Gritty mystery Dark Harvest, starring James Hutson and Cheech Marin, hits the festival circuit across North America starting August 29th

Screen Shot 2016-08-19 at 12.15.59 PMThe feature film chronicles the end of illegal marijuana and the subsequent fallout for two growers and a cop on a mission

The gritty marijuana murder-mystery, Dark Harvest, is set to make its world premiere at the Portland Film Festival on August 29th, followed by a full festival schedule with screenings across North America. The feature film stars an impressive ensemble cast, including: James Hutson, Hugh Dillon, Tygh Runyan, Bernie Coulson, Alan C. Peterson and Cheech Marin. The film marks the first feature from James Hutson (Insomnia, Reindeer Games), a passion project that he not only stars in, but also wrote, directed and produced.

Dark Harvest chronicles the struggles of two growers and a suspended narcotics officer as they deal with a series of murders on the eve of marijuana legalization. When Carter Holmes (Hutson), a veteran marijuana grower determined to retire, is robbed of a quarter million dollars worth of weed, he goes against the advice of his mentor (Cheech Marin; Up in Smoke, Desperado) and seeks out a legal medical cultivation license to secure an income stream. Violent crimes, murders shrouded in mystery, and a race to find who is responsible, leads Carter to work with an unlikely partner to survive.

578572_227006580810214_1910513238_nHutson was inspired to write Dark Harvest while working at his former job that involved acting out scenarios for the Vancouver Police Department to train new officers. While on the job, he would ask veteran cops to share stories with him. After hearing about a drug bust that went sideways, the story for Dark Harvest began to brew in the filmmakers mind. The film was then cast with an ensemble of award winning actors that bring years of experience and engaging performances to the project. The movie, which takes audiences on a dramatic, 87-minute ride, was shot in Vancouver, Toronto, Cuba and Mexico.

 

screenshoteditThe list of festivals on the slate for Dark Harvest this fall include:

  • Portland Film Festival: August 29th – September 5th
  • Williamsburg International Film Festival (Brooklyn, NY):  September 9th -11th
  • Oregon Independent Film Festival (Eugene): September 20th – 22nd & (Portland): September 23rd – 26th
  • Columbia Gorge International Film Festival (Big Bear, California): September 22nd – 25th
  • Edmonton International Film Festival: September 29th – October 8th

For more information, visit: http://darkharvestmovie.com.

James Hutson will be in attendance at all film festivals screening Dark Harvest and is available for interviews upon request.

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MUSIC AND MOVIES COME TOGETHER WITH THE DIGITAL RELEASE OF INDUSTRYWORKS STUDIOS NEW FEATURE FILM ‘BB’ AVAILABLE ON BITTORRENT NOW – THURSDAY, AUGUST 18TH, 2016

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“Sexy, provocative, and suspenseful.”. – HorrorSociety

IndustryWorks Studios (Producers of acclaimed feature film ‘American Mary’ and Syfy’s new Television Series ‘Van Helsing’) is about to ‘drop’ the new feature film, ‘BB’. A provocative new thriller accompanied by a stellar soundtrack featuring artists Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y, Mother Marygold, Lil Wayne & Curren$y, Rykka, T.Y., 3D Na’Tee just to name a few, on BitTorrent Now Media, download the special bundle August 18th, 2016.

The new thriller ‘BB’ will be released on the hottest new file sharing platform BitTorrent Now. After one year and 100 Million legal downloads later, BitTorrent Now Media provides a file sharing format that truly defines the meaning of art and commerce.

The bundle for ‘BBwill include the hi-res HD feature film mp4, the movie trailer, nine exclusive hi-res official posters, exclusive soundtrack key art, fact sheet, and the pièce de résistance: a 27-track soundtrack fit for any music fan, including tracks by Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y, Mother Marygold, Lil Wayne & Curren$y, Rykka, T.Y., 3D Na’Teefeaturing Tila Tequila and more, plus 9 bonus track score from award-winning artist Anna Meredith.

Synopsis: ‘BB’ is the provocative story of a girl named Leah who, under the name “Candy Cummings”, performs strip shows online from her apartment for thousands of strangers every day, never fully knowing the extent of the evils that could be watching on the other side of the screen.

