yWorld a New Vancouver Based Tech Company Launches Innovative Digital Conferencing Platform

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Vancouver-based yWorld is pleased to announce that they have developed an advanced state-of-the-art video conferencing platform, offering companies a seamless way to connect, collaborate and communicate.

yWorld is free and offers more than just your average video conferencing application. Features include six-way HD video conferencing, cloud storage with yCloud, shared document editing with yEdit, and a virtual whiteboard.

“This platform has the ability to meet all conferencing needs by eliminating unnecessary physical meetings and allowing users to share, create, collaborate and chat simultaneously with their contacts.” - Bayan Knight

Seeing the value and the future potential of yWorld’s technology, the company turned down an acquisition offer from another high profile company while in their alpha stage, and instead secured significant private funding to complete their first phase of development.

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The yWorld team is comprised of individuals dedicated to pushing the limits of social networking. The team is an eclectic group of professionals from every corner of the world, from South Africa to Canada. They’ve come together to build a community that connects professionals and spreads ideas anywhere in the world. The company is rapidly expanding with 28 employees and many new job openings in the horizon.

Transforming the time users spend online, yWorld is a productive and indispensable career-booster. We are very excited about this new initiative, with rapid company growth and many new job openings” yWorld founder Kehar Gill said in a statement.

About yWorld
Founded by Kehar Gill in 2011, yWorld is an online conferencing platform that focuses on collaboration. Being one of few WebRTC based platforms in Vancouver, offers free cloud storage, HD video chat capabilities and real-time document editing, allowing groups of people to work together efficiently. The Canadian company is based out of Vancouver and Surrey, B.C.

Social Media Handles

Website: yworld.com
Twitter: @yWorld
Facebook: facebook.com/YWorld
YouTube: youtube.com/user/yWorldMedia

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Spartan Race The World’s Leading Obstacle Race Event Series adds two new events to their 2014 schedule in Red Deer and Sun Peaks

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The Ultra Beast in Sun Peaks is the world’s first marathon distance obstacle race to compete in Canada 

Spartan Race, the world’s leading obstacle race event series, is pleased to announce the addition of two new events to their 2014 Western Canada Race Calendar including the first ever ULTRA BEAST event in Canada!

The Spartan Race Ultra Beast – the world’s first marathon distance Obstacle Race – will cover a 42km course with 56+ obstacles at the Sun Peaks ski hills with a few twists and challenges thrown in to keep it interesting. The Ultra Beast is only for elite athletes that are up for an extreme challenge. Only 50 spaces are available for this race.

A Sprint event has also been added to the Super Spartan weekend in Red Deer on September 7.

After the success of the Spartan Races in Western Canada in Vancouver and Edmonton already this season, Spartan Race will continue to challenge participants with three more amazing double weekends in Calgary, Red Deer and Sun Peaks Resort in Kamloops.

Voted Outside Magazine’s Best Obstacle Race in 2012 and featured in Men’s Health Magazine as one of the 5 Best Obstacle Races of 2014, Spartan Race is first of its kind to have global rankings.  Spartan Race is a timed event series featuring races at three escalating distances in locations worldwide that culminate in a World Championship Finale in 2014 with cash and prizes for the champions. While featuring competitive elite heats, Spartan Races are for athletes of all levels and abilities and are designed to appeal to everyone from beginners to hardcore warriors and marathon runners alike, to have fun and cross the finish line.

More than 100,000 participants are expected to register for sixteen+ Spartan Races in the four different categories (Sprint, Super, Beast & Ultra Beast) across Canada and more than 65,000 spectators are expected.

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Spartan Sprint is 5km+ long and features over 15+ obstacles including mud runs and trail racing. Racers who complete the challenge earn their Spartan Agility Certification (Black Level). The top 3 males and top 3 females at each Spartan Sprint receive a free entry to the Super Spartan Race of their choice.

Spartan Super is over 12+km long and features over 20+ obstacles with mud runs and trails. Racers who complete the challenge receive their Spartan Endurance Certification (Red Level) and the top 3 males and top 3 females at each Super Spartan receive a free entry to the Spartan Beast Race of their choice.

Spartan Beast is nearly 20+ km long with over 25+ obstacles. Referred to the ‘obstacle race from Hell’, it’s the ultimate Spartan Race Distance.

Spartan Ultra Beast is Ultra Beast is a 42km course with 56+ obstacles! The Spartan Race Ultra Beast is the world’s first marathon distance Obstacle Race.  

Spartan Race Western Canada organizer & spokesperson Dean Stanton has been involved in similar sporting events for the past 3 decades as a participant and has been a race organizer for the last 10 years, including the 2009 World Police and Fire Games Triathlon in Maple Ridge.  He brings his considerable racing expertise to help elevate Spartan Races in Western Canada to the next level.

