CENTER STAGE: ON POINTE premieres on Lifetime TV in Canada and the US on June 25th


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Sodona Films Ltd. is pleased to announce that CENTER STAGE: ON POINTE will premiere on Lifetime TV in Canada and the US on June 25th at 8:00 pm pst/est 7:00 cst. CENTER STAGE: ON POINTE tells the story of a group of talented dancers who compete for spots in the prestigious American Ballet Company. Nicole Munoz (Defiance, Baby Sellers) stars as Bella Parker, one of the dancers auditioning over an intense six-week program, which ends up pitting classical ballet dancers against more contemporary dance performers. Returning from the original Center Stage are Peter Gallagher (American Beauty, Law & Order: Specials Victims Unit), Ethan Stiefel (American Ballet Theater, Royal New Zealand Ballet) and Sascha Radetsky (American Ballet Theater, Flesh and Bone). Returning from Center Stage: Turn it Up are Nicole Munoz and Kenny Wormald (Massholes, Footloose). Joining the cast for this latest Center Stage installment is ‘Choice Dancer’ Teen Choice Award winner Chloe Lukasiak (Dance Moms) and dancers Barton Cowperthwaite and Maude Green, all in their first acting roles.

CS-7-07488centerstageonpointepressblog CENTER STAGE: ON POINTE is directed by Director X, who is best known for visually distinctive videos for popular artists including Drake’s ‘Hotline Bling,’ Jay Z, Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa, Usher, and Iggy Azalea. X made his film directorial debut in 2014 with the award-winning edgy drama titled Across the Line.

In this anticipated Center Stage sequel, The American Ballet Company is flat broke; that is, until the director, Jonathan Reeves (Peter Gallagher) is presented with the opportunity to be fully funded – with a catch – incorporate modern dance into the academy. Enter the annual Training Program – the perfect way to introduce modern dancers to their system. With the help of Tommy Anderson (Kenny Wormald), they find the perfect crop of young dancers to vie for spots during the program, including one Bella Parker (Nicole Munoz). Bella’s hesitant, but after she makes it past the first round of auditions, she’s off to training camp! From there, fierce competition and countless challenges ensue.

“This script was written for Nicole,” says producer Greg Malcolm. “I realized that there was something magical about Nicole at 13 when we worked with her in 2008 on Center Stage: Turn It Up. She is a person that you never forget, who had a big vision at an early age. This film will inspire young women to strive for want they want in life.”

CS-3-2119“We are thrilled to have Director X as our director,” says producer Vicki Sotheran. “X is at the top of his game. We are excited for the audience to see the magic that he has created with our talented cast.”

Executive Producer Laurence Mark adds, “ It’s a joy to be involved in the second sequel to Center Stage which seems to have become something of a cult classic – and getting to re-unite cast members from the previous two films is truly gratifying.“

CENTER STAGE: ON POINTE is a Canadian film developed and produced by Vicki Sotheran and Greg Malcolm of Sodona Films Ltd. as a follow-up to Center Stage: Turn It Up. Academy Award®-nominated, Emmy®-nominated, Golden Globe®-winning producer Laurence Mark (Julie & Julia, Dreamgirls, I Robot, Jerry Maguire) is executive producer.

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World Renowned Keyboardist and Musician David Sancious will be touring with Sting and Peter Gabriel for “Rock Paper Scissors” across North America

David will tour with Sting in Europe this summer

6S4A5055David Sancious, long-time solo keyboardist, guitarist and composer, has an exceptionally busy year in 2016 touring with two of the most sought-after musicians of our time. He will join Sting and Peter Gabriel for their “Rock Paper Scissors” tour that kicks off in Columbus Ohio on June 21st, and finishes the North American leg in Edmonton, Alberta on July 24th. He will then continue with Sting on his European tour that begins in Rome on July 27th, and completes in Hamar Norway on August 6th, with stops throughout Europe. More information on the tour can be found here: www.sting.com/tour.

