Chance Is Highly Animated!

Chance Hurstfield has been busy voicing a lead role for Hulu’s new animated series, The Bravest Knight.

New York and Vancouver-based Big Bad Boo Studios is continuing its mission to create quality, inclusive family programming with the announcement that production is kicking off on The Bravest Knight — a new animated series inspired by a groundbreaking digital storybook and short featuring an LGBTQ hero. The first 13 x 11’ season will debut on Hulu later this year, aimed at kids 6-9 and families.

“This is a groundbreaking series, with all the elements of comedy, adventure and entertainment, with the addition of being about the heroes we see every day but never see on TV. Having an LGBTQ protagonist and a fierce, girl, not-yet-knight are just two of the things that excite me about the show,” said Shabnam Rezaei, President & Co-Founder of Big Bad Boo.

Both the narrated short version of the book — streaming now — and the new series are first-of-their-kind projects in children’s programming which align with Hulu’s commitment to curating premium content which connects with all kids and families through a diverse and inclusive approach to storytelling.

Based on The Bravest Knight That Ever Lived by bestselling children’s author Daniel ErricoThe Bravest Knight follows a young pumpkin farmer named Cedric as he attempts to become the greatest knight who ever lived. Married to the prince of his dreams, Sir Cedric recounts his fairytale adventures to his ambitious daughter Nia, showing her the paths and pitfalls that await her on the way to knighthood. Accompanied by his best friend — a bridge-less troll named Grunt — Cedric’s lifelong quest to fulfill his destiny takes him through a world of witches and giants, and ends with the toughest challenge of all: teaching his daughter to do the same.



Dora Bempong has just completed a shoot for “Project Print“, a health care ad for “Aetna“.


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Have Talent, Will Travel…

Lyle Reginald has booked a role on season 3, Episode #304 of Travelers.

Netflix has renewed “Travelers” for a third season, with the show now set to air exclusively on the streaming service. The first two seasons had aired on Showcase in Canada before streaming on Netflix. Series star Eric McCormack, who will direct the Season 3 premiere, made the announcement on Twitter.

Mackenzie Porter, Patrick Gilmore, Jared Paul Abrahamson, Nesta Marlee Cooper and Reilly Dolman also star.

Season 3 started shooting this March in Vancouver, and will continue the Travelers story.

The series is produced by Peacock Alley Entertainment Inc., in association with Netflix. It is written, created and executive produced by Wright, with John G. Lenic and Mudd also serving as executive producers. McCormack is also a producer in addition to starring.


Travelers is set hundreds of years from now when the last surviving humans discover the means of sending consciousness back through time, directly into people in the 21st century. These “travelers” assume the lives of seemingly random people, while secretly working as teams to perform missions in order to save humanity from a terrible future.

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A Hallmark Moment For Naika!

NAIKA TOUSSAINT has wrapped a role on the GARAGE SALE MYSTERY : “A Picture of Murder“.

Garage Sale Mystery is an American/Canadian mystery film series starring Lori Loughlin (“When Calls the Heart“, “Fuller House“) as Jennifer Shannon. It airs on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries in the US, Bravo in Canada and Channel 5 in the UK occasionally as part of the weekday films. Executive produced by Jonathan Axelrod. The series follows the story of antiques dealer Jennifer (Loughlin) who has a knack for finding crimes. Her eye for details leads her to help solving these crimes even if it puts her own life in danger.

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries designates August as “Garage Sale Mystery” month when the network’s successful “Garage Sale Mystery” franchise returns as a limited series with four all-new original movies, bringing installments 11 through 14 to the screen August 2018. The announcement was made as part of Crown Media Family Networks’ TV Critics Association Winter Press Tour.

“Dubbing August ‘Garage Sale Mystery‘ month on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries proved to be a successful program event last year and we are thrilled to make it an annual, appointment television destination for our sleuthing fans,” said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming and Network Program Publicity, Crown Media Family Networks. “This series of mystery movies continues to grow in popularity and going in to its eleventh installment proves how much viewers love these characters and stories that Lori Loughlin so eloquently brings to life.”