“Releasing ‘BB’ on BitTorrent Now is the perfect way to launch the film. The soundtrack amplifies the story of a girl in love who will do just about anything to keep that love alive. For BTB users and all movie lovers looking to support artists and receive exclusive bonus material that they can’t get anywhere else, this is the place to go. We hope everyone enjoys all the perks, available for a limited time only.” – VP Sales and Marketing, Caterina Scrivano, IndustryWorks Studios

“I am excited and anxious to deliver my debut film to a horror audience that I think has grown weary with the repetition of the genre and has been craving a film like ‘BB’ to come around and I think we delivered for them in a big way using very little.” – Writer/Director, CJ Wallis

About IndustryWorks Studios/Pictures
IndustryWorks Studios/Pictures is committed to the primary efforts of developing, producing and releasing creative and marketable content into the marketplace with a recognizable brand of content and quality. IndustryWorks releases films theatrically and on all platforms globally while providing independent productions with the support and ability to market, schedule, budget and ultimately release their films theatrically.

For more information, interviews and photographs, please contact:
Lesley Diana | lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca | 604-726-5575

For IndustryWorks information, please contact:
Caterina Scrivano | caterina@Industry-works.com | 604-876-0547 | www.industry-works.com

Go to Bittorrent Now and download ‘BB’ – now.bt.co/bundles/bb

Basketball teams from across the globe set to meet in British Columbia for the inaugural HaiCo World Indigenous Basketball Challenge

The tournament will take place at Simon Fraser University from
August 10th-13th, 2016

DaveWahl_posters_output-2-page-002The Skidegate Saints Men’s Basketball Team in Haida Gwaii is excited to announce they will be hosting the first-ever HaiCo World Indigenous Basketball Challenge at Simon Fraser University, from August 10th – 13th, in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Aboriginal teams from across North America, as well as indigenous and island nation teams from around the world, will be traveling to BC to compete in the exciting new tournament, which provides an opportunity for not only some friendly competition between international competitors, but also a unique opportunity for culture sharing and teaching.

Some of the teams confirmed to be participating in the new event include: Bermuda, Zimbabwe, South Sudan, Zambia, Maori, Haiti, Oklahoma and Montana (a full list of confirmed teams is detailed below). Day passes for the tournament are $5 at the door and weekend passes are $15. All games will be broadcast online by Via Sport Media.

The new tournament stems from the success of the popular All-Native Tournaments in Prince Rupert (which the Skidegate Saints have won for the past five years!). This tournament, which has been hosted annually for the last 55 years, has demonstrated incredible support and interest from fans—with over 180,000 people watching the championship game online last year.

Desi PosterThe inaugural HaiCo World Indigenous Basketball Challenge was also inspired by a visit from the Haida Gwaii team to New Zealand, to play against the Maori National Team. This experience involved not only fierce competition, but also an invaluable and moving opportunity for cultural sharing.

It is this new tournament’s goal to continue to help nourish the connection between cultures from around the world, while competing at a sport they share a passion for.

The 16-team tournament will follow the same model as the BC High School Championships where all teams play 4 games. Basketball BC and Basketball Canada have certified the tournament, which aims to continue every two years going forward, in different locations around the world each time.

 

Committed Teams

North America
Skidegate Saints, Team Vancouver, Team – Vancouver Island, Team Alberta – War Scouts, Team Blackfoot Confederacy, Team Montana or Winnipeg, Team Gitnamaax, Lords of the Plains – Oklahoma

International
Maori National Team, Zambia National Team, Zimbabwe – Foxes (Pro Club), Team Haiti – Bongu, Bermuda National Team, South Sudan National Team, Team BC – China, IATE Tonga – Senior Men’s National Team

Game Schedule – all games will be played in the West Gym at SFU

Wednesday to Friday, August 10th – 12th
Game 1: 10:30 am
Game 2: 12:00 pm
Game 3: 1:30 pm
Game 4: 3:00 pm
Game 5: 4:30 pm
Game 6: 6:00 pm
Game 7: 7:30 pm
Game 8: 9:00 pm

Saturday August 13th Final Games
Consolation Final: 2:00 pm
3rd Place Game: 3:30 pm
Aboriginal High School All-Star Game: 5:00 pm
Cultural Sharing: 6:30 pm
Final: 8:00 pm

For more information about the HaiCo World Indigenous Basketball Challenge:
Dave Wahl | dwahl@sd50.bc.ca or Desmond.Collinson1@skidegate.ca

To request an interview regarding the event, please contact:
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Jasmyn Rowley | Jasmyn@thepromotionpeople.ca | 705-255-6887

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Canadian Composer Logan Jones to perform live with Grammy-nominated songwriter Carey Ott Saturday, July 30th at the Mizpah Hotel in Tonopah, Nevada

LJB_Jul2016Poster_V4-page-001Historic Music Project ‘Silver In Your Veins’ shines the spotlight on Logan Jones

Vancouver teen composer, musician Logan Jones and Nashville Singer/Songwriter/Recording Artist Carry Ott travel to the historic desert town of Tonopah, Nevada for the creative project ‘Silver in Your Veins’.

