For Canadian actor/producer Corey Large, the drug drama ‘Kid Cannabis’ out April 18 is just the first of many feature films for one of the busiest movie producers in North America this year

Production in the works s with Martin Scorsese, Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Bruce Willis and Liam Neeson 

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Meet actor, writer and producer Corey Large, who’s emerging as one of the most sough-after producers in Hollywood and Canada – with nearly 15 projects slated for release in 2014/15. Born in Victoria, this B.C. boy who has been under the radar is now flying high working with a dream team of A-listers . We’re talking the likes of Martin Scorsese, Russell Crowe, Mark Wahlberg, John Cusack, Pierce Brosnan, Anne Hathaway, 50 Cent, Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, and the list goes on!

Corey heads up Wingman Productions – the company behind John Stockwell’s “Kid Cannabis,” which hits theatres across North America on April 18. The Canadian talent also acts in Stockwell’s drug drama starring veteran actors Ron Perlman (“Sons of Anarchy”) and John C. McGinley (“Scrubs”). Based on Mark Binelli’s 2005 article in Rolling Stone, “Kid Cannabis” tells the true story of Nate Norman (Jonathan Daniel Brown), an Idaho teen dropout who builds a multimillion-dollar marijuana ring by trafficking drugs across the Canadian border. His pursuit of the high life – complete with girls, guns, and vicious rival drug lords – gets this ex-pizza boy and his delinquent pals in over their heads.

The year 2014 will prove to be Corey’s busiest yet. He’s producing and executive producing over 10 films, including Martin Scorsese’s period piece “Silence,” which features an all-star cast rounded out by Liam Neeson, “Spider-Man’s” Andrew Garfield, and Adam Driver (“Girls”). Other projects include “The Prince” starring Bruce Willis, John Cusack and Jessica Lowndes, “Any Day” featuring Sean Bean, Eva Longoria, and “Unconscious” starring Kate Bosworth and Wes Bentley.

Other feature films being released this year are ‘November Man’ starring Pierce Bronson, Lucey Bucey and Olga Kurylenko in the Roger Donaldson directed spy-thriller an adaptation of the Bill Granger novel There Are No Spies, in which a former CIA operative who is brought back in on a very personal mission finds himself pitted against his former protégé in a deadly game involving high-level CIA officials and the Russian President-elect. Also ‘Poker Night’ filmed in Victoria starring Ron Pearlman, Giancario Esposito, Lochlyn Munro and Michael Eklund will be released this November.

Corey took matters into his own hands early on in his career. In 2003, the Victoria-native established Wingman Productions to create his own noteworthy projects, enabling him to run his studio and control the direction of his movies. The goal was simple: produce mainstream features on a budget, without compromising quality. His recipe worked and by the time Corey turned 30 he had already raised more than $100 million dollars for film productions.

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Some of the vast talent Corey has worked with through his various Wingman projects include: Nicolas Cage, Liam Hemsworth, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Emma Roberts, Adam Brody, Jesse Metcalfe, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Kaley Cuoco, Tom Sizemore,

Corey continues to show audiences that he is a versatile producer. The actor-turned-movie-maker has multiple projects on the go, including the action packed comedy/horror film “Zombeavers,” Martin Scorcese’s “Revenge of the Green Dragons,” and “Empire State,” which is headlined by The Rock and Liam Hemsworth (“The Hunger Games”). Other features under his belt include “Don Peyote” featuring Josh Duhamel, Dan Fogler and Anne Hathaway, and the upcoming comedy ““The Angriest Man in Brooklyn” starring Mila Kunis and Oscar-winner Robin Williams.

Staying prevalent in the acting realm, Corey recently appeared in the critically acclaimed “Lone Survivor” starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch and Eric Bana.

Proving he’s not afraid of multitasking, the busy moviemaker wrote, produced and acted in the film “Chasing Ghost” starring Michael Madsen, Shannyn Sossamon and Meat Loaf, which he sold to Sony Pictures. Along with his partners, Corey has written, produced, co-starred in and sold a number of other full-length features to Hollywood studios, including:  “Loaded”,“ Toxic”, “The Penthouse”, “The Obama Effect”, “Welcome to the Jungle”, and “The Frozen Ground”.

In 2004 Corey founded Tunnel Post, an in-house post-production company based in Santa Monica that specializes in creating high-end content for film, television and live events. The company has provided digital intermediate and post production services to practically every major player in Hollywood, including 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures, Universal Studios, Lionsgate, The Weinstein Company and MGM. Networks include: CBS, NBC, HBO, ESPN, The History Channel, The CW, and Syfy. Among Tunnel Post’s feature film projects are  “Killing them Softly” with Brad Pitt, “Broken City” with Russell Crowe and Mark Wahlberg, and “The Tomb” with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone.