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

DavidSanciousphotobyMichael Bloom(400dpi)David re-united with Bruce Springsteen and joined other musicians including Billy Joel, Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Rufus Wainwright and Will.I.Am at Sting’s sixtieth birthday to perform some of Stings most recognizable songs at New York’s Beacon Theatre. In 2014 Bruce presented to David when he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the other members of the E Street Band. That night, David also played on stage with Peter Gabriel, who was inducted on the same evening.

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

David will be touring with Sting and Peter Gabriel for the “Rock Paper Scissors” tour throughout North America in June and July, and then out again with Sting to tour throughout Europe this summer.

David is available for interviews and photos upon request.

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A Father’s Day Contest any Dad Would Love!

Todd 16As a dad, Father’s Day is always special to Todd Talbot … but this year he wanted to kick things up a notch, so have teamed up with Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler to give one deserving dad out there a chance to win a weekend full of style, luxury, adventure, and dining!
Your Whistler weekend includes:

  • A resort outfit from Staccato Menswear in Vancouver
  • A 2 night stay in an Deluxe Executive Suite at one of Canada’s most luxurious resorts, Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler complete with meals at Sidecut Restaurant or in-room dining
  • Choice of 3 Mercedes-Benz vehicles to borrow to enjoy a gorgeous drive from Whistler to Pemberton for lunch
  • Lunch at Big Sky in Pemberton
  • Helicopter pick-up from Blackcomb Helicopters in Pemberton for a scenic tour over the mountains
  • Zip lining experience at Cougar Mountain with Resort limousine transfers

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To enter the giveaway, simply follow Todd on Instagram and Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler on Instagram.

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler will donate $1 to BC Children’s Hospital foundation for every new Instagram follower from June 1 through June 15.

 

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  • The winner will be drawn at random and announced on June 16.
  • The trip must be experienced on Father’s Day weekend 2016 from Saturday, June 18 to Monday, June 20.
  • Prize is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash.
  • If you can’t make it Father’s Day weekend, we’ll arrange another time (subject to availability).

Good luck!

Hollywood Thriller BLACKWAY opens theatrically and on VOD on June 10th across Canada, starring Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles, Alexander Ludwig and Ray Liotta

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Hal Holbrook, Aleks Paunovic, Lochlyn Munro, Aaron Pearl, Steve Bacic, Chris Gauthier, Taylor Hickson and William Belleau round off the ensemble cast

Enderby Entertainment is pleased to announce that the Hollywood feature film BLACKWAY will open at theatres across Canada on June 10th, 2016. Blackway, which is R-rated, was shot in the North Okanagan and stars Anthony Hopkins, Ray Liotta, Alexander Ludwig and Julia Stiles.

Blackway had its world debut in front of a huge, enthusiastic crowd of fans on the largest screen in Canada at the Starlight Drive-In in Enderby, B.C. on June 2nd, 2016.
“Being Canadian and having a great Canadian release of an independent film is incredibly special. We’re proud to be able to show this film in so many theatres across the country,” said Rick Dugdale, president of Enderby Entertainment, named after his hometown.

Electric Entertainment in the United States; TW Media Events, Exclusive Theatrical Distributor in Canada.

Theatrical & VOD Release: June 10, 2016

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Blackway is a suspenseful thriller set against the rugged backdrop of a Pacific Northwest logging community. When a young woman, Lillian (Julia Stiles), returns to her hometown after the death of her mother, she unwittingly raises the interest and eventual ire of Blackway (Ray Liotta), a crazed ex-cop turned violent crime lord. Blackway’s stalking and relentless harassment force Lillian to seek help from the faint-hearted local sheriff who advises her to leave town. Undaunted, she forms an unlikely alliance with a retired logger (Anthony Hopkins), who is still grieving over the loss of his daughter, and carries his own secret vendetta against Blackway. Together with a young, introverted friend (Alexander Ludwig), the threesome set out for justice and revenge against the sociopathic Blackway, leading them on a violent, perilous journey that culminates in a face to face showdown with their nemesis.

