Meet Paige VanZant MMA Star at first UFC Gym in Vancouver


UFC GYM® Coquitlam welcomes MMA Star Paige VanZant
to Grand Opening Celebration on Sat, Jan 21st
UFC’s Rising Star will be on-site for a Q & A, Demo and Meet & Greet

The excitement is building as MMA Star Paige VanZant gears up to attend the grand opening of the first UFC GYM® location in the Lower Mainland, in Coquitlam, on Saturday, January 21st.

UFC GYM® is known for it’s TRAIN DIFFERENT® approach that combines the world of mixed martial arts (MMA) and fitness. Located directly next to Steve Nash Fitness World at 3000 Lougheed Hwy, the 7,000 square-foot space will feature a 30 foot Octagon™ bag room, top of the line strength training and cardio machines, battling ropes and other functional equipment for dynamic workouts. Members will also have access to UFC GYM’s signature classes such as Daily Ultimate Training® (DUT®), MATRIX, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, Muay Thai, specialized youth fitness training and a team of elite coaches.

The Grand Opening will be held from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. MMA Star Paige VanZant will be on location from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm for a Q & A session, Demo and Meet & Greet.

VanZant is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Women’s Strawweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). After winning an amateur fight at the age of 18, VanZant became a professional competitor in 2012, making her professional MMA debut at UWF’s Tournament of Warriors finale against Jordan Nicole Gaza in Corpus Christi, Texas, winning by split decision. As of August 31, 2016, VanZant is ranked No. 12 in the UFC Strawweight Division.

VanZant gained widespread notoriety last spring when she partnered with professional dancer Mark Ballas on season 22 of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”. The couple made it all the way to the finals of the show, finishing in second place, and resulting in VanZant’s popularity skyrocketing among audiences both in and outside the realm of UFC.

“We are very excited to open our second UFC GYM in British Columbia, and look forward to offering our members a new way to approach fitness and TRAIN DIFFERENT®. Our GYM will offer cutting-edge training techniques inspired by UFC® athletes and provide members with everything needed for the entire family to sweat, move and live a healthier life”, says Emre Ozgur, Director of UFC Gym®.

New Members signing up during the event can enter to win cool prizes that include a 60” TV, Skullcandy headphones, gaming console plus UFC games, UFC Training Kit and much, much more.

For more information on UFC GYM® in Coquitlam, please visit https://ufcgym.com/coquitlam.

About UFC GYM®
UFC GYM® is the first major brand extension of the Ultimate Fighting Championship®, the world leader in the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA). In alliance with New Evolution Ventures™ (NeV), developers of many of the world’s most successful fitness brands, the UFC GYM brand gives UFC enthusiasts and fitness seekers of all ages the opportunity to practice the training techniques of famed UFC athletes. UFC GYM is the ultimate fitness experience. The brand is not what you expect, and more than you can imagine, aiming to continue revolutionizing the fitness industry. For more information, please visit www.ufcgym.com or in person at #111-3000 Lougheed Hwy, Coquitlam, BC.

UFC GYM® Management and Paige VanZant are available for interviews upon request.

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Schedule of Events: Space is limited, please register early.
9:00am Daily Ultimate Training Class
10:00am Women’s Self Defense Class
11:00am Youth MMA
12:00pm Paige VanZant Live Interview + Q&A
priority given to participants of Youth MMA & PVZ Demo
12:30pm Paige VanZant Demo
1:30pm Paige VanZant Meet & Greet
2:30pm Family Daily Ultimate Training
3:30pm Dennis Kang Striking Seminar

Dance First Music composed by Logan Jones to Dance choreographed by Monica Proenca

Dance First is an innovative creative ballet dance and film project where the dance was choreographed first and the music was written to the dance after it was created and filmed.

Brazilian/Vancouver choreographer Monica Proenca (Center Stage: On Pointe) and young Vancouver based composer Logan Jones (4th Album on Silver in Your Veins now available on iTunes with Nashville’s Carey Ott) teamed up with 7 young classically trained ballet dancers and aspiring young film maker Ethan Cook to create this original work.

