Watch for in demand actor Tammy Gillis in UPTV’s TIES THAT BIND, Hallmark’s SIGNED SEALED DELIVERED MOW series and Showcase and Syfy’s CONTINUUM this fall

_DSC0222 edit 7Tammy spent the summer filming a starring role in Farpoint Films’ MENORCA

Actor Tammy Gillis appears in a number of productions this fall. On television, she has a guest starring role alongside Jason Priestley in UPTV’s TIES THAT BIND starring Kelli Williams (airing August 26, 2015) and a recurring guest star in Hallmark’s SIGNED SEALED DELIVERED MOW series.  (Movie #1 – Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Truth Be Told airing on September 13, 2015.)  Tammy will also be seen in the first episode of the final season of Syfy’s CONTINUUM starring Rachel Nichols (airing September 4, 2015 on Showcase and September 11, 2015 on Syfy).

Tammy had a busy summer filming the leading role in the Farpoint Films feature film MENORCA in Spain and Winnipeg. Tammy will also appear in the feature film NO MEN BEYOND THIS POINT scheduled to screen at the Toronto International Film Festival (www.tiff.net).

If that weren’t busy enough Tammy is currently in production for her directorial debut with the web series THE SUPPORT GROUP with Beyond Theatre Productions.  She is also producing and acting in the series.

In the Hallmark movie series SIGNED SEALED DELIVERED she plays Randilynn, seen in flashback as Phoebe’s mother, a dedicated Army medic who goes off on a fateful mission — and is never seen again. The Postables decipher a letter in code that may be the clue needed to rescue an American servicewoman.

Tammy joins the cast in UP TV’s ‘TIES THAT BIND’. A former junkie and massage therapist, Carla (Tammy) is now happily married to a conservative guy she met on Christian Harmony; she’s got the house with the picket fence and has carefully Xed her sketchy side out of her resume.

MENORCA is a feature film being produced by Farpoint Films. It is directed and written by John Barnard. Tammy plays a hedonistic soccer mom who indulges in her fantasy world, breaking away entirely from her family and life of motherhood. As she embarks on a journey through bad decision-making and is immersed in a world of exotic dancers and lost souls, she comes to a conclusion to the singularity of her life purpose.  She needs to win back her son’s affection.  To do so, she believes she must take his pet rock on a journey half way around the world to its place of origin: the small Mediterranean island of Menorca.

Tammy also has one of the leading roles in the feature film THE PINOCCHIO PROJECT directed by Anand Raghaven and producer Hayden Wazelle.

Tammy is widely recognized for her multitude of film and television appearances. Her onscreen credits include roles in White Noise 2 and Shooter starring Mark Wahlberg.

Tammy recently appeared on the new Bravo series Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce, as well as the Hallmark romantic comedy A Novel Romance and the Lifetime thriller Stolen from the Womb.

This exceptionally talented actress has guest starred on CTV’s hit drama Motive, as well as her hilarious recurring guest starring role on the critically acclaimed award winning HBO Canada series Less Than Kind and the Douglas Coupland CBC comedy jPod.  She has appeared in roles on the CW’s Supernatural, Showcase’s Lost Girl, SpikeTV’s Blue Mountain State, Showcase’s Endgame and many more.   Her MOW’s include Stealing Paradise starring Rachel Leigh Cook, The Mermaid Chair starring Kim Basinger and Home by Christmas starring Linda Hamilton.

Tammy Gillis has become a very successful and respected member of the entertainment industry.   She currently splits her time between Vancouver and Canada’s east coast and continues to travel to LA and around the world for projects.

Upcoming appearances:

Ties That Bind​ – Episode 3 “Ghost” airing August 26, 2015 on UPtv​

Continuum The Series​ – Season 4 – airing September 4, 2015 on Showcase; airing September 11, 2015 on Syfy Channel​

Signed, Sealed, Delivered​ on Hallmark Channel USA​ – Movie #1 – Signed, Sealed, Delivered:  Truth Be Told – airs September 13, 2015
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Movie #2 – TBA

No Men Beyond This Point​ – screening at TIFF​

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Discovery’s #1 Original Hit Series HIGHWAY THRU HELL Returns September 8

– Discovery’s top TV series of 2014/15 triumphantly returns for fourth season, joined by another Canadian favourite, FOOL’S GOLD – 

“… entertaining, absorbing and educational.” – The Globe and Mail on HIGHWAY THRU HELL