DSC08883_FinalDirected By: Daniel Alfredson
Written By: Joe Gangemi, Gregory Jacobs
Based on the Novel: “Go With Me” by Castle Freeman Jr.
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles, Alexander Ludwig, Lochlyn Munro, Aleks Paunovic, Ray Liotta and Hal Holbrook
Running Time: 90 minutes

Website: http://www.blackwaythemovie.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Blackwayfilm
Twitter: https://twitter.com/blackwayfilm

 

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Blackway Red Carpet Delegation

Screenings Across Canada

June 2nd, 2016-Premiere
Enderby, BC
Starlight Drive-In
www.starlightdrivein.ca

June 10th, 2016

Calgary, AB
Plaza Theatre
www.theplaza.ca

Edmonton, AB
Princess Theatre
www.princesstheatre.ca

Lethbridge, AB
The Movie Mill
www.moviemill.com

Vernon, BC
Towne Cinema
www.vernoncinema.com

Victoria, BC
VIC Theatre
www.thevic.ca

Toronto, ON
Carlton Cinema
www.rainbowcinemas.ca

June 13th, 2016

Vancouver, BC
Rio Theatre
www.riotheatre.ca

June 17th, 2016

Regina, SK
Rainbow Theatre
www.rainbowcinemas.ca

Saskatoon, SK
Roxy Theatre
www.rainbowcinemas.ca

Toronto, ON
Kingsway Theatre
http://kingswaymovies.ca

July 22, 2016

Ottawa, ON
Mayfair Theatre
http://mayfairtheatre.ca

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Tammy Gillis co-stars in Hallmark Channel’s Wedding Bells, premiering Friday, June 3 at 9 p.m. ET with Danica McKellar, Kavan Smith and Bruce Boxleitner

Tammy Gillis - Jeff Reyes Photography 2Tammy is nominated for a Leo Award for her role in UPTV’s Ties That Bind

Tammy Gillis is becoming a fast favorite on the Hallmark Channel with her upcoming co-starring role on Wedding Bells, premiering Friday, June 3 at 9 p.m. ET. Tammy is starring along side Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years), Kavan Smith (When Calls the Heart) and Bruce Boxleitner (Cedar Cove). Molly Quinn (Dancia McKellar) is a young New York fashion designer who would rather be single than risk being hurt by love. As she struggles to create a new fashion line, Molly’s socialite best friend, Amy (Tammy Gillis), and her fiancé, James (Christopher Russell), invite her to dinner. At a trendy restaurant, Molly meets handsome chef Nick Turner (Kavan Smith), a confirmed bachelor, who also believes that love only leads to heartache. Through a series of emotional wedding-related events, the two are forced to work together -and inevitably- the opposites attract, despite themselves.

Tammy is also nominated for a Leo Award for Best Guest Performance in UP TV’s TIES THAT BIND for her guest-starring role alongside Jason Priestley. Tammy plays a former junkie and massage therapist, Carla, who 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 crossed her sketchy side off of her resume. www.LeoAwards.com

unnamedOn the horizon for Tammy, set-to-be-released later this year is a project she’s very proud of: a lead role in the feature film MENORCA that she traveled to Spain and Winnipeg to film. Menorca is a feature film directed and written by John Barnard of Farpoint Films. 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, she comes to a conclusion to the singularity of her life purpose. She needs to win back her son’s affection.

Tammy is widely recognized for her multitude of film and television appearances. In a challenging role Tammy played a profound character in Signed Sealed Delivered: Impossible Dream. Her character is based on the real story of the Band of Sisters, an ultra-secret Joint Special Operations Command – which sent female soldiers in the field to go out on combat missions alongside the Rangers. Tammy’s role depicts a female U.S. soldier in the special ops unit who is held captive in Afghanistan. In this movie, Tammy embodies the strength and courage of her character that is needed for survival, while also being able to portray the compassion found in human nature even under such difficult circumstances. This role displays the diversity and talent of Tammy’s acting. http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/23/opinions/lemmon-band-of-sisters-special-ops/

13320845_10157492841780131_1370881032421606936_oAlso on the Hallmark Channel, Tammy had a lead role in one of the network’s most highly rated movies, Unleashing Mr. Darcy. In this modern day spin on “Pride & Prejudice”, Tammy starred along with Cindy Busby, Ryan Paevey and Frances Fischer. Tammy plays the lead role of Jenna Scott, an older and endearing sister to the female heroine, played by Cindy Busby. Tammy’s character unexpectedly finds herself meeting love at first sight.

