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Exclusive: Warehouse 13 Set Visit - Jack Kenny

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This Monday the doors will close as Syfy prepares to air the series finale of its popular series Warehouse 13. In August of 2013, the Pop Culture Principle had the opportunity to visit the set of the series and interview the cast about the upcoming fifth and final season. Today we bring you our interview with executive producer Jack Kenny.

Over the five years the show has been on the air, it's made us laugh, made us cry and every emotion in between, but one thing that was constant, the show always entertained us. Jack discusses how working on the show has affected him as a showrunner, what we can expect from the series finale and what the fans have meant to the world of Warehouse 13.

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Interview: Ben Youcef

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Ben Youcef is definitely starting to make a name for himself in Hollywood. The Algerian born actor broke onto the scene in Steven Spielberg’s Munich. His performance in Munich landed him roles in films such as Bruno, The Bourne Ultimatum and Body of Lies. Ben has also had memorable performances in hit television series such at NCIS: Los Angeles, CSI: NY and Law & Order.

Currently the multi-talented actor can be seen starring alongside Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson in the inspirational film From The Rough. He is also writing, producing and starring in the independent film The Algerian.

Ben was kind enough to sit down with us to discuss his current projects, being a first time producer and why having mentors is important.

Pop Culture Principle – What was it about the script for From The Rough that made you want to be a part of the project?

Ben Youcef – It’s a true and inspirational story about the first African American female golf coach. It’s about this wonderful woman who recruited these kids who had baggage and many problems in life. She was a tough coach and a mother at the same time, but was able to find a balance between the two. She helped guide us and helped us find our purpose in life. For my character in particular, she helped him find his inner peace. It’s such a beautiful story. In the past I’ve done a lot of roles that dealt with terrorism, so it was refreshing to do something much more inspirational and also a film with a great message. I’m not representing my people in a bad light, so that was a great motivator for me.

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Interview: Connor Buckley

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Hopes where high when FOX announced that it had picked up family comedy Surviving Jack as a mid-season show for the network. After only a handful of episodes, the network decided to cancel its freshman comedy. Almost instantly, fans created online petitions, videos and went to social media to express their anger over the cancellation of the show. One of the stars of Surviving Jack, Connor Buckley is also one of the thousands who is pushing for the show to get a second life.

Connor sat down with the Pop Culture Principle to talk about Surviving Jack, his thoughts on why the show was cancelled and what fans can do to help spread the word to bring Surviving Jack back.

Pop Culture Principle – For those who still haven’t seen Surviving Jack, can you tell us what the show is about?

Connor Buckley – Surviving Jack takes place in the 90s. I think it’s the first show of its kind that focuses on the 90s. It has all the great music and clothes from the 90s and it’s a really nice throwback to that time. The show centers on a family in San Diego. The father is an oncologist and the mother was formerly a stay at home mom, but now she is going to law school. So the father, Jack, is now in charge of parenting us and his style of parenting is a lot more act first, ask questions later; which is what a lot of the comedy centers around.

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Eric Mabius talks 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered'

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Recently actor Eric Mabius took part in a phone conference with the press to talk about his current Hallmark series Signed, Sealed, Delivered.

Below you can read the full transcription of the interview.

Hallmark Channel Conference Call

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Eric Mabius

April 29, 2014

Bryan deCastro: Thank you. Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for joining us this afternoon. Hallmark Channel is thrilled to bring viewers its new hit series, Signed, Sealed, Delivered, which for the second week in a row is in the top 10 of all shows on Sunday nights; the most competitive in the TV landscape.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered airs Sundays at 8:00 PM, and is Martha Williamson's return to television, who was the creative force behind Touched by an Angel.

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Exclusive: Warehouse 13 Set Visit - Allison Scagliotti

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In August of 2013, Pop Culture Principle had the opportunity to visit the set of the Syfy series hit Warehouse 13 as they filmed the final episode of the series. We had the chance to interview several of the cast members about their thoughts and feelings about the final season of the series.

Today we bring you actress Allison Scagliotti who plays Claudia Donovan. Claudia is a talented computer hacker and inventor, she is inducted as an employee of Warehouse 13 during Season 1, becoming a regular character thereafter. Claudia has an elder brother, Joshua Donovan and an elder sister, Claire Donovan. Claudia is widely considered by many fans to be the heart of the series and the one who has seen the most growth during the series.

Allison sits down with us to talk about what fans can expect from the final season and what she will miss most about being on the show.