Owner and founder of Jamie Davis Motor Truck, Jamie Davis in HIGHWAY THRU HELL

The Promotion People - Highway Thru HellDiscovery’s most-watched program for the 2014/15 broadcast year HIGHWAY THRU HELL returns Sept. 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, it was confirmed today. With the third highest-rated season of any series ever on Discovery last year with an average audience of 723,000 viewers, the original Canadian hit series follows Jamie Davis and his crew as they travel the highways and byways of B.C. to the mountains of Alberta. The stakes are high as Season 4 picks up where the story left off – with Davis looking to expand his Heavy Recovery Operation while facing new challenges and bigger wrecks. The Jamie Davis Heavy Rescue crew faces significant change, as Davis’ brothers pitch in to help with both operations between the two provinces. The 2012 debut of HIGHWAY THRU HELL remains the #1 series premiere in Discovery Channel history.

Highway Thru Hell
Toyota returns as the exclusive series sponsor featuring the full-size Tundra pickup, with 13 new episodes focusing on the team of drivers who work for Davis – along with several other heavy recovery operations – allworking to keep the roads open in dangerous working conditions. In the Season 4 premiere, John, Jamie’s newest recruit, must save a snowplow stuck in the grip of an icy river. While Jamie pushes further into new territory, changes rock the company, forcing Colin to take on a new role. His first wreck of the season tests his skill on the rotator plus his skills as a leader. And the entire community says farewell to a Heavy Rescue crew legend.

“We’re very proud that our #1 show is a Canadian production and plays such a prominent role in our primetime schedule,” said Paul Lewis, President and General Manager, Discovery. “HIGHWAY THRU HELL is a series unique to Canadian audiences offering a blend of real life characters that resonate with our viewers.”

Click HERE for a sneak peek of HIGHWAY THRU HELL.

The Shotgun Crew from FOOL’S GOLD

Earlier in the evening, the Shotgun Exploration crew is back at Straw Lake for Season 2 of fellow homegrown series, FOOL’S GOLD, with two 30-minute episodes airing back-to-back, Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Returning with 12 new episodes, Todd Ryznar and his crew are on a quest to extract 100 ounces of gold in the bounty-rich hills of Northern Ontario. Last season, viewers came down with a serious case of gold fever as FOOL’S GOLD performed as the top entertainment specialty program in its timeslot among total viewers, A25-54, and A18-49.

Click HERE for a sneak peek of FOOL’S GOLD.

DiscoveryAbout Discovery:
The world is just awesome! With compelling real-life programming that inspires and entertains, Discovery reveals the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. As Canada’s #1 entertainment specialty channel, Discovery offers a signature mix of adrenaline-charged stories, larger-than-life personalities and vivid imagery for viewers with curious minds. With the best non-fiction programming from Canada and around the world, Discovery captures the excitement of a passion for life – one lived fully and at its most extreme. With exceptional and immersive storytelling, the channel offers in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the extraordinary people and places that shape our world. Launched in Canada in 1995, Discovery is now available in more than eight million Canadian homes. Discovery Canada is a joint venture between Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company, and Discovery Communications Inc. Find more information and interactive online features at Discovery.ca.

Source: Numeris (BBM Canada), P2+

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International Artist Lisa Berry joins the cast of Continuum for their 4th and final season

IMG_2506Lisa was recently nominated for Best Actress at the Black Canadian Awards in Toronto and received a best ensemble Dora Mavor Moore Award nomination (Canada’s Tony) for her work in Young People’s Theatre production of To Kill A Mockingbird. 

Dynamic actor Lisa Berry is thrilled to join the cast of Showcase’s Continuum for their 4th and final season. Lisa’s character is a quick thinker, practical soldier and tough chick. Her character commands the respect of the group. Continuum’s final season premieres on September 4 on Showcase in Canada and on September 11 on Syfy in the USA.

Lisa Berry is an international artist whose work stretches across the big screen and the stage. Her comedic talents can be seen in her guest-starring role on the very funny Mr. D (CBC) as the school’s star basketball player’s mother, Kathy Lee Giffer.  Lisa also displayed her comedic talents in the recently released feature film “No Stranger than Love” starring alongside Alison Brie as one of her busy body best friends, who has an opinion about everything and everyone.

This Christmas, watch for Lisa in the Hallmark TV Movie Northpole 2 starring opposite Lorie Loughlin as the fast talking, holiday hating CEO, with only making money on the brain.

