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This story first appeared in the Oct. 17 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. The executives on THR's list of the 25 most powerful Women in Global TV are the tastemakers of the global TV industry. Sophie Turner Laing, the new CEO of the as-yet-unnamed reality TV giant that will emerge from the Shine/Endemol/Core Group merger, will shape what the world watches. Dominique Jubin of CanalPlus and TF1's Marie Guillaumond Tenet determine what the French tune into every night. Shaw Media president Barbara Williams does the same in Canada, while Germany's Liz Mohn oversees an empire worth almost
- Ariston Anderson, Gavin J. Blair, David Caspi, Clifford Coonan, John Hecht, Alex Ritman, Scott Roxborough, Georg Szalai, Etan Vlessing
According to TorontoFilm.Net, Canada's Showcase has greenlit a fifth season of the Toronto-lensed supernatural series "Lost Girl" for 13 episodes. Starring Anna Silk, production starts on Season Five Spring 2014, set to air Fall 2014.
"Rooted in folklore and mythology, 'Lost Girl' has inspired a passionate and dedicated fan following with its deeply engaging characters, richly imagined universe and boundary-pushing storylines," said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice President, Content, Shaw Media.
"We’re looking forward to season five building on the exciting and fantastical plotlines."
"...'Lost Girl' follows supernatural seductress 'Bo' (Silk), a tough yet loveable 'Succubus' who feeds off sexual energy. Since realizing she is part of the 'Fae', creatures of legend and folklore who live among humans, Bo has resisted choosing an allegiance to either the 'Dark' or 'Light' Fae clans.
"Instead, she has forged her own path between the human and Fae worlds, while embarking on »
- Michael Stevens
“Hollywood Seagull” updates Chekhov’s play by turning it into a tepid soap opera set in a gated clifftop Malibu compound inhabited by a bitter ex-movie star, her family and associates. This long-aborning first feature from director Michael Guinzburg comes off as a bit of a vanity showcase for his muse, co-scenarist, producer and star, Lara Romanoff, but the results are less than enchanting. After several years in the editing room (it was shot in 2009), the pic opened Dec. 27 at the Downtown Independent in Los Angeles, with further exposure likely to be an uphill struggle.
Villa Francesca is the oceanfront abode inhabited by retired judge Bruce (Biff McGuire), who named it after his late wife. A temporary resident is Bruce’s unhappy grandson Travis (Will Poston), an aspiring film director at odds with his unsupportive, bitchy mother, Irene Del Mar (Barbara Williams), who’s aged out of her erstwhile screen »
- Dennis Harvey
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