We Shine the Spotlight on MOTIVE’s Tenacious Detective Kristin Lehman

Latest News, Breaking News - Posted by The TV Addict on July 11, 2013

Introducing one of this summer’s intriguing new police dramas, ABC debuted the new Canadian series MOTIVE starring Kristin Lehman, who plays Detective Angie Flynn.  The twist of the series is that it introduces the killer and the victim right away and then slowly ties their stories together to show how even normal people get caught up in events beyond their control.  How circumstances can make literally anyone a murder.  For Detective Flynn, digging into each crime reveals the crucial link of motive.  What drives people to do what they do and at what point does it drive them to commit a crime of such a serious nature.  In a recent exclusive interview, Kristin Lehman candidly shared her thoughts on what drives her character and what she most admires about this kind of intriguing role. 

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'Motive's' Kristin Lehman: 'Public Enemy' delves into premeditated murder

Latest News, Breaking News - Posted by Zap2it on July 11, 2013

After a brief hiatus while ABC aired the 2013 NBA playoffs, "Motive" returns with Thursday, July 11 with uninterrupted episodes for the next eight weeks, which star Kristin Lehman tells Zap2it will be a great build-up to the finale. 

"I'm really grateful that as of July 11, every week will be a new episode right up until [the finale] September," says Lehman. "It does indeed end with a bang."

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ABC's 'Motive' is Thursday's Number 1 New Show and 'Rookie Blue' Retains its Premiere Number as the Top Series at 10pm for the 2nd Week

Latest News, Breaking News - Posted by TV by the Numbers on May 31, 2013

Thursday’s #1 new show, ABC’s Motive once again built on its lead-in at 9pm (+27%/+9%), beating Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen-boosted Does Someone Have to Go? by 3.1 million viewers and 20% in young adultsMotive held 100% of its week-ago premiere Fast Affiliate rating in Adults 18-49.

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Canadians Get MOTIVE-ated: CTV Orders Second Season of Hit Drama

Latest News, Foundation Announcements, Breaking News - Posted by Canada Newswire on May 8, 2013

In advance of its upcoming Upfront Presentation, CTV announced today its latest pick-up for the 2013/2014 broadcast season with a second season order of its original drama series MOTIVE(@MotiveTV). The #1 new Canadian series of the year, CTV has ordered an additional 13 episodes for the series' second season from Vancouver-based Foundation Features and Lark Productions. Production is set to begin this summer. The announcement comes with just one episode remaining before MOTIVE's first-season finale nextThursdayMay 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV Mobile.

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Dark drama a long time coming for director

Latest News, Movie News, Breaking News - Posted by The Province on April 5, 2013

That showbiz line about a 30-year overnight success could apply to director Ana Valine, who wraps filming on her first feature early this week.

With a resumé that includes teen years as a stage actor, subsequent roles in short films, and work in the production-office side of feature films, Valine’s career picked up dramatically just over two years ago when she came upon writer Billie Livingston’s dark novella The Trouble With Marlene.

The novella became the currently-filming feature Sitting On The Edge Of Marlene, with help from a roster of Valine’s friends and past collaborators.

“There’s nothing wrong with being a late bloomer,” the 46-year-old Valine says as she heads to the Maple Ridge set to start a night of filming. “I’ve just been gathering stories along the way — eavesdropping.”

She came to the feature after directing several short films. The dark drama stars Quebecoise actor Suzanne Clément as Marlene, who runs scams with her boyfriend (Callum Keith Rennie) and her teenaged daughter (newcomer Paloma Kwiatkowski), while still pining for her jailed husband.

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Suzanne Clément Headlines the Canadian Indie 'Sitting On The Edge of Marlene'

Latest News, Movie News, Breaking News - Posted by The Hollywood Reporter on April 1, 2013


Suzanne Clément, Paloma Kwiatkowski and Callum Keith Rennie have jumped on board writer/director Ana Valine’s mother and daughter drama Sitting on the Edge of Marlene.

