|November 25||Visit to The Empire State Building|
Nicollette stopped by the 86th floor Observatory at The Empire State Building in New York to promote Hallmark Channel’s The Christmas Spirit. It looks like she didn’t bring Oliver along this time, but she had the good company of her best friend.
|November 24||Gallery Update: Talk Shows|
This week Nicollette has been busy promoting The Christmas Spirit on different tv shows. First she taped the holiday special of Hallmark Channel’s talk show Home & Family, which airs on November 25 8/7c; then she met with Mario Lopez on Extra and the following day she went back to Home & Family where she talked about what it is being behind the camera, what she’d like to happen next and acting alongside Oliver.
We can also finally enjoy the trailer for the movie, and if you’re a GetGlue user, don’t forget to check-in for some stickers.
|November 19||Hallmark Channel’s ‘Home & Family Holiday Special’|
To promote her new movie, Nicollette attended Hallmark Channel’s ‘Home & Family Holiday Special’ yesterday with Naomi Judd and Candance Cameron-Bure.
You can also see this On Location footage to get a sneak peek on what’s to come on December 1st.
And if you can’t watch it that day or you want to what it again, here are the showtimes:
|November 17||The Christmas Spirit Promos|
Only 2 weeks to go and we finally have some pictures of Nicollette’s upcoming movie with Hallmark Channel. Which also marks her debut behind the camera, as she is an executive producer and she came up with the story.
Remember to tune in Hallmark Channel on December 1st at 8/7c.
|October 4||Behind The Scenes Of The Christmas Spirit|
Filming has begun on Nicollette’s new movie for Hallmark Channel.
As soon as actress Nicollette Sheridan arrived for her first scene Thursday, the sun broke through rain clouds which had soaked downtown Lebanon all morning.
“It’s the Christmas spirit!” she told director Jack Angelo.
That’s also the name of her Hallmark Channel movie to premiere on Sunday, Dec. 1.
The former “Desperate Housewives” star shot her first outdoor scene for “The Christmas Spirit” here on Mulberry Street, a block away from the Golden Lamb, after set designers had worked all morning in a downpour putting cotton along buildings for fake snow.
Street lamps were decorated with lighted wreaths and red banners with green Christmas trees reading “Holiday Greetings.”
“The city put the wreaths up for us. They’ve been great,” said producer Brad Southwick. Movie staffers also picked all the leaves off trees on the north side of Mulberry to make it look like winter.
Down the street, Halloween items were hidden inside the Jam and Jelly Lady shop by owner Sonya Staffan, when she put a Christmas tree in the front window.
“It’s fun to watch them,” said Staffan about the three dozen crew members who descended on downtown Monday. She remembers watching the filming of “Harper Valley PTA” here in 1977 with Barbara Eden, and Melanie Griffith’s “Milk Money” in 1993.
“But I never thought I’d be in one. I was shocked when they called me a few days ago and asked if I’d audition – in my own store — for the role of the Jam Lady,” Staffan said.
She got the part, and was filmed sweeping the sidewalk in front of her business between cloud bursts Thursday.
The homemade jelly store was the type of small town business which drew the Hallmark movie to the picturesque Warren County seat, said executive producer Alex Coscas.
“The Jam and Jelly Lady is a perfect example of the kind of town we wanted, where everyone knows everybody. Lebanon has a very homey feel to the movie world,” Coscas said.
Producers toured Lebanon Labor Day weekend with Kristen Erwin Schlotman, executive director of the Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Film Commission.
“This was the first place she brought us to, and it was perfect,” Coscas said.
“The Christmas Spirit” began filming Monday with Sheridan at Deaconess Hospital in Cincinnati. Diner scenes were shot Wednesday at the Country Kitchen restaurant near the Interstate 71 interchange with Ohio 123, east of town. Production wraps Oct. 18.
Sheridan plays journalist Charlotte Hart, who returns to her small hometown for the holidays and discovers that a greedy real estate developer (Bart Johnson, “High School Musical”) wants to buy out downtown shop owners and modernize the town.
During her visit, Hart is injured in a car crash which leaves her body in a coma, “but her spirit is very much awake,” according to Hallmark. So as a ghost, she tries to thwart the developer.
The morning rain didn’t detract from the first Lebanon scene. The wet brick sidewalk made it look like the ice-melt had done its job, Southwick said.
After shooting five takes, production assistants rolled up the cotton and shoved it into black trash bags while cameras were moved into the LCNB Bank a few doors away at Mulberry Street and Broadway for the next scene.
Movie magic truly comes to town next week when “snow men” from Wisconsin bring in machines to make Mulberry Street look like winter in October, Southwick said.
“We’ve brought in some people from Wisconsin, because we know they know snow. It will be a mix of artificial snow and shave ice,” Coscas said. “But on film, it will look like wintertime in Lebanon. It will look beautiful.”
As you know, Jewtopia was finally released in the US and on VOD last Friday, September 20th. You can rent the movie on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, etc; or you can check here to see if it’s being played in any theatre in your city.
In the meantime, head to the gallery for the screencaptures of Nicollette’s scenes as southern Betsy O’Connell.
|February 6||Forevermark Collection Cocktail Party|
After a while out of the public eye (and with her fixed lawsuit apparently going into retrial), Nicollette attended the Hoorsenbuhs for Forevermark cocktail party with her brother Nicholas.
|November 4||Carousel Of Hope|
A couple of weeks ago, Nicollette attended the 26th Anniversary Carousel Of Hope Ball, where George Clooney was honored with the Brass Ring Award for his efforts in advocating various humanitarian causes.
|March 20||Honeymoon For One Screencaptures|
I have added to the gallery screencaptures of Honeymoon For One and one picture from set. As well as one still from Becker (thanks Dennis) and more images from an old photoshoot.
|January 15||2012 TCA Winter Press Tour|
Nicollette attended the Hallmark Evening Gala for the 2012 Tour Critics Association Winter Press Tour. She looks lovely in black, don’t you think?