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Tammy’s directorial debut came earlier this year for the web series THE SUPPORT GROUP, which she also produced and acted in. The original comedy web series follows three unlikely friends, each facing their own challenges and coming together to save their beloved support group. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUDm2tEohHSBaZYZHvtKlfg

13323205_10157492844195131_5803697634001694555_oThis exceptionally talented actress has over 50 credits to her name and has made TV guest appearances on Motive (CTV/ABC), Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce (Bravo), Supernatural (CW), Lost Girl (Showcase), Blue Mountain State (Spike TV), Endgame (Showcase), and many more.  She has recurred on the critically acclaimed award winning HBO Canada series Less Than Kind, jPod (CBC) and Signed Sealed Delivered (Hallmark).  Additional work in which Tammy has appeared includes the feature films White Noise 2, Shooter, No Men Beyond This Point, and The Pinocchio Project, as well as leading roles in A Novel Romance (Hallmark), and Stolen from the Womb (Lifetime).

Divvying up her time between Vancouver, the east coast of Canada and Los Angeles, Tammy is a rising star who brings years of entertainment industry experience to the table. A well-respected member of the community, she served as a jury member for the Canadian Screen Awards this past year.  Tammy also volunteered as a mentor in the 2015 and current 2016 WIFTV actor mentorship program.

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‘Wayward Pines’ to feature more of recurring actor Jaime Callica this upcoming season, premiering on Wednesday, May 25th

Jaime is also a guest star on the final season of the hit series ‘Motive’, has a leading role in the comedy ‘The Perfect Pickup’, and recently booked a starring role in Lighthouse Pictures’ ‘Secret Millionaire’

IMG_9534 - Version 2Rising talent Jaime Callica continues to shine on the big screen and in popular international television shows. This summer he has a recurring role as Simeon in the second season of the popular Fox TV series ‘Wayward Pines’, set to premiere on May 25th, 2016. Jaime’s role on the show expands throughout the season. Jaime also appears in the final season of the CTV/USA hit TV series ‘Motive’, with a guest star role as Shawn Bailey, Lexi’s boyfriend and a mentor to young Thomas, also airing this summer. Also on the small screen, Jaime was cast in NBC’s pilot ‘Imaginary Mary.’

In the world of film, Jaime’s first leading feature film role sees him playing Randall, a nerd who wants nothing more than to fit in with the guys who tease him, in the comedy feature ‘The Perfect Pickup’. He goes along with the perfect pickup in the hopes that it will finally get him a girl.

Most recently Jaime booked a supporting lead role as Jared in Lighthouse Pictures’ ‘Secret Millionaire’, that will start production on May 25th.

Jaime exudes energy and compassion in every project he appears in. That, combined with a charm that shines on screen, has helped him make strides in his acting career these past few years. Jaime’s other recent roles include Hallmark’s highest rated films in the network’s history to date ‘The Bridge, Part 1 & 2,’ as well as ‘Almost Human,’ and ‘The 100’.

Jaime’s entrance into his entertainment career came with his talent as a dancer in ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians,’ ‘Hellcats’, Sean Paul ‘Shades of Soul’, ‘Rosette’ and ‘Rags’. His break into acting came on The WB’s hit series ‘Smallville.’ Other roles on ‘The Big Time Movie,’ ‘The Secret Circle,’ and the Superman movie ‘Man of Steel’ helped to solidify his decision for his career as an actor.

IMG_20160425_101228Jaime was born in Toronto and grew up in Markham, Ontario to parents of mixed Trinidadian, Chinese and Spanish ancestry before moving to the West Coast. After high school Jaime attended college for criminology, then followed a business career path before devoting himself to his acting career full time. From a young age, Jaime’s love for entertaining was quite prevalent. He started his performing career in dance until his love for acting was in full bloom in high school. His training began with renowned acting coach Andrew McIlroy. He has also trained extensively with Bradley Stryker at the Actors Foundry, Larry Moss and continues to train with Jeb Beach in Vancouver, B.C.

