#SPOTTED: RACHEL SENNOTT, SABRINA JALEES & CALEB HEARON IN TORONTO FILMING “BROOKE & SAM”
Fresh off her Gotham Awards nomination for Breakthrough Actor, Rachel Sennott is an emerging star. She floored us at TIFF ’20 with a breakout performance in SHIVA BABY, directed by Toronto’s own Emma Seligman. We loved how the Film was a witty coming-of-age story, but yet a witty Psychological Horror. Sennott was just mesmerizing as Danielle! And while the pandemic prevented her from being able to make it to the City last year, late is better than never, right?
Sennott was in Toronto a few weeks ago working on her latest, BROOKE & SAM, which centers on a young woman immersed and navigating the world of Comedy. She plays Sam and Olga Petsa plays Brooke. It is directed and written by Ally Pankiw – her first Feature as Director – who has worked on videos for Ariana Grande and Janelle Monae, plus series like The Great and Schitt’s Creek! She is actually developing a series with Dan Levy!
Brooke & Sam is a female-driven dramedy about hope, love, and how humor can heal. It follows Sam, a young stand-up comedian and au pair struggling with PTSD, as she decides whether or not to join the search for Brooke, a missing girl she used to nanny. The story exists between the present, where Sam tries to recover from her trauma with the help of her friends in the comedy community, and the past, where memories of Brooke make it harder and harder to ignore the petulant teen’s disappearance; and harder and harder to get back on stage.
Comedian Mae Martin (Feel Good) produces.
We are so thrilled to have met some of the Cast who were in and around Bloor West filming a few Comedy Club scenes over a couple days. I had hoped to sign-on to be in the background as they were looking, but sadly my work schedule wouldn’t allow. Would’ve been epic seeing this Cast of comedic geniuses at work!
Also on-set were fellow Comedian-Actors Sabrina Jalees and Caleb Hearon who play supporting roles, Paige and Philip respectively. Despite the rain, they were all energy and good vibes getting ready for a day of filming. Sennott needed her Venti Iced Coffee. Us too, girl, us too!
Jason Jones, Ennis Esmer and Dani Kind also star.
Sennott next can be seen in Slasher-Horror Bodies, Bodies, Bodies alongside Amandla Stenberg, Pete Davidson and Maria Bakalova. Looks good!
BROOKE & SAM wrapped mid-November and is a Barn 12 Inc. production. Cannot wait!
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)
#SPOTTED: CORUS ANNOUNCE THEIR 2019 FALL LINEUP AT UPFRONT
The 2019 Corus Upfront took place today in Toronto with several stars in town to unveil the media giant’s fall lineup. Among the surprises was Beverly Hills, 90210‘s much-hyped Reboot BH90210 getting a premiere date, Thursday, August 7, 2019 at 9 PM as announced in a video by Canada’s Jason Priestley. See the Trailer here.
Guests visiting the Studio during the daytime at Sugar Beach included:
•Lilly Singh (A Little Late with Lilly Singh)
•Tom Payne (Prodigal Son)
•Melody Thomas Scott x Amelia Heinle (The Young and the Restless)
•Arianne Zucker x Eric Martsolf (Days of our Lives)
•Lucas Till (MacGyver)
•Chris Parnell x Sarah Chalke (Ricky & Morty)
•Sabrina Jalees x Patricia Heaton (Carol’s Second Act)
•Sonja Morgan x Dorinda Medley (Real Housewives of New York)
A mix of Influencers and Media sipped on Mojitos, Caesars and Mimosas, nibbling on a delectable spread by McEwan Foods, with a gorgeous Doughnut Wall by Glory Hole Doughnuts. They had the chance to mix and mingle with the stars who represent a vast range of programming ranging from Slice, newly-launched 24-hour adult cartoon betwork Adult Swim and core network Global.
Also announced was STACKTV, a new Television channel package available to Amazon Prime members in Canada, giving them access to hit Series from twelve Corus networks: Global, Food Network Canada, HGTV Canada, W Network, HISTORY®, Adult Swim, Slice, Showcase, National Geographic, Teletoon, Treehouse and YTV broadcast live and on-demand.
See some highlights and some of the stars in attendance:
A Little Late with Lilly Singh – Lilly Singh
MacGyver – Lucas Till
Real Housewives of New York – Sonja Morgan x Dorinda Medley
The Young and the Restless – Melody Thomas Scott x Amelia Heinle
Carol’s Second Act – Patrica Heaton x Sabrina Jalees
Mort and Hardy – Chris Parnell x Sarah Chalke
Prodigal Son – Tom Payne
Days of our Lives – Eric Martsolf x Arianne Zucker
W Network and Showcase announced they will be home to these exciting acquisitions: Batwoman, Pearson, Nancy Drew, Katy Keene, Pennyworth, Party of Five and Swamp Thing. Returning for them are fan favourites Supergirl, Charmed, Outlander, The Good Fight, The Sinner, Legacies and many more.
ET Canada is set to embark in its 15th season on Global as Canada’s Most-Followed Entertainment Show. One of the Series’ personalities Carlos Bustamante hosted today’s Influencers and Media event.
Corus Specialty Networks also will be bringing back popular Series like Island of Bryan, Property Brothers, Vikings, Top Chef Canada and Home to Win, among others.
The party continued at Evergreen Brickworks where potential advertisers got a chance to see sneak peeks at some of the Corus programming where their products and services will be paired beside this Fall.
Morea at CorusEnt.com.
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)