The Western Canada schedule is as follows:

August 16th & 17th, 2014Calgary-Spartan Sprint
September 6th & 7th, 2014Red Deer-Spartan Super and Sprint
September 27th, 2014Sun Peaks-Spartan Beast and Ultra Beast
September 28th, 2014Sun Peaks-Spartan Sprint

Social Media Handles

Website: spartanrace.com
Twitter: @SpartanRace@spartancanada
Facebook: facebook.com/spartanrace
YouTube: youtube.com/user/SpartanRaceTube
Instagram: @SpartanRace

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Award Winning Local Film ‘Lawrence & Holloman’ Opens in Theatres in Vancouver July 18th presented with The First Weekend Club

“The laughs just kept coming in this must see dark comedy. Perfectly cast … so well written .. audiences are going to love it. Put it on your calendars and get ready for those belly laughs!”
– The Cinequest Film Review, San Jose

“A kind of comic apocalypse … the unlikeliest best buds in the history of buddy comedy.”
- Edmonton Journal

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The feel-bad comedy of the year …

LAWRENCE & HOLLOMAN 

Directed by Matthew Kowalchuk based on the play by Morris Panych
Starring Ben Cotton, Daniel Arnold, Katharine Isabelle, Amy Matysio

Having swept North America with “must-see” reviews and 11 awards in 11 festivals, this darkly twisted buddy comedy – currently nominated for 4 Canadian Comedy Awards — is now making its theatrical premiere …

Synopsis:
Lawrence is an ever-optimistic suit salesman for whom everything always goes right. That is until he meets Holloman, a cynical and suicidal credit collector, and everything starts to go wrong. Very wrong. Is happiness determined by our outlook on life? Or can our destiny be changed … by another.

PREMIERE: FRIDAY JULY 18
VIFF VANCITY THEATRE
1181 Seymour Street
Reception at 6:45 | Screening at 7:45.
Presented with First Weekend Club
Reception with live musical performance by Jessica Harvey and Daniel Doerksen 

Film followed by Q&A with filmmakers and after-party at Subeez
THEN:
July 19 @ 6:30 | July 21 @ 6:30 | July 22 @ 8:30 | July 23 @ 6:30
Tickets & Info: viff.org/theatre/films/fc8165-lawrence-holloman | 604 683 3456
Join the FB event at: facebook.com/events/851610758257396

CONTINUED RUN @
THE RIO THEATRE
1660 E Broadway @ Commercial
Thursday July 24 @ 9:30pm
Friday July 25 @ 7pm
Tickets & Info: www.riotheatre.ca | 604 878 3456

“A must-see! … the sleeper hit of the entire festival.” – The Gazette, EIFF
“Dark, twisted, and really very funny … a multi-dimensional screamer. One of the events top flicks.” – The Province
“Debuted to waves of laughter… a darkly funny, sometimes insane buddy comedy.” – YVR Shoots
“The writing is witty … the actors’ comedic timing is fantastic.” – The Examiner, Washington DC
“Clever, witty, and playful … This film is just dark enough that I feel a bit guilty about having enjoyed it as much as I did!” – AlienatedinVancouver
“Enjoyable to anyone … this film will please. It could also inspire you to choose to be optimistic and happy!” – Reellife
“Morbidly hilarious! … and that is sickly awesome.” – JasonWatchesMovies
“BEST BC FILMS AT VIFF” List – Vancouver Magazine
“TOP CANADIAN FILMS TO SEE AT VIFF” – The Huffington Post
“Rich humor … appealing performances … and something remarkable happens: the story starts to resonate in your heart — and when the dust settles this richly dark film may very well force you to re-examine your perspective.” – GayVancouver.net

Awards
Best Feature Comedy – RxSM
Best Canadian Feature – EIFF
Rising Star: Filmmaker – EIFF
Rising Star: Actor (Ben Cotton) – EIFF
Best Emerging Director – VIFF
Best Director of a Comedy – VTXIFF
Best Actor in a Comedy (Daniel Arnold) – VTXIFF
Best Canadian Film – BNFF
Best Comedic Acting (Ben Cotton) – BNFF
Excellence Award – Rincon, Puerto Rico
Best Casting – Leo Award

8 more Leo Award nominations (BC Film Awards):
Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay
Best Lead Actor (Daniel Arnold), Best Lead Actor (Ben Cotton), Best Supporting Actress (Katharine Isabelle)
Best Editing, Best Sound Editing

4 Canadian Comedy Award nominations:
Best Feature, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Screenplay

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Cast & Creatives
This debut feature from director Matthew Kowalchuk is based on the highly successful stage play by two-time Governor General’s Award winner Morris Panych. Adapted for the screen by Daniel Arnold & Matthew Kowalchuk, the script received story editing from Kyle Hunter & Ariel Shaffir (Seth Rogen’s co-writer/producers on 50/50, This is the End), and story consultation from Daniel Petrie Jr (Academy Award nominated writer of Beverly Hills Cop and The Big Easy).

