Lucky Breaks

Broadcasters: Star!, Biography Channel (U.S. and Canada)

Life-changing events, chance encounters, dogged perseverance. Some celebrities seemingly stumble into a big break. Others work for years before finally achieving stardom. Lucky Breaks, a primetime docu-tainment series, chronicles these lucky breaks as seen through the eyes of the stars themselves. Was it talent, blind ambition, or being in the right place at the right time that got them to where they are today? How much do they attribute their current success to chance, chase or creativity?

Lucky Breaks combines entertainment and insight as it reveals the career-making stories of celebrities. The series covers a range of career paths and features interviews with established stars as well as up-and-coming individuals experiencing their first taste of stardom. The common element throughout is the personal and fascinating story behind the celebrity – as told by the stars.

Over 150 celebrities shared their stories with Lucky Breaks including KISS lead singer Gene Simmons, Greenpeace co-founder Bob Hunter, Native American singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie, comedians Leslie Nielsen (Airplane) and Terry Jones (Monty Python’s Flying Circus), supermodel Carol Alt, TV hosts Jeanne Beker and David Suzuki, Academy Award winning director Denys Arcand and authors Margaret Drabble and Candace Bushnell.

Featured in this short trailer are Directors Denys Arcand (The Decline of the American Empire) and Patricia Rozema (I Heard the Mermaids Singing), Musicians Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo), Tal Bachan and Bruce Cockburn, Actors Tia Carrere (Wayne’s World) and Jessica Paré (Mad Men) and Comedians Martin Short and Eugene Levy.