CcWtpUgUAAAm8thJaime currently resides in Maple Ridge, British Columbia and volunteers as a track and field coach at his old high school, Maple Ridge Secondary. Jaime’s goal is to continue doing what he feels that he has been blessed to do… entertain.

Jaime is available for interviews and photos upon request.

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Risk pays off for international actor Al Miro, nominated for a 2016 Leo Award for his lead role in “Daddy’s Boy”

Headshot2016Miro is thrilled to be part of a project creating a larger conversation about equality and diversity in film

Al Miro has honed his craft in some of the most exciting cities in the world, and is now being recognized by his home province with a Leo Award nomination for his starring role as Max in the festival circuit gem “Daddy’s Boy”. The film follows four young men as they leave boyhood behind and shed more than just their clothes and inhibitions, in a movie experience described as honest, intimate and emotional. Miro’s Max is a young, gay adult video star struggling with his sexuality.

“This is probably the riskiest and edgiest role I have ever taken on,” says Miro. “I’ve often played characters that are emotionally vulnerable, but in Daddy’s Boy I also had to be sexually vulnerable in a way that I had never been before.  It’s the scariest project I’ve thrown myself into.  And that’s partly why I couldn’t say no to it.  As an actor I want to take risks.  I want to take on roles that frighten and challenge me.”

The risk paid off, with his industry peers giving Al a nod for Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Motion Picture. But, this film is much more than just a movie role for Miro, who says, “This project is not just a movie but also part of a movement. With an ethnically diverse cast and characters of various sexual orientations it breaks down barriers and gives a fresh and truthful vision of modern America. With the growing movement for diversity in film, working on this project makes me feel part of this incredible step towards equality and acceptance in the industry.”

AL MAX and MANUEL DBThe festival slate is brimming for “Daddy’s Boy”, following its premiere at Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose, and a screening in Miami at the MiFo LGBT Film Festival. With additional summer festival screenings set to be announced in the coming weeks, audiences across North America are getting a chance to view the powerful film.

Al’s burgeoning film career also includes a role in the upcoming gritty thriller “Dark Harvest”, alongside Cheech Marin and Hugh Dillon.

This rising talent isn’t new to industry recognition. His starring role in the indie dramedy “Computer Potato” earned him a nomination for Best Actor at the 2014 NYC Winter Film Awards. Miro also graced the festival circuit with an engaging performance in “I Hate Toronto: A Love Story”.

Max1The breakout indie movie actor has also appeared on a handful of hit network television series, including “Fringe”, “Psych”, “Supernatural”, “The Flash”, “Cult”, “Intelligence” and “Alice, I Think. “

Al, who moved to Canada at the age of 10, began his acting training immediately out of high school, attending the prestigious Circle in the Square Theatre School in Manhattan. Upon graduation, he dove right into the New York theatre scene, where he continues to have ties as the co-founder of the New York based Theatre Company Animus Theatre; for which he most recently performed the role of Silva in Tennessee Williams’ The Long Goodbye at Off-Broadway’s Theatre Row (directed by fellow company member Matthew Lillard)

Al is available for interviews and photographs upon request. 

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Twitter: @TheAlMiro
Instagram: @almironyc

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Multi-talented, multi-lingual pop-artist, actor and model Elisabetta Fantone adds motherhood to her list of growing roles

untitled-6893The renowned multifaceted performer is tackling her most important project yet, with the anticipation of her first child in July

The ever engaging artist/actor Elisabetta Fantone has been garnering acclaim worldwide from her various art, film and television projects. Now, Elisabetta is preparing for the most important role she has tacked to-date, as she prepares for the arrival of her first child in July. Elisabetta’s work was most recently featured in her GOING POP exhibit, which was displayed at the Lacey Contemporary Gallery in London earlier this spring. This latest show comes on the heels of a well-publicized tour of her artwork across North America, with highlights including The Thompson Landry Gallery in Toronto during TIFF, Calvin Charles Gallery in Scottsdale, Latitude Gallery in Calgary, and the Myra Galleries in Miami.

