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Mrs. Eastwood & Company

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Mrs. Eastwood & Company is an American reality television series created by Mary-Ellis Bunim and Jonathan Murray which focuses on lives of Dina Eastwood, wife of actor/director Clint Eastwood, and their daughters, Francesca and Morgan, as Mrs. Eastwood manages the six-person a cappella group Overtone, who also live with the Eastwoods in their Carmel-by-the-Sea, California mansion.

The series premiered in the USA on E! 20 May, 2012.

Mrs. Eastwood & Company premiered in South Africa on DStv's E! Entertainment channel on Sunday 19 August 2012, at 22h00. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are 10 episodes in the first season.

Synopsis

Chronicling the lives of Dina Eastwood, the wife of Oscar-winning film legend Clint Eastwood, and their daughters Francesca and Morgan, and the all-male six member vocal group from South Africa managed by Dina, Overtone.

The show takes an unprecedented look at the surprisingly normal extended and blended family behind one of Hollywood's most iconic superstars.

This series invites viewers to witness their lives and proves that familial bonds are shaped by more than DNA.

Developed by Executive Producer Jeff Jenkins for Bunim-Murray Productions, the series follows Dina, Francesca, Morgan, the six members of Overtone and those intimately involved in their world, wherever their lives may take them, from their hometown of Carmel, California to Los Angeles and beyond.

The Cast

Dina Eastwood

California native Dina Ruiz Eastwood is a former TV news anchor who, in 1993, was assigned an interview with legendary film actor and director Clint Eastwood.

She certainly got more than she bargained for, as the reporter and Clint married three years later in a surprise private ceremony planned by the groom. Following the birth of the couple's daughter, Morgan, in 1996 Dina left her anchor spot at KSBW-TV (Monterey, Salinas, Santa Cruz).

She has appeared in two of her husband's films, True Crime and Blood Work, and was co-host of the updated Candid Camera series.

Naturally, Dina is a constant fixture in her daughter's daily life, and is also very active in the life of step-daughter Francesca. In addition to making sure that the Eastwood household runs smoothly, the exuberant brunette has taken a hobby: in fact, she has six.

While in South Africa with Clint for the filming of Invictus, Dina discovered a six-man vocal group who call themselves Overtone. Moved by their talent and star potential, she relocated the entire sextet to Carmel, CA, and has been mentoring, mothering and managing them ever since.

In addition to being a dedicated mom, devoted wife and talent manager, the outspoken Dina has returned to college, and is currently studying Music Arts & Jewelry Making.

She is a huge animal lover and shares her home with a pig, roosters, chickens, rats, guinea pigs, chinchillas, birds, turtles and rabbits.

She is chair for The California Museum for History, Women and the Arts' Board of Trustees.

Francesca Eastwood

Opinionated and artistic, Francesca Eastwood is the daughter of Clint Eastwood and actress Frances Fisher, though she also calls Dina "mom."

A bit of a free spirit and an adventure seeker, Francesca is in a serious relationship with her boyfriend, celebrity photographer Tyler Shields. She is his muse; he is her passion.

Deeply in love, the couple has been together since 2011 and as a result, Francesca's world and her relationships are changing.

Fully embracing her newfound freedom as a young adult living on her own in Los Angeles, Francesca is currently enrolled at USC, but believes that life's biggest lessons happen through experience and not in a classroom.

The rebellious blonde likes to travel, try new things and appreciates the finer things in life, including high-end fashions.

Morgan Eastwood

High-school student Morgan Eastwood is a compassionate teenager with a heart of gold. She loves her mother very much, but is at that age where mothers and daughters don't always see eye to eye.

Occasionally embarrassed by Dina's outspoken behaviour, Morgan is experiencing watershed moments of her adolescence from learning how to drive, to finding her own voice.

She is a social butterfly and loves spending timewith her friends, gossiping about boys and experimenting with makeup.

The always-smiling Morgan is a bundle of energy and a bit of a goofball, but has had a hard time adjusting to Francesca's move to Los Angeles.

Emile Welman

As the lead singer of Overtone, Emile is talented, charming and handsome, and has been rumoured to have had a history of flirtation with Francesca. He loves to write songs, play the piano and a little guitar.

Emile also has a degree in South African law and enjoys spending time playing rugby, tennis and golf.

