1. Julia Ormond is set to star in a pilot for Syfy entitled Incorporated. The show is being described as "an espionage thriller that takes place in a future in which companies have unlimited power. It tells the story of executive Ben Larson (Reign's Sean Teale), who must change his identity in order to infiltrate a cutthroat corporate world to save the woman he loves. In the process, he takes on the entire system — with deadly consequences." Incorporated is being produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.
Syfy's official site offers even more detail about the show and the role that Julia will be playing: "Incorporated" takes place in a world run by global umbrella companies with absolute power, centering on Ben Larson (Sean Teale), an executive who must infiltrate a sinister corporate world to save his wife, Laura (Georgina Haig). Complicating matters is the fact that one of the corporation's power-hungry officers is his own mother-in-law, Elizabeth (Ormond)."
Wow! Count me in. It's just a pilot right now, but, man, does this sound like must-watch TV! Here's hoping it gets picked up!
2. If you are still upset about the cancellation of Julia's last TV show then this may cheer you up (or just depress you further)! Bustle.com has an fun article (with tons of animated gifs!) on their top 8 Witches Of East End episodes, all of which can currently be revisited on Netflix.
3. Julia appeared in a brief CBS News clip about her visit with Governor Mark Dayton of Minnesota and corporate leaders "to raise awareness about the use of international slave labor.... Ormond spent about two hours with the Gov. Dayton on Friday. She said she hopes Minnesota will follow the California law passed in 2010, requiring companies to disclose where the raw materials come from for their products. Gov. Dayton said tougher transparency laws are something he’d consider." The news clip and accompanying article are linked below:
4. While in Minneapolis Julia was also at the Starkey Hearing Foundation So The World May Hear Gala.
Also present were singers Katy Perry (who performed at the event) and Gene Simmons and former U.S. presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. The Starkey Hearing Foundation (home page: https://www.starkeyhearingfoundation.org ) is a charitable organization involved in providing hearing care to the underprivileged around the world.