Celebrity Designers Property Brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott are guest judges on W Network’s Biggest Competition Show ‘Game of Homes’ on April 14th

The Promotion People - Game of HomesGuest celebrity judge Property Brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott joins Emmy® nominated actor and host Cameron Mathison on the Game of Homes premiere on W Network Tuesday, April 14th at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The Vancouver-based series follows four teams of two amateur home renovators as they compete for the prize of a lifetime – a house and a plot of land to put it on.

Four teams of amateurs transform four tear downs into their dream homes in Vancouver in their pursuit of a once in a lifetime final prize. The show features contestants with larger-than-life personalities for whom this prize means a lot more than just a great renovation, it will truly be life changing. The action-packed series pits each team’s skill, ingenuity and teamwork against each other. Every week, two expert judges, Cheryl Torrenueva (Home To Go, Restaurant Makeover) and Jeremy MacPherson (The Re-Inventors) assess the design and workmanship of each team’s room transformation and each week they are joined by a celebrity guest judge.

Dated, dirty and decrepit bathrooms await each team. In a struggle to gain momentum and regain the favour of the judges, each team pulls out all the stops. But in the end, with the clock ticking down, only one team finishes their room before Cameron calls time.

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Drew and Jonathan Scott are the charismatic twin brothers who star in W Network’s hit series Property Brothers, Buying & Selling with the Property Brothers and Brother Vs. Brother. Along with their winning blend of sibling rivalry and humor, they have a rare knack for finding fixer- uppers and turning them into perfect properties. Jonathan, a renowned designer and licensed contractor, and Drew, a seasoned agent, have bought and renovated real estate for over 15 years. The brothers’ fresh, functional approach has found success in cities across North America. With their broad experience and complementary skills, the dynamic, design-savvy duo can solve any property problem.

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In addition to their on-screen success, Drew and Jonathan founded Scott Brothers  Entertainment, which produces engaging content for TV, film and digital platforms. The brothers have been featured on ET Canada, Today, The View, Good Morning America, Bloomberg TV and other shows, and in People, Forbes, USA Today, The Globe and Mail, National Post, Men’s Health, Redbook and many other publications. In early 2014 they launched the Scott Living Collection, a growing line of indoor and outdoor furniture and décor, combining quality, luxury and affordability.

When not working on their popular series, they pursue other projects—Drew as an actor and director, Jonathan as an award-winning illusionist. As sports enthusiasts both brothers hold 2nd-degree black belts in karate and have taken part in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Games. They also serve as global ambassadors for World Vision, working to improve child protection domestically and abroad.

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WOLFORD SPRING CLOSET CLEAN OUT TO HELP DRESS FOR SUCCESS

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Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18
Wolford 753 Burrard Street, Vancouver

 

Dress For SuccessWolford invites you to bring in your gently-used business attire to provide Dress for Success Vancouver
(www.dressforsuccess.org/vancouver) women in need clothing for interviews and employment. These donations will enable their clients to begin building a professional wardrobe.

 

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For your donation you will receive $50 towards your next purchase of $250 or more on April 17 & 18.

DONATION GUIDELINES
Dress for Success accepts clean & ready-to-wear, new and gently-used, ladies’ modern and current professional attire of all sizes including:

– Modern two-piece suits
– Blazers
– Dress pants
– Skirts
– Dresses
– Dress shirts and blouses
– Cardigans
– Purses
– Dress shoes & boots
– Accessories: Jewelry, belts and ties
– Professional outerwear: coats, scarves and gloves
– New (unopened) hosiery & undergarments
– New (unopened) toiletries, hygiene & grooming products

We kindly ask that all donations be dry-cleaned or laundered and donated neatly folded in large reusable bags or boxes.

Donations in grocery or garbage bags or on hangers will NOT be accepted.

Thank you for your support!
The Wolford team and Dress for Success

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Celebrity Designers CMT’s Kortney and Dave Wilson are guest judges on W Network’s Biggest Competition Show ‘Game of Homes’ on April 7th

The Promotion People - Game of HomesGuest celebrity judge CMT’s Kortney and Dave Wilson joins Emmy® nominated actor and host Cameron Mathison on the Game of Homes premiere on W Network Tuesday, April 7th at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The Vancouver-based series follows four teams of two amateur home renovators as they compete for the prize of a lifetime – a house and a plot of land to put it on.

