Meg Tilly (Lorna Corbett) has written her second romance novel. CLIFF’S EDGE. The book follows Eve Harris as she prepares to house-sit for her neighbour and run her bakery in a quiet village on Solace Island, which is somewhere in the Pacific Northwest. Her sister Maggie is away on her honeymoon. (Eve and her sister opened the bakery in Tilly’s first novel.) Her neighbour Luke, it turns out, has already offered the house to his friend, movie star Rhys Thomas, who needs a quiet place to be after completing his latest film. Eve and Rhys find themselves attracted to one another, but they aren’t as alone as they might think. CLIFF’S EDGE can be pre-ordered from most distributors, including Amazon and Google Play Books, and will be released on 21 May.
Naomi Snieckus has launched FIRECRACKER DEPARTMENT, a podcast designed to spotlight women in the entertainment industry. In Episode one, Snieckus interviewed character actor Jayne Eastwood. Her guest for the second episode was Annie Murphy of SCHITT’S CREEK, and, in Episode Three (due out 13 March) she will talk to Tommie-Amber Pirie, who also appeared on LOST GIRL. (Pirie is currently Claire Webb in the CBC drama MICHAEL EVERY DAY.) Snieckus told Steve Gow of Toronto Metro News: “A firecracker is someone who is unabashed, somebody who is unapologetic. They’re bright and loud and bold and they’re all the women that I talk to.” New episodes of FIRECRACKER DEPARTMENT happen every Monday on iTunes.
Tammy Gillis will be Lindsay in TINY HOUSE OF TERROR, which stars Nazneen Contractor and Francia Raisa as two sisters, one of whom (it hasn’t been revealed which yet), sells her large, high-tech house (after the mysterious disappearance of her husband) and buys a smaller place that is definitely low-tech, and in the middle of nowhere. Her new lifestyle quickly becomes life-threatening. TINY HOUSE OF TERROR completed filming in Kelowna, B.C. at the end of February, and should air later this year on Lifetime.
THE ARRANGEMENT premiered on E! on 5 March. (The first episode is free from iTunes.) According to IMDB, Gillis will be Jen in Episodes five and six of that series. Episode five is scheduled to air 2 April at 10pm.
And Gillis also appears in JUST DESERTS, the fifth film in Hallmark’s MURDER SHE BAKED series. Hannah Swensen (Alison Sweeney) is thrilled when she is chosen as a guest for the first Eden Lake Dessert Bake-Off, but when fellow judge, Coach Boyd Watson (Douglas Chapman), is found murdered, Swensen once again takes it upon herself to find the killer. JUST DESERTS will premiere on The Hallmark Channel on 26 March at 9pm.
The latest film by Joan Carr-Wiggin, LOVE OF MY LIFE, is a dark comedy about a woman named Grace (Anna Chancellor) who discovers she might have only five days to live. The film has four LOST GIRL alumni in its cast. Grace’s two daughters are played by Katie Boland (Evony’s assistant in It’s Better to Burn Out Than Fae Away) and Hannah Anderson (Bo’s stepmother in Like Hell Part II). Scott Cavalheiro (Tamsin’s hookup in When God Opens a Window) plays a character called Will, and Naomi Snieckus (the Banshee’s agent in Fae Day) is someone named Lorna. Filmed in Sault Ste. Marie, LOVE OF MY LIFE can be purchased (or rented) on iTunes, but only in the UK.
Ali Liebert will be Detective Nickole Bilson in TEN DAYS IN THE VALLEY, which is about Jane Sadler (played by Kyra Sedgwick), an overworked television producer and single mother whose young daughter goes missing in the middle of the night. Nickole Bilson is described as “blue collar and plain-spoken”, a tough and experienced detective who often assists on the Sadler case. Written by Tassie Cameron (co-creator of ROOKIE BLUE), the series is currently in production and will premiere on ABC sometime later this year.
Liebert is also Hannah in AUTUMN IN THE VINEYARD, which stars Rachel Leigh Cook and Brendan Penny, and is about a dispute over the ownership of a vineyard that results in romance. The film will next air on The Hallmark Channel 12 March at 1pm.
Tammy Gillis (Marissa in Table for Fae) will be Jill (of Jack and Jill) in episode 6.9 of ONCE UPON A TIME, titled “Changelings“, which will air on ABC Sunday 27 November at 8pm. The episode is directed by Marizee Almas, who directed three episodes of LOST GIRL, the most recent being “Let Them Burn” (episode 5.15).
Emily Andras, Zoie Palmer, Rachel Skarsten, and Ali Liebert will all be guests at CLEXACON, a media and entertainment event for LGBTQ women, which will run from 3-5 March, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. TICKETS are now on sale. — That same weekend, Anna Silk will be a guest at Emerald City Comic Con at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.
Shauna MacDonald (Dean Peretti in O Kappa, My Kappa) will be Fräulein Stumpf in the dark comedy BUSINESS ETHICS, which is about a man (Larenz Tate) who sets out to run a Ponzi scheme. He is assisted in his efforts by Edwin Murk, a wealthy but crooked investment manager, and Veronica, his loyal but unsuspecting assistant who develops unrequited feelings for him. (Murk is played by Gil Bellows, who starred in the original short film.) Alyssa Veniece, (Riley, the hotel maid whose uniform was appropriated by Bo in Like Hell, Part 1) will play a character named Cellar. No word yet on a release date.
Lisa Berry (Serena in ArachnoFaebia) will be Candace Cranston in POWER RANGERS (the latest installment in that franchise) which follows five high school teens with unique superpowers who learn that their small town of Angel Grove (and the world) is on the verge of being obliterated by aliens. The five quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome personal issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it’s too late. It seems possible that Candace Cranston is in some way related to Billy Cranston (the original Blue Power Ranger). A trailer is available on YouTube. POWER RANGERS will be released in the US and Canada on 24 March 2017.
Emmanuelle Vaugier (The Morrigan) will appear in two films coming out next year. She will be Lauren in the dark, supernatural thriller MASKS DON’T LIE, the story of Nora and her friend Daniela (Anna Hutchinson). The two women are invited to celebrate Carnival at a masked ball in Venice (Italy). Daniela wakes to find herself drugged and in a room filled with men who are celebrating something else entirely; and while searching for her friend, Nora follows someone she thinks she knows, and discovers that on a previous visit to Venice, she left a deadly secret behind.
Vaugier is also Gabrielle in WASHED AWAY, a TV movie about a recently widowed woman who, while on a business trip, spots her deceased husband alive and well and comes to realize that he has faked his death. Written by Roslyn Muir (who also wrote THE BIRDWATCHER) the film is set in San Francisco, and began production in Winnipeg last August.