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Anne Wheeler to receive DGC lifetime achievement award
May 30, 2016

Amazing! Congratulations Anne Wheeler! Well deserved!
Canadian director Anne Wheeler will be among four special awards recipients at the Directors Guild of Canada’s annual gala this fall. Wheeler will be given the DGC’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her many accomplishments. The award recognizes a director’s full body of work, and for Wheeler, that includes directing over 40 feature films and a long list of TV episodes. Especially active in feature film in the 70s and 80s, Wheeler’s credits on the big screen include Bye Bye Blues and Cowboys Don’t Cry. Recently, she’s directed a raft of popular TV series, including episodes of Reign, Heartland, The Romeo Section and the upcoming Private Eyes.…/anne-wheeler-to-receive-dgc-li…/…

Production has started on the new CBC drama The Romeo Section
July 14, 2015

We are so thrilled to be part of this new series!  Production is underway on the Vancouver-based  show The Romeo Section, produced by Haddock Entertainment.

The show will air on CBC this fall, with Chris Haddock (Da Vinci’s Inquest, Intelligence) running the project.  Haddock is co-writing the series with co-executive producer Jesse McKeown.

Production is set to wrap on Oct. 20 and the first episode is scheduled to premiere on Wednesday, Oct. 14th.

Kevin Eastwood, the series co-producer noted that to capture a sleek modern look for the series, it will be shot with Epic-M Red Dragon camera technology. The use of the ultra-sensitive shooting equipment will give the show an “updated and “bold” look, especially for the show’s night scenes.

Laura Lightbown and Stephen Surjik are executive producing the series alongside Haddock and McKeown, with Arvi Liimatainen and John G. Lenic as producers.

The Romeo Section stars Andrew Airlie (Cedar CoveThe Killing50 Shades of Grey) as Wolfgang McGee, a university professor who covertly manages a group of spies that have initiated relationships with state intelligence personnel. Jemmy Chen (Rush), Juan Riedinger (SmallvilleContinuum), Eugene Lipinski (Sophie’s ChoiceIndiana Jones) and Stephanie Bennett (Big Eyes) star alongside Airlie.

The New Year at TRH
February 10, 2015

A New Year – and we are busier than ever at TRH! We are really excited about 2015 and all of the interesting projects we are honoured to be a part of, happening in Vancouver, throughout Canada and Internationally. Ontario productions take note – we are expanding into a new Canadian market with an Ontario Office! We know Ontario is busier than ever with film and television projects and we are excited to be a part of it!

We are busy starting season 3 of Rogue and have just finished the first few scripts. This police drama, set in Chicago for Season 3, keeps us on our toes. Check out DirectTV for additional info on this original series.

Really excited to be working on a 4th and final season of Continuum. I’m anticipating scripts next week and looking forward to reading how they are going to wrap up this great Vancouver Sci-Fi series airing on Showcase. Catch up on seasons 1-3 online and stay tuned for buzz on the final 6 episodes!

Finally, we had the opportunity to work on Script Clearance Reports for all the Crazy 8’s finalists which all go to camera this Friday Feb 13! We wish them all the best and can’t wait to see the finished products at the screening gala. Want to join us at the party? You can purchase tickets here. Hope to see you there!

Next up we will be tuned into the Oscars on February 22. Typically I like to see as many of the nominees as I can prior to the show but this year I’ve gotten behind! So many movies, so little time!


Vancouver Film Festival 2014
September 4, 2014

This year’s Vancouver Film Festival is coming up quick (September 25- October 10) with many films recently announced and a full program schedule due out today! We Research House Gals will be there to see some of our client’s films along with some other projects that have caught our eye this year.

We are thrilled to see Foundation Features project, Sitting on the Edge of Marlene, as part of the BC Spotlight. Director Ana Valine took home the Leo award for the project earlier this year. Additionally featured as part of the BC Spotlight is notable Canadian Director, Anne Wheeler’s 1989 film, Bye Bye Blues celebrating its 25th anniversary!

We are (of course) looking forward to David Cronenberg’s latest offering, Maps to the Stars, featuring a star studded cast including the amazing Julianne Moore who took home Best Actress for the film at Cannes this year.

As I’m always a fan of films that make me feel good, i will be hoping to catch French film, Love at First Fight, as well as BC Offering, Preggoland, staring Vancouver Actress Sonja Bennet and Directed by Jacob Tierney.

Please come and visit us at the Film and Television Forum October 1-3 at The Research House booth. We look forward to seeing you there and celebrating great film! Happy VIFF!

Creative Talent Recognized at Home and Abroad
June 17, 2014

It has been an exciting few weeks for the Canadian film and television industry both internationally and at home.

Canadians made a stellar showing at this year’s prestigious invite-only Cannes Festival, held May 14 to May 24, 2014, with a record three major Canadian films screening in the official Palme d’Or competition:

Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars

Xavier Dolan’s “Mommy

Atom Egoyan’s “Captive

Dolan’s “Mommy” took home the coveted Jury Prize at the festival while Julianne Moore won the Award for Best Actress for her work in Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars”.

In addition to the three Canadian competitors for the major prize, Canada was also well represented in features and shorts, both in competition and in various showcases throughout the 10 days. One such showcase was Telefilm’s Canada>Cannes2014 program, which screened an impressive collection of Canadian films during the festival.

Closer to home, the 2014 Leo Awards were held May 30 to June 1, 2014 in Vancouver and local creatives attended en masse. While it was a highly anticipated night for all the nominees, those who walked away with a statue were undoubtedly thrilled. In particular, the popular set-in-Vancouver series “Continuum” received a stunning 21 nominations.

We are proud to say that we worked with 23 of the nominated projects this year, including 11 winners:

3 Days in Havana
Down River
Lawrence & Holloman
Sitting on the Edge of Marlene
That Burning Feeling
Nerds and Monsters
Some Assembly Required
R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour
Mighty Mighty Monsters New Fears Eve

After a challenging couple of years for local film and television production in BC, we are very pleased to see such an amazing list of creative talent who have been hard at work locally creating quality projects which are being seen by the world.
Congratulations to all nominees and winners!

Keep watching this blog for profiles on some of our longer-standing clients in the weeks and months ahead.

– By Amber Woodward

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