NWT Indigenous producer Kelvin Redvers launches production company, IndigiFilm

NWT Indigenous producer Kelvin Redvers launches ambitious new production company, IndigiFilm

The filmmaker garnered international attention for wearing Moccasins on the Cannes Red Carpet

Photo credit: Rhonda Dent

For immediate release: Vancouver, BC – Kelvin Redvers, the veteran Indigenous producer/writer (Deninu Kųę́ First Nation Northwest Territories) is launching a new film and production company, IndigiFilm. The BC-based companywill focus on developing and producing scripted and unscripted projects in collaboration with international and Canadian creatives.

IndigiFilm has already completed filming on its first feature Cold Road, in partnership with Crave. The thriller was written and directed by Redvers. The story revolves around  an Indigenous woman’s harrowing road trip to be with her dying mother in a remote northern First Nation. It was shot entirely in Alberta and the Northwest Territories. 

Development at IndigiFilm will be led by industry veteran Neil Thomas, co-creator of the international hit series Highway Thru Hell and showrunner on Discovery Canada’s Mud Mountain Haulers (S1). Thomas launched his own factual television career more than 25 years ago with the Emmy Award winning documentary Battle of the X-Planes (PBS – Nova). 

Mark Miller, co-founder of Great Pacific Media and the former president of Thunderbird Entertainment (Highway thru Hell, Air Show, Game of Homes) brings his years of experience to help advise, create and finance productions. 

“Our goal is to produce bold content that will resonate with audiences”, said Redvers. “With the hit making experience of Neil and Mark to support my vision, I believe IndigiFilm will be a global premium content creator. We want IndigiFilm to be a place broadcaster and streamers can feel confident that their investments in production will win audiences. IndigiFilm will be a place where Indigenous and non-Indigenous stories are told in an authentic way by a broad spectrum of creative voices backed by one of the most experienced production teams in North America.”  

Redvers recently made international headlines after an incident at the Cannes Film Festival. Redvers was ordered to leave a screening after he attempted to walk the red carpet in traditional Dene moccasins, formal wear for his culture. Cannes later acknowledged they made a mistake. The story went viral, stirring a conversation about cultural inclusivity. “What happened in Cannes underlines the need for more Indigenous presence in international media. We need to help bring a better understanding of who we are to the rest of the world.” 

Redvers is an award-winning filmmaker whose work has screened worldwide, including the Toronto International Film Festival. In 2018, he co-created CBC’s primetime unscripted series High Arctic Haulers (8×60). As a journalist he worked on CTV’s First Story where the first episode he produced/directed won a prestigious Jack Webster Award. He’s also the co-founder of the non-profit org “We Matter”, an organization that uses social media and video to share positive messages with Indigenous youth from across Canada, with the aim of reducing the rates of depression and suicide. For this work, he and his fellow co-founder, sibling T’anchay Redvers, were awarded Governor General Medals. 

Redvers is excited for this new chapter, saying: “It’s the exact right time for this company. The industry is craving diverse voices. IndigiFilm will deliver fantastic storytelling that meets this need, producing meaningful and entertaining media for the global marketplace.”

Kelvin Redvers will be in attendance at the Banff World Media Festival from June 12 – 15, 2022 and is available for interviews upon request.

For more information and interviews please contact:

Lesley Diana | lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca | 604-726-5575

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Backroad Truckers Season 2 is in production

Backroad Truckers Season 2 is in production

Big Time Decent Productions announces the second season of Backroad Truckers has been greenlit by Corus Entertainment to air on The HISTORY Channel® across Canada

The popular TV series was recently picked up by the streaming service Hulu in the United States

Matt Shewchuk, President & Executive Producer of Big Time Decent Productions is pleased to announce that the second season of Backroad Truckers has been greenlit by Corus Entertainment to air on The HISTORY Channel® across Canada in 2023. The popular TV series was also recently sold to the American subscription streaming service Hulu. 

Backroad Truckers is a docu-series about a special breed of blue-collar drivers who do whatever it takes to make a buck with their 4x4s on tough northern backroads. That means salvaging machinery from the woods, rescuing stranded drivers, and “hotshotting” vital cargo to remote businesses in impossible locations.

