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Regina Love Story to Hit National Airwaves

A love story set in Saskatchewan will be shown across the country next year. The one-hour drama Slatland is currently being filmed in Regina. It's based on a short story by Regina-born author Rebecca Lee. Local filmmaker Brett Bell adapted the story for television. He says Saskatchewan will play a prominent role in the production.

Regina is my home, he says. I've lived here all my life, and I do believe that not only in terms of Saskatchewan cinema but Canadian cinema, I think it is very important to instill a sense of place.

Bell says shooting will wrap up in September. Slatland will be one episode in a TV series called 13 Stories about Love.

Artemis on set with his Co-Star Emily and Director Brett Bell

Briard-Artemis with Co-Star Emily Briard-Artemis with Director Brett Bell

Briard-Artemis with Co-Star Emily laying on grass

Briard-Artemis with Katee SackoffLifetime to grant 'Wish' for Sackhoff

By Kimberly Nordyke

April 10, 2007

Battlestar Galactica star Katee Sackhoff is starring in the tentatively titled telefilm Be Careful What You Wish For, which is set to air on Lifetime in the U.S. and on CH Television in Canada.

The two-hour movie, from Blueprint Entertainment, is set in a small town in the 1990s. Sackhoff will star as Sara Jacob, a teenager who has had a crush on one of her classmates since preschool. But when an eclipse lands the unsuspecting teens at their wedding almost 20 years in the future, neither of them is prepared for what adulthood has in store.

Also starring in the movie, which just wrapped production, are Sage Brocklebank (Psych), Kim Poirier (Dawn of the Dead) and Tommy Lioutas (Whistler). Careful is set to air July 16 on Lifetime.

Careful, filmed on location in Regina and Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, was produced by Blueprint with local producer Stephen Onda Prods. The companies produced the TV movie Intimate Stranger.

Executive producers for Blueprint are John Morayniss, Noreen Halpern and Ira Pincus. Onda and Blueprint vp production and development Bernard Bourret are producing. The director is David Winkler, and the writers are Nancey Silvers and Ron Fassler.

Also staring the film are Jaden Ryan, a local Regina actor and Artemis, a Briard, from The Dog's Den.

Briard-Artemis with 'Be Careful What You Wish For' crew Jaden Ryan sitting with Briard-Artemis

Jaden Ryan and Briard-Artemis on the set of 'Be Careful What You Wish For' Jaden Ryan and Briard-Artemis on a break from shooting