Smart Move For Jag…

Jag Arneja
has wrapped shooting a role in MOW “I Am Elizabeth Smart“.

15 years later, she’s finally telling her story.
The Lifetime Original Movie is about the harrowing kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart. The film will air on Lifetime later this year as part of a cross-network event along with A&E Network’s new two-par Biography nonfiction special.

The movie, told from Smart’s perspective and with her full participation, marks the 15-year anniversary of her abduction. UK actress Alana Bolden (Ride) will play the title role; Skeet Ulrich (Riverdale, Jericho) will portray Brian David Mitchell, Smart’s kidnapper and captor for nine months; and Deirdre Lovejoy (The Blacklist, The Wire) is co-conspirator Wanda Barzee.

In June 2002, Elizabeth Ann Smart was a naïve 14-year-old girl when she was abducted from her Salt Lake City bedroom by religious fanatic Mitchell. He brought her to a hilly encampment where he and his twisted accomplice Barzee held Elizabeth captive. She was starved, drugged, raped and subjected to bizarre religious rituals until, nine months later, she enabled her own rescue. In this film, Smart herself, as a producer and on-screen narrator, explores how she survived and confronts the truths and misconceptions about her captivity.

Suspiciously Alluring…

Vanessa Willett
wraps shooting episode #102 of Canadian Detective.

Storyline: From the Creators & Producers of the 4-time, CSA* nominated series ‘Real Detective‘, with it’s success on Discovery ID, and Netflix, comes the CBC series, Canadian Detective, a hybrid series that brings to life real, landmark Canadian cases by blending the worlds of true crime documentary and scripted television. Amazing stories told using the best of documentary, and scripted storytelling, to deliver one of the most authentic, personal and riveting crime series on television. These are stories that have a high public interest, and need to be told! Like the popular dramatized HBO series True Detective, Canadian Detective will be focused around the experiences of the key detective in the episode, as they relive the case – interviewed in their own hometown, driving with them to the actual crime scene, the courthouse, the neighbourhood and down their dark memory lane. Canadian Detective explores universal themes of struggle, tragedy, compassion, self-doubt, justice, loss, anger and a desire to find a deeper understanding and meaning in life and human relationships. Unlike traditional true crime series where the “scripted moments” serve to illustrate what the interview subject is talking about, the scripted scenes in Canadian Detective serve to deepen the narrative providing greater texture and understanding.
Like ‘Real Detective‘, Canadian Detective will raise the bar in the True Crime Documentary genre.

*In 2016, Real Detective received 4 CSA nominations in the Factual/Documentary category: Best Series, Best Writing, Best Photography, and Best Production Design.

In Episode 102, Three generations of the Johnson family are found burnt to a crisp in Wells Grey Park. Detective Mike Eastham is brought in to help catch the killer, dubbed the “Wells Grey Gunman” by the public. At first there’s little to go on, but Eastham leaks information to the press in order to drum up public support. Soon, there’s almost too much info. Amidst false leads and mounting expenses, the Gunman seems uncatchable. Until Dalen, Eastham’s partner, discovers a witness in a remote place and gets a name: David Shearing. This, is their Gunman

Comments: The characters will be real and three-dimensional; not only the detectives, but the victims and their families, as well. By combining scripted scenes where viewers will emotionally connect with the characters, and interviews with the detectives that subtly remind them that the stories are real, the audience will have a unique viewing experience. Canadian Detective is emotional and personal, but not earnest. Taking cues from larger budget productions like The Killing, Prisoners, True Detective and Winter’s Bone, but embracing the simplicity of a lower budget accomplishments like Blue Ruin, The Impostor and Small Town Murder Songs – the visual language of CANADIAN DETECTIVE will create a dark, personal, gothic and reflective world.







Atalanta parallels the stories of the Greek goddess who was abandoned at birth and raised by wolves as a warrior, and the life of two foster care sisters who raised each other and are now looking for their mother in a small town diner.

Gigi’s not backing off!

Gigi Jackman has wrapped on “Campbell” aka “Haters Back Off“.

Storyline: Campbell/ Haters Back Off is a television comedy series starring Colleen Evans, based on her character Miranda Sings, that debut on Netflix October 14th, 2016. The series enters around “the oddball family life of Miranda Sings, an incredibly confident, totally untalented star on the rise who continues to fail upward by the power of her belief that she was born famous – it’s just no one knows it yet.” The show was developed by Evans and her brother, Christopher Ballinger, together with shlwrunners Perry Rein and Gigi McCreery. It’s being produced by Brightlight Pictures. The show is named for Miranda Sings’ signature catchphrase.

Everrett’s a Hit!!

Everrett Shea
has booked a role on “Hit The Road“.

AT&T Audience Network has given a 10-episode straight-to-series order to half-hour original comedy series Hit The Road co-created by and starring Jason Alexander. TheSeinfeld alum is also set to executive produce with Primary Wave Entertainment, which is co-financing the series. Fabrik Entertainment (Bosch) will produce.

Co-created by Alexander, Emmy-nominated comedy writer Peter Tilden and British screenwriter Dean Craig (Death At A Funeral) Hit The Road, which has been in the works at Audience for almost a year, is about the greatest family band you’ve never heard of — yet! This chaotically dysfunctional family of would-be rock/pop stars traverse the country in a cramped tour bus sacrificing privacy, comfort and dignity while in search of fame and fortune. Struggling to navigate their lives and relationships while juggling what’s best for the family versus what’s best for the band, they invariably end up making very unfortunate decisions. Yet nothing will stop them from claiming their rightful place in pop history. Meet the family named Swallow and its patriarch Ken Swallow (Alexander).

“We are so excited to bring this funny, fearless, chaotic musical family to life,” Alexander said.

Alexander is best known for his portrayal of George Costanza on Seinfeld, a role which earned him seven Emmy nominations. He also starred with Martin Short in the Los Angeles production of Mel BrooksThe Producers.

Hit The Road marks the second television series Primary Wave will produce for Audience Network, joining half-hour comedy Loudermilk, created by Peter Farrelly and Bobby Mort.


Don’t miss Nathan Ellison in feature film Colossal staring Anne Hathaway!!


Colossal is a 2016 American–Canadian/Spanish English-language science fiction black comedy film directed and written by Nacho Vigalondo. The film stars Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Dan Stevens, Austin Stowell, and Tim Blake Nelson.

The film’s world premiere was at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.

Gloria (Anne Hathaway) drinks too hard and parties too much. Her boyfriend has enough of it and throws her out. Gloria returns to her hometown, dreaming of making a new start, but instead revives her childhood friendship with Oscar (Jason Sudeikis), who runs a bar. After drinking a night away with Oscar and his friends, he wakes up to discover a gigantic monster rampaging through Seoul and realizes that somehow the monster is connected to her.