There are a number of exciting projects confirmed for Big Time Decent Productions, including Season 5 of Rust Valley Restorers, which will premiere on The HISTORY Channel in 2023, as well as a ramp-up of the company’s social media division with two original podcasts in production. The podcasts include a veterinary series called The Pawcast with Dr. Lauren and a collectible series called The Collectors Cast.

In addition, Big Time Decent has helped spin Backroad Truckers’ breakout star, Dale Kristensen, into a viral hit on TikTok with plans of launching a standalone YouTube channel.

Big Time Decent is also thrilled to be partnering with producer Rob Vroom of Vroom Productions to launch a new Montréal-based post-production facility called QC Post Media.

Last year, Big Time Decent expanded its support of local storytellers by providing $30,000 in post-production services to emerging Canadian filmmakers at the 2021 Whistler Film Festival with plans to do so again for the 2022 edition.

ABOUT BIG TIME DECENT – BOLD STORYTELLERS

With Big Time Decent, veteran producer Matt Shewchuk has assembled a team of creators, writers, and editors in a 5,000 sq. ft. production and post-production facility with one simple goal: creating original content that thrills a global audience.

Beyond their development slate of scripted and unscripted projects, Big Time Decent also offers full production and post services for feature films, MOWs, and TV series. Their post facilities include 20 edit suites, a 5.1 sound mixing studio, and the most state-of-the-art color grading suite in Vancouver.

The production company’s team includes Matt Shewchuk, President & Executive Producer, René Brar, Head of Development, and Jeff Kinnon, VP of Factual.

For more information and interviews please contact:

Lesley Diana | Lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca | 604-726-5575

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Rising pop/country star Scotty Berg signs with Predominant Studios

Rising pop/country star Scotty Berg marks career milestone by signing with Predominant Studios

The talented teenager is a singer/songwriter who has garnered millions of views on TikTok

Photo credit: Nicole Richard

He may be just 15 years old, but Scotty Berg has already left an indelible impression on the music scene, especially in Canada.

The rising pop/country singer, songwriter and TikToker has been performing since he was 10 years old and has progressed from busking for passing audiences to being invited and performing at SXSW in Austin, Texas.

Building a following from TikTok and Instagram, Scotty has tens of thousands of fans anxiously waiting for his first studio album release now that he has signed with Predominant Studios. With over 500,000 streams of his music and millions of views on TikTok, the anticipation is growing for what comes next for the young star.

His catalogue of previous releases includes the recently released singles You Don’t Have To Be Alone, an uplifting anti-bullying anthem and No Time to Waste, a song about living life with passion.

Scotty has garnered fan and industry accolades alike, winning numerous singing contests and being honoured with nominations for the City of Kelowna’s Civic Award for Teen Honour in the Arts, acknowledging his donations to non-profit organizations through performing at fundraising events.

The natural talent has drawn comparisons to Shawn Mendes – and for good reason. The charismatic young performer has the voice, talent, stage presence, drive and personality to follow the ascent of the fellow Canadian singer.

When Scotty isn’t on stage he enjoys cooking, golf, and hanging with family and friends.

Scotty Berg is available for interviews upon request. 

Please contact: Lesley Diana | Lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca | 604-726-5575

Predominant Studios website: www.predominantstudiosinc.com

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Snake of the Nile Book by Author E.A. Jackson

Snake of the Nile, the first book of The Aegean Series by author E. A. Jackson now available

For immediate release: Author E.A. Jackson (pen name of Vancouver-based actor, Ely Jackson) is pleased to announce that her first book entitled Snake of the Nile is now available for purchase. In this first book of the Aegean Series, many pieces are set in motion, deadly secrets are revealed, empires are shaken, and lustful, power-hungry men nurture the viper sleeping in Kleopatra’s heart, a secret known only to herself and Akela, with history-shaking consequences still to come.

Jackson’s whole childhood was intertwined with the ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian myths and legends that were read to her by her Greek family. Cleopatra, with whom she shares a heritage and spells through the book as Kleopatra (the figure’s authentic Greek spelling), was always someone who fascinated her. Not in terms of a woman being in power or epic love stories that spanned continents, but more so because Jackson couldn’t help but feel that we’d gotten her wrong. What if her motivations weren’t remotely close to what historians speculated, what if she was an even more horrid tyrant than her father, and what if in her romantic dalliances, there was not a trace of love at all? Unless she kept a personal diary, we could not possibly know and that has always fascinated Jackson, the endless possibilities of plot lines lost to time. That is what you will find in Jackson’s book Snake of the Nile, Cleopatra but not as she has been portrayed to us.

