming a role on Episode #202 of The Good Doctor – an American medical-drama television series based on the 2013 award-winning South Korean series of the same name. The show is produced by Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios.
 

Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore), a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, relocates from a quiet country life to join the prestigious St. Bonaventure hospital’s surgical unit. Alone in the world and unable to personally connect with those around him, his only advocate, Dr. Aaron Glassman (Richard Schiff), challenges the skepticism and prejudices of the hospital’s board and staff when he brings him in to join the team. Shaun will need to work harder than he ever has before, as he navigates his new environment and relationships to prove to his colleagues that his extraordinary medical gifts will save lives.

The freshman drama is the first recurring TV role for 26-year-old leading man Freddie Highmore since he wrapped up work on his Psychoprequel Bates Motel last year.

The Good Doctor ended its first season with Dr. Glassman finding out there is a chance for him to beat his brain tumour, but his and Shaun’s jobs at the hospital are in very serious jeopardy. The feel-good medical drama was an immediate hit for ABC last fall and easily scored a sophomore season to allow viewers to get to know the autistic and brilliant Dr. Shaun Murphy even better. Over the course of the first 18 episodes, fans not only got to see how Shaun became a surgical resident, but how the team at the hospital became a sort of family, if still a dysfunctional one.

“This series has broken records in the competitive television landscape. And is thrilled to announce that Dr. Shaun Murphy will be back for another season.”

The Good Doctor Season 2 premieres Monday, September 24 at 10 PM ET on ABC.

She’s A Real ‘Con’ Artist!! ;-)

Madeleine Arthur has been busy filming a role in an upcoming short “art piece” film entitled Enclosure shooting in Upstate New York.

Director: Rachel Rose
Producer: Animal Kingdom and David Kaplan

This project is set in 18th Century Britain, in an alternate universe in which the invention of paper money has sent society into possibly-revolutionary convulsions.

Storyline:
In the year 1766, the English King consolidates his power by seizing common lands from the people, but accidentally stimulates the economy by introducing a feverish kind of land speculation. While religious disputes tear the country apart, and the most far-sighted citizens seek to flee to the New World, farmers who fear imminent land seizures are preyed on by Road Babies, travelling con artists who try to buy (and re-sell) land one step ahead of the King’s Men, using forged cash to grease their forward path in life.

The film will premiere in 2019 at Luma Arles and then exhibit at the Park Avenue Armory in 2020.

CONGRATULATIONS TO AVA!!

Ava Frye has won a Young Artist Award in Hollywood for her performance as “Tatum Weckler” in the hit CW /Netflix TV series iZombie Season 3!!!

https://youngartistawards.org/
https://youngartistawards.org/2018winners

The Young Artist Awards (YAA) is Hollywood’s longest running awards show that recognizes and honors young talent under the age of 18 years. Through year-round support, participants are primed for greater achievements in their craft.

The Young Artist Awards is presented by the Young Artist Awards Academy (YAAA), which was founded by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s (Golden Globes) recognized historian, Maureen Dragone. The foundation provides young artists with mentorship, experience, and accolades that are otherwise unavailable to young performers.

YAA has honored many young artists who have continued on to successful adult careers, becoming household names in the entertainment industry. Some notable examples include: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Bell, Natalie Portman, Drew Barrymore, Tori Spelling, Winona Ryder, Christina Applegate, Scott Baio, Jaleel White, Alyssa Milano, Justine and Jason Bateman, Malcolm Jamal Warner, Cory Feldman, Sean Astin, and Mario Lopez.