Congratulations Gabrielle Miller and Alexander Cendese on their engagement!

Gabrielle Miller and Alexander Cendese are happy to announce their engagement. Gabrielle and Alexander met in New York City in 2012 performing together in an Off Broadway play at the prestigious Cherry Lane Theatre in the West Village. Gabrielle is a Gemini award winning actor most known for her work in the hit TV series Corner Gas as well as the recent films Down River and Moving Day. Alexander Cendese is an American/Canadian New York based theatre, film and television actor, as well as a writer and producer, and an Alumni of the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama. Together they run Loud Cowboy Productions and split their time between New York and Toronto. Alexander had Gabrielle’s ring designed and cast by Charles Freshman at Freshman’s Inc., a renowned jeweler in Salt Lake City, Utah, est. 1895. Their wedding will take place in August of 2015 at Whispering Oaks Ranch near Moab, Utah.

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In demand actor Emmanuelle Vaugier returns to Showcase Series ‘Lost Girl’

Watch for upcoming starring roles in features ‘Saul: the Journey to Damascus’ and ‘Stepdaughter’

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Stunning actor Emmanuelle Vaugier continues to reprise her role on the innovative series ‘Lost Girl’, a Canadian supernatural drama highly rated Showcase 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’ premieres on December 7th on Showcase and in the new year on SYFY.

Just wrapped, Emmanuelle stars in the feature film ‘Stepdaughter’ recently filmed in Los Angeles. Directed by John Murlowski. The film co-stars Niki Koss and Matt Socia.

Recently premiering at TIFF 2014 Emmanuelle co-stars in ‘Teen Lust’, a feature film about an awkward high school student who must lose his virginity before being sacrificed by a local religious cult. The film stars Cary Elwes (Saw, The Princess Bride), Kristin Bauer van Straten (“True Blood”), Jesse Carere (“Skins”), Daryl Sabara (The Philosopher, Machete, Spy Kids) and Annie Clark (“Degrassi: The Next Generation”). Blaine Thurier (A Gun to the Head) directed the film that he co-wrote with Jason Stone (This Is The End).

Emmanuelle Vaugier booked the coveted leading role as Mary Magdalene in the feature film ‘Saul: The Journey to Damascus’ filmed in Malta. The feature film is based on the Acts of the Apostles known as Saul the Butcher. The stoning of Stephen was said to have shattered Saul’s faith in the Temple and its denial of Christ as the Messiah. His conversion to Christianity and baptism as Paul changed the history of the world. Emmanuelle stars along side John Rhys Davis (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Lord of the Rings), Kyle Schmidt (Being Human, Copper) Callum Blue (The Tudors), and Kris Holden Reid (The Tudors, Lost Girl). The script and direction was in the hands of Maltese writer/director Mario Philip Azzopardi, “Saul” is an official Malta-Canada co-production produced by Cittadella Films with Canadian film-maker Ken Gord and eONE acting as worldwide distributors.

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 ‘The Wedding Chapel’ and ‘Clara’s Deadly Secret’, ‘Hidden Away’ and ‘Absolute Deception’ alongside Cuba Gooding Jr.

Vaugier 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.’ For three seasons she played Detective Jessica Angell on ‘CSI: NY,’ and in the USA Network crime series ‘Covert Affairs.’

photo 3Her other television appearances include a recurring role on ‘Human Target’ as well as guest roles on ‘The Mentalist’, ‘Big Shots’ and ‘Supernatural’. She was also the female superhero for the television pilot of the comic ‘Painkiller Jane’, and had a starring role in the ‘Master of Horror’ series directed by John Carpenter. Her other television credits include: ‘One Tree Hill‘, ‘Monk’, ‘North Shore’, ‘Veronica Mars’, as well as ‘Call Me, The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss’, and ‘My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star‘. She also portrayed Dr. Helen Bryce; Lex Luthor‘s wife on the WB‘s hit drama ‘Smallville’.

Emmanuelle’s feature film endeavors are just as impressive. She starred in the thriller ‘Mirrors 2’, and ‘Dolan’s Cadillac’, starring Christian Slater. Her other credits include ‘Saw II’, ‘Saw IV’, ‘Hysteria’, ‘Far Cry’, ‘Bachelor Party 2’, ‘Unearthed’, ‘Secondhand Lions’ (Michael Caine, Robert Duvall), ‘40 Days and 40 Nights’ (Josh Hartnett), ‘House of the Dead 2: Dead Aim’ and a lead role in the comedy ‘Blonde and Blonder’.

