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Suanne Braun (Hathor on Stargate SG-1) announced on Twitter and Facebook that she’ll do a series of interviews on Instagram with various actors and showrunners. It will be live, and the audience will get to ask questions for the last 15 minutes. The series will include people like Cliff Simon (Ba’al) and Joe Malozzi (executive producer, writer) and will start next Monday at 9:00 pm BST/ 4:00 pm EST with Kate Hewlett (Jeannie Miller). Amanda will be interviewed on the 14th of April, time to be announced. Follow Suanne on Instagram!
Update, April 7: Amanda’s interview will be at 1:00 pm PDT!
If you can’t be online at the time of the interview, post your question here in a comment. We’ll pick the best questions and ask them during the interview.
This weekend Inspirations 2020, a convention with Amanda Tapping and Teryl Rothery, would’ve taken place. The convention was postponed, so some fans have decided to do a virtual AT event on Twitter instead. Fans can post pics, photos and gifs from conventions and Amanda’s work and share memories using the hashtag #virtualATevent. Follow @VirtualATEvent for updates.
If you’re up for a Stargate rewatch, follow @CatieMelrose as she is organising rewatches. Next one: ‘Within the Serpent’s Grasp’ on April 4 at 9:00 pm GMT followed by ‘Serpent’s Lair’ at 10:10pm GMT. You’re welcome to use the website’s chat to chat with other fans during the rewatch.
Sabrina Furminger, the host of the podcast YVR Screen Scene, has published a new podcast interview with Amanda. They talk about the challenges and concerns during the COVID-19-induced self-isolation, about taking care of one’s emotional health while isolating and about Amanda’s favourite things. Listen to it on the website or on Apple podcast.
This podcast interview is the second podcast interview Sabrina has done with Amanda. The first one was back in May 2019, and if you haven’t listened to that one yet, I highly recommend you do that. Also, if you haven’t read Sabrina’s interviews with Amanda on Vancourier, I highly recommend them too. The interviews by Sabrina are, in my opinion, the best and most interesting interviews with Amanda.
YVR Screen Scene Episode Eleven: Amanda Tapping
The unstoppable Amanda Tapping
Amanda Tapping on coping with miscarriage
Tapping into Grace
Due to the current situation with the COVID-19 outbreak, two conventions Amanda Tapping is going to have been postponed.
The first one is Inspirations 2020. Initially planned for April of this year, it’s been postponed to April 9-11 of next year. Tickets will automatically be transferred to the new dates, and registration is temporarily suspended until June.
Momento Con, originally scheduled for May of this year, is being re-scheduled to August 1-2, 2020. Again, tickets will automatically be transferred to the new dates. All guests are confirmed for the new date.
Yesterday was the premiere of Motherland: Fort Salem. The episode Amanda directed will air on April 1, 9:00 pm on Freeform; the episode’s title hasn’t been announced yet. You can also watch the series on Hulu.
Update March 24, 2020: The episode title is “A Biddy’s Life”.
You might have seen articles about a Sanctuary revival with Amanda as Helen Magnus. They’re based on an article by Deadline, Amanda however replied on Twitter that the article was “inaccurate”. The article has been deleted since. Fans of the series will have to keep waiting and hope that at least some parts of the article were true but for the moment there’s nothing happening, officially.
Two weeks ago, Amanda was directing The Flash. Now she’s directing another series of the DC Universe: Batwoman. The series premiered on October 6, 2019, and airs Sundays at 8:00 pm on The CW. It has been renewed for a second season in January of this year. Filming locations are Vancouver and Chicago. Batwoman follows Kate Kane, a vigilante in Gotham City, and is set in the Arrowverse.
With this being the second series of the DC Universe Amanda is directing, fans of the comics can hope that she’ll also eventually direct Supergirl or Legends of Tomorrow. Both series are being shot in Vancouver and both have been renewed for a sixth season.
Canadagraphs’ Best of TV Awards is a well-known fan-created online TV award in Canada where the public can vote for the best on TV each year. The second round of voting has now started, and Amanda is in the second round in the category ‘Best Director’ for the episode Nihilism of Supernatural. You can vote for her once at https://canadagraphs.weebly.com/best-of-tv-awards-2019.html.
Update February 27, 2020: The second round for the category ‘Best Director’ has ended.
Amanda herself has been at Crazy8sfilms’ 2020 gala yesterday and posted a photo to Instagram. Crazy8s is a filmmaking challenge, daring and supporting filmmakers to create a film in eight days. Amanda has been in the jury in the past and is currently on its board of directors. Thanks to Sabrina Furminger, we also got some lovely photos of Amanda from the event.
Update February 27, 2020: Crazy8sfilms has uploaded photos from the event to their Facebook page. I’ve now have added the photos of Amanda below.
‘Great and Sudden Change’ is the eighth episode of season 3 and the third episode of the series Amanda directed. She also directed an episode in season 1, one in season 2 and the finale of season 3. Another director of the series, Anne Wheeler, got nominated in the same category. Anne with an E received 17 nominations in categories like best drama, best writing, best photography, best sound, best costume and many more. The series is currently streaming on Netflix.
The winners will be announced between March 23 – 29, 2020, at the Awards presentations, and the 8th Canadian Screen Awards gala will be held on March 29, 2020, at 8:00 pm. The gala gets live broadcasted by CBC.