Blog archives for the March, 2012.

March 23, 2012

Crazy for Camille!

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We are proud to boast that Camille Mitchell is one of the finalists in this year’s Crazy 8s competition for her short film “A Mother’s Love”. Camille wrote and directed this story, which will screen Friday, March 30 at the Crazy 8s Screening Gala being held at The Centre for the Performing Arts in Vancouver.  Five other short films, selected after hundreds of submissions were adjudicated, will screen at the gala.  Camille says, “Crazy 8s is so special because of the supportive people involved who give you the courage to step out and grow.”  Camille’s son and fellow Lucas Talent client Charlie Mitchell stars in the film alongside Susan Hogan.

Camille is an award-winning actress, who is a familiar face on television, from her continuing leading roles on Smallville and Life Unexpected, and onstage, as a leading lady (Shaw Festival, Stratford Festival, Vancouver Playhouse). Last spring, she starred as Mrs. Robinson in “The Graduate” at the Arts Club Theatre. However, she also resumed studies in recent years in Documentary Filmmaking at Capilano University; Screenplay Writing at Langara College; and Theatre and Television Directing at the University of British Columbia, where she also directed the play, Seams for Brave New Play Rites. She has written and directed several short documentaries (Interview with An Actor; Mozart Waterfall; No Boys Allowed) and is thrilled to be a part of Crazy 8s 2012.

Ticket and Gala information is available here:  www.crazy8s.cc

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March 16, 2012

ALEXANDER LUDWIG is hungry for HUNGER GAMES

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Our Alexander Ludwig plays Cato in one of the most anticipated releases of 2012 as Suzanne Collins’ celebrated book comes to the screen.

In a not-too-distant future, North America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. Each year two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, part brutal intimidation, the televised games are broadcast throughout Panem. The 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors, literally, with all citizens required to watch.

Alexander says…‘Portraying  Cato in The  Hunger Games has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.  Gary Ross was exceptional to work with and worked extensively with me on character development.  We really developed a back story for Cato which helped me feel incredibly comfortable in the role.

All of the tributes in the movie bonded both on and off the set.  When we weren’t filming we were going on weekend trips away and exploring North Carolina.  Mostly I hung out with Jack and Dayo, and we will definitely be friends for life.

I pulled a joke on Isabelle Fuhrman, (who is the sweetest girl) when I pretended to be lost while driving back from Nashville.  Poor Isabelle – I had her map quest me directions from Nashville, to Arizona, to Denver – where I told her I was going to fly back to N. Carolina.  She spent a good hour helping me out before I told her I was just kidding…I thought she was going to kill me….she is such a good friend…

I don’t know how Hunger Games is going to do in the theaters, but I can tell you it will always be one of the greatest memories I have of filming a movie.  I feel so incredibly lucky.’

Alexander first came to movie goers attention as the lead in The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (2007) and notably starred with Dwayne Johnson aka “The Rock” in Race to Witch Mountain (2009).

THE HUNGER GAMES is set to be released on March 23, 2012.

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March 2, 2012

REAL LIFE FAIRY TALE FOR BEVERLEY ELLIOTT

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UPDATE:  Beverley Elliott “killed it” in this episode!…That comment may or may not be both a literal and figurative reference because I don’t want to spoil the shockers in this episode so… if you have not yet seen it, here is the link! We knew our Beverley was handy with a great dramatic role and  tricky dialogue…but who knew she was such a pro with a crossbow? !!! Entertainment Weekly said “Granny is as much of a ball-buster in this reality as she is in Storybrooke!” Congrats Beverley, can’t wait to see what you and “Red” get up to before the end of the season!

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ONCE UPON A TIME has featured our Beverley Elliott in seven episodes so far but Granny is BIG news in the upcoming March 11 show! Of course we can’t say much, but if you have not yet watched this break-out hit of the season, now is a great time to start! ONCE UPON A TIME stars Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, a woman with a troubled past who is drawn into a small town in Maine where the magic and mystery of Fairy Tales just may be real. Is everyone in Storybrooke a fairy-tale character under a curse? Is Emma the long lost daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming and the one who can save them all?  Is our Beverley just Ruby’s Grandmother, and is this a clue to what fairy tale character she will be revealed to be? Find out as the timeless battle of good vs. evil heats up in the episode Red Handed airing on Sunday March 11. (7PM on CTV/8PM on ABC)

Says Beverley…”What a joy to go to work where everyone, cast and crew, is genuinely happy to be there and believes in the show!”

Beverley Elliott is a familiar face on television where she has been a regular on such past series playing Nurse Brick Bannerman on Stephen King’s KINGDOM HOSPITAL on ABC and Maggie Krell in HARPER’S ISLAND for CBS. Beverley is delighted to return to the stage during the OUAT hiatus and will be co-starring in HENRY & ALICE, INTO THE WILD, opening April 25th at Vancouver’s Arts Club Theatre.

March 2, 2012

WELCOME Jim and Darren!

Lucas Talent is very excited to welcome Jim Gordon and Darren Parkman…”The Travel Guys”

“The Travel Guys” is a witty, personality driven show providing insight into popular and undiscovered destinations around the world, with tips on how to get you there, where to stay, what to do, and what to avoid (sometimes avoiding them is a wise insight!).

Since launching their television show, they have filmed in over 100 destinations including Australia, Malaysia, Caribbean, China, England, France, Hawaii, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, Thailand, U.S.A. and – of course – Canada.

As well as co-hosting, co-writing and co-producing, Jim and Darren bring a host of other skills to the table.  Jim can be seen as resident Film Critic on CTV Vancouver/CTV News Channel.  You can also read his articles in “Vancouver View” and “Wineries Refined” magazines. Darren boasts over 20 years of media experience in radio, television and print.  He was co-host of a prime time radio show and has written several travel stories for print. When he’s not on the road with “The Travel Guys” he writes an entertainment column for “24hrs”, “TV Week” magazines and a weekly, national travel column for “Metro” newspapers.

“The Travel Guys” launched in 2004 and airs nationally on Shaw, OLN and in 33 markets across Canada.  The show is available in over 4 million homes on CHEK and CHCH TV.

Check out their website at www.travelguystv.com.

We are looking forward to working with these two very talented and charismatic personalities.