Earlier this year, Lisa joined the cast of Bravo’s hit cop drama 19-2 in their second season as Rita George, a tough but loveable Jamaican immigrant who brings compassion and balance to her boyfriend’s mischievous ways.

Lisa is quickly finding a home for herself in the horror genre with films like Saw V, Antiviral (directed by Brandon Cronenberg) and The Colony, (starring alongside Laurence Fishburne, Kevin Zegers and Bill Paxton)

Lisa’s most recognizable roles on television include Stella Marz, a district attorney on a mission for justice (starring opposite Dermot Mulroney) on TNT’s Silent Witness, Det. Roz Cabrera on CBC’s Cracked, Serena a flame throwing fae on SyFy’s Lost Girl and playing an assassin for hire alongside Stuart Townsend on Showcase’s XIII The Series.

Lisa’s training at The Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts has allowed her to enjoy the challenges that each new role brings, from her recurring role as a no nonsense nurse on ABC’s medical drama Combat Hospital, to the down to earth Princess Thaisa in Chicago Shakespeare Theatre’s production of PericlesLisa Berry.

Lisa has also been honored with a Trailblazer Award from the Reel World Film Festival and a Broadway World nomination for “best performance by an actress in a featured role” for her work as Calpurnia in Young People’s Theatre’s production of To Kill A Mockingbird. She was also happily surprised to receive her second Black Canadian Award nomination for her work in television this past year.  Lisa also enjoys working behind the scenes as an elected council member for ACTRA Toronto.

Having performed at both The Stratford and Shaw Festivals, two of the leading repertory theatre companies in Canada, Lisa has since gone on to play leading roles on all of the main Canadian stages.  Notable parts includes originating the role of Corporal Tanya Young in Trillium Award winner Hannah Moscovitch’s World Premier of This Is War,  Mayme in the Canadian Premier of the Pulitzer Prize winning play Intimate Apparel for Canadian Stage and Mrs. Muller opposite Canada’s My Big Fat Greek Wedding star Fiona Reid, in Doubt A. Parable.  Most recently, Lisa crossed the border making her American theatre stage debut to rave reviews, playing Thaisa opposite Ben Carlson in Chicago Shakespeare Theatre’s production of Pericles.

Lisa shares her life with fellow actor and Stratford star Dion Johnstone (Othello, The Tempest opposite Christopher Plummer). She is the youngest of four children, born and raised in Richmond Hill – just outside Toronto.  As a child she was shy and quiet – which is hard to believe for most who know her now – but with the help of her much louder siblings, she quickly found her voice. While Lisa enjoys immersing herself into both acting and coaching and is always looking for ways to stretch both personally and professionally, she never forgets to carve out a little time to relax and recharge.

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Cassandra MacLeane – The Passionate Numerologist

Cassandra MacLeane - The Passionate Numerologist

Cassandra MacLeane has been a practicing psychic counselor and life cycle advisor for more than thirty years. In a client session, Cassandra uses charts, tarot cards, clairvoyance, psychometry, mediumship and numero cycology as her tools.

Her clients come from all walks of life and include doctors, lawyers, psychologists, kings, clowns, athletes, movie stars, IT specialists, truck drivers, funeral directors, accountants, teachers, exotic dancers, editors and publishers, ministers and administrators.

When Cassandra MacLeane first began her practice as an intuitive reader, she did not realize that her passion for numerology was a natural fit with her psychic ability.

It soon became clear, however that calculating month day and year of birth of each client, yielded so much accurate information, that by explaining what could be easily be seen in the life of each client. This information formed a bridge of trust between the client and the reader, which allowed Cassandra to be, that rare phenomenon, a trusted and respected tarot card reader, but most of all, an accurate and useful numerologist.

Cassandra is a passionate numerologist. Early on she felt that numerology was a simple science, however, 30 years later, as she eats, sleeps, dreams, and speaks the science of numerology, she understands that she is just nibbling at the edge of what there is to know, in this under estimated somewhat forgotten science.

She believes that the date of our birth, the time we come into the world, is an equation, which explains our reason for being here on planet Earth.

She continues to explore the possibilities of what can be understood about the life of a person by calculating their birthday, and also the vibration the name of the person is known by.

One of her great interests is looking at children’s life path number, (month, day, and year of birth) and explaining it to their parents. For this reason, she is writing a book called “Parenting by the Numbers’ which she hopes will help parents and family members to understand more about how to parent effectively. Especially when their children are on a different number vibration than they themselves are.