Sarah Strange (“Men in Trees,” “Life as We Know It“), Steve Bacic (“When Calls the Heart“), Eva Bourne (“When Calls the Heart“) and Kevin O’Grady (“You Me Her“) also star.

The four original “Garage Sale Mystery” movies that premiered every Sunday in August of 2017 helped elevate Hallmark Movies & Mysteries to the top 10 in rankings for ad-supported cable networks. The movies ranked #1 in Prime Time every Sunday night making August the most-watched month for the network outside of November and December consisting of holiday programming.

Do We Hear Wedding Bells?

Jag Arneja has finished filming a role on Hallmark’s TV movie Marrying Mr. Darcy

Marrying Mr. Darcy is the follow-up to Unleashing Mr. Darcy, which filmed in the Vancouver area throughout November of 2015 before premiering on the Hallmark Channel on January 23rd, 2016. Unleashing Mr. Darcy was based on a popular book by romance novelist Teri Wilson.

The modern-day pride and prejudice story was centered around Elizabeth and Donovan Darcy. The pair met after Elizabeth entered her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel into a New York dog show which was being judged by Donovan. Although there was some tension at first, the two eventually fall for each other.

Donovan and Elizabeth are played by Ryan Paevey (General Hospital) and Montreal-born actress Cindy Busby (Cedar CoveDate My Dad). Tammy Gillis, Lini Evans and Frances Fisher will all be returning to reprise their roles as Jenna Scott, Linda Scott and Violet Darcy as well.

Marrying Mr. Darcy will premiere June 2nd on the Hallmark Channel in the US.

Elizabeth is thrilled when Darcy proposes, but when her plans for a simple wedding start spiraling out of control, she begins to suspect that, despite the deep love they have for one another, she and Darcy may never find a bridge between their two vastly different worlds…


An Unspeakable Canadian Tragedy…

Mark Sweatman has finished filming a role on part 2 of CBC’s miniseries Unspeakable, and Emmy O’Leary has also booked a role on part 2 which will film in early May.

UNSPEAKABLE is a dramatic eight-part miniseries  which chronicles the tainted blood scandal beginning in the 1980’s. Acclaimed actors Sarah Wayne Callies (Colony, The Walking Dead), Shawn Doyle (Bellevue, Big Love), Michael Shanks (Stargate SG-1, Saving Hope) and Camille Sullivan (The Disappearance, The Man in the High Castle) will lead the series. It will be broadcast on CBC in Canada and Sundance TV in the U.S.

Created by Robert C. Cooper (Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Stargate SG-1, Stargate: Atlantis) and based on first-person experience and non-fiction books, Bad Blood by Vic Parsons and The Gift of Death by Andre PicardUNSPEAKABLE chronicles the emergence of HIV and Hepatitis C in Canada in the early 1980s and the tragedy that resulted after thousands of people were infected by tainted blood. One of the largest medical disasters in Canadian history, the blood scandal triggered a federal inquiry and precedent-setting lawsuit resulting in billions of dollars in compensation to victims.

“First and foremost, the series is about the emotional impact this terrible tragedy had. I couldn’t be more thrilled to have such incredibly talented people committed to bringing our lead characters to life.” said Robert C. Cooper.

A CBC and Sundance TV original series, UNSPEAKABLE is produced by Mezo Entertainment, with Cooper and Meridian Artists’ Glenn Cockburn also serving as executive producers. The series is a passion project for Cooper, who himself was a victim, having contracted Hepatitis C from tainted blood. The series is written by Cooper, Carl Binder, Adriana Capozzi and Lynn Coady, with Cooper and Callies set to direct episodes.

AMC Studios will manage worldwide distribution outside of Canada.


Out Of This World!

Kurt Ostlund has been busy shooting a role on Blue Book an upcoming American science fiction drama television series, expected to premiere on History in 2018.

History has given a 10-episode straight-to-series order from A+E Studios and Compari Entertainment, a division of Robert Zemeckis’ ImageMovers.

