Since the premiere of Hallmark Channel's Christmas movie 'Help for the Holidays' is soon upon us, this is an excellent opportunity to learn a few things about Summer Glau co-stars.
Plot Summary : Sara Vancamp (Eva LaRue) is a busy mom with no Christmas spirit. Christine (Summer Glau), an elf from Santa's village who wonders if there could be more to life than making toys in the North Pole, comes to the real world to help the VanCamp family, mom Sara (La Rue), dad Scott (Dan Gauthier), and their two kids Ally (Izabela Vidovic) and Will (Mason Cook), re-discover Christmas spirit and might fall in love with uncle Dave (John Brotherton) in the process.
Here are the promo images of the cast of 'Help for the Holidays' :
You can watch a promo trailer for 'Help for the Holidays' and don't forget to tune in on Sunday, December 9 at 8/7c on Hallmark Channel.
Special mention of Scotty Spinks Jr who has only a small role but was the first to inform the fandom on Summer Glau's involvement in the movie.
Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, Summer Glau, Adam Baldwin, Sean Maher, Jose Molina and Tim Minear reunited for a hilarious, heartfelt Firefly 10th anniversary panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2012.
Photographer and designer Kerrie Hui has captured the atmosphere and the emotions in her photos and kindly gave us permission to share some of them with you.
Summer Glau's Christmas movie 'Help for the Holidays' premieres on December 9 at 8pm on Hallmark Channel, but the network has scheduled many other holiday movies during the "Countdown to Christmas", with original movie premieres every Saturday and Sunday night.
If you love to watch Christmas movies, here's a handy printable calendar so you don't miss any of the fun, festive and family friendly holiday movies!
All images are taken from 'Help for the Holidays' promotional photos.
Summer Glau shares her fond family memories during Christmas time, read the article on the News.
The original calendar by Hallmark:
Alphas's fans are feverishly waiting for a renewal/cancellation decision from the Syfy channel, especially after the second season ended with a major cliffhanger. While this season was strong creative-wise, the ratings were not enough to insure a renewall.
The decision on Alphas’s fate wont be revealed until “mid-December”, according to a tweet from Ryan Cartwright, who plays Gary on the Syfy serie.
According to the latest information on a renewall that Erin Way, who plays Kat in Alphas, said in a recent interview, Thanksgiving was the date for a possible renewall. And now it seems the decision has been postponed a bit.
Syfy renewed the sci-fi serie 'Haven' for a fourth season a few days ago; more, Syfy only co-produces or simply bought the rights of their sci-fi dramas (Haven, Lost Girl, Merlin, Continuum, and Primeval: New World) which doesn't bode well for Syfy-produced Alphas.
Of course we will keep you informed as soon as we have new informations. #KeepEmCrossed
The shooting of Summer Glau's short film 'Inside the Box' is now finished. All the work of post-production starts now and David Martin-Porras told us that the movie will be finished in February.
We should have pictures of Summer Glau on set this week, keep checking the site regularly.
Meanwhile, i invite you to learn more about David Martin-Porras, writer-director of the short and Summer Glau's co-stars Wilson Bethel and Regina King.
David Martin-Porras is a Spanish writer/director based in Los Angeles. ABC/Disney Director 2012-2014
Born in Salamanca, Spain, David Martín-Porras felt a strong passion for storytelling from an early age. During his first two years of college, he studied Mass Media Communication at the University of Salamanca and worked for the local newspaper. In 2002, he won an Erasmus scholarship to study in Munich at the Ludwig-Maximiliam Universität. After his return to Spain, he moved to Barcelona where he finished his Bachelor's degree at the Pompeu Fabra University. This city would open his eyes to the art of filmmaking. From 2003 to 2006 he shot three short films with renowned Spanish actors and also worked for Pedro Almodovar's Production Company, El Deseo.
In 2006 Martín-Porras won a scholarship from La Caixa Foundation to study in the USA and he began the Directing Program at UCLA Film School where he filmed several short movies.
In 2010 David graduated from the Directing Program at UCLA Film School where he wrote and directed several award winning short films: The Breakfast - starred by the Primetime Emmy award winning actress, Cherry Jones; Ida y Vuelta (Round Trip) - selected as a National Finalist for the Student Academy Awards '09; and La Viuda (The Widow) - DGA Student Latino Award winner in '10.