After a careful audition process, and months of rehearsals, 7 cameras recorded an amazing dance scape that falls into a dream. Logan Jones then wrote original music – as if the dancers movement wrote the music.

On January 18th the film will debut and for the first time the dancers will see the music that was made from their dance. The film will be wrapped with footage of them coming to see the movie and the reactions of the dancers to hearing the music they “danced to” for the first time.

Logan Jones will host the screening in his personal recording studio, Dunbar Underground Studios.

At the young age of 17, Logan has written over 200 pieces of original music, 4 albums, and composed theme music for 2 television shows “BC Brew On Tap” and “Get Cooking with the Stars”.

“Looking forward to the “Dance First” release” 
– Laurie Bell, host of “Get Cooking With The Stars”

His talent has brought him interviews with “On Da Grine TV with Valentine” on Shaw TV Vancouver, Roundhouse Radio 98.3FM, and on The Joe Show.

Looking ahead, Logan Jones is investigating his options for formal education in music, most recently with a trip to Los Angeles to tour the Musicians Institute College of Contemporary Music at invitation of the Dean.

Logan is always open to collaborate and hopes to gain experience in writing for more films and puts a call out to film makers to bring him a new challenge.

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Bauhaus To Pair With ‘My Shanti’ On January 16th For Special Indian-German Feast

On January 16th, diners at Vikram Vij’s South Surrey restaurant My Shanti, are in for a culinary treat! That evening, in a one-of-a-kind event, Chefs Vikram Vij and Stefan Hartmann from Gastown’s Bauhaus restaurant, will share a kitchen, and create dishes from each other’s home countries – India and Germany respectively.

This Bau-llywood pairing will see Vij returning to the European roots he set down in the 80’s – he lived and worked in Germany for a time, as well as being trained in Austria where German cuisine is the norm – and will mean Michelin-starred Chef Hartmann can revisit some of the Indian dishes he created for Berlin’s large Indian community before his move to Vancouver.

“I cannot wait to cook food with a German influence again,” says Vij. “I’m working on some great dishes, with some incredible and authentic ingredients, and I’m excited to hear what people think when they taste them.”

“It’s going to be a really wonderful experience – for Vikram and I, as well as the diners hopefully!” says Hartmann. “I’m a huge fan of Indian food, and when the idea of this culinary swap came about, I thought it would be a great chance to showcase a different style of cooking for both of us.”

The event will be ticket-only, and for $99, you will receive a four course dinner, complete with wine pairings from local wineries.

You can book by emailing: Namaste [at] myshanti.com with the subject line: “Bau-llywood”.

ABOUT BAUHAUS

Bauhaus Restaurant is Vancouver’s newest award-wining upscale dining experience, delivering innovative techniques, fresh flavours, and exceptional service. The a la carte menu reflects a contemporary approach to German classic cuisine, while the seasonal tasting menu showcases modern European fare.

Located in Gastown, the restaurant is housed inside one of Vancouver’s most unique historic buildings, The Boulder Hotel, which was originally built in 1890. Over the last 100 years, the building has gone through many changes, from its early days as a saloon, to a bank, and, finally, a hotel. Led by Vancouver designer Andrea Greenway, we have designed the restaurant to work within this historic space, featuring a dining room, a large lounge area, and an open-concept kitchen.

“I tried the six course tasting menu and it blew me away. Seriously.” – The Vancouverite

“Fine-dining classic unlike anything else.” – The Globe & Mail

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Artist Anastasia A. Experiences Eroticism Shooting a Bieber Cover While Pregnant

AA Music launches Justin Bieber cover “I’ll Show You.” On Anastasia A’s Youtube channel


This daring video represents an evolution in Anastasia’s releases as a maturing performer. “For many years,” Anastasia explains, “I released music on the Disney & Family Channel and had to be careful with everything I said and did. I was so tired of pretending that having a clean image is what inspires youth when, being yourself and doing what makes you happy and being a good person is all that counts.”