Four teams of amateurs transform four tear downs into their dream homes in Vancouver in their pursuit of a once in a lifetime final prize. The show features contestants with larger-than-life personalities for whom this prize means a lot more than just a great renovation, it will truly be life changing. The action-packed series pits each team’s skill, ingenuity and teamwork against each other. Every week, two expert judges, Cheryl Torrenueva (Home To Go, Restaurant Makeover) and Jeremy MacPherson (The Re-Inventors) assess the design and workmanship of each team’s room transformation and each week they are joined by a celebrity guest judge.

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Exhausted from the previous challenge, Cameron sends the teams over the edge with another 24-hour challenge, this time to renovate and completely redesign the master bedroom. After weeks of sleeping on the floor, teams will finally have a bed – but not until they can each create a stunning master bedroom. One team reigns supreme and a surprising new contender emerges.

Aspiring country music artists, Kortney Kayle & Dave Wilson arrived separately in Nashville within a week of each other from their native Ontario homes, both pursuing solo careers. As fate would have it, they met each other soon after at songwriter, Deric Ruttan’s farm. As the old saying goes, they have been inseparable ever since.

After both testing the waters with solo projects, they felt their true musical harmony was with each other and so was born the musical duo, The Wilsons.

In 2009, CMT CanadThe Promotion People - Game of Homesa debuted a reality show called Meet the Wilsons that brought Kortney & Dave into our homes and hearts. Cameras followed them around their Nashville home, where they play many roles: house flippers, musicians, and most importantly, Mom and Dad to Jett and Sully. During the filming of the show, they also adopted a beautiful baby girl, Lennox. We laughed and cried with them, and you couldn’t help but love this family.

Following the success of Meet the Wilsons, two singles and hit CMT videos, and The Wilson’s: Flip Out, Kortney & Dave began interacting with their fans as hosts of their own show on CMT Canada – Kortney & Dave: By Request. It’s become a favorite of CMT viewers across Canada, all while making music, performances, house flips, and raising their kids.

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Vancouver filmmaker Matthew Campbell vies for CineCoup’s Million Dollar Prize with his feature film “The Wounded” starring Patrick Sabongui

The Promotion PeopleFilm follows Afghani father’s trek to Canada to find revenge against the man who killed his son

Filmmaker Matthew Campbell has submitted his action-packed thriller, The Wounded to the social media platform CineCoup, answering their call for indie filmmakers to post trailers of their projects and navigate their way through the selection process. The final five films (voted by fans) will be optioned for development. Among those five is the $1 million prizewinner.

The Wounded is a story of two fathers. The emotional thriller focuses on Naseer (Patrick Sabongui) an average working-class man from Afghanistan who travels to Canada to seek revenge on the Marine (Rob Hayter) responsible for his son’s death. Meanwhile, Patrick (the marine) is grappling with the effects of war on his mental health while desperately trying to patch things up with his own family upon his return. When Naseer puts a plan into motion hoping for justice, both fathers are pushed to the unthinkable as they come to terms with the effects of violence in their lives.

“Think of the classic American ‘my family is dead, now I will avenge them’ flick, a.k.a. Collateral Damage,” Campbell explains. “But put the twist on a normal Afghani, middle class father who has never willed ill upon anyone, who decides to make the trek to North America to find the man who killed his son believing this will bring him peace.”

For The Wounded, Matthew pulled together a great cast to join Patrick Sabongui (The Flash, Godzilla, 300) who plays Naseer, the Afghan father who wants revenge for Patrick the soldier who killed his son played by Rob Hayter (Falling Skies, The 100). Paula Giroday (Once Upon a Time, Psych) who plays the mother and Madison Guppy (Fringe, Jake and Jasper) plays the daughter. Sasha Proctor (Underworld: Awakening, Arrow) is the Director of Photography and Leif Haydale (The Interview, White House Down) coordinated the stunts.

Over the last eight years, Matthew Campbell has worked on some of Vancouver’s most buzzed-about projects – including hit shows like Arrow, Godzilla, and the upcoming Disney flick Tomorrowland starring George Clooney. Now the young director is gearing up to helm his very first feature, The Wounded, with the potential help of a $1 million prize.

