Richard E. Grant narrates new Cineflix series chronicling lives of Hollywood wannabes: 90 Days in Hollywood premieres on Life Network April 10 at 10 p.m.
March 24, 2003
Montreal, March 24, 2003 - 90 Days in Hollywood, a weekly series about struggling actors seeking fame in Hollywood, premieres on Thursday, April 10, 2003 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Life Network. The series, produced by Cineflix in association with Life Network, follows the lives of nine actors from different countries and different backgrounds as they make their way through the daunting maze of Tinseltown.
British actor and film-star Richard E. Grant, whose intense performances have continued to shock and delight audiences since his 1987 breakthrough in Withnail and I, will narrate the series. Grant is also the author of With Nails – the Film Diaries of Richard E. Grant, a revealing account of the film business and life among its stars.
High on style and attitude, each half-hour episode of 90 Days in Hollywood interweaves the actors’ stories as they deal with pre-audition anxiety, the taut atmosphere of the auditions themselves and the tense wait for call-backs in the days or weeks to follow.
- Actor-singer-songwriter Holiday Hopke’s strategy for success involves getting Madonna to hear her music.
- Gail Greaves works nights in a bar, forgoing sleep to work as a bikini extra on feature film shoots.
- Bronx-born Elisa Bocanegra has attitude and talent but a lack of traditional movie star looks.
- Royal Shakespeare Company actor Steven Elliot leaves his wife and young sons in London and gives himself six weeks to land a part in LA.
- Jade Carter has moved from small town Alberta to accomplish his dream.
- Csaba Lucas, a Hungarian Canadian who talks like Arnold Schwarzenegger, approaches industry players wherever he goes.
- Seventeen-year-old Edwin Hodge takes his mother and siblings with him when he moves from New York City to Tinseltown.
- Opinionated and glamorous Rowena King comes to LA after working in British television.
- Daz Crawford a handsome professional basketball player and former boxer fights to get a role other than “brute parts that get murdered in the first act.”
In each episode, major Hollywood players like casting director Eddie Foy offer their candid opinions on the aspiring actors’ charisma and talent.
90 Days in Hollywood executive producers are André Barro and Glen Salzman. The series is co-executive produced by Tom Parkhouse and Katherine Buck. Jim Brown is the series producer, writer and head director. Ann Harbron is the Production Executive at Life. 90 Days in Hollywood is a Canada-United Kingdom co-production. The series is produced by Cineflix in association with the Life Network in Canada and Living TV in the U.K., with the participation of The Quebec Film and Television Tax Credit administered by SODEC, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, and with the assistance of The Government of Ontario: the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit.
Cineflix is a leading producer and distributor of popular non-fiction programming with offices in Montreal, Toronto and London, U.K. Other popular Cineflix series include Dogs with Jobs, Birth Stories and elove.