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Interview: Jenn Lyon

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Sometimes it can be hard to set yourself apart from your peers in Hollywood. Everyone has a dream and everyone will work hard to see that dream come true. Jenn Lyon is an actress who has a leg up on the competition. She is the cofounder/writer/producer for the online sketch comedy group Poykpac. She has a string of credits on and off Broadway and is making her mark in television with roles on series such as Louie, Suburgatory and Army Wives. She can be currently seen on the hit FX series Saint George starring opposite George Lopez and Danny Trejo. Jenn was kind enough to sit down with us and talk about her career and her upcoming projects.

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Exclusive: Warehouse 13 Set Visit - Joanne Kelly

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In August of 2013, Pop Culture Principle had the opportunity to visit the set of the Syfy series hit Warehouse 13 as they filmed the final episode of the series.

Continuing with our series of on set interviews with the cast of Warehouse 13, today we bring you our interview with actress Joanne Kelly who plays U.S. Secret Service Agent Myka Bering. While Pete is the one who relies on his vibes and is the more easy-going of the two, Myka is smart, organized, and has a scrupulous eye for detail.

The character of Myka Bering has gone through many changes and has had many ups and downs over the past several seasons. The final season of Warehouse 13 will hopefully bring some closure for all the characters.

Like Eddie McClintock, Joanne was nice enough to sit down with us and talk about the final season of Warehouse 13.

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Exclusive: Warehouse 13 Set Visit - Eddie McClintock

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On April 14, 2014, Syfy aired the first episode of the fifth and final season of its hit series Warehouse 13. If you are unaware of what Warehouse 13 is all about, the series follows U.S. Secret Service Agents Myka Bering (Joanne Kelly) and Pete Lattimer (Eddie McClintock) when they are assigned to the secretive Warehouse 13 for supernatural artifacts. The Warehouse is located in a desolate part of South Dakota and throughout the series, Pete and Myka retrieve artifacts from around the world and store them at the Warehouse for safe keeping.

Warehouse 13 is the perfect blend of science fiction, action, drama and comedy that the entire family can watch.

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Interview: Kristin Booth

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Kristin Booth has built a career in choosing roles that are daring and unconventional. Whether it is playing Ethel Kennedy in the History Channel's mini-series The Kennedys to her Award-winning work in 2007's controversial film YPF, Kristin is definitely not one to settle on what many may consider a typical role.

Her next role is on the new Hallmark series Signed, Sealed, Delivered which was created by Martha Williamson, the person behind the long running hit Touched By An Angel. The series premieres this Sunday, April 20 (8pm ET/7pm CT). Kristin plays Shane McInerney, a technophile who brings 21st century sensibility to the group.

The busy actress was kind enough to talk with the Pop Culture Principle during a break while filming Signed, Sealed, Delivered. She discusses her role on the show, the importance of love and faith and why there is a place in today's television landscape for this show.

Pop Culture Principle - What was it about the script for Signed, Sealed, Delivered that made you want to be part of the project?

Kristin Booth – Well, there are a couple of things. Certainly the fact that Martha Williamson was behind it, because she has such an amazing track record with Touched By An Angel. When I read the pilot, the writing was so good, and the characters are so well developed and interesting and funny. The other thing that really appealed to me was the type of show it is. Although I really love a lot of cable television that is on TV right now, not a lot of it is really family friendly when you really look at it. I have a two year-old daughter right now and when she is ten or twelve years old, this is something that I would be really proud to show her. Those are the two biggest reasons, but also Eric Mabius coming on board to play Oliver. I was very blessed and fortunate to be cast as Shane.

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Interview: Stephanie Drake

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Baltimore native Stephanie Drake is an up and coming actress who is ready to make her mark in Hollywood through hard work and perseverance. The multi-talented actress has worked in theater, television, film and has done voice work as well.

She’s made appearances on shows like The Middle, Jimmy Kimmel Live and now can be seen playing Meredith on the hit AMC series Mad Men which will begin its final season on Sunday, April 13 at 10 PM ET/PT. Stephanie sat down with the Pop Culture Principle to talk about working on Mad Men, the power of social media and what advice she would give to up and coming actors.

Pop Culture Principle – What made you decide to become an actor?

Stephanie Drake – When I was 7, my dad took me to New York to see my first Broadway show which was The Phantom of the Opera. I know it sounds so cheesy, but it was like a light bulb went off and I just knew while sitting there that this is what I wanted to do the rest of my life. From then on, I was always interested in acting. I went to the performing arts high school in Baltimore County where I took it to a whole other level. I then went to USC for college and have really been acting ever since. It’s kind of hard to believe that a seven year old could be bitten by the bug, but I was.

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