The artistic turn towards the seductive and erotic stems from a deeper desire for self expression by the artist, saying how she has “been going crazy with desire to do something sexy” and how she was determined to do so, “pregnant or not.”

People are already taking note of both this erotic turn in Anastasia’s career, as well as the courage to show the beauty of pregnancy, in an industry that tends to shy away. “I admire Ana for her undeniable determination in seeing this music video through,” said Mitch Cappe of 81Entertainment, adding “especially considering it being filmed so late in her pregnancy. Working collaboratively with she and Zack, it was honestly such a pleasure.”

Zack Bernbaum, the director of the work, spoke about the importance of giving Anastasia the opportunity to explore new aspects of her image and performance. “We employed a cool and stylish tone to the bathtub scene, a rich and luxurious feel for the bedroom, a simple and elegant quality to the void, and a warm yet isolated atmosphere for the staircase,” Bernbaum described. “She finally got to release something that allowed her to be sensual and mature.”

The ambitious shoot involved several makeup and wardrobe changes, along with two-and-a-half hours of improvised scenes in a bathtub while wearing sexy lingerie; something that would challenge any expecting mother. “I wanted to feel sexy and enjoy the many attentions of my glam squad,” says the former Disney performer. “A lot of people were shocked that I even did it, saying I should be at home and taking it easy. I chose to celebrate the power and beauty in being strong enough to have babies and still do what you love.”

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YouTube: Justin Bieber- I’ll Show You (Cover)Behind the Scenes
iTunes: I’ll Show You – Single

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Voice Actor, Run for One Planet Ambassador & TEDx Speaker Matt Hill is recipient of the Governor General of Canada Meritorious Service Medal

Matt connects with millions as an ambassador of fitness and green living

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston Governor General of Canada presented Actor and TEDx motivational speaker Matt Hill The Meritorious Service Medal (Civil Division). The Governor General, on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen and all Canadians, recognizes outstanding accomplishments that set an example for others to follow and bring benefit to our country. www.gg.ca Matt received the Governor General Award in a ceremony on December 8th in Edmonton, Alberta.

Matt is an Ambassador of fitness and green living for youth via his Run for One Planet platform. For 30 years Matt’s career in voice over and films has connected him with millions of children around the world through the cartoons they’ve grown up with. And these iconic characters he’s lent his voice to. Like “Raphael” in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, or “Tender Heart” on the Care Bears, to currently voicing “Ton Ton” on the Emmy Award winning series for Dream Works, on Netflix, Dino Trux.

It is his passion for our planet’s long term health, the health and fitness of our children and like his childhood hero, Terry Fox, running in service of something larger than oneself – that inspired this popular voice actor to run his message 11,000 miles around North America, one marathon at a time. Along with his friend Steph Tait, they co-founded Run for One Planet: http://runforoneplanet.org/ From May 2008 to May 2009 – they ran a marathon each a day, inspiring over 50,000 kids in 220 school presentations around the continent, to take small daily steps to improve our planet and their long term health.

The legacy and positive impact they had on the children of Canada and the United States is what landed Matt and the Run for One Planet message this Meritorious Service Award.

On the final day of their epic 369 day, marathon a day, continent run, 22 million single steps added up – under full police escort, they ran the final marathon across Vancouver’s Lions Gate Bridge, changed the miles ran to 11,000, unlaced their 30th pair of runners and became the first man and woman team to run around North America. The Mayor of Vancouver proclaimed May 8th as Official “Run for One Planet Day”. They raised $130,000 for the “R41P Legacy 4 Kids fund”, which grants kids “green dreams” in schools around North America. (https://www.vancouverfoundation.ca/r41p)

Matt is currently playing ‘Tach’ on the award winning series, “Kate & Mim Mim” seen on Disney Channel & Disney Jr. in the U.S. and Family channel & Knowledge Network in Canada, voicing “Ton Ton” on the Emmy Award winning new series from Dream Works “Dino Trux”, seen on Netflix and recording season two of “Super Noobs”, playing series lead ‘Tyler’ on Cartoon Network. Matt has three new series currently in recording, to be announced in early 2017.