Cassandra MacLeane has had a long successful connection with media, has had her own call in show in Vancouver at one time, and has appeared often in almost every media outlet in the city, including radio television and newspapers at one time or another over her long career.

She was honored to teach a course in numerology at the prestigious College of Psychic Studies in London in 2007. The college has been in continuous existence since 1875.

As a tribute to her common sense and practical approach, for 17 years she appeared regularly on the QR 77, Corus radio, the Rutherford show in Calgary. Cassandra was a regular guest on ‘The Beat’ with Kid Carson, and has also appeared on Sonic, now Virgin Radio. “The switchboard lights up anytime Cassandra was a guest on our radio talk show over the 18 years that she appeared.  She is very comfortable on air, quick and relevant in her readings,” states Dave Rutherford of the Rutherford Radio Show in Calgary.

Cassandra has acted as ‘numerology consultant’ to clients over a 30-year span. Many of her regular clients would be reluctant to buy a house, rent a business space, or name a child, or a business, or even a pet, without checking the numerology vibration with Cassandra.

Call Blaise at 604-836-9852 to book an appointment. Or – 604-732-9226

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Website: psychicinvancouver.comcassandramacleane.com
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W NETWORK GAME OF HOMES TV CONTESTANTS PJ (PAWAN) and NINA JOHAR PASSION FOR DESIGN SHINES WITH THEIR NEW RENOVATION IN NORTH VANCOUVER

imageW Network Game of Homes TV Contestants PJ and Nina Johar discovered their passion for design, construction and flipping homes and launched PNJ property investment group. Selected for their great personalities, teamwork, can-do attitude and past property success stories, PJ and Nina displayed their amazing skills and abilities in design and construction on every episode.

PJ had to make the hard decision when his six-figure job was not waiting for him after the TV show. Plans for a design+build company was something that PJ & Nina had been pondering for quite some time. Nina has a deep interest in design planning and layout which started as a hobby and has developed into a business all while still working as a nurse full time and raising two children while managing their household. They have a goal of building a successful real estate empire and currently partner with silent investors on real estate venture projects where PNJ does everything from sourcing the property, renovating/building to selling the property. The hot Vancouver real estate market can be unaffordable for the average investor, however through PNJ they make it possible. They also take on a select few client renovation projects.

Their focus, when possible is on saving old and heritage homes with a view to the future in new construction also. By far the biggest house transformation they have done, PJ & Nina have spent the last six months transforming a house in North Vancouver inside and out. The house sat vacant for five years and was on the market for over 60 days, likely scheduled to be demolished. They brought life back in the family home that two generations grew up in. The house needed extensive work and a complete back to the studs renovation. A challenge far beyond anything on Game of Homes!

With city and Grouse Mountain views they used glass and large doors to bring the outside in. Known for their family friendly designs on the show the house also features a 3-hole putting green to create family fun times. PJ only uses trades that are highly tech savvy and has installed smartphone home automation, a new high velocity heating/ cooling system, in-built sound system, touch tap and to boot the house boasts a massive 500sq ft. deck and huge quartz kitchen island for entertaining. Nina signature designs, like her wall & ceiling headboard and great use of colors inside and out bring life to the house.

2Strong-willed and tenacious, this fan favorite couple has all the design and construction experience to take on any challenge. Nina and Pawan have done numerous home renovation projects together including gutting and refurbishing an entire 101yr old heritage home. They love to use color to bring any space to life. With Nina’s strong design background and Pawan’s patience in structural work, the two have a passion for and desire to buy and flip many more houses and on the horizons are two new build projects in the vibrant Commercial Drive area.

PNJ Property Investment Group recognizes its responsibilities beyond the financial aspects of their work. They believe that helping the community and homeowners is important. Protecting our environment through greener redevelopments as well as supporting philanthropic causes in every community is fundamental to their core values.

About PNJ Property Group
PNJ Property Investment Group Ltd. is a privately managed and family owned business that is locally owned and has been operating for a number of years. PNJ has a strong portfolio of successful property acquisitions and strong returns on investment. Pawan Johar (PJ) and Nina Johar are both founders of the company and a strong team focused on solid results and fast growth.

The North Vancouver property at 3348 Mahon Avenue is listed for sale. More information can be found at http://www.pixilink.com/84442.