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. 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 and Infamous.

Photo credit: Rod Roberts

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Twitter: @evaugier
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Rebecca Marshall shows her range in acting with roles on Cedar Cove, Supernatural, Raze and just wrapped Lockdown

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Rebecca Marshall has been working non stop in 2014. Having completed a recurring role on CBC’s popular series “Artic Air” Rebecca was cast in a number of other television series including a guest-starring role as “Lola” on the CW’s Supernatural and is currently filming an episode of CTV/ABC’s Motive in Vancouver.

With an Estonian, Ukrainian and English background this green eyed Canadian can also be seen in a recurring role on Hallmark Channel’s “Cedar Cove” as Alex, the sexy new cowgirl who comes to town and stirs up a little bit of trouble.

Rebecca also played Marika, a recurring pill junkie, and supermodel on the new USA Network show “Rush” and plays Tenley Lark on Season 4 of “Franklin and Bash”.

Rebecca’s most challenging role to date has been one of the leads in Horror Action feature film “Raze” directed by Josh Waller. Starring along side Rachel Nichols, Zoe Bell, Tracie Thompson and Rosario Dawson this action, thriller is about women that are abducted into an underground fighting system and forced to fight each other for their survival. Raze is currently airing on SHOWTIME and can be purchased on iTunes.

Just wrapped Rebecca stars in “Lockdown” alongside Roger Cross and WWE wrestler Dean Ambrose in a non-stop action packed cop chase movie with British director Stephen Reynolds at the helm. Rebecca plays Ellen Matthews the Captain of the police force, who is a no nonsense boss, that has to deal with a complete lockdown at her precinct over night to catch her criminal.

Rebecca lives in Los Angeles and continues to travel to Vancouver for television and movie roles. A huge lover of animals and the environment Rebecca lives with her rescue dog Sophie who joins her on long hikes daily. She spends a lot of her time in Africa with close friends and traveling when she’s not working. In her spare time she paints in her art studio in the back of her home and works out everyday with her trainer Patrick Murphy. Rebecca prefers to do most of her own stunts so she eats extremely healthy and stays in shape. Rebecca just finished writing her first screenplay and is looking forward to directing the feature film next year.

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Twitter: @becksinla
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SHELLEY KLASSEN FOR BLUSHING DESIGNS IS PURE DECADENCE FOR FALL/HOLIDAY 2014

Blushing Designs - Kuna Photography Group17Shelley Klassen indulges Vancouver with her collection for Fall/Holiday 2014:  the classically, sophisticated and sexy Decadence Collection is richly decorated.  The collection magnifies what Klassen does best, accentuate the divine feminine and celebrate a return to decadence.

The Decadence Collection
Exotic, romantic and luxurious; The Decadence Collection carries dreamers and lovers to opulent places, generating stories of intrigue and creating passionate memories.   Shelley Klassen’s Fall/Holiday 2014 Collection has everything an iconic moment is made of.   Asian inspired petal and circle skirts made in stunning silks that are black mixed with magenta, fiery reds and emerald greens.  The collection steams along with cowl neck tops, bustiers, strapless dresses and more.

Shelley Klassen’s Fall/Holiday 2014 collection evokes rich, velvety shadows that blend smoothly for beautiful, luxurious color with a sensual appeal of velvet flocking, brocades and jacquards.  You can drench yourself in her deep reds, jeweled teals and expressive magenta through sleek, textured silhouettes, A-line skirts with fitted bodices and sexy boleros.

This fall Shelley Klassen steps up the exotic bringing decadence to women in Vancouver and all over the World. Actors and celebs including Jennifer Spence, Andrea Menard, Karen Holness and Ellie Harvie all come to Shelley to wear Blushing Designs on the Red Carpet. Blushing Designs will be dressing all the presenters at the UBCP/ACTRA AWARDS in Vancouver on November 22nd.

Shelley Klassen has built her career creating irresistibly feminine couture with her 15 years as a local Vancouver label. Her flagship store Blushing Boutique is located at 579 Richards Street, downtown Vancouver where Shelley and her loving staff make every woman feel as divinely feminine as she truly is.