Starring: Ben Cotton, Daniel Arnold, Katharine Isabelle, Amy Matysio
The film stars four-time Leo Award-nominated BEN COTTON (Battlestar Galactica, Stargate, The Killing) who for this role has won Rising Star Actor (EIFF) and Best Comedic Acting (BNFF); Gemini and Leo Award-winning KATHARINE ISABELLE (American Mary, Ginger Snaps) who was also nominated for a Leo Award for this role; 7-time Canadian Comedy Awards nominee AMY MATYSIO (Single White Spenny, inSAYSHAble); and introduces the internationally acclaimed theatre actor DANIEL ARNOLD in his debut starring role in a feature film, for which he has been nominated for “Best Actor” (Leo Awards) and won “Best Actor in a Comedy” (VTXIFF).

Executive Producers Mary Anne Waterhouse & Andrew Currie of Quadrant Motion Pictures have produced numerous features including Donovan’s Echo starring Danny Glover, The Thaw starring Val Kilmer, and FIDO starring Carrie Ann Moss, while producer Paul Armstrong of Ameland Films, Crazy8s Film Event and the Celluloid Social Club has produced the multi award-winning features See Grace Fly, Ill Fated, and Moving Malcolm starring Elizabeth Berkley, and co-producer Robyn Wiener has co-produced or line produced numerous films including Amazon Falls, The Wingman, and American Mary. Don Thompson of Finale Editworks is the Associate Producer.

The film was funded by Telefilm Canada, Super Channel and OUTtv and developed with the participation of Creative BC, Astral the Harold Greenberg Fund and Movie Central. Support also from Finale Editworks, Bridge Studios and William F White.

Distributor John Bain of Search Engine Films is the former Senior VP of Distribution at Lions Gate Films and Maple Pictures, and has overseen the Canadian release of movies such as Drive, Our Idiot Brother, Winter’s Bone, Hurt Locker, The Men Who Stare at Goats, Hunger, and Biutiful.

Search Engine will be releasing Lawrence & Holloman theatrically in at least 3 Canadian cities, starting in the film’s hometown of Vancouver.

We encourage you to get your tickets, and invite your friends! If you saw it at VIFF, try seeing it again for the very first time …

Social Media Handles

Website: lawrenceandholloman.comfirstweekendclub.casearchenginefilms.com 
Twitter: @LHthemovie
Facebook: facebook.com/lawrenceandholloman

Contact The Promotion People

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Open Casting Call for W Network’s New Reno Competition Series Game of Homes

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W Network and Great Pacific Television are looking for competitors who need a step up in the real estate market and are willing to put all of their renovation skills to the test. Game of Homes, a new show coming to W Network this fall, is an eight-part reno competition event series with an exciting twist. Casting is currently underway in Vancouver.

W Network needs four teams of talented home renovators who have what it takes to go head-to-head and completely transform rundown houses in Vancouver into spectacular showhomes.

The team with the most impressive renovation will win one of the biggest prizes in Canadian television history – their house, mortgage-free!

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Teams of two, who have the skills and confidence to rip apart, rebuild and redesign rooms under tight budgets and impossible deadlines are encouraged to apply.  Teams could be romantically linked, friends, workmates or family members. Contestants need to be available for an extended filming period during September/October months in Vancouver.

Over the eight episodes, the teams will breathe new life into derelict dumps. Beating the other teams will take every ounce of ingenuity, design consciousness and renovating skill to achieve the most shocking transformation.

For more information and to apply please visit www.gameofhomescasting.ca

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Game of Homes is produced by Great Pacific Television, the production company behind Highway Thru Hell and Untold Stories of the ER.  The new series joins a full slate of successful original Canadian series that W Network has become known for, including Property Brothers, Buying & Selling with Property Brothers, Love It or List It, Love It or List It Vancouver and Undercover Boss Canada. The series is produced in association with W Network.

Social Media Handles

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

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Photography by Mark Tiu

Country Music Award Nominees Whiskey Jane Touring Western Canada To Celebrate The Release Of Their Second Album

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Whiskey Jane Country Band Natalye Vivian, Kirby Kaye, and Rafe Haines are pleased to announce that they will be touring Western Canada from June to September leading up to their nomination at the Western Canada Music Awards in October. www.whiskeyjane.com/schedule

This emerging talent of Natalye Vivian (Lead and Harmony Vocals, Acoustic Guitar), Kirby Kaye (Lead, Rhythm and Acoustic Guitars, Keyboards, Banjo, Dobro and Harmony Vocals), and Rafe Haines (Drums/ Vocals), are nominated for Country Recording of the Year at the 2014 WCMA’s in October in Winnipeg. http://breakoutwest.ca/2014-wcma

Whiskey Jane’s second album “Unbreakable” features some of the best performances and songwriting from the band yet. The new single is available for purchase on iTunes and can be requested to play on the radio across Canada along with their 7th single “Seventh Wonder”.