Joining Logan and Carey will be John Smits, sound engineer/session musician/lecturer at Soundsphere recording in South Africa. Logan, Carey, and John will be composing sketches of music inspired by the atmospheric wonders of the Nevada desert and the township of Tonopah. The tough grit of 1880’s Silver miners and 1940’s bomber pilots will set the stage.

Followed by the live performance in Nevada, Jones, Ott, and Smits along with their support crew head to Nashville where they’ll begin the process of bringing to fruition the Tonopah sketches at the amazing Darkhorse Recording Studio complex. Dark Horse Recording is a 4-studio complex set on a multi-acre plot of scenic farmland based just outside of Nashville.

This chapter of Logan Jones young career will be documented on film headed up by revered Chicago director, filmmaker, and Final Cut editor Jim Quattrocki – http://rockoproductions.com.

 

Silver in Your Veins

A Song Writing Journey of History and Exploration
Come and Hear music being made about Tonopah
To be Recorded in Nashville

What: LIVE MUSIC
When: SATURDAY, JULY 30th at 8pm
Where: Mizpah Hotel
Tonopah Nevada

At the young age of sixteen, Logan is now no stranger to the spotlight.
This past April Logan had his first television appearance ‘On Da Grine with Valentine’ on Shaw TV Vancouver and returned this month with the cast of Lifetime’s “Center Stage: On Pointe” directed by award-winning Director X (Drake Hotline Bling), as they danced to Logan’s music.

Catching the attention of television producers/hosts Logan is currently working on the theme music for two television series “BC Brew on Tap” and “Get Cooking with the Stars.”

Brian and Logan Jones 2Already Logan has an impressive resume of international work, having worked with musicians from Nashville, London, Vancouver, Toronto, Paris, to South Africa.

Within every city of travel Logan finds musical inspiration.

This past May Logan flew from Vancouver to see his favourite musical composer Brian Tyler conduct the Philharmonia Orchestra in London. Logan had the opportunity to meet Brian at the concert and is now followed by the famous Hollywood movie Composer.

Logan has been fortunate and is thankful to have such great music mentors.

Logan is looking forward to working again with John Smit coming from South Africa, who was the Drummer, bass player and Producer for Logan’s most recent album Platinum Grooves, and Carey Ott coming from Nashville, who has worked on Logan’s Believe album and has been apart of Logan’s Early Years https://vimeo.com/158514038.

unnamed-4“Logan is a musical dreamer whose ideas as a composer and multi-instrumentalist are blooming all the time. He has a knack for painting emotive, melodic hooks over odd time signatures and sci-fi landscapes. His work is simultaneously strange and familiar.

Logan reminds me of myself in that he is always looking for the next creative challenge. Like a surfer always looking out for the next big wave, Logan is ready to ride. I think we’re all gonna be hearing a lot more of Logan Jones music in the months and years to come…”

– Carey Ott

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Actor Jaime Callica cast in a recurring role on the critically acclaimed CBC espionage crime drama TV series, ‘The Romeo Section’

409613_10150539147270786_699150785_11544643_1291052289_nA recurring role on Fox’s ‘Wayward Pines,’ a guest star appearance on CTV/USA’s ‘Motive’ and a leading role in feature film comedy ‘The Perfect Pickup’ keeps Jaime’s busy career steadily rising

Multi-talented actor Jaime Callica continues to shine on the big and small screens. Jaime joins the cast on Season 2 of the critically acclaimed espionage crime drama series, ‘The Romeo Section’, in the role of Don, a drag performer in a committed relationship with Norman (Brian Markinson), a disgraced intelligence operative. Created by renowned showrunner Chris Haddock (Intelligence, Da Vinci’s Inquest), the second season will consist of 10 new one-hour episodes in which the players get played, the powerful stumble, and the meek rise to power. As with Season 1, the second season will be filmed entirely in Vancouver, both on location and in studio. Season 2 will premiere this fall on CBC.