The beautiful designer home, structured and designed by PJ and Nina from W-Network’s Game of Homes. It is a corner & LARGEST lot on the block. Completely transformed from the studs (Permits) this home has everything you can ask for and more including 3Bdrm up, 2Bdrm down, legal suite (option for fourth bedroom/office/media for owners use), a 3 hole putting green, XL entertainers deck with city and mountain views & 2 huge yards for the kids. Vaulted Ceilings, Smartphone Home Automation, High velocity heating & cooling system, built in audio surround system, LED lighting & Electric car plug-in! This one of a kind gem won’t last!

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Tammy Gillis has booked the leading role in the feature film MENORCA filming in Spain and Winnipeg this summer

The Promotion People - Tammy GillisTammy joins the cast in UP TV’s TIES THAT BIND and will guest star in CONTINUUM.

Actress Tammy Gillis has a busy summer. Tammy has booked the leading role in the feature film MENORCA filming in Spain and Winnipeg. On television she is filming a guest starring-role in UPTV’s TIES THAT BIND. Tammy will also be seen in the first episode of the final season of Showcase’s CONTINUUM.

MENORCA is a feature film being produced by Farpoint Films. It is directed and written by John Barnard. Tammy plays a hedonistic soccer mom who indulges in her fantasy world, breaking away entirely from her family and life of motherhood. As she embarks on a journey through bad decision-making and is immersed in a world of exotic dancers and lost souls, she comes to a conclusion to the singularity of her life purpose.  She needs to win back her son’s affection.  To do so, she believes she must take his pet rock on a journey half way around the world to its place of origin: the small Mediterranean island of Menorca.

On a roll, Tammy joins the cast in UP TV’s ‘TIES THAT BIND’. A former junkie and massage therapist, Carla is now happily married to a conservative guy she met on Christian Harmony; she’s got the house with the picket fence and has carefully Xed her sketchy side out of her resume.

Tammy has a leading role in the feature film THE PINOCCHIO PROJECT directed by Anand Raghaven and producer Hayden Wazelle.

Tammy is widely recognized for her multitude of film and television appearances. Her onscreen credits include roles in White Noise 2 and Shooter starring Mark Wahlberg.

Tammy recently appeared on the new Bravo series Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce, as well as the Hallmark romantic comedy A Novel Romance and the Lifetime thriller Stolen from the Womb.

This exceptionally talented actress has guest starred on CTV’s hit drama Motive, as well as her hilarious recurring guest starring role on the critically acclaimed award winning HBO Canada series Less Than Kind and the Douglas Coupland CBC comedy jPod.  She has appeared in roles on the CW’s Supernatural, Showcase’s Lost Girl, SpikeTV’s Blue Mountain State, Showcase’s Endgame and many more.   Her MOW’s include Stealing Paradise starring Rachel Leigh Cook, The Mermaid Chair starring Kim Basinger and Home by Christmas starring Linda Hamilton.

Tammy Gillis has become a very successful and respected member of the entertainment industry.   She currently splits her time between Vancouver and Canada’s east coast and continues to travel to LA and around the world for projects.

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EMMANUELLE VAUGIER JOINS THE CAST ON THE THIRD SEASON OF MISTRESSES TO PREMIERE ON THURSDAY, JUNE 18TH 9/8C AND WILL BE AIRING ON ABC IN THE US AND CTV IN CANADA

Emmanuelle Vaugier continues to reprise her role as The Morrigan in the popular television series Lost Girl now airing on the Syfy Network in the USA

photo credit to "Brie Childers" Now in production, stunning actor Emmanuelle Vaugier is shooting a six-episode guest role on the upcoming third season of ABC’s summer series Mistresses. She will play Niko, who’s tough, sexy, rocks a very distinctive style and doesn’t care what you think about it. She becomes the new mixologist at Wunderbar and a thorn in Joss’ (Jes Macallan) side. The third season of Mistresses premieres on June 18th at 9pm on ABC in the US and CTV in Canada.

Emmanuelle continues to reprise her role on the innovative series Lost Girl, a supernatural highly rated drama series. Playing the role of The Morrigan, Emmanuelle breathes life into her vain and dangerously sociopathic character. The fifth season of ‘Lost Girl’ promises to be the most electrifying season yet. Lost Girl premiered on Showcase in Canada and is now airing on Syfy in the USA.