The 38-year-old producer was born and raised in Victoria, BC. In his early twenties Corey moved to Vancouver to pursue film and television roles, and started booking projects immediately. In 2003 he wrote, produced and starred in his first film, “Window Theory.” While he began working his way up in the industry, Corey studied his craft at the Vancouver Film School and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, where he learned from top instructors, including “Seinfeld’s” Jason Alexander.

Corey splits his time between Los Angeles and Victoria, continuing to produce feature films in Canada. Staying true to his roots, the busy mogul will venture back to Vancouver/Victoria to produce, and also act, in “The Passenger” alongside Vancouver actor/set designer Chad Krowchuk who will be directing the film.

 

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Horror-Thriller Feature Film ‘CANDiLAND’ starring Gary Busey, James Clayton and Chelah Horsdal

The Promotion People - CandilandShooting schedule allows time for actors to have a dramatic weight loss to become emaciated for their roles.

Busey’s character showcases his incredible humanity and dramatic talent. 

Motorcycle Boy Productions and Greendale Productions are pleased to announce the horror-thriller feature film CANDiLAND will be in production in Vancouver from April 13 to 20, 2014.  Executive Producers are James Clayton (Down The Line), Blaine Anderson and Roseanne Milliken (Tucker & Dale vs Evil). Producers are Marc Petey (Down The Line) and Marena Dix. Screenplay is written and directed by Rusty Nixon and based on the novel Candyland by award winning novelist, Elizabeth Engstrom.  Music supervision and original score is by Gemini Award Winner, Tim Hart.

The Promotion People - Gary Busey Academy Award Nominated Gary Busey (The Buddy Holly Story, Lethal Weapon, Point Break) plays Arnie, James Clayton’s (Down The Line, Fringe) character Peter’s alcoholic father.  Leo Award Nominated Chelah Horsdal (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Arrow, Hell on Wheels) plays Tess. The film is being shot in two blocks, nine weeks apart, to allow James Clayton and Chelah Horsdal the time needed for a dramatic weight loss – as their characters become emaciated after a year of isolation keeping true to the novel.

Recently divorced and heartbroken, Tess finds herself abandoned at a bar on her girl’s night out. There she encounters the eccentric and rich Peter – a man cursed with the condition of heightened sensory perception and desperately searching for a moment’s peace. The two instantly fall in love and withdraw to Peter’s apartment for a lengthy and addicting love affair. Days of bliss pass by but when Tess realizes she should leave and resume her life, Peter proposes a dangerous idea – isolate each other in his apartment to create their own pure reality; one free of pain and the dictates of society. Now, cut off from the world and locked inside what Peter calls CANDiLAND, the lovers embark on a dogmatic quest for a higher existence. But slowly, they begin to descend into madness – turning the once lovers into mortal enemies. The Promotion People - CANDiLAND
James Clayton is the Founder and President of Motorcycle Boy Productions established in 2012. James Clayton and Rusty Nixon’s first feature  Down The Line, is a Sci-Fi Thriller about a struggling comedian played by James Clayton who stars and plays nine different characters trapped inside his mind and must fight alternate versions of himself to escape. Rusty Nixon wrote, directed, and edited the film. Down The Line is being distributed Worldwide by IndustryWorks Pictures in 2014.

A labor of artistic love, Rusty and James have been working to bring CANDiLAND to production for the past 10 years. Producing partner Marc Petey is a founding member of the Co-Production company Greendale Productions.

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David Sancious reunites with the original members of the E Street Band to receive the Award for Musical Excellence at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony April 10th, 2014

World Renowned Keyboardist and Musician David  will be touring with Peter Gabriel on “Back to Front” Tour after recently touring with Sting and Paul Simon “On Stage Together”

David along with other members of the E Street Band will receive the Award for Musical Excellence at this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, April 10, 2014 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

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David Sancious, long-time solo keyboardist, guitarist and composer, is having an exceptionally busy year in 2014 touring with three of the most sought after musicians of our time.  He just completed touring with Sting and Paul Simon “On Stage Together” then is back out touring with Peter Gabriel throughout Europe in April and May. Peter Gabriel is also being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year.

David joins Sting and Paul Simon, two of music’s most renowned and enduring artists who are performing “On Stage Together” throughout North America. For more information on the tour and tickets please visit sting.com.

David will then join the other original members of Peter Gabriel’s band again to tour throughout Europe on Peter Gabriel’s  “Back to Front” tour.  The tour begins in Frankfurt on April 14th and finishes in Berlin on May 14th. For more information and tickets please visit petergabriel.com.

