Posted May 22nd, 2010 by Emily
Mark Ellis and Stephanie Morgenstern (Sailor Venus #1) can be seen in a new segment from CTV and TD Canada Trust called Up Close & Comfortable. During the short interview, the co-creators talk about what it’s like to write for Flashpoint and how they approach season premieres and season finales differently from other episodes.
To watch the video, just visit the Up Close & Comfortable website and select Up Close with Flashpoint.
Posted February 22nd, 2010 by sailordees
Two big pieces of Flashpoint news were announced today! The first was a long-awaited announcement of the US DVDs for Season 2, and now an award nomination for show creators and writers Stephanie Morgenstern (Sailor Venus #1) and her husband Mark Ellis, along with writer James Hurst were nominated for their screenwriting on the Season 2 Part 2 opener, “One Wrong Move”. We’re calling it that since there was some initial Season 2/3 confusion. To check out the full list of nominations, check out TV_Eh here. Congratulations to Stephanie, Mark, and James, and we wish you all the best of luck when the awards are handed out on April 19th in Toronto!
Posted January 29th, 2010 by Emily
Stephanie Beard’s (Rini #2) upcoming movie, A True Story: Based on Things That Never Actually Happened …And Some That Did will have an unofficial screening near the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. Stay tuned to the movie’s Facebook page or Twitter feed for details about when and where the movie will be screened.
It looks like fans will have to wait longer for Toby Proctor‘s (Tuxedo Mask #1) upcoming role in The Bridge. No news yet on an official season premiere date, but CBC News is suggesting that The Bridge as well as Stephanie Morgenstern’s (Sailor Venus #1) and Mark Ellis’s Flashpoint may air in the summer on CBS.
Katie Griffin (Sailor Mars #1) appeared in an episode of Cra$h & Burn as Maya Porter, a wealthy owner of a thoroughbred horse that died suddenly under suspicious circumstances. Canadian fans can catch the show on Showcase. The show is about an insurance adjuster who deals with dishonest clients and trying to keep costs down in order to do his job. A trailer for the show is available here and full episodes are available online here.
Wendy Lyon (Queen Serenity) will be appearing in three episodes of the new series Happy Town scheduled to begin airing this year. She plays Donna Friddle in this mystery show about “a deputy sheriff confronted with the unsolved mystery of a half-dozen child kidnappings over the past decade in a small town in Minnesota.” (description from IMDb). Filmed in southern Ontario, there is no information about the air date for Canada and the US, but it is slated to air in Hungary in February.
Emilie-Claire Barlow (Sailor Venus #2) will be performing at L’Astral in Montréal, Québec on Saturday, February 13 at 8pm. Event details and a link to purchase tickets are available here. She will also be performing on February 18th and 19th at the Midland Theatre in Newark, Ohio.
Posted January 10th, 2010 by sailordees
CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler spoke at a CBS session at the Television Critics Association on Saturday. She took a few jabs at NBC and their current dilemma with Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien. She acknowledged that CBS has plenty of new series to program, including Flashpoint and another Canada-United States co-production, The Bridge (which currently has 13 episodes waiting to air). The Bridge also has a connection to Sailor Moon, in star Toby Proctor (Tuxedo Mask #2). She simply said “We had a terrific fall launch… A lot of our shows are working so we had more content than we had real estate.” This does not bode well for fans of Flashpoint (which was co-created by Stephanie Morgenstern (Sailor Venus #1) and her husband Mark Ellis) or potential fans of The Bridge. Many critics are speculating that these shows are now going to be pushed even further to the Summer. We really hope that there is at least some space to show at least a few episodes of these shows during Spring Sweeps. Sorry fans, we wish we had better news but we don’t at this point. Keep writing to CBS! It is too early to tell when any new episodes of Flashpoint (set to resume production pretty soon) will air on CTV, or if they will be held back until CBS catches up. We also don’t know as of this writing whether CTV will jump the gun and air The Bridge ahead of time just like they did Flashpoint last fall.
Posted November 15th, 2009 by sailordees
From left to right: Hugh Dillon, Stephanie Morgenstern, Mark Ellis, Anne Marie La Traverse, Bill Mustos, Amy Jo Johnson, and Enrico Colantoni.
It was unfortunate that Maria Vacratsis (Negaforce) unfortunately didn’t win with the rest of her cast of Rent-a-Goalie for Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series. But, to every fan who wrote into us telling us that our coverage of Flashpoint was completely irrelevant to the site, despite it being the brain child of Stephanie Morgenstern (Sailor Venus #1) and her husband Mark Ellis, we knew that this show was going to be a success. 19 countries, a new blog, and many awards later, we think that covering this show was worth it! Read more at We Got The Solution!