Animiki See Digital Productions, Kistikan Pictures and Buffalo Gal Pictures are pleased to announce that the third season of APTN original drama Cashing In is scheduled to premiere on Wednesday nights this fall:
APTN weekly broadcasts begin Wednesday, September 7
8:30 pm ET on APTN East
8:30 pm MT on APTN West
8:30 pm CT on APTN North
Thursdays @ 1:30 am
Saturdays @ 8:30 pm
Sundays @ 3:30 am
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ABOUT CASHING IN
Cashing In exposes the high-stakes, winner-takes-all world of First Nations gaming. The half-hour drama is set on the fictional Stonewalker First Nation in southern Manitoba. Nestled comfortably beside an affluent beach community, the North Beach Casino is a successful gaming facility jam-packed with sharp executives, smooth dealers and rising stars. In other words: sex, money and power.
In season one, the North Beach Casino is purchased by Mathew Tommy, a ruthless casino mogul who plans to make it the jewel of his empire crown. With business venture and country living more complicated than initially thought, season two ends with Mathew being gunned down in his own casino.
Season three opens with the gaming empire now in the hands of his son. As questions emerge about whether Justin Tommy can cut the deck, Mathew’s past continues to surface. To top it off, John Eagle is planning to wed Liz McKendra, who was Mathew’s top executive before Justin fired her.
With Liz no longer running the show, Cheyenne Blueweed views her departure as opportunity, and is willing to do just about anything to clinch her place in the casino empire. As Cheyenne tries to find her way, her cousin Trevor Blueweed embarks on a journey of his own, and realizes that his ‘gift’ may be a whole lot trickier than his lounge magic act.
ABOUT THE CAST
Cashing In boasts some of today’s hottest Canadian talent, with veteran actor Eric Schweig as Mathew Tommy, triple threat Karen Holness as Liz McKendra, and actor/musician Glen Gould as John Eagle. Also featured are Wesley French as Justin Tommy, Sarah Podemski as Cheyenne Blueweed, Gregory Odjig as Cheyenne’s cousin Trevor Blueweed, and Tina Keeper as Aura Sphere.
Rounding out the cast, in recurring roles, are Stephen Eric McIntyre as Eddie, Nancy Sorel as Claire Eastman, John B. Lowe as William Eastman, Jenny Pudavick as Stacy Pelletier, Kyle Nobess as Barry, and Akalu Meekis as Scott. New to the cast in season three is Stephen Huszar as Brody, and the late Gordon Tootoosis as professional poker player Johnny.
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION
Cashing In is directed by Norma Bailey. The series is a co-production between Kistikan Pictures, Inc. in association with Buffalo Gal Pictures Inc. and Animiki See Digital Productions Inc. Executive Producers are Phyllis Laing and Norma Bailey. Producers are Vanessa Loewen, Jean du Toit and Tina Keeper.
The third season of Cashing In will see seven new half-hour episodes premiering on APTN, in addition to seven episodes shot last season, and six episodes from season one. Right from the start, Cashing In has been a leader in training initiatives, with a number of training positions filled by Aboriginal crew each season, ranging from entry-level internships to key position upgrades. Training has also taken place for a number of screenwriters, producers and directors, who were mentored in their specific areas. In season three, one episode was directed by Tracey Deer, who was a director trainee in season one, and director observer in season two.
Season three of Cashing In was shot on location last fall in Winnipeg, and rural locations in and around Bird’s Hill, Selkirk, Lockport and Scanterbury, Manitoba.
Cashing In: Season 3 was produced and developed in association with the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN); and produced with the participation of the Canadian Television Fund; Manitoba Film & Music; Government of Manitoba – Manitoba Film & Video Production Tax Credit; and The Canadian Film and Video Tax Credit.