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Capturing the attention of Bruce Springstein in the seventies at a jam session in New Jersey, David’s career as a musician kicked off at the young age of seventeen. An original member of Bruce Springsteins’ beloved E Street Band David was invited to join a new band Bruce was forming. The group recorded three albums together and toured the country before David was offered a recording contract and left the band to form his own group Tone, where he would showcase his abilities as not only a sensational musician, but as an equally talented composer, producer and synthesist. David recorded multiple albums with Tone and the accomplishments of these albums led him to become one of the most talented and sought-after keyboardists in the industry.

David re-united with Bruce Springstein and joined other musicians including Billy Joel, Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Rufus Wainwright and Will.I.Am  at Sting’s sixtieth birthday to perform some of Stings most recognizable songs at New York’s Beacon Theatre.

The notable artist has since worked with many musicians including Eric Clapton, Seal, Aretha Franklin, Santana, Jeff Beck and many others. David has performed on more than fifty albums since his 1973 debut album “Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.” with Bruce Sprinstein and the E Street Band. The versatility of his sensational career has made it difficult to categorize his music.  David, however, considers his art a mixture of harmony and melody from the jazz and classical traditions combined with rhythms from the rock and R&B traditions. David is well respected by his peers, considered by many as a “musician’s musician”.

It can often be difficult to center oneself when surrounded by the stress and chaos of being an artist. Yet, somehow, David always manages to find his center and inner peace. At a mere ten years of age, he began his journey into the world of spirituality. David practices meditation and yoga.

David is touring with Sting and Paul Simon “On Stage Together” throughout North America until mid March then out again with Peter Gabriel’s tour “Back to Front” in April and May 2014 throughout Europe. 

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YouTube: Behind the Scenes with David Sancious for Yamaha

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Independent Studio IndustryWorks Pictures Brings The Powerful and Historical Original Drama Series ‘The Lost Legion’ to MIPTV

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IndustryWorks is pleased to announce the exclusive ‘first look’ at the new TV drama series ‘The Lost Legion’ at MIPTV this April.

Sex, corruption, betrayal and the final death throws of a once powerful Empire.  Where enemies become allies, allies become pawns and one man’s struggle to survive is “the last chance for a new Rome”.

The thirteen one hour-long episodes by Executive Producer Evan Tylor, who brought us the now infamous and New York Times touted feature film ‘American Mary’. Petr Kubik and David Kocas direct ‘The Lost Legion’ and Christopher Hyde writes the series. Producers of ‘The Lost Legion’ are Lloyd Simandl and John Curtis. Production for the first two episodes has been completed. Filming will continue in Prague from June to December 2014.

“On behalf of IndustryWorks Pictures, we’re proud to present The Lost Legion, which takes us back to an era of a once great Empire struggling to retain its glory. I haven’t seen this portrayed before in film or television.” Says Evan Tylor, President of IWP. “The stories and characters are captivating, and the history is quite relevant, considering the uncertainty the modern world is facing today.”

“We’re excited about the possibilities for ‘The Lost Legion’ and other new and original shows that we have in development.”

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About ‘The Lost Legion’ Television Series
After the fall of the Rome a once powerful Empire is now but a shadow of itself, deprived of its former glory and the Dark Ages are imminent.  Roman Fortress towns are now small kingdoms where decadence and corruption thrive and the struggle to maintain control is quickly slipping away.  In one such remote outpost, one Legion remains and strives to bring Rome back to its former glory and the interwoven lives of the strong, the corrupt, the innocent and the power hungry will determine Rome’s final destiny.

About the Cast and Characters:
The series stars Michelle Lukes (‘Strike Back’, ‘Alexander’, ‘Doctors’) as the manipulative and shrewd Urbina Prima, the wife of Maximus our debauched and insane Roman Emperor played by Brian Caspe (‘Hellboy’, The Illusionist’, ‘The Last Knights’). The cast includes Tom McKay (‘Hatfields and McCoys’, ‘The White Queen’) as the ‘Legions’ hero Taranis Maldras and Jim High (‘The Muskateers’, ‘Borgia’, Crossing Lines’) as Argos, the middle man who plays all sides of this chessboard.

The stellar cast comes with a long list of Emmy, Golden Globe and People Choice nominated credits that features Tom McKay who starred in the BBC’s Golden Globe and People’s Choice Nominated show ‘The White Queen’ and stars in the Golden Globe award winning and multi SAG and Prime Time Emmy Award winning, TV show ‘Hatfields & McCoys’ along side Kevin Costner. Michelle Lukes starred in the Emmy Nominated show ‘Strike Back.’ Jim High stars in BBC America’s newest TV Series ‘The Musketeers’, the TV Series ‘Borgia’, Primetime Emmy Nominated TV series ‘Missing’ and the new NBC TV series ‘Crossing Lines’ and soon to be seen in the up and coming feature film ‘Serena’ with Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. Brian Caspe may be best known for Guillermo Del Torro’s  ’Hellboy’, as well as ‘The Illuisionist’ and ‘Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol’, Brian Caspe is in the up coming action adventure film ‘The Last Knights’ with Morgan Freeman and Clive Owen and is also in the Oscar Nominated and multi-award winning TV series ‘The American Experience’.