Elisabetta’s art reached new heights, literally, with one of her largest creations; a mural she painted for Art Basel in Miami. The piece, titled ‘Crimes Against Art’ features the portraits of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol posing for their fictional mugshots. The mural is located at 227 NW 26th Street in Miami (Wynwood). Last year, Elisabetta painted the widely revered mural titled ‘The Affair”, featuring the portraits of the Kennedys and Marilyn Monroe. ‘The Affair’ was later featured in a Bacardi commercial. You can view Elisabetta’s variety of art here: elisabettafantoneart.com.

Elisabetta’s unique approach to recreating images of iconic figures is widely popular, and the portraits are often acknowledged by the subject of her pieces!

CalvinCharlesGallery5The Italian-Canadian multi-talent has accomplished countless artistic endeavors, including notable credits in the realm of film and television, modeling, music, painting and literature. A highlight of her productions include: the role of Marta in the Golden Globe Award winning film “Big Eyes” directed by Tim Burton, the noir-mystery feature “Havana 57”, and a lead role in the feature “My Name is Sandy”, which screened at the Cannes Film Festival. And, of course, the role that changed it all for Elisabetta, the Canadian TV series “Loft Story”, which gained her notoriety as a break out star in front of the camera. Since then, her remarkable versatility as an actor has allowed her to successfully play roles ranging from light comedy to gritty drama in both English and French productions.

Elisabetta3-1 (531x800)When not on set, or writing (her first book, entitled “Journal intime d’une Lofteuse” and the accompanying CD were recently released), she is giving her followers a peek at how she makes her art with time-lapse videos demonstrating the creative process that goes into the creation of her innovative pieces. You can see her videos on YouTube on her channel:OfficialElisabetta.

With her acting projects on the continual rise, and a painting career that is more in-demand than ever, with pieces in galleries and private collections across the world, Elisabetta isn’t slowing down anytime soon. And, with the addition of a new role this summer, Elisabetta will be tackling her greatest personal project: motherhood. The healthy living enthusiast is planning on having a natural water birth, and is preparing for the natural birth with a hypnobirthing class next month. She has continued with a well-balanced plant based diet throughout her pregnancy (not always easy when around a tempting craft services table!), and her and her husband plan on raising their child has a vegetarian as well.

Elisabetta has balanced her pregnancy, mind and body wellness, and a busy art and film production schedule, while continuing to impress those around her in all facets of work and life.

 

Elisabetta is available for interviews and photographs upon request.

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Facebook: ELISABETTA FANTONE
Instagram: @elisabettafantone
YouTube: OfficialElisabetta
IMDb: elisabettafantone

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Music a Teen will Travel the World to Hear Brian Tyler Live: Film Music for Stars, Cars & Superheroes

092915_VANCOUVER_PHOTOGRAPHER_000GG_1024Vancouver Sixteen year old musician Logan Jones is on his way to London UK this weekend to hear composer Brian Tyler conduct the Philharmonia Orchestra on May 7th

Most parents would never expect their teen to fly across the world to go to a Symphony Music Concert but that is exactly what 16 year old Logan Jones is doing this weekend. Logan is flying from Vancouver Canada to London UK to hear the musician he most admires, “Brian Tyler Live: Film Music for Stars, Cars and Superheroes.” Brian will conduct the Philharmonia Orchestra on Saturday 7 May 2016, 7.30pm Royal Festival Hall in London England.

Interestingly, most teens know and love the music that he is going to catch live – they just don’t know it! Brian Tyler’s films have grossed $ 9.5 billion worldwide making him one of the most recognised and exciting film composers working today. Brian’s music is embedded in feature films including “Furious, “ “Thor,” “Avengers” and “Now You See Me” and the recent feature “Criminal.” Without knowing it, most of us have been swept along the emotional tides of Brian Tyler’s incredible music more than once.