For 30 years Matt has been the voice and actor behind some of the world’s most iconic and popular, award winning cartoon characters: like, Raphael” in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, ‘Ed’ on Ed, Edd & Eddy, “Tender Heart” on the Care Bears. Using his love of athletics, Matt got to jump inside the turtle suit to bring ‘Raphael’ to life a second time in the feature film “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles3”. He has shared the screen with legends like Jackie Chan in “Shanghai Knights”, playing his trusted ‘Deputy Hoss’. He worked alongside Sir Ben Kingsly in the animated feature of ”Moses”, as well as, on the Steven Spielberg produced mini series “Taken”, playing whacked out Vietnam Vet, ‘Willy’. He traveled to England to lend his voice to the award winning feature film, “A Monkey’s Tale”, playing the lead character of ‘KOM’ with English legends, Sir John Hurt, Rik Mayall, Michael York and Michael Gambon.

Matt’s voice has also brought to life some of ANIME’s most popular series and movies including ‘Kira Yamato’ on “Gundam Seed & Destiny”, ‘Benkotsu’ on “Inuyasha”, and ‘Kero’ on “Cardcaptors”, ‘Ironhide’ & ‘Carlo’s’ on “Transformers”.  Matt has also been the voice behind radio campaigns for 7-11, Boston Pizza, Gatorade, Nike, Honda, Ford, Volkswagen, The Home Depot, The Bread Garden, Molson Canadian, Granville Island Brewing, Coors, Olive Garden and Whole Foods Market.

Matt continues to inspire people through his motivational speaking engagements that inspire people to believe in the power a dream and the Hero inside us all – capable of more than we ever thought was possible from ourselves, while choosing an active and healthy life to protect our environment.

Those who know Matt see his unlimited energy in everything he does.  Matt’s website promotes “the four corners of Matt’s animated life” including his personal and work milestones, dreams while running his life as an Actor, Speaker and Planet Runner. His mission is simple: “To inspire in the world, with his energy and his love of people, running and our planet”. Accomplishing this mission with every word, every character and every single step he takes.

Actor Matt Hill is an accomplished inspirational and motivational speaker available for bookings, interviews and photos upon request. Please contact:
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Musician Logan Jones to release his 4th album ‘Silver In Your Veins’ on iTunes

From London to South Africa, to Nevada to Nashville, to Vancouver to Los Angeles –
This young composer is no stranger to international music work.

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The last few months have been exciting for Logan Jones – with the release of his new album ‘Silver in Your Veins’ and a trip to Los Angeles to tour the Musicians Institute College of Contemporary Music at invitation of the Dean.

At the young age of seventeen, Logan Jones has had the opportunity to work with many talented musicians across the globe. He most recently returned from a grit filled historic music and film project ‘Silver In Your Veins’. The project is a collaboration with Nashville songwriter Carey Ott, John Smits who brought his sound engineering and music expertise all the way from South Africa to Tennessee, and Vancouver Bassist Nikow Whitworth. Film makers Ethan Cook and Chicago based Jim Quattrocki recorded the project.

Rich in mining history, Tonopah was the perfect location for inspiration with sessions at the Historic Mining Park followed by a performance at the renowned Mizpah Hotel.

The trio then travelled to Darkhorse Recording Studio complex in Nashville, Tennessee, home to multiple Gold and Platinum records, to complete the recording of ‘Silver In Your Veins’.

The album is now released on iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/album/silver-in-your-veins-feat./id1184558658

Meanwhile completing his 4th album, Logan has also been busy writing for Zoom Fest, working on a special Dance First music video project in collaboration with Choreographer Monica Proenca (Center Stage: On Pointe), and writing theme music for two television series’ “BC Brew on Tap” and “Get Cooking with the Stars.”