Photo Credit: Brie Childers

Emmanuelle is best known for her popular role as Charlie Sheen’s ex-fiancée Mia on the award-winning CBS comedy Two and a Half Men in which her character returned for the series finale earlier this year. For three seasons she played Detective Jessica Angell on CSI: NY, and in the USA Network crime series Covert Affairs.

One of the roles that Emmanuelle connected most with was playing a woman who rescues animals in Susie’s Hope, a role for which she won best actress at the Greensville International Film Festival. It’s Christmas, Carol! another starring role for Emmanuelle, won her a Leo Award. Emmanuelle also stars in Absolute Deception alongside Cuba Gooding Jr.

Her numerous television appearances include the female superhero for the SYFY television pilot of the comic Painkiller Jane, and had a starring role in the Master of Horror series directed by John Carpenter. She also portrayed Dr. Helen Bryce; Lex Luthor‘s wife on the WB‘s hit drama Smallville. Emmanuelle spent two seasons in a recurring role on One Tree Hill.

Emmanuelle’s feature film endeavors are just as impressive include Saw II, Saw IV, Secondhand Lions (Michael Caine, Robert Duvall), 40 Days and 40 Nights (Josh Hartnett) and House of the Dead 2: Dead Aim to name a few.

Off-screen, Emmanuelle is an avid animal lover. A project that is very close to her heart is her own 501c3 charitable foundation ‘The Fluffball’, which raises money for various animal charities through her annual cocktail event. This year ‘The Fluffball’ will be held in Los Angeles on October 3rd. A dedicated equestrian Emmanuelle competes on a horse rescued from a situation of neglect. Emmanuelle paints to express her creativity and contributes a major portion of her sales to the many charitable animal rescue organizations she supports.

Emmanuelle’s inner and outer beauty shines through as she is among the select group of women to be on ‘Maxim‘s Top 100’ list twice. She was also named fifth on Femme Fatal magazine’s 50 Sexiest Women on the Planet’, and was named ‘Sexiest Woman Alive’ for the sixth time by Smartasses Magazine. Emmanuelle has graced the covers of Maxim, Femme Fatal, Dolce Vita, Flare, UMM, Status, Modern Dog, LA Health, Vancouver View, Vancouver Lifestyles, Western Living Condo, Donato, Steppin’ Out and Infamous.

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Award Winning Actor Gabrielle Rose is nominated for a Leo Award for Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Motion Picture for her role in the Multiple Award Winning Feature Film ‘Two4One’

_WDP9584-EditGabrielle plays the mother of a transgendered man who is wrestling with his state of life when he suddenly becomes pregnant

Gabrielle Rose, one of the most respected actors in Canada, is nominated for a Leo Award for for Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Motion Picture for her role in Two4One’.

With close to 150 credits to her name Gabrielle is most proud of the multiple Award Winning feature film Two4One: the story of a transgendered man (Gavin Crawford who won an ACTRA award for his performance) wrestling with the state of his life – an unfulfilling job, mixed feelings for his ex (Naomi Snieckus), and a mother (Gabrielle Rose) yearning for grandchildren – when he suddenly finds himself unexpectedly pregnant.

Two4One is bittersweet comedic drama written and directed by Maureen Bradley. After two years of living as a man, Adam has almost saved enough money to make it official: undergo gender reassignment surgery, and he can finally feel complete. But when he agrees to help his baby-crazy ex-girlfriend artificially inseminate, they wind up in bed together—and they both conceive. Now Adam must reconcile his identity with his biological reality, grapple with his feelings for his ex, and try to figure out what it means to be a man. Two4One will be screening in San Francisco – Frameline: June 20th and Los Angeles- Outfest LA: July 12th. Nominated for 6 Leos, including best feature, Two4One is on a roll.

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Critically acclaimed in film, stage and television Gabrielle most recently received the Sam Payne Lifetime Achievement Award for her accumulative outstanding body of work in the performing arts. Last fall she was honoured with the UBCP/ACTRA Lorena Gale Woman of Distinction Award. Gabrielle has worked repeatedly with some of Canada’s most notable directors including Atom Egoyan (The Adjuster, The Sweet Hereafter), Bruce Sweeney (Excited, The Dick Knost Show, Crimes of Mike Recket) and Carl Bessai (Sisters & Brothers, Mothers & Daughters). Rose has acted in numerous local shorts and television series.