About IndustryWorks Pictures, Inc
IndustryWorks is a fully integrated company that distributes and produces feature films, television and new media content worldwide.

IndustryWorks Pictures sets itself apart by having the keen sense of recognizing potential in projects for production and its primary function is to release unique and marketable content to the market place. IndustryWorks’ mandate is to release films and television content that appeal to the mainstream and niche audiences. The company has several in-house projects in development on an ongoing basis. IndustryWorks distributes its content to all ancillary media outlets, including box office, VOD, SVOD, broadcast, airlines, internet and digital platforms, retail and rental outlets.

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Peter and Julia Benson’s Horror Feature Film ‘Death Do Us Part’ is being released on DVD in the United States and Canada on April 15th

The Promotion People - Death Do Us PartThe film will screen at Vancouver’s Rio theatre on April 6th at 6:30 p.m.

The married duo of Peter and Julia Benson are pleased to announce the release of their horror feature film ‘Death Do Us Part’ on DVD in the United States and Canada on April 15th, 2014.  Along with starring in the film, Julia and Peter also wrote and produced ‘Death Do Us Part’ with Ryan Copple.  Anchor Bay Entertainment is distributing the film in the U.S. and Raven Banner Entertainment is handling the Canadian release.  The film will also play at the Rio theatre on April 6th at 6:30 pm.  Tickets are $10 at the door and $8 in advance.

‘Death Do Us Part’ is a horror feature film that tells the story of six friends who go to a remote cabin in the woods to celebrate a ‘Jack and Jill’ bachelor party. Things take a horrifying turn when members of the group are brutally picked off one by one. What starts out as a celebration, quickly descends into a bloody nightmare. Friendships are ripped apart and accusations fly in this blood filled psychological horror with a whodunit twist.  The film was nominated for three Leo awards and stars Julia Benson (Stargate Universe, That Burning Feeling), Peter Benson (What an Idiot, Leap 4 Your Life), Emilie Ullerup (Sanctuary, Arctic Air), Christine Chatelain (Sanctuary, Fringe), Kyle Cassie (Lost Boys: The Tribe, True Justice), Benjamin Ayres (Saving Hope, Less Than Kind), Dave Collette (Leap 4 Your Life, What an Idiot), Viv Leacock (Almost Human, Continuum) and Aaron Douglas (The Killing, Battlestar Galactica).  Nicholas Humphries (The Little Mermaid) directed the feature film.

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Peter and Julia are two well-known Canadian actors who are rapidly establishing themselves as a successful writing/producing/directing team with their company Married to the Boss Productions. Six years ago the married couple realized that they wanted more out of their careers and developed a passion for creating their own work.  Their first project was a series that they co-created called ‘Kits’ which was accepted into the prestigious NSI Totally Television program.  The script that Peter wrote garnered them a development deal with City TV and they served as Executive Producers on the project when a pilot episode was ordered.

Julia is best known for her Leo Award winning role as Vanessa James on ‘Stargate Universe’. Julia’s recent credits include MOWs ‘Nobody’s Fool,’ ‘Secret Liaison’, ’Chupacabra Vs. The Alamo’ and feature films ‘That Burning Feeling’ with Tyler Labine and ‘Kid Cannabis’ which is being released across North America on April 18th. Peter’s recent credits include feature films ‘Black Fly’, ‘Afterparty’, ‘Hasting Street’, ‘The Wingman’, ‘Leap 4 Your Life’, MOWs ‘Nobody’s Fool’, ‘Baby Bootcamp’, ‘Mystery Cruise’, and television series ‘Motive’, ‘Supernatural’, and Continuum’.

Up next, Julia and Peter are in post-production on their second feature film; a romantic comedy entitled ‘What an Idiot’.  Peter wrote and directed the film and Julia produced it with the support of Telefilm Canada.  Peter and Julia star in ‘What an Idiot’ along with Lochlyn Munro (Scary Movie) and Kerr Smith (Dawson’s Creek). 