Created and written on spec by David O’LearyBlue Book chronicles the true top secret U.S. Air Force-sponsored investigations into UFO-related phenomena in the 1950s and ’60s, known as “Project Blue Book.” The series follows Aiden Gillen who plays Dr. J. Allen Hynek, a brilliant astrophysicist, college professor, family man, and UFO skeptic who is recruited as the Chief Scientific Advisor by the U.S. Air Force to spearhead this clandestine operation that researched thousands of cases, many of which were never solved. Each episode will draw from the actual files, blending UFO theories with authentic historical events from one of the most mysterious eras in United States history.

O’Leary co-executive produces, with Sean Jablonski (Suits) serving as showrunner, executive producer and writer. Zemeckis, Jack Rapke (Flight) and Jackie Levine (Allied) are executive producers for Compari Entertainment.

Blue Book is inspired by the true covert events of an era in American history shrouded in mystery,” said Paul Buccieri, President, A+E Studios and A+E Networks Portfolio Group. “Robert Zemeckis and the creative team have shaped an incredibly compelling narrative, building upon History’s unique, growing brand of fact-based scripted programming.”

Eric’s Career Is Booming!

ERIC BEMPONG  has finished filming a role on “VALLEY OF THE BOOM“.


Emmy winner Bradley Whitford (Get Out, The West Wing) Steve Zahn (War of the Planet of the Apes, ABC’s The Crossing) and Lamorne Morris (Game Night, New Girl) are set to star in Valley of the BoomNational Geographic’s six-part limited series about the ’90s tech bubble, from showrunner and director Matthew Carnahan (House of Lies), executive producer Arianna Huffington and STXtv.

Silicon Valley spawned some of the world’s most influential people and recognizable brands during the 1990s tech bubble. Valley of the Boom pulls back the curtain and tells the real stories of the founders’ friendships, rivalries, victories and failures. Told with unparalleled access to the most groundbreaking and prominent figures in the tech world, the series will follow the stories that made the history of the era.

Rounding out the ensemble cast is John Karna (Lady Bird, MTV’s Scream), who will play Marc Andreesen, a computer engineer who co-created Mosaic, the first internet browser. Dakota Shapiro (The Affair) and Oliver Cooper (Red Oaks, Project X) play Ivy League undergraduates who launched, one of the very first social networking sites, out of their dorm room.

“Silicon Valley was and is a strange place; a Hollywood for geniuses,” said Carnahan. “The dotcom boom of the ’90s opened the floodgates for not just the amazing makers, but also Wall Street, mass media and a collection of fascinating charlatans.

Valley of the Boom tells the surprising, provocative and inspiring stories of Silicon Valley’s early pioneers,” said Carolyn Bernstein, EVP global scripted development and production for National Geographic

“Matthew and his team have figured out an organic and dynamic way to interweave interviews with real-life Silicon Valley icons to amplify and enhance the authenticity and unpredictability of this fascinating true story.”

The series will air in early 2019 on the National Geographic in 171 countries and 45 languages. STX will distribute the series in China.

Truly, Madly, Sweetly….. Gigi!

Congratulations to Gigi Jackman for booking a role in Hallmark’s TV movie Truly, Madly, Sweetly
Director:  Ron Oliver

Writers: Dylan Neal, Becky Southwell


Truly, Madly, Sweetly was adapted for Hallmark by Gourmet Detective/Cedar Covestar Dylan Neal and is based on the book of the same name by Kira Archer. In addition to writing and executive producing the movie, Dylan is expected to appear in some capacity as well.

Emily, a cupcake food truck owner has always dreamed of owning her own bakery. Ryan has always wanted his own business. When an inheritance throws these two opposites together in a business proposal, neither could have imagined what fate had in store for them. The stars align and she meets Ryan, who has similarly always wanted to own his own business. Although the pair is from two completely different worlds, they form an unlikely partnership, and neither one of them could have ever imagined it would turn out the way it did.