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Musician/Actor Tara Beier stars in the role of Buffy Sainte-Marie in the film “COVERED” to screen at the Whistler Film Festival on Friday December 5th at 1:30pm 

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Musician/Actor Tara Beier stars in the role of Buffy Sainte-Marie in the film “COVERED” to screen at the Whistler Film Festival on Friday December 5th at 1:30pm

Multitalented Musician/Actor/Filmmaker Tara Beier stars in “COVERED”. This docudrama short film is an interpretation of an interview and performance of Buffy Sainte-Marie that originally aired on CBC TV’s program TBA with host John O’Leary in 1966.  “COVERED will screen at the Whistler International Film Festival on Friday, December 5th at 1:30 pm.  www.whistlerfilmfestival.com

Tara Beier (aka, Browne) is the actor, filmmaker and musician starring in the role of Buffy Sainte-Marie in the short film “COVERED”. Most recently Tara won “BEST EXPERIMENTAL” for the film at the Imagine Native Film Festival in Toronto, which premiered at the TIFF Lightbox.

Press and peers praised Tara for her directing debut for the documentary “I Met A Man From Burma” on the life and country of Ler Wah Lo Bo-a Burmese refugee and former revolutionary fighter for the Karen National Liberation Army turned activist. The documentary premiered at The Vancouver International Film Centre/Reel Causes program then Female Eye Film Festival, The Berlinale Film Cloud and Hot Docs program.

Tara has always remained true to her voice as a creator. Since the age of 6, she trained in classical conservatory piano for over 10 years. While in preparation for over a year to play the legendary folk singer Buffy Sainte-Marie, Tara’s writing and acting naturally spawned her to create her own music with a message.

Now, with the unexpected success of her music, Tara has garnered a huge online following on Facebook and Twitter and a climbing presence on Youtube with thousands of hits for her songs: Freedom Island, This Innocence, Guns Road, Mayan Sun, In The Desert and more. Tara and her band will be recording their first album of eight original songs this January at Rose Room Recording Studios in Toronto.

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Ottawa’s music critic Zachery Houle reviewed Tara on “PopMatters” deeming her “one of a kind in Canadian indie rock and worth to listen to” comparing her voice and style to Neil Young and Joni Mitchell.” http://www.popmatters.com/review/184836-tara-beier-purple-trees-ep/

Tara is currently on tour with her band The SilverThorns”. The band includes renowned classical guitarist Michael Savona, Juno-nominated drummer Tony-Nestbitt Larking and bassist, George Chenery. They recently shot a high quality music video for “Guns Road” in Toronto with Motorcyle Stunt Riders produced by Commercial Film Production Company Familystyle.tv.

You can check “Tara Beier & The SilverThorns” out on YouTube for their live performances at The 3030 Bar in The Junction, Toronto. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqsmv1b5aIKc1jZfEuPOzpA

Tara, a native of Vancouver, is now living in Toronto.

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Blog: tarabeier.blogspot.ca
Twitter: @tarabeier
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Samples of music/live performances:
Freedom Island: http://youtu.be/2sS6pDXSQig
Mayan Sun: http://youtu.be/ZeCiyfO8bo8
Guns Road: http://youtu.be/-ZiolyHsGRk
Hate Street Dialogue: http://youtu.be/vmfH7aoTKoE

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Brightlight Pictures’ Short film, “GREECE”, heads for colder climate with Whistler International Film Festival Selection

Writer/Director/Actor Sarah Deakins’ award winning short film, “GREECE” is set for its Canadian premiere at the Whistler International Film Festival as a part of the Canadian Short Works Competition. “GREECE” will screen on Thursday, December 4th, 12:00pm at Millennium Place www.whistlerfilmfestival.com

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“GREECE” centers on a daughter’s final attempt to connect with her seemingly catatonic mother. Brightlight Pictures president Shawn Williamson saw something in local writer Deakins’ script, and took the project on as a creative labour of love. A recent co-recipient of the inaugural Brian Linehan Actor Award, Deakins also stars in the character driven drama and as a director she was finally able to fully realize her vision, in her hometown of Vancouver.

Already a triple award winner, GREECE continues to garner praise following its debut in October on the US Film Festival circuit. A fresh, local Vancouver crew, all volunteers, worked closely together to produce a short with incredible production value, inspired by a strong creative vision from the film’s writer/director, Sarah Deakins, and captured beautifully by cinematographer Jon Joffin.

The Best Shorts Competition says of GREECE, “A tribute to the complicated relationships between parents and children with moving dialogue and expressions…A deeply personal journey with beautiful cinematography” and film critic David Spaner tweeted,  “…catch director/actor/writer Sarah Deakins’ Greece when you can. Beautifully executed short making festival rounds”.

