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Vancouver Film Production Update - February 2019

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From VancouverFilm.Net, here is the Vancouver Film Production Update for February 2019, including "The Terror: Infamy", "The Man In The High Castle", "Lost In Space" and a whole lot more:

Feature Film

Playing With Fire

Local Production Company: Formula M Productions

Director: Andrew Fickman

Exec. Producer(s): Mark Moran

Feb 04/19 - Mar 29/19

Some Of Our Stallions

Local Production Company: Stallions Productions Inc.

Director: Carson Mell

Jan 28/19 - Feb 22/19

The Boy II

Local Production Company: The Boy Film Productions Inc.

Director: William Brent Bell

Producer: Tom Rosenberg, Richard Wright, Gary Lucchesi

Jan 28/19 - Mar 07/19

TV Pilot

Woke

Local Production Company: Pico Producitons (BC) Ltd.

Director: Maurice Marable

Jan 29/19 - Feb 06/19

TV Series

A Million Little Things - Season 1

Local Production Company: Stage 49 Ltd

Director: James Griffiths, Richard J. Lewis

Producer: Michael Lohmann

Jul 24/18 - Feb 04/19

Arrow - Season 7

Local Production Company: Beckmark Production Services Inc.

Director: Ruba Nadda, Marcus Stokes
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Vancouver Film - "Playing With Fire", "The 100", "The Terror"

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From VancouverFilm.Net, here is the Vancouver Film Production Update for January 2019, including "Playing With Fire", "The 100", "The Terror" and a whole lot more:

Feature Film

Playing With Fire

Local Production Company: Formula M Productions

Director: Andrew Flickman

Exec. Producer(s): Mark Moran

Feb 04/19 - Mar 29/19

The Boy II

Local Production Company: The Boy Film Productions Inc.

Director: William Brent Bell

Exec. Producer(s): Jackie Shenoo

Jan 28/19 - Mar 07/19

TV Pilot

Woke

Local Production Company: Pico Producitons (BC) Ltd.

Director: Maurice Marable

Jan 29/19 - Feb 06/19

TV Series

A Million Little Things - Season 1

Local Production Company: Stage 49 Ltd

Director: James Griffiths, Richard J. Lewis

Producer: Michael Lohmann

Jul 24/18 - Feb 04/19

Arrow - Season 7

Local Production Company: Beckmark Production Services Inc.

Director: Marcus Stokes

Producer: Todd Pittson

Jul 06/18 - Apr 18/19

Charmed - Season 1

Local Production Company: First Cut Productions Inc.

Director: Brad Siberling, Melanie Mayron

Aug 13/18 - Jan
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CBS Lawsuit Claims “Desilu Studios” Brand Was Used To Dupe Investors

  • Deadline
CBS says the man who unsuccessfully tried to enlist the support of Lucie Arnaz in what he claimed was a relaunch of Desilu Studios actually was attempting to use her famous name to “induce unwitting investors” in a shell company.

A new lawsuit filed by CBS Studios alleges that Charles Hensley — far from being a possible savior of the legendary Desilu Studios brand — is a convicted marketer of unapproved bird flu medication who tried to register the Trans World Airlines trademark two years ago.

Earlier this year, Hensley’s Desilu announced plans to reboot the classic sci-fi miniseries V as a feature film.

Attempts by Deadline to reach Hensley and Desilu were unsuccessful. A phone number previously connected to the studio is no longer in service.

According to the suit filed Tuesday in California federal court (read it here), “CBS is informed and believes that Hensley never intended to use
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Vancouver Film - "Resident Alien", "The 100", "Twilight Zone"

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From VancouverFilm.Net, here is the Vancouver Film Production Update for October 2018, including "Resident Alien", "The 100", "Twilight Zone" and a whole lot more:

Feature Film

Antlers

Local Production Company: Antlers Productions Inc.

Director: Scott Cooper

Producer: Guillermo del Toro, David S. Goyer, J. Miles Dale

Oct 01/18 - Nov 20/18

Casino Night

Local Production Company: Hedgehog Films Inc.

