Locally made movie gets Netflix debut

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Courtesy Home Theater Films
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.