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In response to the three awards before the film has even hit the Canadian festival circuit, Ms. Deakins states, “Everyone who worked  on this film is thrilled to have been recognized by the Best Shorts Competition and The Accolade Global competition judges, and we are most grateful that the film is connecting with people. The whole team worked really hard to bring this vision to life and to know that people are now responding to the artistry that we took such care with is most gratifying. And we’re thrilled to have our Canadian premiere at Whistler!”

Producer Arielle Boisvert says, “We have been very pleased with the response to our film. The subject matter is close to our hearts and we are looking forward to our Canadian premier in Whistler.”

About Brightlight Pictures
Brightlight Pictures develops, packages and produces independent feature films and television projects, and its President, Shawn Williamson, has produced more than 90 productions in the last 15 years and over 35 productions since launching Brightlight in 2001. Recently, Williamson has worked as an executive producer on the feature film THE INTERVIEW (Seth Rogen, James Franco) for Columbia Pictures and the television series WITCHES OF EAST END (Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan-Tatum) for Fox 21. His recent producer credits include the feature film HORNS (Daniel Radcliffe) for Mandalay and Red Granite Pictures; 50/50 (Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt;) and THE COMPANY YOU KEEP, a Sony Picture directed by Robert Redford and starring Robert Redford and Shia LaBeouf.

For more information regarding “GREECE” please contact Producer Arielle Boisvert, at Brightlight Pictures: (604) 628-3000 or 778-866-1647Arielle@brightlightpictures.com.

For tickets and information, go to http:// www.whistlerfilmfestival.com/

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Family Recipes from Vickie Kerr, Creator of Miss Vickie’s Potato Chips Will be in Vancouver November 19 – 22nd to Promote Her New Cookbook ‘Miss Vickie’s Kitchen’

Miss Vickie's KitchenVickie Kerr, creator of Miss Vickie’s Potato Chips will be in Vancouver from November 19 to November 22 to promote her new cookbook ‘Miss Vickie’s Kitchen’. Vickie Kerr has always been passionate about preparing nutritious meals for her family, and it was her desire to make a healthier snack for her four young children that resulted in the recipe that launched Miss Vickie’s, one of the most successful potato chip brands in North America. Now, after more than thirty-five years preparing food for her family in her kitchen, Vickie has written her first cookbook to share her recipes.

Miss Vickie’s Kitchen is both a collection of recipes and the story of a family legacy spanning decades. The book features more than seventy recipes, from healthful salads and sides, to delicious entrées, hearty soups, and comforting casseroles, through classic desserts and preserves. Beautifully designed with full-color photographs, it offers instructions that are so simple and straightforward that even the newest cooks will feel confident getting into the kitchen. Also included are Vickie’s family stories, photos, and anecdotes that are sure to inspire readers to gather loved ones around the table for a meal prepared with their very own hands.

Vickie Kerr is a Canadian entrepreneur and creator of the Miss Vickie’s brand of potato chips. She launched the brand in 1987 after creating an original recipe that used potatoes her husband, Bill, grew on their farm. Vickie is also a dedicated home cook and advocate for the idea of creating a family legacy through food. She believes everyone can cook simple, healthy, delicious meals at home and that they are meant to be shared around the table with family and friends. This is her first book. She divides her time between Arizona and Ontario.

AN AFTERNOON WITH MISS VICKIE
On November 22, 2014, from 2:00pm-4:00pm Vickie Kerr will be appearing at Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks at 1740 W 2nd Ave, Vancouver, (604) 688-6755 in Vancouver, Vickie Kerr will be signing copies of her book. The event is free and guests will be able to purchase the book on location. http://www.bookstocooks.com/events

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Miss Vickie’s Chips started on Bill & Vickie Kerr’s potato farm in 1987 in Ontario

In Miss Vickie’s Kitchen

“Miss Vickie” is Vickie Kerr, the Canadian entrepreneur who created Miss Vickie’s Chips in her kitchen on the farm in 1987 in Ontario, Canada.

Vickie wanted to make healthier snack for her four young children, so she created a recipe using the potatoes her husband, Bill, grew. She left the skins on, sliced and hand-stirred them one small batch at a time. She used non-hydrogenated, 100% pure oil with no preservatives or anti-foaming agents. When the golden chips were cooked, she sprinkled them lightly with sea salt, because that’s what she always used in her own kitchen.

Miss Vickie’s business grew so successfully on the New Lowell farm that two other Miss Vickie’s potato chip kitchens had to be established to satisfy customer demand. One kitchen was located in Quebec and the other in British Columbia. By 1992, Miss Vickie’s had become a Canadian national potato chip brand!

