Across the Canvas Productions was founded in 1978 by Lance Britt

Blank Surfaces

We enter into this, our world, a blank canvas. The watercolors of our young lives are washed away in moments by the tears, laughter, and rain. In our youth, the pastels are replaced with all the shades and hues of a distant rainbow fading across the horizon; the storms we face, along with the sun-drenched skies are calmed with the waves of time. For some, our canvases are layered with bright acrylics and all the grays that blend with each tiny stroke cast by a well-worn brush. Still others paint their days with vibrant oils and leave in their wake pieces of who they were and are yet to become.  ~ Lance Britt  

Across the Canvas Productions

Lance Britt is the writer, director, and Producer of Blank Surfaces.  The long running series  celebrated its 21st season on January 2, 2020. Blank Surfaces offers an outlet for aspiring talents of all ages, actors, writers, directors, producers, dancers, models, photographers, musicians, comedians, artist from across the full spectrum of mediums, and all those who have chosen to reach for their endless dreams with a stroke of a pen or a melody of colors cast across a blank surface. The show highlights talent from around the world. Both established individuals and persons who aspire for recognition and who touch people's lives are featured.

Lance Britt

Lance Britt ​grew-up in the entertainment and fashion industries. This included all aspects of film, television, radio, music, stage, fashion, and print media. His aunt and uncle knew Walt Disney and worked with people who ran the studios in Hollywood and New York.  His aunt was a fashion model and accomplished musician. His uncle's invention was a staple of every hotel chain across America including Las Vegas. Las Vegas performers were friends of the family. Since Lance was personally involved in the business of show from birth,  He saw how different people handled talent. He liked best the Disney Model. In the 1970s he ​managed both models and musicians. He begin to consider those he worked with as a family of friends. The concept of show business was something he was a part of.  The money and fame part of the plan was a part of  Lance's inner workings. In the late 1970s after the success of a single Lance wrote and recorded  he ​started Across the Canvas Productions to help others. He  gave access to anyone who wanted to be part of what his company did with only one requirement.  You have to be nice. As part of the requirement it means a person must be able to get along with others. Lance has a strict ​no drama policy.  Lance ​started Across the Canvas Productions because he is passionate about what he does and to help others who have that same passion.  This along with a desire to be a part in some way the business of show. 


The Coward Home for the Holidays

Catherine Sewell fills in for Monty Bombelyn as host on a special edition of Pleasure Island Conversations shot on location in Alexander City, Alabama. Catherine Sewell interviews Dean Pyles and cast members from the film The Coward Home for the Holidays in the Mistletoe Bough Bed & Breakfast. Additional guests include Alex Pyles, Hylea Pyles, Kirra Barlow, Bruce House, Billy Newman, and Wyatt Castro. Scenes from the film include Robb Buckland and Alan Kelly. Music featured on the show is by Marc Jackson from his new music recording Run Jupiter. Marc Jackson's music is also featured in The Coward Home for the Holidays and The Coward 2020. Lance Britt is the director of the films. For more information look for The Coward the movie on Facebook or The Coward the movie at Imdb.com.

Take a Ride on a Space Tug

September 1, 2019 Brooke McIntyre guest host Pleasure Island Conversations. Brooke interviews the author Gary F. Cox about his book Space Tug and other works. Andy Marquis interviews Abby Jolly at Bobby Watson's Carteret County Speedway. Monty Bombelyn interviews Perry Ball about his film Jailhouse Wedding. (original air date November 5, 2017)

Fashion, Film, & Short Track Racing

August 08, 2019 Episode 20.32 Blank Surfaces with Morgan Odum, Carmen Odum, Brooke McIntyre, Nakia T Hamilton, Bob Lowery, Alexis Steffan, Joseph Bell, and music by Clint McLain. The show can be seen weekly Thursday nights at 6:00 PM on Spectrum channels 18 & 1310 Jacksonville & Morehead City, and surrounding areas in Eastern North Carolina.

