Across the Canvas Productions was founded in 1978 by Lance Britt
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 20th season on January 6th 2019. 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.
I grew-up in the entertainment and fashion industries. This included all aspects of film, television, radio, music, stage, fashion, and print media. My aunt and uncle knew Walt Disney and worked with people who ran the studios in Hollywood and New York. My aunt was a fashion model and accomplished musician. My uncle's invention was a staple of every hotel chain across America including Las Vegas. Las Vegas performers were friends of the family. Since I personally was involved in the business of show from birth, I saw how different people handled talent. I liked best the Disney Model. In the 1970s I managed both models and musicians. I begin to consider those I worked with as a family of friends. Since the whole concept of show business was just something, I was a part of the whole money and fame part of the plan never was a part of my inner workings. In the late 1970s after the success of a single I wrote and recorded I started my own company to help others. I opened my doors to anyone who wanted to be part of what my company did with only one requirement and that was to be nice. As part of that requirement it means that you must be able to get along with others. I have a no drama policy. So, in short, I started my company because I am passionate about what I do and to help others who have that same passion and desire to be a part in some way the business of show. ~ Lance Britt - Founder Across the Canvas Productions
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 out contact form.
Season 20 : Brooklin Green, Catherine R. Sewell, Gary F. Cox, Bruce House, Robin Shockley, Professor Gary Lee, Lee Darnell, Perry Ball, Robert Dane Goodwin, Mathias Holm Klarin, Clint McLain, Guy Walker, Payton Rae Waits, Ansleigh Thrash, Zach Drill, Lamont Johnson, Wyatt Castro, Kirra Barlow, Hylea Pyles, Alex Pyles, Alan Kelly, and more. Other writers, directors, producers, musicians, martial artist, actors, from in-front of and behind the cameras are featured.
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 Dean Pyles who is a Living Legend, Hall of Fame, Martial Artist with over 30 World Titles. He has been working with Across the Canvas Productions for more than a decade.
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 Talents
Todd Johnson has been host and producer connected with Blank Surfaces since the first episode in 1999. Across the Canvas Production.
Dean Pyles has been working with Across the Canvas Productions since 2009. Dean Pyles is a spokesperson for No Room 4 Racism
Morgan Odum first appeared on Blank Surfaces in July of 2018. Carmen does promotional videos for Across the Canvas Productions.
Carmen Odum first appeared on Blank Surfaces in July of 2018. Carmen does promotional videos for Across the Canvas Productions.
Alexis Steffan first appeared on Blank Surfaces in 2018. She is the driver of the #3 Jr Mini Cup for Combs Family Racing.
Alex Pyles first appeared on Blank Surfaces in 2009. Alex is an actress, model, and World Champion Martial Artist. She is one of the stars in The Coward Home for the Holidays.
Hylea Pyles first appeared on Blank Surfaces in 2009. Hylea is an actress, dancer, model, and World Champion Martial Artist. She is one of the stars in The Coward Home for the Holidays.
Kirra is a 2x NASKA National Champion. She is a member of the World Champion Martial Arts Team P.V.T
Catherine Sewell began working with Across the Canvas Productions in 1999. She has hosted our television programs, starred in our film projects, promotional videos. & commercials.
Brooke McIntyre first appeared on Blank Surfaces in 2018. Brooke is a model. and currently a guest host on Pleasure Island Conversations.
Payton Rae Waits
Payton Rae first appeared on Blank Surfaces in 2012. She has been in dozens of promotional video and PSA styled film shorts produced by Across the Canvas Productions.
Jack T. Perry
Jack T. Perry has been working with Lance Britt since the 1970s. Jack and his music have been featured in our projects for decades. He is the drummer on Marc Jackson's Run Jupiter recordings.
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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