About the Book: History isn’t always written as it truly happened . . .

In all four corners of the ancient world, growing threats assemble into a storm of carnage, as the Roman eagle seeks to seize all who will not kneel before it in its golden talons.

In the colossal palace of Pharaoh Ptolemy XII Auletes, his youngest daughter, sweet Kleopatra Vll, and her dearest friend, Akela, daughter of the pharaoh’s favorite general, are only vaguely aware of the dark currents swirling under the surface of their world, and dangerously unaware of a dark prophecy concerning them both that will be set in motion by the arrival of a mysterious visitor from foreign lands.

On Krete, the last Spartan princess is humiliated and imprisoned after being pulled from a city in flames, fighting to keep some vestige of her people’s legendary spirit alive.

In Rome, the quietly troubled Julius Caesar mourns lost love even as he solidifies his rule with the crucifixion of the slave rebel Spartacus and all who followed him.

And on the far-away shores of the Aegean, the last remaining tribes of ferocious Amazons struggle to avoid extinction as they battle forces from all sides, and alliances amongst enemies are forged out of necessity.

A deadly secret born of vengeance and fear, known only by Kleopatra and her childhood companion, threatens to rock the foundations of a powerful empire and discredit the lineage of the last Egyptian dynasty. With hungry eyes set only on revenge, the whispered words of lustful, power-hungry men nurture the viper sleeping in Kleopatra’s heart like venom infiltrating the bloodstream of history.

Author BIO: 

E.A. Jackson is the pen name of Ely Jackson, a Greek-Australian actress born in Perth, Western Australia. Jackson is best known for her work in The Grand Unified Theory (2015), The Switch (2015), Alone on Christmas (2020), and The Dragon Prince on Netflix and was nominated in the 2017 LEO Awards for Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Motion Picture. Jackson is trained in mounted combat, archery, firearms, and swordplay, studied musical theatre in university, dance for eight years, and singing for five in addition to her work in film and television. Her passion for cinema and storytelling led her to a decade-long career in Vancouver, Canada where she currently resides, writing, acting, teaching, and developing the next two installments of The Aegean Series.  

An only child, Jackson grew up in the vineyard farmlands of rural South Western Australia with many animals and acres of forest to encourage her imagination – noting that a beaten-up shoebox of Xena the Warrior Princess DVDs from her aunty one Christmas has had a major influence on her morals, values, and perspective. Now in 2022 Ely publishes her first-ever literary work, with book one in The Aegean Series: Snake of the Nile, where four ancient empires orchestrate what we now know as history, at whatever cost.  

Now in 2022 Jackson publishes her first ever-literary work, with book one in The Aegean Series: Snake of the Nile where four ancient empires orchestrate what we now know as history, at whatever cost.  

E.A. Jackson is available for interviews upon request. 

Please contact: Lesley Diana | Lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca | 604-726-5575

Snake of the Nile is available through most major retailers online, such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Indigo, as well as direct from the producer, FriesenPress.

Lionsgate Pictures Release Zero Contact

Lionsgate Pictures will release the feature film Zero Contact starring Academy Award winner Anthony Hopkins, Aleks Paunovic, Veronica Ferres, and Chris Brochu in select theaters + on VOD on May 27th, 2022. 

Zero Contact is one of the very first NFT movies exclusive for purchase on www.vuele.io

We are pleased to announce that Lionsgate Pictures will release the feature film Zero Contact in select theaters + on VOD on May 27th, 2022. 

Zero Contact (2022 Movie) Official Trailer – Anthony Hopkins

Zero Contact is one of the very first NFT movies and is also currently exclusive for purchase on www.vuele.io

 Zero Contact follows five characters, based worldwide, connected only by their devotion to the late founder and tech titan, Finley Hart (played by Academy Award winner Anthony Hopkins). Hopkins stars with other acclaimed actors: Aleks Paunovic, Veronica Ferres, and Chris Brochu, all of whom strive to halt Hart’s secretive and potentially lethal tech invention – the machine that is either the solution to mankind’s problems or the end of life on earth.