Logan Jones is a musician and composer who can’t wait to hear some of his favorite music live. Logan says, “Teens should be super interested in this music – they love it in the movies they just don’t recognize it yet.”

12970907_1050165701723573_5366515262983506337_oLogan points outs that Brian Tyler is a rock drummer and this feel of energy and rhythm that inspires him.  As the promotion for the concert states: “Step into the fantastical world of superhuman and action adventure with Hollywood composer/conductor Brian Tyler, for an evening of unforgettable film scores from some of the world’s biggest box office movies of all time. Experience the exciting music from Tyler’s most famous scores spanning over 70 films, including the Marvel films, the Fast and Furious films, Star Trek: Enterprise, fan favourites including Children of Dune and game score franchises such as Far Cry, alongside classic film scores that have influenced Tyler.”

Logan says that “Other teenagers should come and experience a full orchestra playing huge music with a rocking rhythm – like in the theater except better, …rock Drums make a good sound – imagine a drum five times the size and instead of a band of five or a backing track of Pop – 100 instruments. I think kids should come an experience it – live, like the movies but better, I am super excited“

Logan is an unusual teen older than his years. A composer himself with his second Album Platinum Grooves on iTunes, Logan sincerely believes that the concert at the Royal Festival Hall on May 7th is a great way for teens and their parents to have a great night out an experience symphony music that all have enjoyed together.  He hopes that the concert will get more teens to appreciate symphony music.

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Hollywood Thriller BLACKWAY to debut at the Starlight Drive-In in Enderby B.C. on June 2nd stars Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles, Alexander Ludwig and Ray Liotta

Screen Shot 2016-05-02 at 7.44.21 PMBLACKWAY opens theatrically and on VOD on June 10th across North America

Enderby Entertainment is pleased to announce that the Hollywood feature film BLACKWAY will debut on the largest screen in Canada at the Starlight Drive-In in Enderby B. C. on June 2nd, 2016. Blackway, which is R-rated, was shot in the North Okanagan in late 2014 and it stars Anthony Hopkins, Ray Liotta, Alexander Ludwig and Julia Stiles.

“We’re excited to screen it for the people of the area,” said Rick Dugdale, president of Enderby Entertainment, named after his hometown. The drive-in was an obvious choice for the premiere says Dugdale because it will provide a lot of nostalgia. “No one can think of a premiere at a drive-in occurring for years.”

Only ticket-holders will have access to the private event and the site can hold 300 cars. “Tune into the Enderby Entertainment Facebook page immediately for more information,” said Dugdale.  facebook.com/search/top/?q=enderby%20entertainment

Blackway will open theatrically and on VOD on June 10 across North America. Producer Rick Dugdale and some of the cast are available for interviews upon request.

DSC01764_FinalExclusive Canadian Theatrical Distributer: TW MEDIA EVENTS
Distributor: Electric Entertainment
Theatrical & VOD Release: June 10, 2016
Directed By: Daniel Alfredson
Written By: Joe Gangemi, Gregory Jacobs
Based on the Novel: “Go With Me” by Castle Freeman Jr.
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles, Alexander Ludwig, Steve Bacic, Lochlyn Munro, Ray Liotta and Hal Holbrook
Running Time: 90 minutes

Synopsis: Blackway is a suspenseful thriller set against the rugged backdrop of a Pacific Northwest logging community. When a young woman, Lillian (Julia Stiles), returns to her hometown after the death of her mother, she unwittingly raises the interest and eventual ire of Blackway (Ray Liotta), a crazed ex-cop turned violent crime lord. Blackway’s stalking and relentless harassment force Lillian to seek help from the faint-hearted local sheriff who advises her to leave town. Undaunted, she forms an unlikely alliance with a retired logger (Anthony Hopkins), who is still grieving over the loss of his daughter, and carries his own secret vendetta against Blackway. Together with a young, introverted friend (Alexander Ludwig), the threesome set out for justice and revenge against the sociopathic Blackway, leading them on a violent, perilous journey that culminates in a face to face showdown with their nemesis. 

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