2014 and 2015 have been extremely busy with Gabrielle working on both television and feature films. In the upcoming feature film The Devout, Gabrielle plays Ava a devout, somewhat overbearing grandmother. The Devout is a story about crisis of faith, reincarnation and the power of belief. It centers around a Christian schoolteacher (Charlie Carrick), his wife (Ali Liebert) and their 4-year-old daughter(Olivia Martin) who has terminal cancer. Written and directed by Connor Gaston

Gabrielle also stars in Siobhan Devine’s upcoming film, The Birdwatcher. The Birdwatcher is about a woman (Camille Sullivan) who is dying of cancer. At the end of her rope with no one to turn to she seeks out her birth mother (Gabrielle) in order to find someone to care for her children after she passes. Gabrielle plays Birdie, an exacting and complex character with a deep secret, an ornithologist and writer who is obsessed with publishing her latest book on birds, she loves no-one but her husband, Finch (played by Garwin Sanford), and her birds, they have never had children. Written by Roslyn Muir and directed by Siobhan Devine.

The past year Gabrielle was also busy filming television series including a recurring role on TNT’s upcoming series Proof starring Jennifer Beals, Ruth in ABC’s Once Upon a Time and a guest spot on Lifetimes’s UnReal. She also had the great pleasure of working with Peter Deluise who directed her in Garage Sale Mystery- the Deadly Room, for Hallmark.

Gabrielle’s awards include a UBCP/ACTRA Award for Best Actress, five Leo Awards, two Atlantic Film Festival Awards, a National Board of Review (NY) Award. She has been nominated five times for a Gemini and four times for a Genie.

Social Media Handles

Website: two4onefilm.com
Twitter: @GabrielleRose79, @Two4OneFilm, @TheDevoutMovie
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IMDb: imdb.com/name/nm0741388/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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FEATURE FILM ‘ENEMY ALIENS’ IS A HISTORICAL DRAMA BASED ON ACTUAL EVENTS THAT OCCURRED IN BANFF NATIONAL PARK INTERNMENT CAMPS DURING WW1. THE PROJECT WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE BANFF WORLD MEDIA FESTIVAL

ENEMY ALIENS large‘Enemy Aliens’ is a film about betrayal, love, injustice, hope and survival against all odds

Writer/Producer Ryan Boyko of Armistice Films, Producer Terry Mialkowsky of Prairie Threat Entertainment and Anthony Towstego of Thomega Entertainment are pleased to announce their collaboration in the production of the feature film ‘Enemy Aliens’ at the Banff World Media Festival June 7th to 10th 2015in Banff, Alberta Canada. Nowhere is there a more fitting location to represent ‘Enemy Aliens’, a historical drama ‘based on actual events’ in WW1.

Set in Canada much of the story takes place in Alberta, near Castle Mountain in one of the twenty-four internment camps that housed enemy aliens during World War One: a short drive from the Banff town site. Banff National Park housed 3 internment camps during WW1, one of which is in walking distance to The Banff Springs Hotel at The Cave and Basin Historic Site.

The script for ‘Enemy Aliens’ has been historically approved and is as accurate to History as a “based on actual events” film can be. Boyko spent years researching and reaching out to scholars and producers and finally has a product that will inspire audiences around the world.

Thousands of Eastern European men and women arrived in Canada’s western frontier with the hopes of building a better life. They settled the West by working the land, farming, clearing brush and trees, and harvesting grain. This was the immigrant dream, a dream of freedom. Their sacrifice and strength is the foundation on which Canada was built.

The film follows brothers, Ruslan and Vasil Kotelko who leave everything in search of the Canadian dream. Their hopes are shattered when they are caught up in the injustice of the War Measures Act. They are deemed ‘Enemy Aliens’, and struggle to maintain their dignity as they are forced through some of Canada’s most severe concentration camps. Fear and hardship pushes them beyond their limits, and leads to a daring escape attempt that goes tragically wrong. One man makes the ultimate sacrifice to ensure his brother’s freedom.

While Boyko was working on the script for ‘Enemy Aliens’ he met Terry Mialkowsky who had always dreamed of making a film about his Grandfather’s experiences during World War 1, experiences that no one would ever believe.  Terry’s Grandfather was interned as an enemy alien at Castle Mountain, Alberta in picturesque Banff National Park.  Not for anything he had done but simply because of where he was born. 8,579 so-called “enemy aliens”, including women and children, were interned, including Ukrainians, Alevi Kurds, Armenians, Bulgarians, Croatians, Czechs, Germans, Hungarians, Italians, Jews, Ottoman Turks, Polish, Romaninas, Russians, Serbians, Slovaks, and Slovenes, among others, of which most were Ukrainians and most were civilians. Terry’s dream of producing a world class Feature Film is very close to becoming a reality.