Voting for the Top 60 opens April 6 and runs for the following four days. Campbell hopes to make it all the way to the Top 5. The Wounded trailer has garnered seven pages worth of comments on the movie’s CineCoup page – most of which are overwhelmingly positive. One user wrote it was an “action-packed teaser with great stunts!” Another commented: “Great action and editing, looks like strong acting as well. I’ll be following this one!”

Campbell has been hard at work on this project for more than a year. He’s personally invested nearly $35,000 into the film and received an amazing amount of help from friends in the industry. Next up is a longer ‘investor’s trailer’ featuring visual effects from ILM, the Oscar-winning studio that’s worked on blockbusters such as Star Wars and Transformers.

To vote and share the project, visit www.thewoundedmovie.com.

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The three Voting Windows are:
Top 60:
April 6 @ 9 PM ET – April 10 @ 9 PM ET
Top 30:
April 20 @ 9 PM ET – April 24 @ 9 PM ET
Top 15:
May 4 @ 9 PM ET – April 8 @ 9 PM ET

About Matthew Campbell:
Born just outside of Vancouver in Delta, B.C., Matthew Campbell grew up having two strong passions: film and adventure. As a kid, he loved to climb, slide and jump on anything and everything he possibly could. He followed through on both interests by going into film and working on action-packed movies and shows. The young filmmaker landed his first industry gig as a production assistant for the sci-fi drama The Last Mimzy.

Campbell then went on to study Motion Picture Production at Capilano University. He made his directorial debut shortly afterwards with the short film To Save One’s Self (2012). The movie was screened at festivals worldwide and nabbed the “Royal Reel Award” at the Canadian International Film Fstival.

Since then, the B.C. native has worked as a Lead/On-Set Greensman on some of the province’s biggest productions, including Godzilla (2013), Arrow, This Means War and Once Upon A Time.

Campbell is currently working on his feature debut, The Wounded, a dramatic thriller about two fathers from opposite ends of a war.

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About Patrick Sabongui:
Patrick’s acting career spans over a decade. Patrick grew up in a 3-language household speaking French, English and Arabic. Patrick earned a BFA in Drama and MFA in Acting. Patrick currently plays Captain David Singh on CW’s The Flash. Patrick has had the opportunity to work with some of the world’s most influential directors including Steven Spielberg, Zack Snyder, Tarsem Singh, John Cassar, Yves Simoneau, Richard Donner, Joss Whedon, Drew Goddard and Roland Emmerich. On television, he has appeared on several hit shows such as “24”, Flashpoint, Covert Affairs, Psych, Smallville and Stargate: Atlantis to name a few. His athletic background and martial-arts training has also landed him work on action films “300”, Immortals, MI:4, A-Team, The Bourne Legacy, Tron: Legacy and more.

As a creative artist he has also written, directed and produced several short films. Patrick is also the co- director of the not-for-profit mentorship program, Fulfilling Young Artists: an organization dedicated to helping young actors and actresses find fulfillment in their pursuit of a positive, sustainable acting career. As a father, artist, actor, director, producer, mentor and athlete he is the embodiment of a renaissance man in today’s entertainment industry.

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Website: thewoundedmovie.com
Twitter:  @thewoundedmovie@greensman@patricksabongui@cinecoup
Trailer: cinecoup.com/the-wounded/trailer

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Celebrity Designer Dee Dee Eustace is guest judge on W Network’s Biggest Competition Show ‘Game of Homes’ on March 31st

The Promotion People - Game of HomesGuest celebrity judge Dee Dee Eustace joins Emmy® nominated actor and host Cameron Mathison on the Game of Homes premiere on W Network Tuesday, March 31st at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The Vancouver-based series follows four teams of two amateur home renovators as they compete for the prize of a lifetime – a house and a plot of land to put it on.

Four teams of amateurs transform four tear downs into their dream homes in Vancouver in their pursuit of a once in a lifetime final prize. The show features contestants with larger-than-life personalities for whom this prize means a lot more than just a great renovation, it will truly be life changing. The action-packed series pits each team’s skill, ingenuity and teamwork against each other. Every week, two expert judges, Cheryl Torrenueva (Home To Go, Restaurant Makeover) and Jeremy MacPherson (The Re-Inventors) assess the design and workmanship of each team’s room transformation and each week they are joined by a celebrity guest judge.