“Love the new music you composed for our new season”
– Laurie Bell, host of “Get Cooking With The Stars”

From behind the scenes to in front of the camera himself, Logan has also played live and been interviewed with “On Da Grine TV with Valentine”, and composed music for Center Stage: On Pointe cast who danced live to the music on Shaw TV Vancouver.

Looking ahead, Logan Jones is investigating his options for formal education in music and is always open to collaborate. Logan hopes to gain experience in writing for more films and puts a call out to film makers to bring him a new challenge.

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Menorca To Have Its US Premiere At AMC Theatres

menorca-poster-2Film To Screen At 10 Theatres Across The US

Farpoint Films is proud to announce their feature film, MENORCA, will have its US premiere at AMC theatres on December 9. Menorca is distributed in the United States by A71 Entertainment.

Menorca is the dramatic feature film debut of Farpoint co-founder John Barnard and recently had its world premiere at the 2016 Whistler Film Festival in British Columbia.

The film, shot in Canada and Spain, centres on a hedonistic soccer mom, Claire (played by Tammy Gillis), that embarks on a strange journey of self-discovery and seeks to reconnect with her estranged son by returning his pet rock back to the island of Menorca, Spain.

Menorca will be playing at AMC Orange 30 (LA), AMC South Barrington 30 (Chicago), AMC Grapevine Mills 30 (Dallas), AMC Studio 30 (Houston), AMC Disney Springs 24 (Orlando), AMC Star Great Lakes 25 (Detroit), AMC Westminster Promenade 24 (Denver), AMC Arizona Center 24 (Phoenix), AMC Southlake 24 (Atlanta), and AMC Sunset Place 24 (Miami). Showtimes are available here.

“I’m excited to share our little film with US audiences on these screens alongside the big, glossy movies that usually play there. We’re the alternative choice for the curious and adventurous filmgoer,” said Barnard.

menorca_farpoint-filmsMenorca was written and directed by John Barnard, produced by John Barnard and Kyle Bornais, and executive produced by Chris Charney and Scott R. Leary.

The cast of Menorca includes lead actor Tammy Gillis (Unleashing Mr. Darcy), Sheila E. Campbell (The Editor), Dorothy Carroll(Winnipeg Burlesque), Aaron Merke (Advanced Wizards & Warriors), Talia Pura (The Saddest Music In The World), and Michael O’Sullivan (Careful).

2nd Floor – 1335 Erin Street Winnipeg, MB R3E 2S7 204.222.3755 www.farpointfilms.com info@farpointfilms.com

Menorca is distributed in Canada by IndieCan Entertainment.

ABOUT FARPOINT FILMS
Farpoint Films is a leading film, television, and digital media production company based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. With a proven track record of in-house creation, production and post-production facilities, Farpoint Films has brought together a team with more than 200 hours of national and international award-winning television and film projects including Escape Or Die! (Best Documentary Series at the 2016 Yorkton Film Festival), The Illegal Eater (Best Lifestyle Series at the 2014 Banff World Media Festival), The Medicine Line (Best Documentary Series at the 2014 Yorkton Film Festival), The Sheepdogs Have At It, House Party and Wild Cherry.

ABOUT A71 ENTERTAINMENT
A71 Entertainment Inc. is a film distribution company operating from the heart of Liberty Village, Toronto, Ontario. This new company is a joint venture between Agency 71 Inc. (est.2003) and A71 Productions (est. 2010) and is currently in the process of developing creative partnerships with Canadian Producers, on a project by project basis, in order to expand its available content.

ABOUT AMC THEATRES
AMC (NYSE: AMC) is the guest experience leader with 388 locations and 5,295 screens located primarily in the United States. AMC has propelled innovation in the theatrical exhibition industry and continues today by delivering more comfort and convenience, enhanced food & beverage, greater engagement and loyalty, premium sight & sound, and targeted programming. AMC operates the most productive theatres in the country’s top markets, including No. 1 market share in the top three markets (NY, LA, Chicago) http://www.amctheatres.com.