Brooke from New York City to Pleasure Island

August 04, 2019 Episode 16.15 Pleasure Island Conversations Brooke from New York City to Pleasure Island . Brooke McIntyre, Bob Lowery, Nikia T Hamilton, Joseph Bell, Jeremy Blessing, Alexis Steffan, music by Clint McLain Where Are You.


Across the Canvas Productions has maintained a web presence since April of 1997. We have over 125 websites for the talents and businesses we work with. Social Media sites, blogs, and online stores. To help us help you promote your talents or business endeavors please reach out to us via our  CONTACT FORM 

Current Projects

Blank Surfaces

Season 21 :  Alexis Steffan, Catherine R. Sewell, Gary F. Cox,  Perry Ball, Robert Dane Goodwin, Eric Knight, Fraser Coull, Mathias Holm Klarin, Clint McLain, Guy Walker, Payton Rae Waits, Zach Drill, Lamont Johnson,  Hellmut Wolf, and others. 

Pleasure Island Conversations

Across the Canvas Productions has been helping with the production of Pleasure Island Conversation since 2004. In 2017 Lance Britt took over as director of the program.  Monty Bombelyn is the host and executive producer. The show features individuals such as Daisy Faith and  Joan Reilly.  Well know area musicians like John Golden make regular appearances on the program.  

The Coward the movie

Dean Pyles stars in his anti-bullying film The Coward the movie. His daughters Alex Pyles, Hylea Pyles, and Kirra Barlow are also featured. Music is by Marc Jackson from his Run Jupiter recording project produced by Kevin Hamilton at Artisan Studios STL.

Meet the Team

Alexis Steffan

Alexis Steffan is a 12-year-old 4th generation race car driver for Combs’ Family Racing. She placed 3rd in her division for the 2019 season. 

Bella Lyn

Bella Lyn is a model, actress, athlete, and social media influencer. She appears on Blank Surfaces and in projects for Across the Canvas Productions

Morgan Odum

Morgan Odum is the driver of  the #17 Mini Cup for Odum's Motorsports. She won the CCMCS in her division in 2019.  

Carmen Odum

Carmen Odum drives the #17x  Mini Cup for Odum's Motorsports. She won the CCMCS in her division in 2018.   

Payton Rae Waits

Payton Rae first appeared on Blank Surfaces in 2012.  Payton has appeared in videos and films produced by Across the Canvas Productions. 

Alex Pyles

Alex Pyles first appeared on Blank Surfaces in 2009.  Alex is an actress and World Champion Martial Artist. Alex stars in The Coward films.

Hylea Pyles

Hylea Pyles first appeared on Blank Surfaces in 2009. Hylea is an actress, dancer, and World Champion Martial Artist. Hylea stars in The Coward films.

Kirra barlow

Kirra is a 2x NASKA National Champion. Kirra is a member of the World Champion Martial Arts Team P.V.. and stars in The Coward films.

Catherine Sewell

Catherine Sewell has been a part of Across the Canvas Productions since 1999.  Catherine is featured in our programs and other film projects. 

Brooke McIntyre

Brooke McIntyre first appeared on Blank Surfaces in 2018.  Brooke is a model and actress.  She is a guest host on Pleasure Island Conversations. 

Hellmut Wolf

Hellmut Wolf of Wolf Entertainment has long list of international talents we feature in our productions. He also assist in production of Blank Surfaces.  

Jack T. Perry

Jack T. Perry has been working with Lance Britt since the 1970s. Jack is regularly featured on our shows and other productions.

Marketing & Promotional Services

Across the Canvas Productions offers marketing and promotional services for individuals, businesses, & non-profits. We offer products from the talents & businesses we feature on our programs. Books, Music, Soaps, Posters, Calendars, and unique items which can only be purchased through our company.

Walking Among the Stars


Autographed copy of Catherine Rogers Sewell Walking Among the Stars

Sherry's Bath Bakery


Specialty soaps, lotions, & oils made exclusively for Across the Canvas Productions by Sherry's Bath Bakery.


Lance is a dedicated and experienced director and filmmaker. He has worked in the industry practically all his life and his knowledge and skills reflect it. He has multiple talents that serve him well in the industry.

Catherine Sewell Actor, Author, and Educator 


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