Locally made movie gets Netflix debut

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Newly available on Netflix, “In-Lawfully Yours,” with Chelsey Crisp. Courtesy Home Theater Films.

A film made in Hampton Roads with the help of more than 70 local students began a Netflix run Tuesday at midnight.

“In-lawfully Yours,” a romantic comedy, was produced by Regent University, 1000 University Dr., and Home Theater Films, according to a release. One of Home Theater’s founders, actor Corbin Bernsen, appears in the film and served as a producer. Bernsen’s previous work includes “LA Law,” “Psych” and “Major League.” Marilu Henner, whose credits include “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “Taxi,” also has a featured role. So do Chelsey Crisp, an actor in “Fresh off the Boat,” and Joe Williamson, whose work includes “Grey’s Anatomy.”

“In-Lawfully Yours” was filmed mainly on location on Regent’s Virginia Beach campus and around Hampton Roads beginning in early 2015; more than 70 Regent undergraduates and graduate students participated in its production, working as everything from assistants to the director and producer to script supervisor and set dresser, a release said. Netflix has the film available to stream and on DVD.

Regent will host a red carpet premiere on Saturday, Sept. 10 at its Communication and Performing Arts Center. The event, which begins at 6:15 p.m., includes a screening and a discussion session with actors.

Regent, founded in 1978, awards associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees “from a Christian perspective” in areas such as business, communications and the arts, divinity, education, government, law, leadership and counseling. Its School of Communications & the Arts has offered graduate film degrees since 1983, the release said.

More information about “In-Lawfully Yours” is available on the website for Home Theater Films.

 

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Joan Quigley is a former Miami Herald business reporter, a graduate of Columbia Journalism School and an attorney. Her writing has appeared in the Washington Post, TIME.com, nationalgeographic.com and Talking Points Memo. Joan Quigley is a former Miami Herald business reporter, a graduate of Columbia Journalism School and an attorney. Her writing has appeared in the Washington Post, TIME.com, nationalgeographic.com and Talking Points Memo. Her recent book, Just Another Southern Town: Mary Church Terrell and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Nation’s Capital, was shortlisted for the 2017 Mark Lynton History Prize. Her first book, The Day the Earth Caved In: An American Mining Tragedy, won the 2005 J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award.