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IMDb:  Death Do Us Part, Julia Benson, Peter Benson

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‘3 Days In Havana’ starring Gil Bellows and Greg Wise opening in Cineplex Theatres across Canada on March 28th, 2014

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SOME PEOPLE WOULD KILL FOR THREE DAYS IN HAVANA

3 Days in Havana is the testament of a life-long collaboration between two friends and the directorial debut for both Gil Bellows and Tony Pantages 

Gil Bellows and Tony Pantages are pleased to announce that the feature film ‘3 Days in Havana’ will open in Cineplex Theatres across Canada on March 28th, 2014 via leading Canadian distributor Entertainment One (eOne). 3 Days in Havana is the directorial debut of filmmakers, Gil Bellows & Tony Pantages and is the testament of a life-long collaboration between two friends with a shared vision and the talented family of artists and technicians that joined them on the ride.  The film stars Gil Bellows (Ally McBeal, Shawshank Redemption), Greg Wise (Sense and Sensibility), Robin Dunne (Sanctuary), Michael Eklund (The Call, True Justice), Christopher Heyerdahl (Hell on Wheels, True Blood) and John Cassini (Continuum, Blackstone)

About The Film
Jack Petty (Gil Bellows) gets more than he bargained for when he travels to Havana on business and gets caught up in an assassination conspiracy with his new friend Harry Smith (Greg Wise).

Jack Petty sits in an airport bar, nursing a drink. He’s on a stopover halfway to Havana, and so is the sexy lady who chats him up, giving him travel tips and whispering something scary in his ear. He’ll meet her again, in the midst of a conspiracy that includes assassination, kidnapping and more.

This a film with a lot of tradition behind it: some major Hitchcock (particularly Strangers on a Train and The 39 Steps); the wised-up dialogue of old film noir; and the gritty detail and sharp plot twists of contemporary thrillers. It’s all put across with high spirits, and the cast is stellar—highlights include Christopher Heyerdahl as a slick member of the Canadian Consulate, John Cassini as a ruthless mob boss, and Phyllida Law as… well, you’ll see. And there are many other colourful characters, none of them trustworthy, most of them with their sights set on poor Jack. He’ll have to outwit, outrun or outfight them all—a tall order for a mere businessman on a conference trip. But he’s surprisingly cool under pressure. The fun here comes not just from the close shaves and slick repartee but from the knowledge, quickly acquired, that nothing is what it seems. (Courtesy Vancouver International Film Festival)

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About The Directors
Gil Bellows is an Emmy & Peabody winning and Golden Globe nominated producer for the HBO film, “Temple Grandin”. Gil also steered Ali Selim’s “Sweet Land” to win the Best First Feature trophy at the Independent Spirit Awards. Best known for creating the role of ‘Billy Thomas’ in the Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning FOX series “Ally McBeal,” Gil first gained international attention among filmgoers and critics for his portrayal of an inmate with a penchant for knowledge in the critically lauded “Shawshank Redemption,” opposite Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. In recent years, Bellows has found himself starring in several Canadian Independents including Paul Gross and Niv Fichman’s Canadian War-time Drama “Passchendaele” and “Toronto Stories”.

Tony Pantages is an award-winning director of music videos, commercials, documentaries and short films with trophies and nominations for MTV, MuchMusic, Clio & Juno awards. Pantages studied acting at the Loft Studio in LA under Peggy Feury where his classmates included Sean Penn, Matthew Broderick, Krispin Glover and Meg Ryan. After ten years of working with some of the top directors in the business, Tony switched to the other side of the lens, assisting the Oscar winning director John Schlesinger (Midnight Cowboy, Marathon Man) for two years before launching his own successful career directing number one music videos for INXS, Sarah McLachlan and Our Lady Peace and commercials for Lee Jeans & Canadian Airlines. His Behind The Scenes documentary “Beyond the Yellow Brick Road” about the Syfy Channel’s miniseries “Tin Man” broke their viewership record and aired 14 times. Mr. Pantages’ short film Passages was an official selection at the Vancouver International film Festival.

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Twitter: @3DaysInHavana@realgilbellows, @tonypantages, @eOnefilms
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Movie Trailer: vimeo.com/86457182
IMDb: imdb.com/title/tt1842371/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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VANCOUVER FASHION WEEK NOW OFFICIALLY PRESENTED BY 
COVERGIRL, PANTENE AND OLAY

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Vancouver Fashion Week (VFW) have new Official Presenting Sponsors: COVERGIRL, Pantene and Olay. As part of the sponsorship, COVERGIRL, Pantene and Olay products will be used backstage by the makeup and hair teams to develop all the Fall/Winter 2014 runway looks and present in the front of house providing a variety of consumer activations.

“We are very excited about this new partnership,” stated Jamal Abdourahman, founder and producer of VFW. “Vancouver Fashion Week is growing rapidly year-over-year, and this speaks to the significance that the event is taking on the global stage. Through this relationship with COVERGIRL, Pantene and Olay we are able to provide an even brighter spotlight under which designers can present their collections to the world.”