‘Enemy Aliens’ has, since its conception, received financial support from the Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Foundation. The UCCLF plays a leading role in educating Canadians about Canada’s first national internment operations. It recently completed the unprecedented unveiling of 100 commemorative plaques nationwide in connection with the 100-year anniversary of the First World War-period internment.

“‘Enemy Aliens’ is a vital film,” said Andriy Harasymiw, chairman of the UCCLF. “Ryan Boyko and his team are tremendously passionate about filmmaking and about the internment story — a story that has been in the shadows of Canadian history for too long. The UCCLF has been a proud sponsor and supporter of ‘Enemy Aliens’ since ‘day one’. The film promises to be equally educational and thought-provoking. We are very eager for its debut.”

Arriving in Banff just in time for the World Media Festival Mialkowsky along with Producers Ryan Boyko, Anthony Towstego and Doug Steeden aim to secure an Executive producer, Pre-sales, and Distribution for ‘Enemy Aliens’ at the Banff Media Festival.

 

Social Media Handles

Website: armisticefilms.ca
Twitter: @enemyaliensfilm
Facebook: facebook.com/EnemyAliensTheMovie

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So, You Want To Work In Promotion and Publicity?

VIFF Red CarpetFreelance article by Helen Henry

Like most promotion agencies, we receive several speculative CVs every week. If you’re thinking of sending in your CV or are looking for some advice on how to break into the promotion and publicity industry then here are some important hints and tips:

Be Prepared to Work Hard

Many young people choose publicity and promotion as their chosen career path without any real idea about what the industry or the profession entails. The entertainment industry has a reputation for being glamorous and exciting, and for many this is an attractive prospect. For the most part this is true, and working for and on behalf of some of the most important and influential talent in the business is an incredible way to spend your working career. However the entertainment business is still just that: a business. Its hard work and many aspects of the industry are completely devoid of the glamor that those entering the industry without any real experience initially expect. Perseverance, hard work, and dedication will all help you to get your foot into the door of the right agency: don’t underestimate the importance of undertaking a work experience placement if there aren’t any full time jobs available. Hard work never goes unnoticed and by proving yourself to be competent, dedicated and able to undertake whatever job is thrown at you, you’ll soon rise to the top of the pile when a permanent position does arise.

Focus on Your Skills

Ensure that you constantly focus on promoting your core skills, and ensure that you develop those skills that will best suit the career you want to undertake. If you want to work in promotions and publicity then a post graduate degree in rocket science is unlikely to be of much use, but that crash course in PR is likely to look great on your CV and boost your skill base too. Know what your main skills are, and understand what skills your interviewer or boss are likely to be looking for. You can then focus on developing these skills whilst learning as much as possible from those more experienced team members around you.

Let Your Head Rule Your Heart

Although you may be tempted to choose to start out your career working for the agency that represents your favourite star, there are much more important things to consider: these are the same factors you should consider before you accept a job role in any field. Job security is a powerful and reassuring thing, and not something offered to every new graduate, so a role that comes with a long term contract should certainly be considered. Other essential perks such as the health protection afforded by a corporate health insurance policy and a pension plan are also vital considerations, and should certainly hold sway when choosing where to work, if you are presented with more than one option. When you’re just starting your career, perks such as health insurance policies and health insurance plans often seem unimportant or irrelevant to your current lifestyle, however in the long term you will find that your life is very uncomfortable without them so it is certainly something to plan ahead for and consider.

Tailor Your CV

Finally, in order to get that interview, be invited for that work experience placement, or otherwise get your foot in the door, you need to make yourself stand out. Your first tool for doing this is your CV. The best applicants tailor their CV for every single job they apply for and personalise their cover letter so that is resonates with the company that you are hoping to work for. It may be more time consuming, but doing a little research and addressing your CV to the HR Manager by name, rather than simply addressing it ‘For the attention of the HR manager’ will immediately capture the attention of the individual you are addressing and guarantee that your CV will be read. Ensure that the content is just as punchy and attention grabbing, and you will stand a much better chance of getting an interview and being able to talk your way into the job of your dreams in a face to face situation.

Contact The Promotion People

Lesley Diana – Founder, President and Publicist
lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca
604.726.5575

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