Zero Contact is directed by the Canadian producer/filmmaker Rick Dugdale, making his feature directorial debut after producing numerous films including Dawn PatrolAn Ordinary Man, and Recon. The screenplay is written by Cam Cannon and was filmed in 17 different countries entirely during the 2020 global pandemic.

U.S. Release Date: In Select Theaters, On Demand, and Digital on May 27, 2022  

On Blu-Ray and DVD: July 5, 2022

www.lionsgate.com/movies/zero-contact

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Predominant Studios Announce Release of Hip Hop Artist Mr. ESQ singe ‘Rich Problem’

Predominant Studios is pleased to announce the release of Hip Hop Artist Mr. ESQ’s single Rich Problem featuring Madchild from his upcoming debut album ESQUIRE slated for release in late July

His single, A Mother’s Day was released on May 8th as a tribute to his mother 

The Global Music Group Record Label Predominant Studios Inc. is pleased to announce that Mr. ESQ has released two singles from his debut album ESQUIRE Rich Problem featuring Swollen Members’ lead singer Madchild and A Mother’s Day a tribute to his mother released on Mother’s Day. The album is a compilation of songs laced with so much diversity and ingenuity, a revelation of Mr. ESQ’s personality as he tries to fully express himself with each track on the album.Mr. ESQ’s ESQUIRE album is slated for release in late July.

Ahead of his album’s release, Mr. ESQ has this to say, “This album is a re-introduction of myself on a global scale. As most of my music is, this album harbours a lot of emotion. I pour my heart and soul into my music, and by listening to this album, it will pretty much answer any questions anyone has about me.”

Mr. ESQ has blossomed into a fine artist since entering the Canadian entertainment scene. Based in Victoria, British Columbia, Mr. ESQ started music when he was 12, writing down his thoughts in a poetic style. He started to flow with a cadence and began putting his writing to beats. During house parties, his peers would request him to freestyle, which helped him to discover his love for performances and sharing his writing with others. Sadly, he began to veer off the path of music when he began working in his teens and didn’t come back to it until he was incarcerated.”

Born as the youngest male of six siblings with three older brothers and sisters, he naturally gravitated to his brothers, which opened him up to the realities of life. Sooner than expected, he got into drug distribution and became a driver for illegal activities before he was old enough to own his driver’s license. At age 18, Mr. ESQ was expecting a son and decided to track back from the violent lifestyle he had adopted. Unfortunately, his son died, and the event induced a dark chapter. He began to drink heavily, and not long after, Mr. ESQ had to face fourteen years in the Federal penitentiary. The prosecution eventually got a conviction, and he ended up with a combined sentence of ten years. 

At the Federal penitentiary, Mr. ESQ began to make self-discoveries, which changed his life. Today, he has a daughter, a business, and a budding musical career. “I want people to listen to my stories, learn from my experiences and not make the same mistakes I did. I hope they internalize my stories and use them for their growth. My ultimate goal is to help guide those in their youth down a better path and give them the knowledge and education to ensure they don’t make the same mistakes I did.” 

Through mentorship and coaching, Harrison Mresq, known by his stage persona as Mr. ESQ, Predominant Studios has aided him in improving his voice talents by exploring his hip-hop roots but also experimenting with other genres that suit his voice, such as R&B and Pop/Country.

The single Rich Problem by Mr. ESQ featuring Madchild is available in stores and streaming everywhere. My Mother’s Day is available everywhere on May 8th, 2022. Fans can expect an exceptional rendition of his life and experiences. 

About Predominant Studios

Predominant Studios provides services to aligned musicians, and independent artists, assisting them in navigating the complicated music industry. A recipient of 40 Under 40 Awards, CEO Jacqueline Best is said to be the next up-and-coming music mogul. Chris “The Glove” Taylor, a pioneering multi-platinum producer, is Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Taylor has collaborated with huge names like Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg and a slew of other important industry figures and LA musicians. Growing its roster by 85% in just a year, Predominant is assisting talented musicians through creating fair contracts, music business consultations, and career coaching safeguarding musicians’ best interests.

