You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Trimark ups telepic ante

Making its first foray into the telefilm arena, Trimark Pictures is near completion on two telefilms for the USA Networks.

Principal photography wraps in Winnipeg, Manitoba, today on “Trucks,” which gets its premiere on USA in October. Earlier this month Trimark completed shooting on “The Advanced Guard,” which airs on USA’s Sci-Fi Channel later this year.

Trimark will handle video, foreign and free TV distribution.

“This is an area we’re going to be moving aggressively into,” said Trimark VP of production Bruce David Eisen, who co-produced “Trucks.” “We see it as a growth area. There are a lot more TV channels coming. It’s also a way for us to distinguish ourselves.”

Based on a short story by Stephen King, “Trucks” focuses on a small rural town terrorized by a convoy of evil vehicles.

The made-for stars Timothy Busfield (“thirtysomething,” “Quiz Show”), Brenda Bakke (“American Gothic”), Brendan Fletcher (“Little Criminals”) and Aidan Devine.

Chris Thomson directs; Michael Scott produces. Exec producers are Jerry Leider, Richard Reisberg and Derek Mazu.

“The Advanced Guard” stars Isabella Hoffman (“Homicide: Life on the Street”) as part of an alien space crew that plans to enslave humans and strip the Earth of its resources. Michael Weatherly (“Loving”) and James Avery (“Sparks”) are among those who use their ingenuity and determination to defend the planet.

Written and directed by Peter Geiger, the picture is a Cold as Hell production. Jana Sue Memel exec produced.

More TV


    'Chambers' Canceled After One Season at Netflix

    Netflix has canceled the drama series “Chambers” after one season. The series followed a teenager who gets a heart transplant and becomes consumed with the mystery surrounding her donor. The series starred Uma Thurman, Tony Goldwyn, Sivan Alyra Rose, Lilliya Reid, Nicholas Galitzine, Kyanna Simone Simpson, Lilli Kay, Sarah Mezzanotte, and Griffin Powell-Arcand. Leah Rachel [...]

  • The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

    TV News Roundup: 'The Daily Show with Trevor Noah' to Air Live After Democratic Debates

    In today’s roundup, Trevor Noah announces two live specials after the first Democratic debates and the new season of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” sets a premiere date. SPECIALS “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” will broadcast live following the Democratic Party’s first 2020 presidential primary debates on June 26 and 27 at 11 p.m. ET on Comedy Central. [...]

  • Agents Accuse Writers Guild of Refusing

    Writers Guild 'Plans to Respond' to Agents' Proposal as Frustration Mounts

    In a sign of increasing frustration, Hollywood agents have accused the Writers Guild of America of foot-dragging in the bitter two-month dispute. “It has become clear as more days pass that the Guild is not interested in making a deal,” said the negotiating committee for the agents in statement issued Tuesday. “Over the past year, [...]

  • Samantha Bee Variety

    Samantha Bee Isn't Thrilled to Be the Last Woman Standing in Late Night

    Samantha Bee is now the only female host in late night, and that’s a stat she’s not happy about. “It’s a bit unsettling,” Bee recently told Variety. “It’s been a bad year to be a woman in this space. It’s not really a badge that I want to wear.” Shows that have been canceled over [...]

  • XXXTentacion

    Watch a Trailer for New XXXTentacion Documentary

    A year to the day after rapper XXXTentacion was murdered, his estate has released a trailer for an upcoming documentary on the artist, which the announcement says is “releasing soon.” The clip, which includes narration from X himself, captures quick flashes of him reuniting with family and friends, engaging with fans, and working on music. In the [...]

  • The-Saddest-Goal

    Fascism and Fútbol Feature in Chilean Series Project ‘The Saddest Goal’

    PAMPLONA, Spain – Chilean production company Manufactura de Películas pitched its unconventional Pinochet-era drama “The Saddest Goal” today at Spain’s Conecta Fiction TV co-production and networking TV event, held in Pamplona. Set during qualification for the 1974 FIFA World Cup, a period of great political instability in Chile, “The Saddest Goal” kicks off as the [...]

  • Spain’s La Claqueta, Portugal’s SPi Ink

    Conecta Fiction: La Claqueta and SPi Ink Fiction Co-Production Pact

    Spain’s Seville-based shingle La Claqueta and Portugal’s SPi have clinched a co-development agreement for three fiction projects a year. Companies first made contact at last year’s Conecta Fiction, the annual co-production meet in Spain. The companies have also pacted to co-produce the animated feature-length docu “El viaje más largo” in collaboration with Portuguese pubcaster RTP [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content