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Teams have a mind-blowing 24 hours to transform a spare bedroom into anything but a bedroom. Creativity runs wild and tempers run hot, but with only 24 hours each team begins to buckle under the pressure and a sleepless night doesn’t help as they rush to complete their bonus room. The judges must decide who has executed an imaginative use of space to near perfection.

Dee Dee Taylor Eustace is a Toronto-based architect and interior designer. Establishing Taylor Hannah Architect Inc. in 1992, Dee Dee specializes in high-end residential architecture and interior design and has completed over 100 high-profile residential and commercial projects across Canada and the United States.

Dee Dee has also The Promotion People - Game of Homeshosted HGTV’s Love By Design, that aired both in Canada and the U.S.A., and was one of the four hosts for the Canadian HGTV Designer’s Christmas Special. She was a feature designer on HGTV’s Real Designing Women and has appeared on numerous other television and radio shows, including three visits to The Oprah Winfrey Show most recently a celebrity judge on the new show Game of Homes. Her writing credits include a weekly design advice column for The Globe and Mail, Constructive Criticism an architectural critique in the National Post and her e-book Dee Dee’s Rules.

Dee Dee supports charities in NYC that include Chair of Council Canadian American Relations, International Chair of International Art & Antique Fair and Designer Holiday House 2014.  In Canada she is a Past Committee member for Governor General Awards, President Out of the Cold and Curator of 12 Trees Gardiner Museum.

 

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Twitter: @ddtaylordd@GameOfHomesTV@CameronMathison@CorusPR@GreatPacificTV@w_network
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Instagram:  @tharchitect

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lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca
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THUNDER ROAD AND FILM HOUSE GERMANY ACQUIRE THE ADAPTATION RIGHTS OF PETER LINEY’S DYSTOPIAN NOVEL

The Promotion People - The DetaineeTHUNDER ROAD and FILM HOUSE GERMANY have optioned THE DETAINEE, a brilliant dystopian adventure by author and playwright Peter Liney in a deal negotiated by Penny Karlin, of The Karlin Connection, Literary Manager Daniaile Jarry of Open Entertainment and Jonathan Fuhrman of Thunder Road.

THE DETAINEE is the first of a trilogy described as ‘a Hunger Games for adults’.

Published in Britain and America by Jo Fletcher Books, an imprint of Quercus, part of the Hachette group, the US release of the mass-market paperback edition took place on February 3, 2015. The second book in the series, INTO THE FIRE, had its US hardback release on March 17, 2015.

Basil Iwanyk (John Wick, Clash of Titans franchise) of Thunder Road is producing with Christian Angermayer of Film House Germany. Grant Myers (The Maze Runner) is set to adapt the novel. The Maze Runner has grossed over 340 million dollars worldwide. Grant is repped by Paradigm and Gotham\Principal. Erica Lee will oversee for Thunder Road.

Synopsis:
Clancy is an ageing ‘big guy’, someone whose physical stature once guaranteed him respect in the community – but no more: now he, along with the rest of society’s ‘waste’, has been shipped out to live on the Island. Yet another victim of the calamitous collapse of the financial institutions, changing demographics, and the state’s inability to continue supporting its weaker members.

Punishment satellites watch over this outpost of hell 24/7, meting out instant judgement on those who commit crimes, including trying to escape back to the Mainland. But worse than that are the nights when the fogs rolling in off the sea are so thick that the satellites can’t function: it’s then that the sick and elderly are subjected to terrifying raids by young garbage urchins manipulated through drugs and controlled by the Wastelords.

No situation could be bleaker or more desolate . . . until Clancy discovers Lena, a young blind woman, living alone in the old subways, and with her comes hope.

THE DETAINEE is part love story, part adventure, but most of all, a testimony to the human spirit: the truth that no matter how grim the situation, given the tiniest drop of hope, we will find a way to survive.

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PETER LINEY:
Peter Liney honed his strong narrative skills and attention to detail whilst writing for German, Australian, British, and South African television and radio.