David's first feature film Stealing Summers stars James Jagger (Mick Jagger’s son) and Sophie Auster (the daughter of the American novelist Paul Auster). David has been accepted into the 2012-2014 ABC/Disney DGA Directing Program and he is also working on the development of his next feature film, A Texas Story.
In the following video, David Martin-Porras talks on the story of his short 'The Widow', the shoot and his experience at UCLA.
From Wikipedia :
Stephen Wilson Bethel (born February 24, 1984) is an American actor, best known for his role as Ryder Callahan on the CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless and the role of Wade Kinsella on the CW Network comedy-drama, Hart of Dixie.
Before becoming a regular on The Young and the Restless, Bethel had been seen on television in various one-time roles on shows such as JAG, Cold Case, and NCIS. Those small parts were followed up by a role in the 2008 Vietnam War film, 1968 Tunnel Rats where he played the Army Special Ops soldier, Corporal Green. This was followed by his role as Corporal Evan "Q-Tip" Stafford in the 2008 HBO mini-series Generation Kill; Bethel appeared in all 7 episodes as well as the HBO documentary short Making Generation Kill.
In Hart of Dixie, Bethel plays Wade Kinsella, "bad-boy" neighbor to the series' central character, Zoe Hart.
In 'Inside the Box', Bethel plays a Texan cop who is forced to face a secret that he’s been hiding from his wife in an effort to keep his family together. Wilson Bethel and Summer Glau will have a similar moment [as in TSCC season finale Born to Run "bed scene"] in 'Inside the Box' in which an intimate moment between them gets interrupted. You can hear Bethel talk about his role at 1:13 of the fundraising campaign video (scroll down the page).
From Wikipedia :
Regina King (born January 15, 1971) is an American film and television actress. She is known for her role as Brenda Jenkins, the studious daughter of Mary Jenkins (played by Marla Gibbs) on the 1980s sitcom, 227, and for her critically acclaimed supporting role in the feature film Jerry Maguire. She is also known for voicing the lead characters of the animated series The Boondocks.
King is currently starring in the television series Southland in the role of Detective Lydia Adams.
You can support 'Inside the Box' by spreading the word about it or by doing donations to help them rise the funds they need for the post-productions costs and more. If you can't afford to donate, no problem, let people know about this project by advertising the blogpost i linked to below.
Learn more at Help 'Inside the Box' raising funds
Summer Glau is currently filming a new short film titled 'Inside the Box' about the laws that discriminate against HIV positive individuals, written and directed by David Martín-Porras.
While the crowd funding for the movie is over, you can still support it by spreading the word about it or by doing donations to help them to rise the funds they need for the post-productions costs.
The production of the movie send us new informations on the rewards for the people who wants to donate :
Since we are shooting now with the actors we want to close the reward of the screenplays signed. So we want (and we need) to limited the time and number of screenplays. So for the next two weeks (until november 26th) we are going to put a special promotion only for the fans who wanted to donate $150 and obtain a screenplay signed by actors and director. We are limiting that to 20 rewards, so the 20 first people who donate us $150 will obtain the "fan reward".
If you have the soul of a productor (and the money), this is an unique opportunity for the fans to support the movie. You can still get the DVD or the online version for less money.
Here's a link to download a PDF file explaining how to donate money to 'Inside the Box'; you can see also the rewards you can have for these contributions : PDF
Additional informations on the movie will be posted on the dedicated thread in the Forum.
The good people at The Science Channel captured all of the excitement and fun of the Firefly 10th anniversary with a panel at Comic-Con in San Diego and a special round-table discussion with the cast, producer and writers that took place in private.
Here are a couple of behind the scenes pictures from the Firefly: Browncoats Unite special that aired on November 11, 2012 on the Science Channel. You can watch the video in the News.
Some of these pictures have been unveiled very recently, some date back from the Comic-Con and some are screencaps from the Browncoats Unite special.
SFX magazine has published in its issue #173, on stands in September 2008, a one-page article on the second season of Terminator : The Sarah Connor Chronicles titled 'Cyborg Running', illustrated with photos from the serie.
Showrunner Josh Friedman talks about the season two opener and new regulars on the show, while Summer Glau talks about the return of Cameron.
Summer Glau :
"There where hints in the first season about Cameron's intentions regarding some of her mysterious behaviour and possibly a dark side."
Here's a HQ scan of the article :