For more information, interviews and photos please contact publicists:

Lesley Diana | Lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca | 604-726-5575

 “ESQUIRE” will be available when released this summer across several streaming platforms including SpotifyApple Music, and YouTube.  

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New Discovery TV Series Pets & Pickers

Discovery’s All-New Canadian Original Docuseries PETS & PICKERS Serves Up Heartwarming ‘Tails,’ Beginning May 12

 The eight-episode docuseries follows the lives of pets in need and the veterinarians and animal lovers that are dedicated to helping them
All-new Canadian original series airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on Discovery, CTV.ca, and the CTV app, beginning May 12

Discovery takes viewers on an uplifting mission to help animals in need with the all-new Canadian original series PETS & PICKERS, premiering ThursdayMay 12 at 9 p.m. ET on Discovery. Joining an all-new Thursday night lineup which includes the debut of PIG ROYALTY at 8 p.m. ET and Season 2 of LOUISIANA LAW 10 p.m. ET, the eight-episode, docuseries follows a one-of-a-kind animal hospital, the story of animals, their owners, and the special team of veterinarians who care for them.

Motivated by extraordinary compassion and a singular belief that all animals deserve treatment, this heartfelt series reveals how the Regional Animal Protection Society (RAPS) Animal Hospital works tirelessly to offer low-income pet families access to top healthcare. To fund these treatments, RAPS has a unique solution: their thrift store. An energetic and dedicated group of animal-loving “pickers” comb through donated mystery bins containing abandoned storage locker items, all money raised goes to pay for vet care and life-saving surgeries. It’s a one-of-a-kind “pets and pickers” relationship with an uplifting mission: to help animals and their people.

New episodes of PETS & PICKERS are available to stream each week on CTV.ca and the CTV App.

In Episode 1 of PETS & PICKERS, entitled “Pets, Pickers & Problems,” Dexter the dog has breathing problems so serious, worried owner Michelle travels hours in hopes that RAPS can help pay for urgent surgery. The dedicated team of pickers, counting on abandoned storage locker goods, gets an unfortunate surprise. Meanwhile, Halo the Chihuahua discovers more than exercise in the local dog park.

Led by Executive Director Eyal Lichtmann, the kind-hearted and innovative team at RAPS includes: long-time animal lover, Dr. Regan Schwartz; small animal specialist and Vets Without Borders volunteer, Dr. Alex Maldonado (Dr. Alex); feral animal care professional, Dr. Joseph Martinez; the patriarch and leading exotic animal veterinarian, Dr. Satveer Dadrwal (Dr. Satveer); RAPS’ lead veterinarian and the go-to surgeon, Dr. Marius Vasilescu, aka “Dr. V”; and RAPS’ community social services specialist, Dr. Victoria Cruz-Mendez (Dr. Cruz-Mendez). The animal-loving team of pickers includes thrift store manager, Karen Kamachi, as well as an expert picker, Marty Kramer, who work together to bring in donations and find buyers to help people and pets in need. To find out more about RAPS, visit their website atwww.rapsbc.com.

Click here to view the first episode of PETS & PICKERS.

PETS & PICKERS was created and produced by Tyson Media in association with Bell Media for Discovery, with the participation of The Bell Fund. Tyson Hepburn is the Executive Producer and Showrunner. Kelly McClughan is Series Producer, and Andrew Vacheresse is Series Director.  For Bell Media, Heather Williamson is Sr. Development Executive, Tina Apostolopoulos is Sr. Production Executive; Sarah Fowlie is Head of Production, Original Programming; Carlyn Klebuc is General Manager, Original Programming; Pat DiVittorio is Vice-President, CTV & Specialty Programming, and General Manager, Discovery Networks. Justin Stockman is Vice-President, Content Development & Programming, Bell Media. Karine Moses is Senior Vice-President, Content Development & News, Bell Media and Vice Chair, Québec, Bell.

About Tyson Media
Tyson Media is an award-winning Vancouver-based entertainment company that produces powerful unscripted and docu-series including global phenomenon RUST VALLEY RESTORERS, COLD WATER COWBOYS (Co-Executive Producer with David Paperny), and THE DOG DUDES.
Tyson always carries the momentum aggressively forward into the development of unique character-driven concepts primed to be major hits both domestically and internationally. Learn more at tysonmedia.ca/.