In THE DETAINEE, his first published novel, he has created a gripping dystopian world in which the state has gone bust and can no longer support its weakest members, peopled with strong characters facing incredible threats.

Open Entertainment is a talent and literary management company based in LA and Vancouver, with a number of feature films and television projects – scripted and unscripted – in various stages of development.

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Meet ‘Game of Homes’ celebrity guest judge this week Realtor Todd Talbot from ‘Love It or List It Vancouver’ March 24 on W Network 10 pm et/pt

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Celebrity guest judge Todd Talbot from Love It or List It Vancouver joins Emmy® nominated actor and host Cameron Mathison on the Game of Homes that airs on W Network Tuesday, March 24 at 10 p.m. et/pt. The Vancouver-based series follows four teams of amateurs as they transform four tear downs into their dream homes in their pursuit of a once in a lifetime final prize of a lifetime – a house and a plot of land to put it on.

The show features contestants with larger-than-life personalities for whom this prize means a lot more than just a great renovation, it will truly be life changing. The action-packed series pits each team’s skill, ingenuity and teamwork against each other. Every week, two expert judges, Cheryl Torrenueva (Restaurant Impossible, Restaurant Makeover, Colin & Justin’s Home Heist) and Jeremy MacPherson (The Re-Inventors) assess the design and workmanship of each team’s room transformThe Promotion People - Game of Homesation and each week they are joined by a celebrity guest judge.

This week Kitchen Crisis premieres at Tuesday, March 24 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
 Todd Talbot is the guest judge. Teams have just 72 hours to completely transform their kitchen – the heart of the house. Disa and Russell bite off more than they can chew; Char and Sean’s design may not be everyone’s taste; and Crystal and Ray’s popular decision in the first challenge may be their downfall in the second challenge.

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In W Network’s Love It or List It Vancouver, co-host Todd Talbot is best known for his real estate savvy, keen sense of style and quick wit. A native of Vancouver, this is Todd’s latest venture in a long and diversified journey that has brought together his passion for real estate, investing, renovations and design, as well as film, television and live theatre performance.

A real estate entrepreneur at a young age, Todd has owned and renovated multiple properties. He has also created and operated several real estate companies in marketing, design and staging and has worked with many clients to buy and sell homes. His other calling as a performer came when he was a teenager with a starring role on the hit TV series Fifteen. A veteran of the Canadian theatre community for more than two decades, he has starred in dozens of award-winning productions, a path that helped set the stage for his latest role as TV personality.

With his many accomplishments and interests, Todd is never happier than with his family or when he has been tasked with renovating or building his next project. Recently, he launched a new website, toddtalbot.ca, where he takes visitors on a journey through his own home renovation and offers a behind the scenes glimpse into his life both on and off the screen.

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DONNA LEWIS RETURNS WITH BRAND NEW DAY, FEATURING DAVID KING, REID ANDERSON AND ETHAN IVERSON

Platinum Singer-Songwriter Reimagines Her Own Material and Songs by David Bowie, Neil Young, Damian Rice, Gnarls Barkley, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Chocolate Genius,Burt Bacharach and Harry Nilsson

Donna Lewis will be performing at The Falcon in Marlboro, New York on March 26 and 
at Turning Point in Piermont, New York on March 27

The Welsh-born singer Donna Lewis is one of those rare artists whose immense success on the pop radio charts disguises an exceptional and serious musicianship and breadth of repertoire. Lewis’ new album, Brand New Day, reveals the range of her artistry, and may surprise listeners who know her only for her pop hits “I Love You Always Forever,” “At The Beginning,” “I Could Be The One” and “Love Him.” Produced and arranged by Lewis’ longtime friend David Torn, the genre-busting composer and producer, Brand New Day is an intoxicating set of jazz-inflected covers and Lewis originals in which she is joined by the eminent progressive jazz musicians Ethan Iverson (piano), Reid Anderson (bass) and Dave King (drums). Palmetto releases the album March 10, 2015.

With her distinctive, breathy voice and unique phrasing, Lewis brings a fresh immediacy to the covers on Brand New Day, including David Bowie‘s infrequently heard “Bring Me the Disco King,” Neil Young‘s “Helpless,” Damien Rice‘s “Amie,” and Chocolate Genius‘ “My Mom,” among others. The album also features two new Lewis originals, “Sleep” and “Brand New Day,” as well as a powerful remake of “I Love You Always Forever.”