After more than thirty-five years spent preparing food for her family in her kitchen, Vickie Kerr had the idea to write a book to compile her family’s history through the food they love to eat! The title of her book is “Miss Vickie’s Kitchen”. In addition to family recipes, Miss Vickie’s book contains a photo album and diary of the Miss Vickie’s business “start-up”, and a compilation of “Letters to Miss Vickie”. Release date: November 2014.

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In demand Erica Carroll keeps busy with recurring roles on the CW’s Supernatural and Hallmark Channel’s When Calls the Heart

The Promotion People - Erica CarrollRising star Erica Carroll, best known for her recurring role on the long-running CW series Supernatural and Hallmark Channel’s When Calls the Heart.

Always busy, the Canadian actress can currently be seen in the new season of CW’s Emmy-nominated and cult-favorite series Supernatural with her next episode airing on Tuesday, November 25th. She plays Hannah, a not-so-graceful angel occupying a human body. “I am quite proud of Hannah who I play on Supernatural,” says Erica. “Although she may be an ethereal being, she certainly doesn’t navigate the human world with the utmost finesse, which leads to awkward yet endearing moments and some seriously bad-ass altercations too.”

About Erica:
Erica is proud to be the first member of her family to be born in Canada, with deep roots running back to Dublin, Ireland. Born, in an ambulance headed to Fraser Lake, she split her childhood between Fort St. John (Northeastern B.C.) and Duncan, B.C, on Vancouver Island. Today, the homegrown talent calls East Vancouver home.

Reflecting her Irish roots, Erica began taking Irish dancing lessons at the tender age of five, where she discovered  both a passion and a fear of being on stage. “I knew in my heart I wanted to perform in some capacity, but the thought of it terrified me,” she admits. “I watched Airplane and Beetlejuice repeatedly, loving bizarre comedy and weird and wonderful characters.”

Erica caught the acting bug years later as a teen after attending a performance of The Phantom of the Opera at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre with her family. A self-professed Saturday Night Live super-fan, she would make silly home videos trying out characters with a friend who owned a camera. But it was only in her 20s that she decided to give acting a serious shot. She studied drama at three schools, including Canadian College in Victoria, The Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, and the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles. The latter has graduated the likes of Anne Hathaway, Robert Redford and the late Lauren Bacall.

Erica has been featured in countless Vancouver-shot TV shows, including Motive, Alcatraz, Fringe, Spooksville, Caprica, Smallville, Almost Human, Battlestar Galactica, and the list goes on. She’s also appeared in many independent films; Erica received a Leo nomination for her performance in the short film When Jesse Was Born. That same role nabbed her a Best Female Performance award at the Sacramento Film Festival. One of her latest features, Afterparty, premiered at last year’s Whistler Film Festival to critical praise.

“The film was entirely improvised, which is a thrilling experience for any actor and it was a really wonderful cast of local actors,” Erica shares. “Let’s just be honest, filming Afterparty was like being at summer camp with your best friends.”

When she’s not acting, Erica can be found coaching and motivating up and coming young talent, advocating safe technology, and pursuing a year long fitness program commitment to rehabilitate from several car accidents.

A true animal lover, Erica supports the SPCA and the Vancouver Humane Society. She has a Bullmastiff named Bella who has survived two bouts of cancer through the use of naturopathic remedies.

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Twitter: @divinepigeon
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Erica-Carroll/90087671831
IMDb: www.imdb.com/name/nm1264633

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Vancouver Production “Game of Homes” Donates $100k in furniture for distribution to local charities

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TV series rescues four houses from the wrecking ball for W Network’s renovation-reality show

Great Pacific Media of Vancouver has recently completed production on the new W Network series “Game of Homes”. The series follows four teams as they renovate four rundown houses, reviving them into dream homes as they compete for the grand prize of a home and a plot of land to put it on. Great Pacific has donated more than $100,000 in furniture, bedding and electronics from The Brick to BC Housing for distribution to charities throughout the region.

“The television and film sector creates thousands of jobs across the lower mainland and also contributes to our region in other ways.” according to Blair Reekie, President of Great Pacific.  “We purchase wardrobe, building supplies and furniture which boosts the local economy, and then try to deliver these goods back to the community.”

“We’d like to see every local production reach out to non-profit organizations to take advantage of wardrobe and furniture which could assist those in need.” Adds Blair Reekie.

