From Yancy

Happy Summer Everyone!

by Yancy Butler Web Team

I hope all of you are enjoying the beautiful sunny days of summer. What are your plans? I’m guessing there are fun BBQs with family and friends, perhaps a great vacation? I would love to hear from you with all your great summer plans! I have just returned to L.A. after a month in NY spending time with MY family. How precious that time is for me. My schedule makes my visits home too infrequent … but spending time with my 92 year old grandmother … priceless!

I’m excited and blessed to have several film projects to tell you about.

LAKE PLACID 4 (which I mentioned in my last letter) has a new title … LAKE PLACID: THE FINAL CHAPTER. We filmed last fall in Bulgaria and I am joined by Elisabeth Rohm, Paul Nicholls and Robert Englund! Look for the ultimate conclusion to the LAKE PLACID film seriesto air September 29th on the Syfy Channel.

I started 2012 filming BLACK FOREST: HANSEL AND GRETEL & THE 420 WITCH about a brother and sister (CASTLE’S Molly Quinn and the very handsome Michael Welch from the TWILIGHT film series!) who battle a witch (Lara Flynn Boyle) who lures teenagers into her house with, you guessed it from the title, her “special” blend of marijuana. If you know the story of Hansel &Gretel, I’ll let you guess what happens next! I play a cop (you know me, hand me a gun and start the cameras rolling!) named Officer Hart. My partner, Officer Ritter, is played by Lochlyn Munro (TRUE JUSTICE) who was SUCH a treat to work with. After so many action films, it was fun to do a comedy! And we actually filmed here in Los Angeles. I rarely get to film a movie in the same area where I live, so that was a bonus. I’m still trying to get a release date but I am guessing it will be sometime before the end of 2012.

Just to prove that filming on location can be great too, I also had the pleasure of doing a film entitled SHARK WEEK in the Bahamas on the amazingly beautiful island of Eleuthera. Patrick Bergin (PATRIOT GAMES, SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY) and I star as a drugged out mad man and his eccentric, equally drugged out wife who invite then imprison several people to this remote island who have wronged Patrick’s family then put them through a series of deadly “challenges” involving dangerous sharks. I’ve never enjoyed “down time” on a film as much as I did here. Unbelievably stunning beaches and warm, crystal clear water … who wanted to go to work!! The Eleutheran people were so beautiful, generous and inviting. I hope I have the opportunity to return one day. Just don’t return home with Eleutheran money … there isn’t a bank in the U.S. that will exchange it!! SHARK WEEK aired Saturday, August 4th on the Syfy Channel. Hopefully you had a chance to see it. If not, Syfy Channel frequently re-airs its movies (last year’s RAGE OF THE YETI is re-airing next week!) so keep an eye out for SHARK WEEK in the weeks or months ahead. Hmmm, it seems like I am becoming “Queen of the Syfy Channel”!! I’m honored.

I have been approached to do KICK ASS 2 and it looks like I will be filming in the beginning of September. I was excited to be a part of KICK ASS but was disappointed that a lot of my scenes ended up on the cutting room floor. Hopefully, you will see more of me in the sequel! And I love being involved in ANY project with Christopher Mintz-Plasse. He is SO funny and talented.

Besides film work, it was such great fun meeting fans at autograph shows I did in Chicago and New York this year. To everyone who came out to see me, thank you. It was a treat for me to say hello, have a moment to chat, take a picture together. Your appreciation and support mean more to me than you know.

I think I have you all up-to-date with what is happening in my life and career. I really do love hearing from you so please e-mail me here at the website. There is a place for messages in the “Contact Us” section.

Once again I have to acknowledge Ann Premazon and Tom Monjack. You keep the website going and you keep me going. In return I give you my most heartfelt thanks and love.

And finally, as always, to the fans. You are the reason I am able to do what I do. Thank you for letting me live my dream. I wish you all “love and light”.

~ Yancy

Hi Everyone!

Apologies first. I vowed to keep you and the website updated and have been totally remiss in doing so. I truly appreciate the emails and your kind words. Sorry I’ve been out of touch for so long.

If it seems like I disappeared for awhile — I did. After working for the past 20 years (and loving every minute of it!) I wanted time for myself. I’ve spent the majority of this past year traveling, resting and just enjoying quality “me” time. I resurfaced to take part in a few autograph shows (meeting fans is always SO much fun for me) but otherwise just enjoyed my time off.

Work beckoned once again and I am excited to tell you that I am currently on location in Bulgaria filming LAKE PLACID 4 on beautiful Lake Iskar. For fans of LAKE PLACID 3 you’ll be glad to hear that “Reba” is back — and she’s as “bad-ass” as ever! Joining me in the cast are Elisabeth Rohm (loved her in LAW & ORDER and HEROES), the “yummy” and talented Paul Nicholls (BRIDGET JONES’ DIARY and EASTENDERS) and “Freddy Kreuger” himself, the one and only Robert Englund! Our director is Don Michael Paul who has a great vision for the film. From what I’ve seen so far I think you’re really going to enjoy LAKE PLACID 4.

Just like the great director Alfred Hitchcock, who always included a cameo of himself in each of his films, watch for our director Don to pop up briefly in the role of Deputy Glass. We all kidded with him that he was trying to steal the scene from the rest of us!

I don’t have an air date for LAKE PLACID 4 but I would guess to look for it sometime in 2012 on the SyFy Channel with DVD release internationally soon after.

I just found out that my last film YEREN has gotten a name change and will be airing under the new title RAGE OF THE YETI. Look for it starring David Chokachi and myself airing November 12, 2011 on the SyFy Channel.

To all of you, have a wonderful upcoming holiday season. I wish you all love and light.



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