The second season of ‘The Romeo Section’ finds Wolfgang McGee (Andrew Airlie) tasked with a covert investigation into an alleged terrorist incident, leading him into the dark side of intelligence.  He calls upon an old acquaintance to assist, a blackballed spy named Norman, and together they sift through inconsistencies that seem too convenient to be coincidence. Meanwhile, Wolfgang’s former asset Rufus (Juan Riedinger) uses his new connection with the Red Mountain Triad to become the newest player in Vancouver’s competitive heroin market – the profits from which are being used to finance the latest movie starring Mae Mae (Fei Ren), the wife of the Triad leader, Wing Lei. Elsewhere Lily (Jemmy Chen), now a recruit for the Intelligence Service, plays Al (Eugene Lipinski) against another agent to climb the chain of command and prevent her discovery as a double agent.

BrightlightThis summer Jaime appears as Simeon in the second season on the popular Fox TV series ‘Wayward Pines.’ In the final season of CTV/USA’s hit TV series ‘Motive’ Jaime has a guest role as Shawn Bailey, Lexi’s boyfriend and a mentor to young Thomas. He was also cast in NBC’s pilot ‘Imaginary Mary.’

Jaime exudes energy and compassion, that, combined with his good looks that shine on screen, have all helped him make strides in his acting career these past few years. In his first leading feature film role, Jaime plays Randall, a nerd who wants nothing more than to fit in with the guys who abuse and tease him, in the comedy ‘The Perfect Pickup,’ He goes along with the perfect pickup in the hopes that it will finally get him a girl. Jaime also has a lead role as Jared in Lighthouse Pictures’ ‘Secret Millionaire.’ Other recent roles include Hallmark’s highest rated films in the networks 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 in ‘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.

Jaime 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 with to train with Jeb Beach in Vancouver, B.C.

Jaime currently resides in Maple Ridge, British Columbia and volunteers coaching track and field 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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Tammy Gillis co-stars in Wedding Bells, with Danica McKellar, Kavan Smith and Bruce Boxleitner

Nick and Molly, commitment-phobic and busy professionals with little in common, are asked to be the best man and maid of honor at the wedding of their mutual friends, Amy and Jamie. What they both assume will require a few hours out of their hectic lives quickly turns into a full-time job - and a life-changing romantic experience -- when they end up organizing the wedding for the squabbling and ill-suited couple at a rustic hotel owned by Nick's father. It becomes increasingly clear Amy and Jamie shouldn't be getting married, but the joyful and romantic mood created by a wedding encourages the blossoming of new love, re-establishes heartfelt family connections and gives rise to the possibility of new lives. Photo: Tammy Gillis Credit: Copyright 2016 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Eike SchroterWedding Bells is set to make its Canadian debut on Bravo on July 28th, 2016

Tammy Gillis is becoming a fast favorite in Hallmark Channel original productions, with her most recent release in a co-starring role in Wedding Bells proving why. Tammy is starring alongside 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.

On 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 inSigned 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/

Also 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. http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/unleashing-mr-darcy/photos-from-unleashing-mr-darcy/9#listh

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

This exceptionally talented actress has over 50 credits to her name and has made TV guest appearances that include her Leo Award nominated role on Ties that Bind (UPTV) as well as 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.

For more information and interviews please contact:
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Talent Agent – Play Management, Samantha Jewell | samantha@playmgmt.com | 604 677 7529

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Twitter: @RealTammyGillis@TSGtheseries
Facebook: Tammy GillisThe Support Group Webseries
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YouTube: THE SUPPORT GROUP – the Web Series Teaser Trailer

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


CS-7-07205_Director X directs Nicole Munoz in her lead role, as Peter Gallagher, Kenny Wormald return, and Chloe Lukasiak and Barton Cowperthwaite are introduced in this sequel

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.

For more information and interview requests with actors and director please contact:
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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.

For media interviews please contact:
Lesley Diana | Lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca 604-726-5575

Social Media Handles

Website:  davidsancious.com
Twitter: @DavidSancious@officialsting, @itspetergabriel
YouTube: Behind the Scenes with David Sancious for Yamaha:

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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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Fine Print

  • 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

PRESS/PUBLICITY CONTACTS
THE PROMOTION PEOPLE, 604-726-5575
Lesley Diana | Lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca