CHANCE HURSTFIELD WINS LEO AWARD FOR BEST VOICE PERFORMANCE!








BEST VOICE PERFORMANCE
ANIMATION PROGRAM OR SERIES –
WINNER!

Chance Hurstfield
Dorg Van Dango – Dorg Rewinds


Watch Live Stream Night 2 of the Leo Awards:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BI5OQoR6qN8

AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT AND CHANCE’S ACCEPTANCE SPEECH:

My baby boy won a Leo Award! I'm so proud of you, Chance! You are capable of achieving anything and everything you set out to acheive in this world! I love that you know this.I also love and appreciate that you feel that your Uncle Bert made this happen from Heaven. You're such a beautiful little man with a beautiful heart. You have many, many angels looking out for you, and yes, thank you Uncle Bert for making this happen on the other side. Sorry that Covid-19 turned this into a Virtual Awards Show this year as I know you love the lights and energy of a crowded theatre! Next year, little man! It's just really, really wonderful that you still got to be a part of it all! I can't wait to hug you and celebrate once I finish quarantining!I'm so proud of you son! Always, so proud! ❤️🙏❤️

Posted by Adam H. Hurstfield on Wednesday, July 29, 2020

WEBSITE:
http://www.leoawards.com/2020/index.php





Ron’s Biggest Fantasy!


Ron Wear
has booked a role in Episode #511 of Van Helsing, Season 5.

Season Five of Syfy’s American-Canadian dark fantasy horror drama television series Van Helsing, was renewed for a final season.

“We are thrilled to be able to bring the amazing Van Helsing saga to a close. This could not have been done without the support of our incredible cast, crew, Syfy, Netflix and Super Ecran.”

Syfy has given a 13-episode order for Van Helsing Season 5. With the finish line now clearly on the horizon, the series will be able to properly conclude its story, which has greatly evolved its mythology from an initial concept centered on Vanessa Van Helsing (Kelly Overton), who, bearing an innate ability to combat (and even cure) vampires, was brought back to life to serve as humanity’s last hope in a post-apocalyptic near-future.

STORYLINE:
Van Helsing is an American-Canadian dark fantasy horror drama television series, overseen by provocateur playwright-filmmaker Neil LaBute, which premiered September 23, 2016 on Syfy in the United States. The series follows Vanessa Helsing (played by Kelly Overton) daughter of famed vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing, who wakes up after a five-year coma to discover a vampire-controlled world. She soon learns that she possesses a unique blood composition that makes her immune to vampires and able to turn the creatures into humans. That power puts humanity’s last hope to return the world to how it once was before the vampires took over in Vanessa’s hands. The series premiered on Netflix December 23, 2016″

The network is hopeful the series will air in late Fall or early Winter.

It’s Totally Legal!

Laban Pitman-Johnson will be filming a role in episode # 104 of Family Law early next month.

NEW GLOBAL SCRIPTED ORIGINAL SERIES FAMILY LAW BEGINS PRODUCTION AGAIN

Jewel Staite, Victor Garber, Zach Smadu, and Genelle Williams Cast as the Perfectly Flawed Dysfunctional Family.

Filming originally began March 2 in Vancouver, Family Law is produced by SEVEN24 Films (Heartland, Wynonna Earp) and Lark Productions (Motive, Fortunate Son), created by Canadian award-winning author Susin Nielsen (Robson Arms, Cedar Cove), with Jordan Canning (Nurses, Schitt’s Creek) directing the pilot episode.

Set to premiere on Global later this year, the 10-episode, one-hour drama follows a group of flawed family members who reluctantly work together at their father’s law firm in downtown Vancouver. The legal procedural stars a talented all-Canadian cast including: Jewel Staite (Firefly), as recovering alcoholic Abigail ‘Abby’ Bianchi; Victor Garber (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) as Harry Svensson, Abby’s estranged father and head of the firm; Zach Smadu (The Expanse) as Daniel Svensson, Abby’s half-brother who is displeased to be working with Abby; and Genelle Williams (The Expanse) as Lucy Svensson, Abby’s half-sister and considered dad’s favourite child. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

“We are honoured to partner with SEVEN24 Films and Lark Productions on this new, powerhouse drama set in Vancouver,” said Lisa Godfrey, Vice President Original Content, Corus Entertainment. “With humour, heart, and broad appeal, we were instantly drawn to Family Law’s original concept – an imperfect family of lawyers helping other flawed families – and are proud to add it to Global’s roster of hit series.”

Corus’ incredible passion and commitment to the series has allowed us to bring these captivating characters to an audience in Canada and around the world,” said Jordy Randall, Executive Producer, SEVEN24 Films. “We’re so excited to be able to showcase the humour and emotion that Susin Nielsen’s unique voice has instilled in Family Law.”

Set in Vancouver, Canada, Family Law follows lawyer and recovering alcoholic Abigail ‘Abby’ Bianchi (Staite) struggling to put her career and family back together after hitting rock bottom. As a condition of her probation, Abby is forced to work at her estranged father’s (Garber) firm, Svensson and Associates, and practice in family law for the first time while forging new relationships with the half-brother (Smadu) and half-sister (Williams) whom she’s never met. The result is a dysfunctional family law firm operating to help other families with their own dysfunctions.

Family Law is executive produced by SEVEN24′s Tom Cox and Jordy Randall, Lark’s Erin Haskett and Andy Mikita. eOne will handle distribution for the series outside of Canada. For Corus, Susan Alexander is Production Executive; Rachel Nelson is Director, Original Content, Drama, Kids and Factual; Lisa Godfrey is Vice President of Original Content, Corus Entertainment.

SNOWPIERCER PREMIERE – SUNDAY MAY 17TH – MADELEINE ARTHUR AND KURT OSTLUND

The long-gestating “Snowpiercer” series had its premiere tonight!!!!
And both Madeleine Arthur and Kurt Ostlund will be playing recurring roles.
It was originally set to begin airing on May 31 but was moved up to tonight May 17th at 9pm ET

“’Snowpiercer’ is one of the most anticipated original series of 2020 and in this climate, viewers are craving thrilling, engaging, edge-of-your-seat content that speaks to them on a deeper level,” says Brett Weitz, general manager for TNT, TBS and truTV. “It is extremely important that we continue with our promise to meet audiences where they are, and to that effect, we are moving up ‘Snowpiercer’s’ premiere so that fans can enjoy this futuristic series even earlier.”

Many networks have been making programming shifts in recent weeks due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has rocked the world and virtually shut down the entertainment industry. Premiere dates have been pushed back or moved up in certain cases, while seasons of many shows have been cut short. Others will air a few episodes and resume production on their remaining episodes at a later date.

The series defies conventional labels since it is part sci-fi thriller, part murder mystery and part family drama.

The stars of Snowpiercer say a cautionary tale about environmental disaster and social inequity, like the one driving their new TNT train thriller, never has been more relevant.

The dystopian drama follows the survivors of a cataclysmic weather event who are rigidly separated into classes on a 1,001-car, high-speed train that endlessly circles a frozen world.

The political environment and the questions that are being raised in the show, reflect questions we are asking ourselves now in terms of how we run a just society, how democracy works, where it doesn’t work, themes of social justice and injustice. A lot of those things in the current milieu are reflected in the show.

Snowpiercer is based on both the 2013 South Korean-Czech film of the same name, directed by Bong Joon-ho, and the 1982 French graphic novel Le Transperceneige, from which the film was adapted, by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand, and Jean-Marc Rochette. The series, a reboot of the film’s continuity, follows the passengers of the Snowpiercer, a gigantic, perpetually moving train that circles the globe carrying the remnants of humanity seven years after the world becomes a frozen wasteland. Snowpiercer questions class warfare, social injustice, and the politics of survival. Daveed Diggs and Jennifer Connelly are set to star alongside Mickey Sumner, Annalise Basso, Sasha Frolova, Alison Wright, Benjamin Haigh, Roberto Urbina, Katie McGuinness, Susan Park, Lena Hall, Sheila Vand, Sam Otto, Iddo Goldberg, and Jaylin Fletcher. Rowan Blanchard, Steven Ogg, and Sean Bean will also join the main cast in the second season.

Snowpiercer -Trailers & Teasers:

Just Abiding By The Law!

Jag Arneja has finished filming a role on episode #101 in the legal drama Family Law.

NEW GLOBAL ORIGINAL SERIES FAMILY LAW BEGINS PRODUCTION MARCH 2

New legal drama Family Law began filming in Vancouver. Family Law is produced by SEVEN24 Films (Heartland, Wynonna Earp) and Lark Productions (Motive, Fortunate Son), created by Canadian award-winning author Susin Nielsen (Robson Arms, Cedar Cove), with Jordan Canning (Nurses, Schitt’s Creek) directing the pilot episode.

Set to premiere on Global later this year, the 10-episode, one-hour drama follows a group of flawed family members who reluctantly work together at their father’s law firm in downtown Vancouver. The legal procedural stars a talented all-Canadian cast including: Jewel Staite (Firefly), as recovering alcoholic Abigail ‘Abby’ Bianchi; Victor Garber (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) as Harry Svensson, Abby’s estranged father and head of the firm; Zach Smadu (The Expanse) as Daniel Svensson, Abby’s half-brother who is displeased to be working with Abby; and Genelle Williams (The Expanse) as Lucy Svensson, Abby’s half-sister and considered dad’s favourite child. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

“We are honoured to partner with SEVEN24 Films and Lark Productions on this new, powerhouse drama set in Vancouver,” said Lisa Godfrey, Vice President Original Content, Corus Entertainment. “With humour, heart, and broad appeal, we were instantly drawn to Family Law’s original concept – an imperfect family of lawyers helping other flawed families – and are proud to add it to Global’s roster of hit series.”

Corus’ incredible passion and commitment to the series has allowed us to bring these captivating characters to an audience in Canada and around the world,” said Jordy Randall, Executive Producer, SEVEN24 Films. “We’re so excited to be able to showcase the humour and emotion that Susin Nielsen’s unique voice has instilled in Family Law.”

George Is In The Zone!


George Moran has booked a role on Episode #210 of ‘The Twilight Zone‘.
On the heels of a record-setting premiere, CBS All Access has ordered a second season of The Twilight Zone anthology series.

Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg’s reimagining of The Twilight Zone is off to an amazing start on CBS All Access, driving the most viewers on its premiere day for an original series to date,” said Julie McNamara, EVP Original Content at CBS All Access. “Jordan, Simon, the creative team and cast have done a phenomenal job translating the series’ legacy of socially conscious storytelling for modern-day audiences. They are master storytellers, and we look forward to bringing fans further into The Twilight Zone with a second season.”

The CBS All Access series is a modern reimagining of Rod Serling’s original, which aired from 1959-64 on CBS and became a worldwide phenomenon, using socially conscious storytelling to explore the human condition and culture of the times. CBS announced in 2017 that it would revive The Twilight Zone for streaming service CBS All Access with Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films.

Separately, Jordan Peele, who exec produces and narrates the show will write an episode for the second season.

The first season of The Twilight Zone is airing on-demand at CBS All Access. The series’ first five episodes are available with new episodes dropping weekly on Thursdays.

The Twilight Zone is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Kinberg’s Genre Films. Peele and Kinberg serve as executive producers along with Win Rosenfeld, Audrey Chon, Glen Morgan, Carol Serling and Rick Berg.

Halloween’s On Hold…

Kurt Ostlund has booked a role on MGM’s upcoming feature film, 10-31 which has unfortunately been postponed indefinitely!

The script is based on a story by Laurie Ashbourne and screen story by Kathy Charles, and will be produced by Eli Roth and Roger Birnbaum’s Arts District Entertainment, alongside John Zaozirny’s Bellevue Productions. Michael Besman will serve as executive producer on behalf of Arts District Entertainment.


“Very rarely do you get a script that grabs you by the throat, holds you until the last page, and gives you nightmares after,” Roth said. “I don’t want to reveal too much, but this is one of the best, scariest premises for a horror film that I have read in years. Slasher films are my favorite subgenre of horror, and this script has all the ingredients of a new classic. We are very excited to make this film with Orion, who we have a long relationship with, and who understand what it takes to make a no holds barred scary movie.”


The horror thriller follows a young woman who takes her niece and nephew trick-or-treating and discovers a note inside a candy wrapper that says there’s a killer loose on her block.

It’s a smart, elevated genre for a wide audience,” Birnbaum said. “The writing has originality, style, elegance, and most of all, real tension and scares. We look forward to a great production with Orion.”

Dan Kagan will oversee production on behalf of Orion Pictures.

Mystery Solved!

Junnicia Lagoutin has just finished filming a recurring role on Episode #117 and #118 of CW’s series, ‘Nancy Drew.

Nancy Drew is an American mystery drama television series based on the titular character of a mystery book series that debuted on October 9, 2019. It is the third Nancy Drew television series, following The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977–1979) and a 1995 Canadian-American version.

In October 2019, The CW picked up the series for a full season of 22 episodes.

Nancy Drew” is a contemporary spin on the beloved book series by Carolyn Keene. The series, from CBS Television Studios and Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage’s Fake Empire, stars Kennedy McMann as the intrepid young sleuth.

The show is set in the summer after Nancy’s high school graduation, with the 18-year-old poised to leave her hometown for college. However, when a family tragedy holds her back another year, she finds herself embroiled in a ghostly murder investigation – and along the way, uncovers secrets that run deeper than she ever imagined. Since this is decidedly different from any version of Nancy Drew that’s come before, prepare for The CW’s new mystery with intel straight from the showrunners and star about what you should expect from the first season. One of the biggest differences between the show and the source material is Nancy’s age and maturity. “We definitely wanted to update it by making Nancy into a real 20-year-old, post-high school girl in terms of where she was in her life and relationships,” executive producer Stephanie Savage tells EW.

“It’s a really awesome time for women right now in Hollywood and I think she is such an exceptional role model for our audience to have,” McMann says. “It’s the perfect time to see this very commanding person who is taking control and taking responsibility for her actions and not being afraid to go for what she really wants and allows herself to be driven by her desires as opposed to what she thinks she ought to be. She doesn’t focus on impressing the people around her. She’s focusing on herself and that’s a really wonderful and important thing to teach, especially younger girls.”

The series stars:
• Kennedy McMann as Nancy Drew, a brilliant former teenage detective whose sense of self used to come from solving mysteries, but who finds herself reluctantly drawn into a homicide case connecting to her family.
• Leah Lewis as Georgia “George” Fan, Nancy’s old nemesis from high school and her boss at the local diner, The Bayside Claw
• Maddison Jaizani as Bess Marvin, a rich city girl with a mysterious past who works as a waitress with Nancy at The Bayside Claw
• Tunji Kasim as Ned “Nick” Nickerson, a former teenage convict and football player who now runs an auto repair shop. He is Nancy’s secret boyfriend
• Alex Saxon as Ace, the zen and amiable dishwasher/cook at The Bayside Claw with a secret to hide
• Alvina August as Det. Karen Hart, an investigator with the Horseshoe Bay police department who is dating Nancy’s father Carson
• Riley Smith as Ryan Hudson, a handsome and affluent socialite who is the husband of murder victim Tiffany Hudson
• Scott Wolf as Carson Drew, a criminal defense attorney and Nancy’s widowed father, whose attempts to connect with Nancy since her mother’s death have failed.


In January 2020, The CW renewed the series for a second season.

Nancy Drew airs Wednesdays on The CW.

Series Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgfNOKoykL4

Another “Hit” For Chance!

Chance Hurstfield has starting filming a lead role alongside Mel Gibson in upcoming feature film, Fatman.

The filmmakers call it a “rowdy Santa tale” about an unorthodox Santa Claus who is targeted by a hitman hired by a neglected and precocious 12-year-old after he receives a lump of coal in his stocking.

In addition to having the young protagonist embodied by Chance Hurstfield (‘A Million Little Things’, ‘Good Boys’), this dark comedy has confirmed Mel Gibson as Santa Claus and Walton Goggins as his enemy, Skinnyman, an eccentric hitman who works in a toy store.

It was written and will be directed by brothers Ian and Eshom Nelms, whose credits include Small Town Crime, Waffle Street and Lost On Purpose. The film will be produced by Brandon James of Rough House, Nadine de Barros of Fortitude and Lisa Wolofsky of Skywolf. Executive producers include James’ Rough House partners David Gordon Green, Danny McBride and Jody Hill.

“This rowdy Santa tale is a film we’ve been excited to make for some time and we’re thrilled to have equally passionate partners in Rough House and Fortitude who carry the same fire!” said Eshom and Ian Nelms.

Mel Gibson was last seen in the movie “Daddy’s Home 2” and “Dragged Across Concrete”. He previously received a best director Oscar nomination in 2017 for “Hacksaw Ridge”.