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The Protocol On IMDb

imdb_logo_100x100There has been some movement on a project we haven’t heard about in over a year.  It is not much, but it is a sign of progress… Possibly.

Remember The Protocol?  Johnny Messner (Kathryn’s partner) Tweeted about in July 2013 as being a movie project his own production company, “Johnny Be Goode”, was creating.  I posted about it at the time.  Further information suggested that The Protocol was to be a TV series, possibly meaning the film made in 2013 was some sort of pilot or footage to be used in presentations to studios as an example of what the show would be like.  We only ever saw evidence of a single set in use so we don’t know how much filming was actually done.  Little is known about the plot, beyond the fact it is set in the not-too-distant future where everyone is under the control of the government from birth.

The change is that about one week ago The Protocol appeared on IMDb.  It is listed as a TV series.  Since then four cast members have been added: Kathryn (as Grace), Johnny (as Jake Chase), Xen Sia (as Amanda Chase) and Max Ryan (as Michael Logan).  Key crew members, including writers and the director, have also appeared.

We must take into account that anyone can submit updates to IMDb.  Those updates are moderated prior to posting though, and creating a new entry such as for a TV show or film is only possible by a few people.  The information was most likely submitted by someone closely connected with the project.

It is a sign of progress in the project.  We just don’t know what at this stage.

I was told a little while ago that we will get to see the pilot episode with Kathryn in it but no time scales were mentioned.

As a result of the IMDb update I’ve moved the albums covering The Protocol that were in the Gallery from the film section to the TV section.  It’s new home is here.

We will have to keep a eye on this one.

Be Aware Of Greeks Following Protocol

on_set_012Not entirely sure what the protocol is here…  :-)

Actress Xen Sia (above right with Kathryn) is the October cover star of the monthly New York-based NEO Magazine, which focuses on American Greeks.  Xen appeared on KM UK’s  radar earlier this year when she starred in, what we believed at the time, was a short film called The Protocol by Johnny Messner’s “Johnny Be Goode” production company.

The exact nature of the film (plot etc.) is not known to us but we are aware that Kathryn had a role, along with Max Ryan (Death Race),  Joel Cavness, Will Crown and, of course, Xen Sia (Casino Jack).  Filming took place over a few days in the middle of July.  Since then we’ve not heard anything on the project.  Until now.

Xen Sia has been interviewed for NEO Magazine and it gives us a very different take on the production, and a nice comment about Kathryn:

Her savvy, go-getter attitude is what landed Sia a starring role as Agent Amanda Chase in “The Protocol”, a cutting edge television series/episodic produced by Brad Feinstein. Also featuring Kathryn Morris (“Cold Case” and “Minority Report”), Max Ryan (“Death Race”) and Johnny Messner (“Tears of the Sun”), the series is currently in the midst of a bidding war between several networks. One highlight from the production experience for Sia, was getting to know and learn from her colleague, Morris.

“She really took me under her wing, and was so nurturing and motherly,” Sia said of the well-respected actress.

So, The Protocol could become much more than we thought.  If it were to become a TV series it does not necessarily mean that Kathryn would be starring in it.

You can read the full article by Eleni Kostopoulos HERE on the NEO Magazine website.

We will update you with further news on The Protocol when we can.  Doing so before then would be difficult :-)

Kathryn’s Guest Protocol

on_set_012Yesterday Johnny Messner (he of soon-to-be-a-double-father fame) Tweeted about a new film project he is working on.

The movie is called The Protocol, it is a short film, and is the first to be produced by Johnny’s own “Johnny Be Goode” production company 😕

Said to star are Max Ryan (Death Race), Xen Sia (Casino Jack, on the right and below with Kathryn), Joel Cavness, Will Crown and one Kathryn Morris (Cold Case).  We really can’t imagine how Johnny managed to get such a talented, successful and high profile TV and film star like Kathryn to take the job  :-)

Filming has been going on the past couple of days and could very well be continuing today (14 July 2013).

No word so far on what the film is actually about or Kathryn’s role in it.  There is a military theme and from the photos there appears to be an interrogation element to it.  That falls well within Kathryn’s realm of experience, though she looks to be on the other side of the desk this time.

Various cast and crew have posted on set photos.  Thanks and credit to them.  We have collated the ones with Kathryn in them and added them to the KM UK the Gallery.

More news when we get it.

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