I’ve got some exciting news today, guys! Emily has been cast in an upcoming Hallmark produced TV movie that will air on CBS! The movie, titled Let Them Shine, is set to be filmed in Albuquerque, NM and will likely premiere on TV in early 2011. Check out the article below for more details on the project:
VanCamp Finds Time to Shine
‘Brothers and Sisters’ thesp gets Hallmark gig
By: Cynthia Littleton
“Brothers and Sisters” co-star Emily VanCamp has been tapped to star in “Let Them Shine,” the upcoming Hallmark Hall of Fame telepic for CBS. The made-for centers on a young, inexperienced teacher who overcomes impossible odds to make a difference in the lives of homeless students.
The script, based on the book “Nobody Don’t Love Nobody” by Stacey Bess, was penned by Camille Thomasson, who wrote the entry in the long-running Hallmark/CBS series, “When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story.”
Jeff Bleckner is set as director; Brent Shields and Gerald Molen are exec producers.
VanCamp’s recent feature credits include the thriller “Carriers.” She became familiar to TV auds through her role on the WB’s “Everwood.”
Though the article doesn’t actually say it, I’m assuming Emily will be playing the lead role of the young, inexperienced teacher! Here’s a short description of the book on which the movie is based:
“Stacey Bess spent eleven years teaching children at the School With No Name, a classroom in a community homeless shelter. The book is a compilation of stories that take a look into the lives of underprivelaged children. They are stories of love and anger, of fear warmed by triumph, of loss tinged with hope. They are stories you will never forget.”