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ALL RISE – PRESS RELEASE FOR PILOT EPISODE 1×01

“ALL RISE,” A NEW COURTHOUSE DRAMA THAT FOLLOWS THE CHAOTIC, HOPEFUL AND SOMETIMES ABSURD LIVES OF THOSE WORKING TO GET JUSTICE FOR THE PEOPLE OF LOS ANGELES AMIDST A FLAWED LEGAL PROCESS, PREMIERES MONDAY SEPT. 23.

 

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“Pilot” – ALL RISE, a new courthouse drama that follows the chaotic, hopeful and sometimes absurd lives of its judges, prosecutors and public defenders, as they work with bailiffs, clerks and cops to get justice for the people of Los Angeles amidst a flawed legal process, premieres Monday, Sept. 23 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Simone Missick, Wilson Bethel, Marg Helgenberger, Jessica Camacho, J. Alex Brinson, Lindsay Mendez and Ruthie Ann Miles star.

Among those working within the court system is newly appointed Judge Lola Carmichael, a highly regarded and impressive deputy district attorney who doesn’t intend to sit back on the bench in her new role, but instead leans in, immediately pushing the boundaries and challenging the expectations of what a judge can be. Those offering Lola counsel are her roguish best friend and colleague, Mark Callan, a successful deputy district attorney who now must adjust to the shifting boundaries in their personal and professional relationship; Supervisory Judge Lisa Benner, an influential, powerful figure tasked with overseeing Lola’s transition into her new job; and Lola’s efficient, pragmatic judicial assistant, Sherri Kansky, who isn’t thrilled at the prospect of “training” a rookie judge. Also working in the courthouse are Emily Lopez, an empathetic and blunt public defender filled with fire and conviction; Luke Watkins, a court bailiff by day, law student by night; and Sara Castillo, a court reporter and reliable source of intel and advice.

REGULAR CAST:

Simone Missick  (Lola Carmichael)

Wilson Bethel (Mark Callan)

Marg Helgenberger  (Lisa Benner)

Jessica Camacho (Emily Lopez)

J. Alex Brinson  (Luke Watkins)

Lindsay Mendez  (Sara Castillo)

Ruthie Ann Miles  (Sherri Kansky)

 

GUEST CAST:

Paul McCrane  (Jonas Laski)

Beau Dremann  (Billy Smitt)

James C. Burns  (Rex Scully)

Mitch Silpa  (Clayton Berger)

Erin Cummings  (Detective Jackie Leyland)

Richard Brooks  (Asst. Chief Jack Healy)

Tony Denison  (Vic Callan)

Raquel Dominguez  (Daphne Rivas)

Onahoua Rodriguez  (Consuela Rivas)

George Basil  (Robbie Brooks)

Bill Lewis  (Elewyn White)

Martin Garcia  (Dev)

TBD  (Ria)

Ahmad Douglas  (Burly Deputy)

Autumn Teague  (Lawyer)

Jason Medwin  (Scar-Faced Prisoner)

Frank Alvarez  (Scary-Looking Prisoner)

 

WRITTEN BY: Greg Spottiswood

DIRECTED BY: Michael M. Robin

GENRE: Drama (Filmed in HD)

 

Source:  cbspressexpress.com

MARG’S LATEST FILM ‘ALMOST FRIENDS’ OPENS NOVEMBER 17TH

We finally have some news on Marg’s latest film project ‘Almost Friends’ (formerly known as ‘Holding Patterns’).  It is scheduled to be released on November 17, 2017, both theatrically and on VOD.

   You can also watch a trailer for Almost Friends on Entertainment Tonight.

 

Also, here’s a brief synopsis of the film from Deadline:

Freddie Highmore (The Good Doctor) leads the cast of Almost Friends, which will have a day-and-date release of Nov. 17 theatrically and on VOD. The other stars include Marg Helgenberger (CSI), Haley Joel Osment (Silicon Valley), Odeya Rush (Goosebumps), Jake Abel (Love & Mercy), Taylor John Smith (Wolves) and Christopher Meloni (Law and Order: SVU). The film follows a once promising young chef, Charlie who is now an unmotivated twenty-something living at home with his mom and stepfather while working at a small movie theatre and living vicariously through his best friend, Ben. His life takes an unpredictable turn however, when he finds himself falling for local barista Amber.

 

Sources:  deadline.com and Entertainment Tonight

THEATER NEWS: MARG JOINS THE CAST OF WHAT WE’RE UP AGAINST

Marg arrived in New York this week to begin work on What We’re Up Against, a play written by Theresa Rebeck, which will have its Off Broadway premiere  at the WP Theater at the end of this month.  Joining Marg on this project are Skylar Astin, Jim Parrack, Krysta Rodriguez, and Damian Young.  The cast met the press yesterday for a photocall to begin promoting the play.

 

Credit: BroadwayWorld.com/WalterMcBride

 

For those unfamiliar with the play, here’s the synopsis from the WP Theater website:

“Why is it still like this?” Janice sighs to Eliza. It’s 1992, and Eliza is the brainy new recruit at a small-shop architecture firm. But she’s struggling to get a foothold on even the lowest rung of the company ladder, and starts making moves to blow the lid off their pandora’s box of office politics and social maneuvering, in this sharply hilarious black comedy. Rebeck brings her trademark blistering wit to the workplace in this darkly funny and all-too-relevant comedy of gender politics.

 

The play has also already received some high praise from various media outlets:

“A juicy black comedy!” – Variety

“A swift and merrily vicious kick in the pants!” – Washington Post

“Theresa Rebeck totally and completely nails it in her latest play! A biting, brilliant comedy!” – Houston Chronicle

What We’re Up Against will have a limited four-week run, from October 28 – November 26.  For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit wp.theater.org.

 

Credit:  wptheater.org and broadwayworld.com

FOX PASSES ON MARG’S “BEHIND ENEMY LINES” PILOT

I hate sharing bad news, but since I know quite a few people have been waiting for news on Marg’s pilot, the official word is that FOX has unfortunately decided to pass on Behind Enemy Lines. No specific reasons were given for the pass.  I’m a firm believer that this just means an even better project is out there with Marg’s name all over it, but it’s disappointing news to hear we won’t have her back on our TVs this fall…

From deadline.com:

Fox postponed formal decision on five pilots until after the upfronts. There was very little chance of any of them going at the network, and it’s now official, with Fox passing on its remaining pilots, comedies Linda From HR, starring Lauren Graham, Type A, toplined by Eva Longoria who already had indicated she would not continue, and Thin Ice as well as dramas University Project and Behind Enemy Lines — all from 20th TV.

MARG ATTENDS PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5 PREMIERE

Last night Marg attended the premiere of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbeans: Dead Men Tell No Tales at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. Based on her social media posts, it sounds like Marg had a great time and that the movie is a lot of fun. I don’t know about everyone else, but I personally can’t wait to see it!

Yo ho yo ho, the pirates life for me! #piratesofthecaribbean5

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