'O.C.'s' Kelly Rowan to star in mystery telefilms

Actress will play a secretary/sleuth in 'Rebecca Kane' movies

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TORONTO -- Kelly Rowan ("The O.C.") is to star in a series of TV mystery movies from indie co-producers Breakthrough Entertainment, Salient Point Prods. and Colossal Entertainment.

The "Rebecca Kane" wheel of mystery telefilms, created and written by Los Angeles-based Donald Martin, will feature Rowan as a secretary/sleuth to the chief of police in a sleepy fishing town.

The deal was unveiled at MIPCOM by Marina Cordoni, executive producer of movies at Breakthrough.
Colossal Entertainment’s Graham Ludlow is producing the TV mystery movies, now in development.

Salient Point and Colossal Entertainment in 2007 collaborated on an earlier Kelly Rowan-starring TV movie, “In God’s Country,” this time with third partner Shaftesbury Films and for Canadian broadcaster CTV.

Other Canadian deals unveiled at MIPCOM include FremantleMedia Enterprises picking up the international distribution and licensing rights to the live-action series "My Babysitter's A Vampire" from indie producer Fresh TV, excluding the Canadian market.

Teletoon is to debut the tween comedy next year on both its English- and French-language cable channels.

Elsewhere, Thunderbird Films announced that Brendan Meyer is toplining the teen sitcom "Mr. Young" for YTV, Canada’s kids cable channel, to bow in spring 2011.

The series also stars Matreya Fedor, Gig Morton, Kurt Ostlund, Emily Tennant and Anna Galvin.