About Bell Media Original Productions
Bell Media has commissioned some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit series commissioned by CTV include #1 Canadian drama TRANSPLANT; record-breaking Canadian format THE AMAZING RACE CANADA; comedy series CHILDREN RUIN EVERYTHING from the producers of LETTERKENNY, and JANN. Among the original series on Bell Media specialty and streaming platforms are CTV Life Channel’s culinary series MARY MAKES IT EASY with Mary Berg; CTV Comedy Channel’s ROAST BATTLE CANADA, and the upcoming comedy series ACTING GOOD; as well as CTV Drama Channel’s upcoming scripted series SULLIVAN’S CROSSING. Crave Originals include hit series LETTERKENNY and its upcoming official spinoff series SHORESY, CANADA’S DRAG RACE, and WAY OVER ME (SORTEZ-MOI DE MOI); docuseries DARK SIDE OF THE RING; and acclaimed documentaries FANNY: THE RIGHT TO ROCK and A.RTIFICIAL I.MMORTALITY. Discovery is home to Bell Media’s hit factual series and franchises HIGHWAY THRU HELL, HEAVY RESCUE: 401, and MUD MOUNTAIN HAULERS, in addition to MAKE IT TO THE MOON, and others. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. Learn more at www.BellMedia.ca.

About Discovery
With compelling real-life programming that inspires and entertains, Discovery reveals the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. Discovery offers a signature mix of adrenaline-charged stories, larger-than-life personalities and vivid imagery for viewers with curious minds. With the best factual 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. Discovery Canada is a joint venture between Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company, and Discovery Communications Inc. Fan favourite series and exclusive Canadian original Discovery content is available to stream on CTV.ca and the CTV app.

On Acting …and life, the new book by Acclaimed Actor/Director/Author William B. Davis will be released on May 2022

On Acting …and life, the new book by Acclaimed Actor/Director/Author William B. Davis will be released on May 3, 2022

Best known as the Cigarette Smoking Man on TV’s The X-Files William’s book is part memoir and part master class

For immediate release: Acclaimed award-winning actor William B. Davis, best known as the Cigarette Smoking Man on TV’s The X-Files, is pleased to announce that his second book ‘On Acting and …life’ will be released on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. 

About the Book: 

Dozens of books on acting exist, but none of them are quite like this. Part memoir and part master class, modelled after Stephen King’s bestseller, On Writing, the book is divided into two parts. 

Part one takes readers on a seventy-year journey that begins with William B. Davis, at age twelve, riding his bicycle through the streets of Toronto to his first acting classes, and eventually leads to him starring in the long-running television series, The X-Files starringDavid Duchovny, and Gillian Anderson. From a summer theatre in Ontario to the National Theatre of Great Britain to the National Theatre School of Canada to the William Davis Centre for Actors’ Study in Vancouver, few have travelled such a colourful journey. Along the way, Davis met all sorts of familiar faces, including Donald Sutherland, Brian Cox, Albert Finney, Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, David Duchovny, and Gillian Anderson, among others. 

Although there is a lot about acting in part one, the heart of the book for an aspiring or working actor is in part two. What has Davis learned in seventy years of working both in the theatre and in film and television? A lot, as you will see. Davis’s grasp of the art of acting is vast and practical. And in some ways, original. 

In his final chapter, Davis explores the underlying philosophy of acting and actor training and argues for bringing the work into the twenty-first century.

Praise for On Acting …and life.

“This book celebrates a lifetime’s passion and commitment to the mysterious realm of acting. It’s not a tale of fame, fortune, and gossip, but instead, it documents the twists and turns of an artist’s determined engagement with making and sustaining a career in Canada for over sixty years. It’s a history lesson and an inspiration, reminding the discouraged actor that you never know what’s coming round the corner so be prepared and keep the faith. The discussion of what makes for good acting is a wealth of practical, clear advice, mined and honed in decades of devoted exploration as an actor, director, and teacher. Gold!”  Rosemary Dunsmore (Award-winning Actor, Director, and Acting teacher)