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Renowned German Director Uwe Boll retires from film to focus on Vancouver’s Bauhaus Restaurant

His last project, Rampage: President Down, is set for release on US Netflix on December 12, 2016

rampagethree-192German Director Uwe Boll (Far Cry, Assault on Wall Street) announced his retirement after the completion of his Rampage trilogy, Rampage: President Down, a controversial political film about an enraged citizen in the US who goes on a rampage and kills the president. Rampage: President Down reunites Boll with Brendan Fletcher (The Revenant, Grace Point, Rogue). Brendan stars alongside Bruce Blain (Supernatural, Timeless), Loretta Walsh (When Calls the Heart, Bates Motel) and Crystal Lowe (Signed, Sealed, Delivered, A Little Bit Zombie) in this thriller. Rampage: President Down marks the final installment in the trilogy, and second sequel to the original cult classic, Rampage. The anticipated film will be released on Netflix in the US on December 12, 2016.

Writer and Director Uwe Boll, who has produced and directed over 37 feature films, calls Vancouver home.  Uwe’s body of work has continuously proven to be both controversial and diversely creative. Though he had a number of projects already under his belt, it wasn’t until 2003’s House of the Dead, based on the popular SEGA game franchise, that Uwe was brought to international attention as a prominent new figure in cult cinema.

rampagethree-145Uwe has worked with some of Hollywood’s top celebrities in blockbuster features. In 2005, he released two high-profile action-adventure titles: Bloodrayne, starring Sir Ben Kingsley (Gandhi) and Kristanna Loken (Terminator III) and Dungeon Siege: In The Name of the King, starring Jason Statham. 2009’s Darfur, a film following the Sudanese genocide, received critical claim and was lauded as a successful new direction for the director. Boll has made various movies about political subject matters, including: ‘Auschwitz and Tunnelrats, Attack on Darfur starring Kristanna Loken, David O’Hara and Billy Zane, and Assault on Wallstreet starring Dominic Purcell, Erin Karpluk, Edward Furlong and John Heard.

Born in Wermelskirchen, Germany, at only 10 years old Uwe was already filming short films on his Super 8. In 1995, he began working with Taunus Film Production GmbH as a producer and director. From here, Uwe’s film career truly took off. Uwe picked Vancouver as his new home for the long history of filming in the city. He first brought his productions to Vancouver in 1999 with his film Sanctimony, and since then Uwe went on to produce another 24 films in Vancouver and brought over 270 million EUR in film financing to the Vancouver economy.

bauhaus-kitchen-and-staff-0616It has been almost two years since Uwe Boll first announced that he was opening a restaurant in Vancouver, with Berlin based Michelin star chef Stefan Hartmann. His ambition behind the venture was to bring his favorite cuisine from Germany to his new home in Vancouver. After months of renovations to the historic Gastown building the Boulder Hotel, Bauhaus Restaurant celebrated its first anniversary in July 2016.

Choosing Vancouver to open his Bauhaus restaurant has also proven to be a success. Over the past year the restaurant has been winning over both critics and guests with its contemporary approach to German cuisine. Bauhaus offers two menus, the a la carte menu reflects a contemporary approach to German classic cuisine, while the seasonal tasting menu showcases modern European fare. The full six-course menu costs $99 while the a la carte dinner menu entrees cost $26-$54, with the priciest option being an organic beef tenderloin.

“Food does not have to be fancy to be good. I love good classic cuisine. One of my favorite things to cook at home is a great spaghetti bolognaise. I wanted to open a restaurant where I could enjoy the food I eat when I am filming movies overseas, but I couldn’t find in Vancouver. I’m a true foodie, I love to cook, and I love to eat. I don’t want to eat something that I feel I could cook at home.”

Uwe Boll invites Vancouver and tourists to come to Bauhaus and try the classical and contemporary cuisine by enjoying the flavors and richness from his homeland Germany.