“COVERGIRL, Pantene and Olay are proud to be the Presenting Sponsors and exclusive suppliers of makeup, haircare and skincare products for Vancouver Fashion Week,” says Melissa Karis, Director of Communications, P&G Beauty & Grooming. “We are committed to supporting beauty and fashion in Canada and we’re excited to stand behind Vancouver Fashion Week’s vision of bringing diverse and innovative design talent together in this growing platform.

Guests of VFW will be treated to hair and makeup touch-ups at Beauty Bars throughout the event, with styling products from the Pantene Pro-V Stylers collection and makeup from some of the latest COVERGIRL collections including Bombshell and TruBlend. Visitors to the Beauty Bars can get their picture taken by professional photographers or do it themselves at convenient selfie mirrors after their runway-inspired touch-up to share on their social networks.

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Vancouver Fashion Week’s Fall/Winter 2014 showcase is gearing up to be the best to date. With over 50 designers from 21 countries, Vancouver will once again play host to an abundance of established and emerging talent – and the list keeps on growing.

Kicking off on March 18, 2014 with the Opening Gala, and followed by six full days of shows, VFW provides a world-class platform for designers, from street-wear to haute couture, to send their collections down the runway for the whole world to see. With media partners across the globe, VFW is committed to providing a truly international experience like no other.

The lineup for VFW Fall/Winter 2014 Collections include: Gabriel Lage (Argentina), Green Embassy (Australia), Pitour (Austria), Susana Bettencourt (Portugal), Yuhsi Takahashi (Japan), mayamay (Slovakia), Martins Paulo (Brazil), Takaokami (Denmark), Evan Clayton (Vancouver), Nina Tan (Vancouver), Noe Bernacelli (Peru), Hong Kiyoung (Korea), Firan & Rose (UK), Ophelia Song (China), Birgit Badke (Kelowna), Lisa Loveday (Thunder Bay), Erikó (Colombia), Fever (UK), Angel Eye (UK), Soojin Lee (Korea), Sonya Jang (Ottawa), Jesper Annerstedt (Sweden), Rachel Liu (China), Yicheng Chen (China), Sophie Karen (USA), Shravan Kumar (India), Evolét (Peru), JFG Designs (Vancouver), Jin and Jacqueline (Vancouver), Shelley Klassen for Blushing Boutique (Vancouver), Ipek Tohumcu (Turkey), Kym Couture Kollection (USA), José Zafra (Peru), Nadia + Zehra (UK), Gardé del Avante (Toronto), Grandi’s Atelier (Vancouver), Calotype (USA), Wellgroomed Designs Inc. (Canada), Mario Young (UK), Connally McDougall (Victoria), NotEqual (Brazil), and Na Hyun Lee (Korea).

As designers prepare and descend upon Vancouver, with only two weeks to go, the anticipation is building. A preliminary schedule is now available at vanfashionweek.com.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.vanfashionweek.com/tickets.html.

About Vancouver Fashion Week
Vancouver Fashion Week is a diverse and innovative fashion experience that features both established and emerging designers. It is the fastest growing fashion week in the world and the only industry event that actively seeks out to showcase international award-winning designers from over 30 global fashion capitals. This biannual six day event has the attendance of over 20,000 guests, including industry professionals, buyers, media, and VIPs.

About Procter & Gamble 
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BROADCAST PREMIERE: “TWIN LIFE: SHARING MIND AND BODY” ON CBC Television’s DOC ZONE

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Documentary from Entertainment One Television Airs
Thursday March 13th at 7 PM (7:30 NT)

Leading independent studio Entertainment One (eOne) is proud to announce the hour-long documentary TWIN LIFE: SHARING MIND AND BODY will debut on CBC Television’s Doc Zone on Thursday March 13th at 7PM (7:30 NT).

Twin Life: Sharing Mind and Body captures a year in the life of 7 year old conjoined twins Tatiana and Krista Hogan. Joined at the head, they were given only a 20% chance of survival at birth, but these girls continue to defy the odds, confound doctors and move beyond developmental milestones once thought impossible.

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The documentary unravels the mystery of Tatiana and Krista’s astonishing brain connection. They are the only known twins in the world who can see what the other sees and feel what the other feels.  Their family also believes they share the sense of taste, and can even send thoughts back and forth.   That’s because of a neural bridge between each girl’s thalamus – a part of the brain that regulates consciousness and relays sensory and motor signals.  An MRI test suggests the twins can sense, and perhaps even control one another’s limbs.

