Actress Says She Suffered Facial Paralysis|After A Poorly Prepared Stunt

     VANCOUVER, B.C. (CN) – Gabrielle Carteris claims she suffered facial paralysis and nerve damages after a poorly prepared and inadequately rehearsed scene in the made-for-TV movie “Past Tense,” in which she was choked at knifepoint.




     The Los Angeles-based actress says she was permanently injured during the Feb. 6, 2006 shoot in Langley, British Columbia. She demands punitive damages.
     Here are the defendants: Central Myth Pictures Ltd., Joe Broido, Harvey Kahn (producer), Porchlight Entertainment Inc., Front Street Pictures Inc., Porchlight Distributions Inc., Porchlight Worldwide Inc., Penelope Buitherhuis (director), Adrian Hughes (actor), Adam Sliwinski, Jaye Gazeley (line producer), Brett Armstrong (stunt coordinator), Marc Stevenson, Costa Vassos (unit manager), Patrick Weir (first assistant director), and Edward Hardy (second assistant director).
     Carteris is represented in B.C. Supreme Court by Robyn Wishart.

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