For an artist used to the do-and-do-again perfectionism of pop music recording sessions, returning to the improvisational nature of jazz was an exciting prospect. It took nerve for Lewis to take on songs so deeply etched in the pop consciousness in such a stripped-down setting, but she recorded most of them in a single take. As a result, the record has live, organic, nearly ambient feel.

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“I Love You Always Forever” was such a hit for Lewis that, for many listeners, it will always be the thing for which she is remembered. Atlantic Records Chairman Doug Morris had been so enamored with the demo for that song that he flew Lewis to New York to meet him and perform her material, and offered her a deal on the spot. It became the first song ever to get a million spins on American radio and the third best-selling song in the history of Atlantic Records. The record also was an international sensation, topping charts all over the world. Lewis’ second album for the label, Blue Planet (1998), spawned two hits: “Love Him,” which topped the Billboard Dance charts, and “I Could Be the One.”

She soon began to reveal other dimensions of her creativity. While on hiatus to start a family, she left her mark on such projects as The Art of Noise’s The Seduction of Claude Debussy. She began her longtime collaboration with David Torn, a guitarist and studio wizard known for his film scores including Friday Night Lights, The Order and Lars and the Real Girl, as well as for his work with rock legends such as David Bowie and Jeff Beck. In 2001, five electronically textured songs Torn and Lewis wrote and recorded for the Chute project were among the most requested on Los Angeles’ KCRW for three weeks running. She released the acoustic Be Still in 2002 and the high-energy In the Pink in 2008.

Still, the aptly titled Brand New Day is both a striking departure from anything she has done before, and the fullest realization of qualities that have always set her apart. As Time Out NY said before a recent NYC performance, “If you really listened past the earworm chorus and bubbly beat of Lewis’s debut hits, you quickly sensed that she was no flash in the pan. The classically trained…Lewis had a breathy coo that could recall Kate Bush, and used it with a flexibility that few pop princesses could muster.”

Donna Lewis – Brand New Day

  • Sleep
  • Bring Me The Disco King
  • Crazy
  • Waters of March
  • Brand New Day
  • Everybody’s Talkin’ At Me
  • Helpless
  • Amie
  • I Love You Always Forever
  • Walk On By
  • My Mom

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Twitter: @donna__lewis
Facebook: facebook.com/DonnaLewisMusic
Instagram: @donnalewismusic
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Celebrity Designer Jillian Harris from ‘Love It or List It Vancouver’ is guest judge on W Network’s Biggest Competition Show ‘Game of Homes’ Premiere March 17

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Guest judge Jillian Harris from Love It or List It Vancouver joins Emmy® nominated actor and host Cameron Mathison on the Game of Homes premiere on W Network Tuesday, March 17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The Vancouver-based series follows four teams of two amateur home renovators as they compete for the prize of a lifetime – a house and a plot of land to put it on.

Four teams of amateurs transform four tear downs into their dream homes in Vancouver in their pursuit of a once in a lifetime final prize. The show features contestants with larger-than-life personalities for whom this prize means a lot more than just a great renovation, it will truly be life changing. The action-packed series pits each team’s skill, ingenuity and teamwork against each other. Every week, two expert judges, Cheryl Torrenueva (Home To Go, Restaurant Makeover) and Jeremy MacPherson (The Re-Inventors) assess the design and workmanship of each team’s room transformation and each week they are joined by a celebrity guest judge.

Episode 1: Welcome To My Nightmare premieres Tuesday, March 17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT Jillian Harris is the guest judge. As the competitors enter the Game of Homes site for the first time they race to determine who will get which house to transform – but the exteriors are deceiving. When the teams win entry, they realize these disheveled, run down houses will be nearly impossible to make livable and their time constraints become clear. The teams have just 72 hours to transform the living room, but before they can get started on transforming their rooms, the contestants size up their competition, and settle into living amidst a disastrous construction site.