Twin Life: Sharing Mind and Body follows major events in the twins’ lives, including the beginning of grade two, Halloween, their seventh birthday party and a medical trip to Vancouver.  Because of their conjoined state, the girls face myriad health problems – including epilepsy and heart concerns.

As our cameras follow daily life at home, we see how the large extended Hogan family takes all the challenges in stride, determined to give the twins as normal a life as possible. And we watch as two rambunctious little girls overcome the obstacles, thanks to a loving family who regard them as a blessing.

“These little girls are just so happy, loving and sweet,” said producer/director Judith Pyke.  “They handle their circumstance and every day with such sparkle.”

Produced by Judith Pyke and Margaret O’Brien, Twin Life: Sharing Mind and Body is written and directed by Judith Pyke. Executive Producers include eOne’s Loren Mawhinney and Margaret O’Brien.  eOne handles the distribution for the documentary worldwide in all media.

About eOne Television
eOne Television develops, produces, acquires and distributes programming across all genres. eOne handles international distribution for original scripted series from AMC (including upcoming dramas Turn and Halt & Catch Fire) and Sundance Channel (including upcoming series The Red Road). The company is the studio and international distributor behind the AMC series, Hell on Wheels, and along with Fox International Channels, in addition to the international distributor for the zombie-phenomenon, The Walking Dead.  Some of eOne’s current slate includes Discovery Channel’s mini-series starring Sam Shepard, Klondike; exciting new werewolf drama, Bitten on Syfy and Space; suspense-drama starring Thandie Newton, Rogue on DIRECTV; popular hit series Haven on Syfy and Shaw; action-packed drama series Rookie Blue on ABC; hit reality series The Sheards on BET and Mary Mary on WEtv; preschool-phenom Peppa Pig on Nick Jr.; and a series of specials of Big Surprise on E! Entertainment featuring stars such as Nick Cannon and Macklemore.

Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE: ETO) is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company’s comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Spain, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South Korea.  Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 35,000 film and television titles, 2,800 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.

Through strong relationships with broadcasters and content providers, eOne Television International has successfully sold eOne’s original and third-party productions to over 500 broadcasters in 150 countries, including key US networks and international pay TV channels.

About the Producers
Judith Pyke is an award winning producer/director/writer. Her work has appeared on History Television, CBC, CTV, Bravo and other networks in Canada and internationally.  Productions include Rodeo: Life on the Circuit, which received a 2011 Gemini Nomination for Best Documentary Series and won a 2011 AMPIA Award for Best Documentary Series.The Gayest Show Ever won the Banff International Pilot Award. In 2008, she received a Kaiser Fellowship for Global Health Reporting for her reporting on HIV & Peacekeeping in Africa.

 

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Actor Dan Payne plays the role of Church in Brent Butt’s feature film “No Clue” opening in theatres across Canada on March 7th

Big year for Dan also appearing in “Supernatural” and “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland”

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Dan Payne, a Canadian actor and comedic talent, is utilizing his past experience to bolster his career and take it to new heights. Dan’s leading man good looks and sense of humour landed him a role in “No Clue” starring alongside Brent Butt (Corner Gas) and Amy Smart (Shameless, The Butterfly Effect). “No Clue” was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia and will be release by E-One Entertainment in theatres across Canada on Friday, March 7th. Kyra (Amy Smart) walks into Leo’s (Brent Butt) office planning to hire a private eye to help find her missing brother. With a web of corruption, fraud and murder, Leo gets in too deep for his own good.

In ‘”No Clue” Payne plays the role of Church, a thug with a shady past, who chases Kyra (Amy Smart) and Leo (Brent Butt) all over town in this comedy scripted by Brent Butt and directed by Vancouver auteur Carl Bessai. ‘I knew going into this project that working with Brent Butt would probably bring a few laughs, but hanging out with him on set proved to be so much more.  He is a brilliantly funny, kind hearted, and very intelligent man!  And Carl Bessai is a supremely supportive and gifted director.  All around dream job,’ says Payne.

2013 and 2014 have been busy years for Dan with guest starring roles on popular TV shows such as “Supernatural” and “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland”. Payne played Angel Aber on “Supernatural” sharing some climatic scenes with Jared Padelecki (Sam), Payne’s character was slain in the high-energy episode by an angel slayer sword.  Payne plays ‘Captain of the Guard’ a pivotal character in the endeavour to get Alice home in a highly anticipated episode of “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland”. “Primeval: New World” was another highlight for Dan, who had a multiple episode arc, guest staring as ‘Major Douglas’, a rigid military man focused on his career. “The Hunters”, a made for TV movie, was another successful project for Payne, who played Carter Flynn, the father of a family of ‘Indiana Jones’ types, fighting to protect magical items of the world from falling into the wrong hands. “The Hunters” was shot in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Payne was also a guest star on “Arctic Air” in the Season 3 premiere, a CBC series set in Yellowknife, profiling renegade bush pilots at work and play in Canada’s north. Portraying a man who lives in the wild and suffers from PTSD, his character struggles to relate to people around him. By chance encounter he comes across Astrid and Dev who have become lost in the wilderness, leaving characters to question whether they are in danger or are merely dealing with a misunderstood individual looking to help.