His musical influences include any jazz or swing musician, with Jamie Cullum, Michael Buble, Frank Sinatra, Nat "King" Cole and Tony Bennett topping his list.

His modern musical influences include James Morrison, Maroon 5 and Justin Timberlake.

Eduard Janse van Rensburg

The intellectual member of Overtone, Eduard is the oldest in the group and has been struggling to find his true identity since moving in with Dina.

Besides loving music, Eduard loves people and someday wants to work with the UN to better the lives of those who suffer around the globe. In addition, he loves the outdoors, rock climbing, learning new languages and creating anything.

He sings the high end, lead, tenor or soprano and plays the Djembe (an Africanbongo drum).

Ernie Bates

Ernie is not only a member of Overtone, but also produces the band's music. This former body builder is the "engine" of the group, and is described as being mature beyond his years.

Eddie has been singing in church choirs since before he can remember and got his first guitar on his 15th birthday. He eventually started working as a guitar session player and back-up vocalist in different recording studios all over South Africa.

Eddie is the tenor, lead vocalist and percussionist in the a cappella side of Overtone. He also plays guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, drums, concertina and a little banjo.

Eddie is inspired by almost any type of music and grew up listening to Elvis, Don Williams, CCR, Bryan Adams, Dire Straits and most of the 70s rock bands.

Riaan Weyers

Soft-spoken and sexy Riaan, pronounced "Ree'-ahn," is responsible for singing bass in Overtone. He is also a film graduate from the University of Johannesburg whosehobbies include photography, the guitar, and film.

In his free time he likes to play rugby and golf with his band mates. Riaan's musical influences include Jamie Cullum, John Mayer and Rob Thomas.

Dina calls him the "animal whisperer" because every creature on earth wants to be held by him.

Shane Smit

The "ladies' man" of the group with an infectious laugh, Shane sings baritone and is the youngest member of Overtone. He is also the nephew of his band mate Ernie.

In addition to singing, Shane plays bass guitar. His favourite band is The Script, and he claims he could eat spaghetti bolognaise every day.

His hobbies include socializing with his friends, riding jet skis, rugby and of course meeting girls.

Valentino Ponsonby

This recently engaged Overtone is described as being "energy on wheels." He's quick to joke, but often causes tension within the group.

Valentino not only supplies the comedy in the band but he's also the talented beat boxer who creates the beats and drums vocally.

Additionally, he plays the drums in the band and attributes his musical influences to groups such as Boys 2 Men, Usher and The Temptations.

Lisa Thrash

Lisa is the Eastwoods' fast talking, know-it-all housekeeper who is at the heart of everything that happens in the lives of each family member. She's brutally honest, fiercely loyal to the family, and effortlessly funny.

She has helped raise Francesca and Morgan since they were babies, and she is Dina's go-to confidante for "therapy" and advice on any type of family issue, conflict or crisis.

Lisa has a lifetime of wisdom that she generously bestows upon the family, often whether they ask for it or not.

Dom Ruiz

As the day-to-day manager for Overtone, Dina's brother Dominic keeps the six-man group on time and on schedule. Francesca and Morgan have always seen him as their fun uncle, and they take advantage of his soft spot for them by talking him into almost anything.

He is always the life of the party and prides himself on being able to make anyone smile.

In addition to working with Overtone, Dominic does special effects and works on all Clint Eastwood's films. Dominic has a fiance' named Jade and lives in Los Angeles.

Tyler Shields

Tyler Shields is a photographer, director and artist based in Los Angeles. He got his start directing music videos, and then entered into the world of art and celebrity photography.

He has been in a relationship with Francesca since 2011, and she is credited as his muse.

Tyler's impressive and sometimes controversial resume has led him to shoot some of the hottest young talent in Hollywood including Emily Vancamp, Lindsay Lohan, Josh Hutcherson, Diana Agron, Kalia Prescott, HarryShum Jr., Tamara Ecclestone, Levin Rambin, Juno Temple, Kellan Lutz, Matt Dallas, Demi Lovato, Dave Franco, Heather Morris, Jenna Ushkowitz, Michael Trevino, Devon Sawa, Mischa Barton, AJ McLean, Connor Paolo, Emma Roberts and, of course, Francesca Eastwood.


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