Aniston set to film Traveling – Metro US

Aniston set to film Traveling

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Steven Seagal

Last Tuesday night, Men In Trees star Sarah Strange dined with a male companion in the Oyster Bar of So.Cial at Le Magasin, Gastown’s renovated 1912 Parisian-style restaurant. Meanwhile, at Le Terrazza in Yaletown last week, Steven Seagal and guests didn’t hold back ordering a full bevy of Italian cuisine: Salad, pasta, fish and meat. Seagal is in Vancouver filming A Higher Form Of Learning, an action-thriller that he also wrote, about a detective who travels the world in pursuit of serial killers.

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Jennifer Aniston

Traveling to Vancouver:
Jennifer Aniston (Friends) and Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight) are scheduled to hit Vancouver in January to shoot the romantic comedy, Traveling. In the story, a widower (Eckhart) becomes a best-selling self-help guru after writing a book about coping with loss. On a business trip to Seattle, he falls for a woman (Aniston) who attends one of his seminars; only to learn that he hasn’t yet truly confronted his wife’s passing.

There’s no word yet on whether or not the writer’s strike will impact production.

Writer’s strike to pave way for export of Canadian TV…? According to the Canadian Press, the current Hollywood writer’s strike has caused American broadcasters to cast an eye toward Canadian shows as a means of filling their programming rosters should the strike linger on into the New Year. Canadian programs as varied as Little Mosque On The Prairie, Durham County and The Border — a new CBC drama that premieres in January — are all allegedly piquing the interest of American broadcasters. According to Kirstine Layfield, head of network programming for CBC, U.S. networks have made inquires about shows that the Canadian broadcaster has either produced or is putting into production. Moreover, according to CTV programming president Susanne Boyce, American broadcasters have been interested in Corner Gas for some time, with negotiations apparently continuing throughout the strike.

Don’t get too excited just yet, however. The U.S. television marketplace is traditionally very insular, and many industry experts believe the likelihood of American broadcasters actually committing to such a strategy is tenuous at best.

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