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Payne is a familiar face on television having a lead role in the CTV sitcom “Alice I Think”. Dan’s credits include guest-starring roles on “Primeval: New World”, “Fairly Legal”, “Tower Prep”, “The Haunting Hour”, “Dead Like Me” and “Just Cause”. Dan has had several appearances on “Stargate SG1”, “Stargate: Atlantis”, “Battlestar Galactica”, “Smallville”, The Chris Isaac Show and two Muppet movies, “A Very Muppet Christmas” and “The Muppets Wizard of Oz”. Not a stranger to feature films, Payne has landed roles in the feature films “Cabin in the Woods” (directed by Drew Goddard/Joss Whedon), “Watchmen” (directed by Zack Snyder), and “John Tucker Must Die” (directed by Betty Thomas).  Dan is also very proud of his series lead role on the web series “Divine” which can be viewed at www.divinetheseries.com.  Payne has also had starring roles in various TV movies such as “A Family Thanksgiving”, “Thomas Kincade’s A Christmas Miracle” and “Temptations”.

Payne, originally from Victoria, BC, Canada discovered a love for the entertainment industry at a young age. Growing up, Dan and his family moved a great deal. His family’s nomadic life enabled Dan and his siblings, brother Josh and sister Cathy, to become the best of friends. Dan earned several university scholarships and chose the University of Calgary (U of C) for his post-secondary education. Moving to Australia for four years to join his brother, he became a professional photographer and reawakened his love of the creative arts.  Inspired by his ever-growing love of all things creative, Dan chose to take the next step, and moved to London, England. Dan studied acting and realized his unique size and accent were assets, and towards the end of his five years in London, found success, which gave him the confidence and desire to return home to Canada. Dan continues his efforts to constantly expand on his experiences in both comedy and drama, which only strengthens his lifelong passion for acting.   His career has enjoyed growing success and the future looks promising for Dan.

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APTN’s New Kids Sci Fi Animated Television series Guardians Evolution premieres on Saturday, February 1st, 2014

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The new Guardians Evolution video game now available on the App Store.

Guardians Evolution, a stop motion animated half-hour action adventure series for kids, will premiere on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) Saturday, February 1st 2014 along with the launch of a new companion game and web site that take you inside the lush Guardians Evolution worldscape. The Guardians Evolution game is now available for free on the iTunes App Store.

A cautionary tale, Guardians Evolution television series depicts the adventures of a group of idealistic teens, as they strive to rebuild civilization 41 million years in the future. The series offers high-octane action; sharp, witty characters and a fresh take on the post-apocalyptic genre, with themes of humanism and environmentalism. Join Arimus, Erin, Kaultor, Chema and Valta as they find their way through a new Earth filled with exotic and often dangerous creatures on a quest to save humanity and the planet itself from their nemesis Ambrona’s greedy plans.

The Guardians Evolution game takes you on a wild ride through the New Earth landscape. Pilot the Guardians’ drop ship to collect the enzymes required to save the rest of humanity. Try to avoid the dangers of this strange new world while taking on giant skulltures, the evil Danton and his fleet of drones.

Guardians Evolution is the latest stop-motion animated TV series from Dennis & Melanie Jackson, the award winning creators of the ground-breaking Gemini Award winning TV series Wapos Bay which ran for five celebrated seasons and an MOW, winning numerous national and international awards. The series is produced by five-time Gemini Award winner Anand Ramayya (Wapos Bay, Who Killed Gandhi?) principal of Karma Film Inc., and Doug Cuthand (Bionic Bannock Boys, Oskayak Down Under, Big Bear, Mywayawin) of Blue Hill Productions.

Digital Media producers Torin Stefanson and Teri Armitage (Seth On Survival, Lupine Life) led the development of the web site and video game, working with acclaimed Ontario game studio Phantom Compass.

Guardians Evolution was produced with financial participation from the Canadian Media Fund, Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, Shaw Rocket Fund, COGECO Program Development Fund, SaskFilm MAX Equity Investment Program, Saskatchewan Film Employment Tax Credit, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, Nova Scotia Film Industry Tax Credit, Ontario Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit  and developed with the financial support of, the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund. Guardians Evolution is distributed by Picture Box Distribution Inc.

Guardians Evolution was produced with financial participation from:

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