Masterson Tapped For Film & Web ProjectsBy Caillan
July 14, 2002 - 4:25 PM
Chase Masterson (Leeta) has been keeping busy recently, signing up to star in a feature film and present a sci-fi news webcast.
Masterson recently began shooting the horror film 'Inhuman' for Creative Light Entertainment, the company behind the release of 'Mind Meld.'
Written and produced by Eric Mittleman and Scott Zakarin, the movie centres around a group of young adults who are terrorised by an inhuman creature during a weekend reunion.
The movie marks the directorial debut of another Trek veteran, Michael Burnett, who served as a special effects makeup artist on Star Trek: Voyager, Enterprise and the upcoming 'Star Trek: Nemesis.' In addition to helming the film, Burnett will also design and create the special effects for the creature.
Producer Scott Zakarin spoke enthusiastically about the cast, which includes Chris Hoffman ('Joan of Arc') and Cory Hardrict ('Never Been Kissed'). "The young talented cast, led by sci-fi icon Chase Masterson, has truly dazzling chemistry," he said. "I can't wait to see what director Michael Burnett can do with them."
In addition to starring in 'Inhuman,' Masterson has also been busy hosting the Internet genre programme 'Sci-Fi Digital TV.' Produced by R/Com Networks, the show broadcasts news on the latest happenings in the sci-fi community, as well as interviews with prominent actors, directors and producers.
"We're very excited about adding Science Fiction to the technology programming we currently offer on R/com.TV," said executive producer David Barrett. "Sci-Fi fans are a loyal, media-savvy group and we're looking forward to keeping them up-to-date on the latest events in their community. This show is really going to set the standard for Sci-Fi news on the Web."
'Sci-Fi Digital TV' will be broadcast every other week on the R/CoM web site. The premiere episode features news items on 'Men In Black 2' and 'Reign of Fire,' as well as interviews with The Dead Zone's Michael Piller and 'Star Wars Episode II' cast members. One of the regular features is the 'Fan Talk' segment, when an ordinary fan gives their thoughts on a sci-fi topic of their choice.
Writer and director M.H. Cameron highlighted why he thought Masterson was the perfect choice to host the programme. "She brings not only professionalism to the show, but the real insider's track on the world of Science Fiction," he said. "Sci-Fi fans are demanding and Chase has her finger on the pulse of that fan community."
Head over to R/Com TV to watch the show's premiere episode.