Clément (Laurence Anyways) plays the pill-popping, alcoholic mother in Valine's adaptation of the Billie Livingston novellaThe Trouble With Marlene.The indie from Foundation Features and Rodeo Queen Pictures sees Kwiatkowski play a 16-year-old waiting for her father to get out of prison as she gets drawn into the family con business.

Sitting on the Edge of Marlene is shooting in Maple Ridge and Langley, British Columbia.

Rennie has just completed a star-turn in Jean-Pierre Jeunet'sThe Young and Prodigious Spivot feature, which shot in Canada, and Kwiatkowski performed the role of Thalia in the 20th Century Fox’s Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.

Sitting on the Edge of Marlene is produced by Amber Ripley and executive produced by Rob Merilees.

Denys Arcand (The Barbarian Invasions) is also executive producing.

Entertainment One has the Canadian releasing rights to the indie, and is handling all foreign sales.

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Foundation Features, Ana Valine on the ‘Edge’

Latest News, Movie News, Breaking News - Posted by Variety on April 1, 2013

Pic is produced by Amber Ripley and exec-produced by Rob Merilees of Vancouver-based Foundation. Denys Arcand (“The Barbarian Invasions”) also serves as exec producer.

Arcand was involved during script development, mentoring Valine as she was writing the first draft, based on author Billie Livingston’s young adult novella.

Pic concerns Sammie (Kwiatkowski), a teen who is drawn into the family con business to help her addict mom (Suzanne Clement). Callum Keith Rennie (“The Killing”) plays her mom’s con partner and wannabe boyfriend.

“We knew we would be casting an unknown up-and-comer for the character of Sammie,” Ripley told Variety. “We were aware of Paloma’s amazing talent and lucky to have her in one of our first casting sessions.

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ABC Sets Summer Schedule Featuring Three Scripted And One New Reality Series

Latest News, Breaking News - Posted by Deadline Hollywood on March 21, 2013

ABC has firmed up the bulk of its summer lineup, which will feature three original scripted series — Canadian crime imports Motive and returningRookie Blue as well as homemade soapMistresses. That is more than the 1-2 scripted originals each of the broadcast networks has offered in the last couple of summers. Motive, from The Mentalist‘s Daniel Cerone, is getting a boost with a special premiere after the Dancing With The Stars The Results Show finale on May 21 before the thriller drama moves into the high-profile Thursday 9 PM slot, leading to Rookie Blue.

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Canadian Viewers Find their MOTIVE: New Canadian Series Debuts with 1.23 Million Viewers

Latest News, Breaking News - Posted by Channel Canada on February 4, 2013

It was another touchdown for CTV’s original programming slate last night as, despite an 11p.m. ET start time, 1.23 million viewers tuned in for the post-SUPER BOWL premiere of its new original drama series MOTIVE. The debut becomes the #1 Canadian series premiere of the 2012/13 broadcast year. With 4.2 million viewers tuning in to some or all of the new Canadian crime drama, MOTIVE tackled its competition by more than doubling ELEMENTARY’s audience head-to-head (548,000; Global), and kicked off its debut season as the most-watched program of the night, next to the SUPER BOWL. Following a massive promotion and publicity campaign, MOTIVE held steady throughout the delayed broadcast and scored big among both men and women, with a 6.5 rating for M18-34 in Toronto and a 5.2 rating for F18-34 in Vancouver.

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ABC Picks Up Canadian Thriller Drama ‘Motive’ For Summer

Latest News, Foundation Announcements, Breaking News - Posted by Deadline Hollywood on January 30, 2013

After swiftly scrapping planned summer drama series Weird Desk last month, ABC has picked up another original drama for next summer, Canadian import Motive, from former Dexter andThe Mentalist exec producer Daniel Cerone. The 13-episode CTV series focuses not on who did the crime, but why the crime was committed in the first place.

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