Bauhaus is open daily from 5:00pm for dinner, and weekdays from 11:30am – 2:30pm for lunch.

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Voice actor Matt Hill connects with millions, armed with his arsenal of super hero voices, including Ton Ton on Dino Trux, Tack on Kate & Mim Mim and Raphael on the Ninja Turtles

current-head-shotTEDx motivational speaker Matt Hill inspires people to believe in the power of a dream and the hero inside through his ‘Run for One Planet’ 11,000 mile marathon platform

Actor and TEDx motivational speaker Matt Hill is the voice of “Ton Ton” on the Emmy Award winning new series from Dream Works Dino Trux, seen on Netflix; brings to life “Tack” on the award winning series, Kate & Mim Mim, seen on Disney Channel & Disney Jr. in the U.S. and Family channel & Knowledge Network in Canada; and is currently recording season two of Super Noobs, playing series lead “Tyler” on the Cartoon Network. He also has two new series he’s currently in production on, to be announced in early 2017.

For 30 years, Matt has been the voice and actor behind some of the world’s most iconic award-winning cartoon characters, including: “Raphael” in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, “Ed” on Ed, Edd & Eddy, and “Tender Heart” on the Care Bears. Using his love of athletics, Matt got to jump inside the turtle suit to bring Raphael to life a second time in the feature film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3.. He has shared the screen with legends like Jackie Chan in Shanghai Knights, playing his trusted ‘Deputy Hoss’. He worked alongside Sir Ben Kingsly in the animated feature of Moses, as well as on the Steven Spielberg produced mini series Taken, in which he played the Vietnam Vet, “Willy”. Mat traveled to England to lend his voice to the award winning feature film, A Monkey’s Tale, playing the lead character of “KOM” with British legends Sir John Hurt, Rik Mayall, Michael York and Michael Gambon.

matt-jackie-chanMatt’s voice has been featured in some of ANIME’s most popular series and movies including as “Kira Yamato” on Gundam Seed & Destiny, “Benkotsu” on Inuyasha, “Kero” on Cardcaptors, and “Ironhide” & “Carlos” on Transformers.  Matt has also been the voice behind radio campaigns for 7-11, Boston Pizza, Gatorade, Nike, Honda, Ford, Volkswagen, The Home Depot, The Bread Garden, Molson Canadian, Granville Island Brewing, Coors, Olive Garden and Whole Foods Market.

Matt is an Ambassador of Goodwill, fitness and green living for youth via his ‘Run for One Planet’ platform. Matt’s career in voice over and films has connected him with millions of children around the world through the cartoons they’ve grown up with. It is his passion to advocate for our planet’s long term health, the health and fitness of our children, and, like his childhood hero Terry Fox, running in service of something larger than oneself – that inspired this popular voice actor to run his message 11,000 miles around North America, one marathon at a time. Along with his friend Steph Tait, they co-founded Run for One Planet: http://runforoneplanet.org

turtles3From May 2008 to May 2009 – they ran a marathon each a day, inspiring over 50,000 kids in 220 school presentations around the continent, to take small daily steps to improve our planet and their long term health.

On the final day of their epic 369-day, marathon-a-day continent run, logging 22 million single steps, and under full police escort, they ran the final marathon across Vancouver’s Lions Gate Bridge. Here they marked 11,000 miles ran, unlaced their 30th pair of runners and became the first man and woman team to run around North America. The Mayor of Vancouver proclaimed May 8th as Official “Run for One Planet Day”. They raised $130,000 for the “R41P Legacy 4 Kids fund”, which grants kids “green dreams” in schools around North America. (https://www.vancouverfoundation.ca/r41p)

Matt continues to inspire people through his motivational speaking engagements that empowers people to believe in the strength of a dream and the hero inside us all – capable of more than we ever thought was possible from ourselves, while choosing an active and healthy life to protect our environment.