Jillian Harris first charmed audiences with her irrepressible humour and emotional honesty on ABC’s The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. Now she has her chance to share her wealth of experience in the design industry as co-host of W Network’s Love it or List it Vancouver. Having previously hosted Canada’s Handyman Challenge and working as a designer on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, the show is a natural fit for Jillian.

Growing up in the picturesque Peace River Valley in Alberta was a catalyst for Jillian’s creativity and vivacious character. A self-proclaimed ‘polished redneck’, she’s not afraid to get her hands dirty or climb a ladder with heels on. In design and daily life, she carefully combines elements of city and country, lowbrow and high class. From ATVing and campfires to perusing the shops of the Merchandise Mart for design trends, Jillian’s motto about ‘doing it all’ rings true.

While this lifestyle makes her the quintessential ‘busy bee,’ those close to Jillian would say her passion to make others happy is the highlight to her multi-faceted personality. Outside of her work in television, Jillian jets between the U.S. and Canada to run her firm Jillian Harris Design, pours her heart and soul into her website jillianharris.com and prides herself at always putting family and personal life first. She loves traveling, hosting dinners at her home in Kelowna, taking in fine fashion and, of course, cuisine.

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MEET EXPERT JUDGE JEREMY MacPHERSON on W Network’s Biggest Competition Show Ever Gives Away a House and the Land to put it on Game of Homes Premieres March 17

The Promotion People - Game of HomesHosted by Emmy® nominated actor Cameron Mathison (All My Children54), the Vancouver-based series follows four teams of two amateur home renovators as they compete for the prize of a lifetime – a house and a plot of land to put it on. Produced by Great Pacific Media in association with W Network, Game of Homes premieres Tuesday, March 17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on W Network. The action-packed series pits each team’s skill, ingenuity and teamwork against each other. Every week, two expert judges, Cheryl Torrenueva  (Restaurant Impossible, Restaurant Makeover, Colin & Justin’s Home Heist) and Jeremy MacPherson (The Re-Inventors) assess the design and workmanship of each team’s room transformation.

As president and chief creative at JMAC Productions Ltd. for the past 15 years, Jeremy MacPherson always takes a hands-on approach, whether he and his team are building a custom-designed kitchen for a major client, or in his studio—based in Toronto’s trendy Leslieville neighbourhood—honing handcrafted furniture.

Jeremy is hands-on in front of the camera too: He made his foray into television as co-host of The Re-Inventors, where he built and tested historic inventions. It was a perfect fit for Jeremy, tapping into his carpentry skills, as well background as special effects artist for television and film, including blockbusters X-Men, Chicago, Resident Evil and The Incredible Hulk. The Re-Inventors ran for three seasons on History Television in Canada and was picked up by Smithsonian Channel in the U.S. It now airs around the globe in several languages and on Netflix.

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Jeremy landed a gig as an online host with Innovation Nation TV, where he starred in a popular segment testing the latest and greatest tech devices for the home. Armed with a keen eye, wry humour and easy-going attitude, Jeremy is hit both on and off screen.

Designers and clients turn to JMAC for his creative and carpentry talents: Jeremy’s custom kitchens, unique built-ins and inspiring furniture are regularly featured in top design magazines, including House & Home; Style at Home; and Cottage Life.

This spring, catch Jeremy back on screen, as he joins the cast of W Network’s big competition series, Game of Homes.

What I enjoyed most about judging GOH?
I loved seeing how well the teams dealt with the amazing amount of pressure ..

What surprised you most about the teams?
My biggest surprise was seeing the teams tackle some very difficult and complex style choices and in some cases pulling it off.

Were you impressed by the teams creativity and workmanship?
The creativity from the teams very surprising! They had some very strong design ideas and they stuck to em.

What was the best advise that you gave the teams renovating?
The advise that a would tell anyone on covering a Reno is work to completion! Unfinished details drive me crazy. It’s really hard to enjoy a newly finished room if there is a hole in the wall.

You have been dubbed ‘Cheremy’ by all the teams, was it hard to give criticism to the contestants?
I found it difficult to criticize the teams only when I new it was becoming a sore spot. It was hard to see them upset by our decisions.

How did you enjoy working with Cameron and the rest of the cast and crew?
Working with Cameron on GOH was such an awesome experience. His energy level is out of this world and he would keep that enthusiasm going from dean till dusk.

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