“Before he was my cigarette smoking nemesis for over 25 years, before he incarnated one of TV’s great villains, William Davis was an acting teacher. It’s not true that those who can’t do, teach because Bill can do both. And he can write. Like all good teachers, the wisdom and stories that Bill elaborates upon in his book are really lessons about life. It’s possible you will become a better actor after reading Bill; it’s also possible you will become a better person. For fans of The X-Files or just people who enjoy listening to a no-nonsense craftsman and lifer talk about his craft with none of the usual humble-brag or sensational Hollywood bullshit.”  David Duchovny (Novelist and Star of The X-Files)

“Bill Davis’s ‘On Acting’ is a fascinating tapestry of a life dedicated not only to the Art, but also to a deeper philosophical grasp of our work. Bill chronicles a highly personal journey that is founded in the search for a truth that truly illuminates the mystery of our craft!”  Brian Cox (Bafta Award Winner and Star of Succession)

“Bill’s vast experience, on stage, screen and as a teacher is more than impressive, it’s a rarity in our culture of instant fame. I cast him as a villain 30 years ago, but little did I know he’d always played to win.”  Chris Carter (Creator of The X-Files)

About the Author:

After decades of working as a theatre director and actor in Canada, the UK, and the US, William B. Davis rose to prominence as the Cigarette Smoking Man on TV’s The X-Files. Besides appearing in numerous other TV shows and movies, most recently, Upload and Midnight Club, Davis also founded his own acting school, the William Davis Centre for Actors’ Study. 

Davis has written one other book, a memoir entitled Where There’s Smoke . . . The Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man. He lives in Vancouver, B.C., with his wife, Emmanuelle Davis. 

William B. Davis is available for interviews upon request. 

Please contact: Lesley Diana | Lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca | 604-726-5575

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On Acting… and life: A New Look at an Old Craft will be available through most major retailers online, such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Indigo, as well as direct from the producer, FriesenPress. Signed copies are available on www.WilliamBDavis.com.

Book Launch: Join William on Tuesday May 3rd at 7pm in The Theatre at GO Studios in Vancouver to celebrate the launch of renowned actor William B. Davis‘ new book, “On Acting…and life”! Joining William will be special guest host, X-Files Producer, R.W. Goodwin for a lively interview and storytelling from their time together on their iconic television show.

Event: A Conversation with William B Davis: On Acting …and life (bizbooks.net)

Book: On Acting …and life by William B. Davis – Biz Books

Acting Agent: Eric Edwards | eric.edwwards@lucastalent.com | 604-685-0345 

Launch Event: On Acting… and life book by William B Davis

A Conversation with William B Davis: On Acting …and life

Bill Davis’s On Acting is a fascinating tapestry of a life dedicated not only to the Art, but also to a deeper philosophical grasp of our work. Bill chronicles a highly personal journey that is founded in the search for a truth that truly illuminates the mystery of our craft!” — Brian Cox (BAFTA Winner and Star of HBO’s “Succession”)

Join us on Tuesday May 3rd at 7pm in The Theatre at GO Studios to celebrate the launch of renowned actor William B. Davis‘ new book, “On Acting…and life”! Joining William will be special guest host, X-Files Producer, R.W. Goodwin for a lively interview and storytelling from their time together on their iconic television show.

The evening will also include:

• Excerpts from “On Acting…and life” read by William B. Davis
• Questions and Answers from the audience• An opportunity to have your book signed by the author

While this is a FREE event, due to Covid precautions space will be limited. Tickets: Biz Books

Not able to join us? Click here to register for our Zoom webinar and join us online!

Pets & Pickers tells the story of the RAPS organization 

ADVANCED SCREENING – Pets & Pickers focuses on the great work of RAPS! Be the first to see this new show coming to Discovery Channel Canada!

About this event

Pets & Pickers tells the story of the entire RAPS organization and our lifesaving work!

But you are invited to an exclusive screening of the first episode! Celebrate this achievement with us as we prepare to share the RAPS story with the world!

This is a real cause for celebration!

Tickets: $25.00 plus $2.00 service charge. Tickets include popcorn, mingling with the emerging STARS, a few welcoming words and the first-ever public viewing of what we are sure will be a new smash hit TV series coming to Discovery Channel Canada!

SPACE IS VERY LIMITED. Do not miss out. 

  • Cash bar will be available. (19+ … Bring your ID!)
  • Dress: Business Casual
  • Tickets: EventBrite