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Northwood Entertainment embarks on worldwide search for CBC’s Anne

From a media release:

Northwood Entertainment has begun a worldwide search to find its leading actress for the title role in the new, ongoing television series “ANNE.” Based on Lucy Maud Montgomery’s timeless classic novel Anne of Green Gables, Northwood recently announced that CBC greenlit “ANNE” with a Season One commitment of eight episodes of the adaptation. Production begins summer 2016.

The adaptation is being written solely by Emmy-award winning writer Moira Walley-Beckett (BREAKING BAD, FLESH AND BONE) who will Executive Produce with Miranda de Pencier (BEGINNERS) of Northwood Entertainment.

The professional search is underway for the casting of “ANNE” with auditions in Canada, the U.S. and Europe by award-winning casting agents Susie Figgis (HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE, ALICE IN WONDERLAND), Bernard Telsey & Co. (HAMILTON, INTO THE WOODS, GREASE LIVE!) and Stephanie Gorin (FARGO TV SERIES, DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION).

Beginning May 7 through to May 30, the “The Anne Search” will travel across Canada conducting open casting calls in Toronto (May 7th and May 8th), Vancouver (May 14th and May 15th), Charlottetown (May 28th), and Halifax (May 29th and May 30th).

Anyone can be ANNE! If you’re an 11-14 year old girl simply SIGN UP or SHOW UP! For those enthusiasts who may want to audition and do not have a talent agent or don’t live in the cities holding open casting calls, Northwood Entertainment has created a website to upload auditions to.

Starting today, fans can go to www.theannesearch.com for more information on the new series, how to submit an audition and more information on Canada’s open casting calls.

While the new series will follow a similar storyline to the book, set in 1900’s PEI, that millions of readers around the world know and love, ANNE will also chart new territory. Anne and the rest of the characters will experience new adventures reflecting timeless issues including themes of identity, sexism, bullying, prejudice, and trusting one’s self.

 

TV Eh B Cs podcast 46 – Glenn Cockburn: Behind the Screens at the TSC

TSC_GlennAlong with the rest of the Meridian Artists team, Glenn currently represents a select roster of some of Canada’s most talented writers, directors and producers.

Glenn’s career started in 1996 when he began working as script reader for New Line Cinema and Innovative Artists Agency. From 1997 through 1999, Glenn worked as a Creative Executive at Templeton Production’s first look deal with New Line Cinema. In 1999, Glenn returned to Toronto and joined The Characters Talent Agency where he ran the Packaging Department.

Glenn also acted as Executive Producer on the feature film, YOUNG PEOPLE FUCKING, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2007 and became one of the most successful and highest grossing Canadian comedies of all time.

Glenn’s other professional activities include teaching the course, The Business of Film and Television, at Sheridan College as well as being a board member for the Humber Comedy program.

Glenn has a B.F.A. Honours in Film and Television Production, from York University and a M.B.A. from the Ivey School of Business.Glenn is also the founder of the Toronto Screenwriting Conference.

The Toronto Screenwriting Conference runs Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1 at the Metro Toronto Conference Centre. To register, find a schedule explore hotel and food options and more, visit the website.

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Proper Television shifts into Season 3 of Vegas Rat Rods on Discovery

From a media release:

Proper Television announced today that Vegas Rat Rods Season 3 is in production with ten new, one-hour episodes for Discovery Canada and Discovery US. The third season of the internationally acclaimed series continues to follow Steve Darnell and his merry band of misfits as the Welderup gang creates 10 more killer vehicles that are bold, bitchin’ and badass. Production of Season 3 begins after a successful year of international sales with Seasons 1 and 2, now airing in over 180 territories across the globe.

Having spent the past two decades scouring the desert around Vegas for cars, parts and rusty inspiration, Steve is starting to realize many of his reliable stomping grounds have been picked dry. With more clients seeking out Steve’s expertise, Season 3 finds him venturing further and further afield to find his rusty relics, which means he needs to trust the rest of the Welderup crew to look after the shop. The crew must adapt to a new way of doing business in order to stay on schedule and on budget while taking the creativity of the builds to the next level.

Produced by Proper Television, Guy O’Sullivan (Canada’s Worst Driver) serves as Executive Producer and Barry Davis (Canada’s Smartest Person) as Series Producer. Vegas Rat Rods is an original production produced for Discovery Canada and Discovery US. For Discovery Canada, Bruce Glawson is Executive Producer and Edwina Follows is Director of Production. For Discovery US, Mitchell Rosenbaum and John Slaughter serve as Executive Producers. Proper Rights oversees international distribution on Vegas Rat Rods.

Link: The Illegal by Lawrence Hill to be adapted by CBC-TV

From Laura Thompson of CBC News:

The Illegal by Lawrence Hill to be adapted by CBC-TV
Canadian author Lawrence Hill’s The Illegal will become an eight-part TV miniseries, following the path of his earlier work, The Book of Negroes.

CBC has teamed up with Toronto-based production company Conquering Lion Pictures to develop Hill’s latest novel for television.  Continue reading.

Link: ‘Whatever, Linda’ Web Series To Get TV Adaptation By ‘Orphan Black’ Co-Creator & Mark Gordon Co.

From Nellie Andreeva of Deadline.com:

‘Whatever, Linda’ Web Series To Get TV Adaptation By ‘Orphan Black’ Co-Creator & Mark Gordon Co.
Critically praised Canadian web series Whatever, Linda, is being adapted as a half-hour TV series by The Mark Gordon Company, with Orphan Black co-creator Graeme Manson executive producing. Continue reading.