Lusha lights up Illuminary for film and TV projects


Masiela Lusha, who played daughter Carmen on the ABC sitcom "George Lopez," has formed a production company dubbed Illuminary Pictures, which already is developing four films and a TV project.

Nick LoPiccolo has been named president of marketing and production at the company, which has been meeting with studios and networks.

The plan is for Lusha to star in the TV project as well as three of the films. The TV project, "Sweet Caroline," is a multicamera comedy written by Jim Hope, a writer-producer on "George Lopez." It centers on an executive on his third divorce who moves in with his only daughter (Lusha) from his first marriage.

On the film side, Lusha would star in "On, Cupid," a Christmas family comedy written by Mark Onspaugh; "Angel Hair," directed by Patrick Tatopoulos, the story of a German Jewish woman (Lusha) fighting to survive in a concentration camp during World War II; and "Yellow Rose of Savona," a Cinderella story written by Anna Pernicci set in Mussolini's Italy. The other film is "Graf," the story of the first and biggest of the Zeppelins.

Lusha is repped by Beverly Strong at Anonymous Content. (partialdiff)