Jenny Raven (Libra the Sorority Girl in LOST GIRL Episode 3) is in three films being released this year. She will be Nadine in the heist movie COLD DECK (Kate Trotter, The Norn, is also in that). She will be Kelly in LEN AND COMPANY, a film based on Carly Mensch’s play LEN, ASLEEP IN VINYL, and centered on an unhappy record producer’s unexpected journey of self-discovery. (Elias Toufexis, The Will-o-the-Wisp‘s son, also appears in that.) And she will be Sam in LET’S RAP, a romantic comedy about a quick-witted but unlucky brother and sister team (Rachel Wilson and Brendan Gall) trying to get their own talk show.
Raven also plays a private investigator in the teaser for Jennifer Liao‘s proposed webseries MINDCRIMES, in which she and her partner (played by Janet Porter) continue the work of their deceased (and possibly murdered) employer by infiltrating and investigating cults.
Emmanuelle Vaugier will appear as Niko, a tough, sexy bartender in six episodes of Season 3 of ABC’s MISTRESSES, due to premiere sometime in June. MISTRESSES’ third season will be filmed in Vancouver (the first two were shot in Los Angeles). The change in location prompted Alyssa Milano to leave the series for financial reasons. Jennifer Esposito will join the show, and Milano’s character will not be recast.
Julie Brar (Suneetha the Cabbitt in LOST GIRL episodes 47 and 48) will be John Williamson in GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS, a play by David Mamet (that won the Pulitzer Prize in 1984) about the increasing gap between the rich and the poor, and society’s obsession with wealth. The production will have an all-female cast, which will include Elizabeth Saunders (ORPHAN BLACK’s Dr. Anita Bauer), and Robinne Fanfair who was Pearl in five episodes of BOMB GIRLS. The play will run from 16-19 April and 22-26 April at the Red Sandcastle Theatre in Toronto. The production is raising funds with an Indegogo page. NOTE: The 1992 film adaptation of GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS can be streamed on Netflix (US).
Seth Cooperman (Suneetha’s bartender husband in Hail, Hale) has written a one-hour action drama SLEEPLESS that might turn into a TV series. It’s about a university student who, due to a genetic disorder, takes over the bodies of other people while she sleeps. The first time it happens she finds herself in the body of an FBI agent. The teaser stars Hannah Anderson (Persephone in Like Hell, Part 2) and Anthony Lemke (Ryan the Loki from LG season 2).
Tammy Gillis (Marissa the maitre’d in Table for Fae) will play a doctor in the first two episodes of the final season of CONTINUUM, which will premiere 26 July on Showcase Canada. And Gillis is Holly Dumont in the film NO MEN BEYOND THIS POINT, a science-fiction dramedy set in an alternate future where women have become asexual and are no longer giving birth to males. According to director Mark Sawers, the film is less about gender politics than it is a satire of what he called “male ineptitude”. The film premiered at the International Film Festival in Rotterdam last January.