Across the Canvas Productions


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 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.

Lance Britt

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


Odum Sisters

 Morgan Odum is 14-years-old and drives the #17 Jr Mini Cup for Odum's Motorsports. She was voted most popular driver in 2018 at Bobby Watson's Carteret County Speedway in her division. Carmen Odum is 14-years-old and drives the #17x  Jr Mini Cup for Odum's Motorsports. In 2018 she became the first female track champion at Bobby Watson's Carteret County Speedway  

Dean Pyles

 Dean Pyles 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.


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 channel 25 in Morehead City, New Bern, Jacksonville, 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.

Meet the Talents

Todd Johnson

Todd Johnson has been host and producer on Blank Surfaces since the first episode over 20 years ago. He has also helped with other projects and productions for Across the Canvas Productions.

Dean Pyles

Dean Pyles has been working with Across the Canvas Productions since 2009. He is also a spokesperson for Across the Canvas Production. Dean Pyles is considered by many to be one of the top students of Joe Lewis. In 2018 during the Battle of Atlanta 50th Dean Pyles received the Joe Lewis Eternal Warrior Award.  He is (as of this posting) a 28x World Champion, Hall of Fame, Living Legend, History General. His Martial Arts School Elite Combat Martial Arts is in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

Morgan Odum

Morgan Odum first appeared on Blank Surfaces in July of 2018. In 2019 she became the host on episodes of Blank Surfaces shot in and around Jacksonville, North Carolina. She also makes regular appearances on Pleasure Island Conversations.

Carmen Odum

Carmen Odum first appeared on Blank Surfaces in July of 2018. She is a regular cast member and offers us the latest news and events in Motorsports.


Across the Canvas Productions offers products from the talents we feature on our programs. Books, Music, Soaps, Posters, Calendars, and unique items which can only be found here.

Walking Among the Stars


Autographed copy of Catherine Rogers Sewell Walking Among the Stars


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 


If interested in being a part of what we do just let us know.  We will see what we can do to help you reach for your endless dreams and realize them. Please fill out the form below.