The action-based series pits each team’s skill, ingenuity and teamwork against each other. In each episode, two expert judges along with a celebrity guest judge including Jillian Harris and Todd Talbot from W Network’s Love It or List It Vancouver, and Drew and Jonathan Scott from the Property Brothers vote for their favourite room renovations based on design and workmanship. In the finale, in addition to the judges, the public will cast their vote.  The winners will be revealed and awarded with the house they have renovated and a piece of land to put it on.

Produced by Great Pacific Media in association with W Network, Vancouver based “Game of Homes” includes eight one-hour episodes and is scheduled to air in March 2015.

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About Great Pacific Media
Great Pacific was established by veteran producers Blair Reekie and Mark Miller. The full service content and production services company has office, post production, and studio facilities in Vancouver. Great Pacific specializes in development, production, co-production, and financing of factual, documentary, game show and reality television.

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About W Network
W Network is the leading destination for Canadian women offering a range of compelling entertainment ranging from original programming to lifestyle series, blockbuster movies and popular dramas. Award-winning WNetwork.com offers an appealing second-screen experience with in depth show information featuring articles, videos, photo galleries, recipes and resource guides. With its extensive research capabilities and consumer insights, W Network is recognized as a leading expert in marketing to women. W Network is owned by Canadian-based media and entertainment company Corus Entertainment. For more information, visit WNetwork.com and corusent.com.

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Twitter: @GameOfHomesTV@CameronMathison@CorusPR@GreatPacificTV@w_network
Facebook: facebook.com/gameofhomestvfacebook.com/wnetwork

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William Ainscough is nominated for a Joey Award for his role as Billy on ‘Seed’

Watch William in ‘The Christmas Secret’, a Hallmark Movies World Premiere on Sunday, December 7, 9/8c
And ‘The Haunting Hour’ episode entitled Spores set to air on Discovery Family in November 2014

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Young Actor William Ainscough continues to receive nominations for his starring role as Billy in CityTV’s ‘Seed’ at the Joey Awards in the Young Actor age 9 or younger in a TV series Comedy Action Leading Role category.  The Joey Awards will be held in New Westminster BC on November 16thwww.joeyawards.com

The Joey Awards have been established to recognize young performers in Canada through awards, and educate their parents on keeping their young performers safe in the crazy world of Showbiz.” The Joey Awards goal is to reward young actors and actresses in Canada for their hard work and dedication to their craft.

William has received other award nominations for ‘Seed’ including a 2014 Leo Award nomination for best performance in a Comedy, Variety or Musical www.leoawards.com and his 2013 Actor nomination for the ‘BEST NEWCOMER’ category for the UBCP/ACTRA Awards (www.ubcp.com).  ‘Seed’ stars a talented ensemble cast headed by Adam Korson (2 Broke Girls).

It was clear after booking his first two auditions that acting for William was a path well chosen. William’s very first attempt at acting was a success, when he landed his first audition in an open casting call for the feature film Hidden’. William was successful in landing the role of Joey, a slightly shy and soulful boy and close friend and neighbor of Zoe’s (Emily Alyn Lind). The feature film, which follows a family hiding in a bomb shelter after a mysterious outbreak devastates civilization, stars Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood, Battleship) and Andrea Riseborough (Oblivion, Never Let Me Go). The film Hidden, directed by The Duffer Brothers is slated for theatrical release.

William

William has a supporting role as Zach in ‘The Christmas Secret’, a Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original World Premiere on Sunday, December 7, 9/8c starring Bethany Joy Lenz and John Reardon. http://www.hallmarkmoviesandmysteries.com/the-most-wonderful-movies-of-christmas/most-wonderful-movies William will also be seen in his Guest Star role as Melvin in ‘The Haunting Hour’ episode entitled Spores set to air on the new Discovery Family in November 2014.

Other recent highlights for William include playing the iconic role of John Darling in ABC’s ‘Once Upon a Time,’ and a major supporting role in ‘Zapped’ the television feature for the new Disney Channel starring the US pop music sensation and actor Zendaya.

Following in his parent’s footsteps (Nicole Oliver, actress; Chris Ainscough, composer/film editor), William Ainscough is making a serious impression in the entertainment industry. It was after watching his mother in action during visits to the sets of some of her film projects that William’s interest in the acting world began. Nicole inspired him to try acting for himself and began taking classes.  William has had the chance to act opposite his mother in several episodes of ‘Seed’, when she plays Billy’s teacher and principal, Mrs. Anderson.

Aside from acting, William is an accomplished drummer, loves soccer and baseball, and is a huge fan of the online game Minecraft.

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