Those who know Matt see his unlimited energy in everything he does.  Matt’s website promotes “the four corners of Matt’s animated life”, including his personal and work milestones, dreams while running his life as an Actor, Speaker and Planet Runner. His mission is simple: “To inspire in the world, with his energy and his love of people, running and our planet”. Accomplishing this mission with every word, every character and every single step he takes.

Actor Matt Hill is an accomplished inspirational and TEDx motivational speaker available for bookings, interviews and photos upon request.
Please contact: Lesley Diana | Lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca | 604-726-5575

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LAURIE BELLE HOSTS “GET COOKING WITH THE STARS” TELEVISION SHOW WITH GUESTS ACTORS DAVID LEWIS, KAREN HOLNESS, MUSICIAN DEVIN TOWNSEND AND MORE

image2-1Celebrated chefs cook incredible meals with celebrities with shows airing on Novus and SHAW TV

Leftcoast TV is pleased to announce that “Cooking with the Stars” with creator/host Laurie Belle is airing on Novus and Shaw TV. “Get Cooking with the Stars” is a celebrity cooking series that takes viewers on a tantalizing journey to visit the hottest eateries, cook incredible dishes and chat with famous celebrities. Each half hour show is celebrity laden as Laurie embarks on culinary adventures with famous celebrities and world-renowned chefs that share one of their favorite dishes from their menu to share new cooking skills and techniques.

On this new season of “Get Cooking with the Stars” kicks off with actor David Lewis from BBC America’s “Dirk Gently” and Showcase “Travelers” at the New York Grill on SHAW TV November 25th. Other episodes feature Karen Holness (Arrow, Make it Pop) and Jaime Callica (The Romeo Section, Wayward Pines) with Chef Parinya from Ban Chok Dee and International Musician Devin Townsend. Other celebrities join Laurie weekly.

Other scrumptious episodes feature some of Canada’s top talent including actor/director Amanda Tapping (Stargate SG-I, Sanctuary, Supernatural), Adrian Holmes (19-2, Arrow, Smallville) and Jennifer Spence (Continuum, SGU – Stargate Universe) drop by to join Laurie and the chefs. The first season also features other celebrity guests 2010 Olympic Gold Medalist Ashleigh McIvor, NYC Comedian Darryl Lenox, CTV’s Marke Driesschen, BC Lions/Saskatchewan Roughrider’s Geroy Simon to name a few. World-renowned chef Tojo is a big supporter of the show hosting several episodes.

img_3863Laurie Belle, the vibrant host of “Get Cooking With the Stars,” has an extensive background in the entertainment industry – from appearing in television shows, movies, commercials and music videos to modeling internationally. She also has a business degree, a communications degree and a Master’s degree in Education. Getting the inside scoop with celebrities and interviewing high-profile personalities comes effortlessly to her. Laurie has also interviewed Gene Simmons, supermodel Coco Rocha and politician Hedy Fry who are fans and supporters of the show. She makes her guests at ease with her fun and lively personality. Having covered interviews on the Red Carpet at VIFF, TIFF, the Olympics, Leo Awards and Vancouver Fashion Week this is one savvy host ready to cook up new adventures with you!

fullsizerenderLaurie adds, “I am blessed to be able to apprentice under these famous chefs by taking Thai cooking class with Chef Parichat and learning to make sushi with Tojo. As the shows develop I am honing my cooking skills and will be sharing all the chefs’ recipes in a series cookbook.”

The second season is now in production directed by Leo Award winner Derek Hird, Leo Award winner and the new theme music by composer/musician Logan Jones. Get Cooking with the Stars is being acquisitioned by Canada and US markets.

Laurie Belle is available for interviews and photos upon request.

For more information and interviews with Laurie Belle please contact:
Lesley Diana | Lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca | 604-726-5575

Restaurants and sponsorship opportunities contact:
Remy Gill | rgill@iconadinc.com | 604-726-4414

Get Cooking with the Stars airdates:
NOVUS TV – Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday – 8:30am, 6:00pm, 9:30pm
Sunday-Monday-Wednesday-Friday – 6:30pm
SHAW TV Vancouver times /TBA.

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