Director: Jeffrey Fowler

Producer: Neal H. Moritz, Mie Onishi, Takeshi Ito, Dmitri M. Johnson, Dan Jevons, Nan Morales

Jul 30/18 - Oct 15/18

Monkey Beach

Local Production Company: Sparrow & Crow Films Inc.

Producer: Jason James

Sep 17/18 - Oct 12/18

The Kaslan Project

Local Production Company: Kaslan Productions Canada Ltd.

Director: Lars Klevberg

Sep 17/18 - Nov 08/18

TV Pilot

Resident Alien

Local Production Company: Gep Resident Inc.

Director: David Dobkin

Producer: Brian Leslie Parker

Oct 01/18 - Oct 19/18

TV Series

A Million Little Things - Season 1

Local Production Company: Stage 49 Ltd

Director: Nzingha Stewart, Michael Engler

Producer: Michael Lohmann
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‘The Bad Seed’ Remake: 7 Homages to the Classic Psychological Thriller

[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from Lifetime’s remake of “The Bad Seed.” For a non-spoilers take, check out IndieWire’s review.]

In 1956, “The Bad Seed” set the standard for cute kids gone bad on the big screen, tapping into the fear that maybe sweet little Jenny isn’t so innocent after all — that evil is born, not made. It was the antidote to the Patty Dukes and Shirley Temples that had dotted the media, and paved the way for future movies of its kind like “The Good Son” and “Orphan.”

Lifetime’s remake of Mervyn LeRoy’s classic follows the general structure of the original film but gender-flips the single parent, casting Rob Lowe as dad David Grossman, who begins to have uneasy suspicions about his perfect little girl Emma (Mckenna Grace) after an unforeseen tragedy occurs. The film also changes out the gardener/caretaker, who in the original film saw through the little girl’s facade,
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Rob Lowe’s creepy The Bad Seed on Lifetime is our Sunday TV movie pick

Tonight on Lifetime, The Bad Seed television movie remake starring (and executive produced and directed by) Rob Lowe and Mckenna Grace is our Sunday night popcorn movie pick. Meet Emma Grossman. A peculiar and precocious little nine-year-old girl. On the surface, she’s a dream child… studious, neat, literate, polite and restrained in her demeanor. But under the veneer, she’s a calculating little monster. What is it about? (Light spoilers) A focused little psychopath blessed with a sweet face and fierce intelligence who is the apple of her father David Grossman’s eye (Lowe). Rob Lowe directed and stars in this Lifetime […]

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‘The Bad Seed’ Review: Rob Lowe’s Lifetime Remake Delivers a Basket of Misses

‘The Bad Seed’ Review: Rob Lowe’s Lifetime Remake Delivers a Basket of Misses
“Basket of kisses! Basket of kisses! Basket of kisses!”

This saccharine phrase heard in Lifetime’s “The Bad Seed” remake is a haunting holdover from Mervyn LeRoy’s classic 1956 psychological thriller. Delivered with just the right amount of false cheer by the titular murderous child Emma Grossman (McKenna Grace), the line is made even creepier because she’s actually practicing saying it in front of a mirror, followed by a calculated smile.

It’s frightening, it’s silly, and it’s exactly the type of camp that’s expected — nay, craved — from the Lifetime remake machine. Sadly, that’s the best part of the entire movie, and it was already blown in the teaser trailer

Rob Lowe executive produces and directs this update of “The Bad Seed,” in which he also stars as the gender-flipped single parent David Grossman who suspects his overachieving “honey bear” is a little off following a tragedy.
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Twitter’s David Grossman Exits, Sarah Rosen to Head U.S. Entertainment Partnerships

  • Variety
Twitter’s content-partnerships team continues to get reshuffled: The company has appointed Sarah Rosen as its new head of U.S. entertainment partnerships, following the exit of David Grossman.

It’s the latest management change in Twitter’s global content partnerships group, led by VP Kay Madati, which in June shifted to a regional management structure rather than one organized around content verticals.

A Twitter rep confirmed Grossman was leaving the company but did not provide additional details on the circumstances of his departure. An email to Grossman resulted in an autoreply message directing inquiries to Rosen; reached via direct message on Twitter, Grossman declined to comment.

Grossman, a four-and-a-half-year Twitter veteran, had been heading up U.S. entertainment partnerships, reporting to Laura Froelich (formerly global director of sports content partnerships); under the prior structure he had been global head of entertainment. With the June reorg, global video-partnerships head Todd
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Twitter Names New Heads of U.S. News, Sports Content Partnerships (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Twitter has filled some key roles in its reorganized content partnerships group in the U.S. — promoting company insiders instead of outside hires.

In June, Twitter’s global content partnerships group, led by VP Kay Madati, shifted to a regional management structure rather than one organized around content verticals.

With the reorg, global video-partnerships head Todd Swidler and global head of news Peter Greenberger left Twitter. Laura Froelich — formerly global director of sports content partnerships — was moved into the new role of head of U.S. partnerships, while David Grossman, formerly Twitter’s global head of entertainment, is now head of U.S. entertainment (reporting to Froelich).

Now Froelich has picked two other lieutenants: Tj Adeshola as head of U.S. sports and Nick Sallon as head of U.S. news.

Adeshola will lead all U.S. sports partnerships at Twitter, after spending the previous few years managing Twitter’s partnerships with major U.
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‘Frasier’ Fans Torn Over Possible Reboot Without John Mahoney: ‘I Don’t See the Point’

  • The Wrap
‘Frasier’ Fans Torn Over Possible Reboot Without John Mahoney: ‘I Don’t See the Point’
Frasier” fans were listening on Wednesday when news broke that the sitcom could be returning — and as it turns out, some of them were choking on those tossed salads and scrambled eggs.

Following reports that “Frasier” star Kelsey Grammer, who played Dr. Frasier Crane on the beloved comedy from 1993 to 2004, is exploring a potential reboot, fans of the original show offered their thoughts on social media.

While there was no shortage of enthusiasts eager to see a return of the series, others expressed their reservations about the idea.

Also Read: Kelsey Grammer Is Taking Meetings on Possible 'Frasier' Reboot

Of the naysayers, a significant portion felt that any potential reboot would be missing a key component in the form of John Mahoney, who played gruff family patriarch Martin Crane on the original series, and who died in February at age 77.

“Not saying they should be put in prison immediately,
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"The Expanse: Dandelion Sky"

From TorontoFilm.Net, Sneak Peek new footage, plus images from "The Expanse" episode "Dandelion Sky", directed by David Grossman, based on the science fiction mystery novels by James S.A. Corey, starring Steven Strait, Cas Anvar and Dominique Tipper, airing June 13, 2018 on Syfy:

"...Holden sees past, present, and future. 

"Then a ghost from the past of 'Melba' threatens her mission, while 'Bobbie' struggles to trust an old friend as she leads a group into uncharted territory..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Expanse: Dandelion Sky" ...
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Ex-Bloomberg Media Exec Todd Swidler Among Exits In Twitter Reorganization

  • Deadline
A former Bloomberg media executive hired a year ago to head Twitter’s live video business unit is departing in a restructuring of the platform’s content-partnerships group.

Todd Swidler was hired last May to handle the business side of Twitter’s live video efforts, working with such programming partners as Disney/ESPN, Mlb and BuzzFeed. That team is now being disbanded and will be incorporated into the broader content partnerships team.

The change is part of a larger reorganization announced this morning by Kay Madati, Twitter’s head of content partnerships. According to a staff memo obtained by Variety, the global content partnerships team will be restructured into regions: the U.S., Latin America/Canada; Europe/Middle East/Africa; Japan/Korea; and Asia-Pacific.

The announcement is consistent with a strategy CEO Jack Dorsey outlined in a keynote last month at Consensus 2018, a blockchain technology summit in New York City.
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Twitter Reorgs Content-Partnerships Group, Folds Live-Video Team Into Regional Structure (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Twitter has disbanded the live-video business unit responsible for deals with programming partners like Disney/ESPN, Mlb and BuzzFeed, moving to consolidate those functions under its content-partnerships team, Variety has learned.

The move is part of a larger reorganization under Kay Madati, Twitter’s global head of content partnerships, to adopt a regional management structure rather than the previous one based on categories like news, sports and live video.

Madati announced the changes in an internal memo Monday, which was obtained by Variety. Under the new structure, the global content partnerships team will be run by execs for five regions — the U.S.; Latin America/Canada; Europe/Middle East/Africa; Japan/Korea; and Asia-Pacific — each reporting directly to Madati, who joined the company last fall from Bet.

A Twitter rep confirmed the changes. In a statement, the company positioned the restructuring as a way to streamline its content strategy.

“Over the past year,
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‘12 Monkeys’ Unveils Premiere Date & Teaser For Fourth & Final Season On Syfy

“That’s just so goddamn cool.” Those are the only words spoken in a teaser for the upcoming fourth and (previously announced) final season of Syfy’s 12 Monkeys. The network said today the 11-episode season will run over the course of four weeks, with three episodes airing from 8-11 Pm Fridays beginning June 15, culminating in a two-part finale from 9-11 Pm Friday, July 6.

Originally envisioned as a four-part story, in Season 4 James Cole (Aaron Stanford) and Dr. Cassandra Railly (Amanda Schull) set out on an epic quest, traveling further back in time than they’ve ever been before. According to legend, their only hope lies with a weapon capable of stopping the Witness for good. But they’ll soon discover that in order to win the final battle and save time itself, they will have to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Based on the 1995 feature film, 12 Monkeys follows the journey of Cole,
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Syfy Renews 12 Monkeys for a Fourth and Final Season

Ahead of its entire new third season airing between May 19th and May 21st, 12 Monkeys has been renewed for a fourth and final season by Syfy.

Press Release: New York, NY -- March 16, 2017 -- Syfy today announced that it has renewed critically-acclaimed original series 12 Monkeys for a fourth and final chapter ahead of its Season 3 premiere. The network also announced that the series’ entire 10-episode third season will premiere over three consecutive nights, from Friday, May 19 to Sunday, May 21 from 8-11Pm Et/Pt. The first four episodes will premiere on Friday, with three episodes airing each night on both Saturday and Sunday.

Produced by Universal Cable Productions in association with Atlas Entertainment, the beloved drama, developed by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett (“Nikita”), is based on the 1995 Golden Globe® award-winning film of the same name. Said co-developer, showrunner and executive producer Matalas: “Universal Cable Productions and Syfy have given
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The Expanse Season 2 Episode 6 Review: Paradigm Shift

Can't you just picture the inscription on a certain mighty Martian marine's tombstone?

"Here lies Badass Bobbie Draper. She was always spoiling for a fight. If she'd only heeded the age-old Earth adage: 'Be careful what you wish for, because you mIght get it," she might've lived a little longer.

No amount of mixed-martial arts or combat training looks enough to save Bobbie — lying wounded on Ganymede's surface with a cracked helmet — from whatever the hell that sentient being is, standing above her and looking seriously pissed off.

Bobbie Draper's apparent demise, along with the deaths of her comrades in her unit and aboard the Martian military ship, the Scirroco, was one of several threads featured on The Expanse Season 2 Episode 6.

There were so many, in fact, this may have been the series' most ambitious, if not stellar, hour. It went down like an overstuffed burger with everything on it — tantalizingly juicy and delicious looking,
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Every Book Barack Obama Has Recommended During His Presidency

Every Book Barack Obama Has Recommended During His Presidency
This post originally appeared on Entertainment Weekly.

Whether he’s reading to kids at the White House, hitting up local bookstores on Black Friday, or giving recommendations to his daughters, President Barack Obama may as well be known as the Commander in Books.

Potus is an avid reader and recently spoke to the New York Times about the significant, informative and inspirational role literature has played in his presidency, crediting books for allowing him to “slow down and get perspective.” With his presidency coming to an end this Friday, EW looked back at Obama’s lit picks over the years
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Toronto Film: "12 Monkeys", "Dark Matter", "The Strain"

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Thanks to TorontoFilm.Net here is the Toronto Film Production Update for January 2017 including "12 Monkeys",  "Dark Matter", "The Strain" and a whole lot more: 

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12 Monkeys Season 3

TV Series

Gep 12 Monkeys B Inc.

Prod.: Michael Wray

Exec. Prod.: David Grossman, Terry Matalas

Oct 17 - Feb 17/17

Anne

TV Series

CBC/Netflix

Prod.: Susan Murdoch

Exec. Prod.: Miranda de Pencier, Moira Walley-Beckett

Sep 22/16 - Feb 03/17

Dark Matter Season 3

TV Series

Prodigy Entertainment Inc.

Exec. Prod.: Jay Firestone, Joseph Mallozzi, Paul Mullie

Nov 18/16 - Apr 13/17

Killjoys Season 3

TV Series

Season III Productions Ltd.

Prod.: Lena Cordina

Exec. Prod.: Karen Troubetzkoy, Michelle Lovretta

Jan 12 - May 12/17

Molly's Game

Feature Film

The Mark Gordon Company / Entertainment One

Prods.: Mark Gordon, Amy Pascal

Exec. Prods.: Stuart Besser, Leopoldo Gout, Matt Jackson

Dir.: Aaron Sorkin

Nov 9/16 - Jan 31/17 

Odd Squad
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Toronto Film: "12 Monkeys", "Kin", "Molly's Game"

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Thanks to TorontoFilm.Net here is the Toronto Film Production Update for December 2016, including "12 Monkeys", "Kin", "Molly's Game" and a whole lot more:

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12 Monkeys Season 3

TV Series

Gep 12 Monkeys B Inc.

Prod.: Michael Wray

Exec. Prod.: David Grossman, Terry Matalas

Oct 17 - Feb 17/17

Anne

TV Series

CBC/Netflix

Prod.: Susan Murdoch

Exec. Prod.: Miranda de Pencier, Moira Walley-Beckett

Sep 22/16 - Feb 03/17

Conviction Season 1

TV Series

ABC / Eone / Mark Gordon Company

Exec. Prod.: Mark Gordon, Nick Pepper, Liz Friedlander, Liz Friedman

Jul 18 – Dec 1 / 16

Food Market

Feature

New Metric Media, Sphere Media

Exec. Prod.: Mark Montefiore, Virginia Rankin, Michael Konyves

Dir.: Alain Desrochers

Oct 11 - Dec 16/16

Green Harvest

TV Series

Streak Productions Inc. / CBS

Prod.: Kevin Lafferty, Loretta Ramos, Aaron Baiers

Exec. Prod.: Bryan Fuller,

Heather Kadin, Gretchen Berg,

Aaron Harberts

Sept 26/16 - Mar
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Toronto Film: "12 Monkeys", Designated Survivor", "The Handmaid's Tale"

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Thanks to TorontoFilm.Net here is the Toronto Film Production Update for November 2016, including "Designated Survivor", "12 Monkeys" "The Handmaid's Tale" and a whole lot more:

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12 Monkeys Season 3

TV Series

Gep 12 Monkeys B Inc.

Prod.: Michael Wray

Exec. Prod.: David Grossman, Terry Matalas

Oct 17 - Feb 17/17

Alias Grace

Mini Series

Halfire Entertainment

Prod.: Sarah Polley, DJ Carson

Dir.: Mary Harron

Aug 15 - Nov 15/16

Anne

TV Series

CBC/Netflix

Prod.: Susan Murdoch

Exec. Prod.: Miranda de Pencier, Moira Walley-Beckett

Sep 22/16 - Feb 03/17

Anne Of Green Gables

TV Movie

Gables 23 Productions Inc.

Prod.: Jim Corston

Exec. Prod.: Joan Lambur, Peter Williamson

Dir.: John Kent Harrison

Sep 12 - Nov 4/16

Black Mirror

TV Series (one episode)

T5 Mirror Productions Inc.

Exec. Prod.: Annabelle Jones, Charlie Brooker

Dir.: Jodie Foster

Nov 7 – Nov 30/16

Business Ethics

Feature

Business Ethic Film Inc.
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