“This album wasn’t easy to do…we dug deep and made a lot of mistakes, some turned into wonderful music and some ended up on the studio floor! But that’s the reason I love it so much….it’s a true labor of love.” - Natalye Vivian

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Whiskey Jane’s tour throughout Western Canada will support the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI), one of Canada’s most renowned infantry regiments that helps serving and former soldiers and their families in need. Having supported the PPCLI charity since 2011, Whiskey Jane wrote and dedicated their song “Dear Jane” to the foundation and will be donating $5.00 from every CD sale on tour to the “For The Soldier Foundation”. They will also be playing at PPCLI’s 100th Anniversary celebration in Edmonton on August 7th.

Priding themselves on live performances, Whiskey Jane has played past features at the Merrit Mountain Music Festival, Calgary Stampede, Mission Riverfest, Cloverdale Rodeo, Richmond Ozone Olympic site 2010, and will bring their 2014 tour to the following cities:

Dates:
June 11th – The Railway Club (Vancouver, BC)
June 12th – The Fairview – with special guests – D Trevlon Band and Corey Hawthorne (Vancouver BC)
June 27th- Williams Lake Stampede (Williams Lake, BC)
June 28th- Williams Lake Stampede (Williams Lake, BC)
June 29th- Williams Lake Stampede (Williams Lake, BC)
July 17th – Gabbys Country Cabaret (Langley, BC)
July 18th – Gabbys Country Cabaret (Langley, BC)
July 19th – Gabbys Country Cabaret (Langley, BC)
July 20th- Sun Peaks Music Fest (Sun Peaks, BC)
July 25th – Cactus Annie’s (Merritt, BC)
July 26th – Cactus Annie’s (Merritt, BC)
July 28th – Festival in the Park (Kamloops, BC)
July 29th – The Dirty Jersey (With Special Guests – THE HONEST WOODS) (Kamloops, BC)
July 31st – Ranchman’s (Calgary AB)
August 1st – Ranchman’s (Calgary, AB)
August 2nd – Ranchman’s (Calgary, AB)
August 7th- PPCLI 100th Anniversary (Edmonton, AB)
August 30-31st- Harrison Hot Springs Concert on the Beach – (Harrison Hot Springs- BC)

“We love the writing and recording process and we are really excited about this new record. I almost can’t wait to get started on the third one.” - Kirby Kaye

“We have a clear vision for where we are headed and are excited for what the future will bring for us, starting with the launch of our new record. We look forward to sharing our new music with our fans.” - Rafe Haines

Social Media Handles

Website: whiskeyjane.comartistecard.com/whiskeyjane
Facebook: facebook.com/WhiskeyJane.Music
Twitter: @whiskeyjane
YouTube: youtube.com/user/WhiskeyJaneBand

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William Ainscough stars in City TV’s series “Seed” set to premiere on the CW Network in July, co-stars in Disney Channel’s ‘Zapped’ out June 27th and was a nominee for a 2014 Leo Award

The Promotion People - William AinscoughIn the past year, William Ainscough has been recognized for his hard work on “SEED”; being nominated for the 2013 UBCP Best Newcomer and most recently for a 2014 Leo Award Best Performance in a Music, Comedy, or Variety Program or Series category. William was also thrilled to attend the CSAs in Toronto in March to celebrate Seed’s 8 CSA nominations including Best Comedic Series.

The first season of “SEED” was hailed as both a critical and commercial success and has been picked up by U.S. network The CW set to debut on the CW Monday July 14. William returned to his starring role of Billy Jones-Krasnoff in the second season of “SEED” and is just wrapping up airing Thursday nights at 9pm on CityTV. The series stars Adam Korson (2 Broke Girls) as Harry, a bachelor-bartender and sperm donor. Harry discovers that his foray into the world of sperm donation has resulted in kids – lots of kids! This ill-equipped bachelor finds himself entangled in the lives of his newfound children and their less-than-thrilled families with whom he’ll come to share more than just his DNA.

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William Ainscough has been busy with other several acting gigs; having played the iconic role of John Darling in ABC’s “Once Upon a Time”, completing a major supporting role in “The Christmas Ornament” for Hallmark Channel coming out this December, and a leading role on “The Haunting Hour”, which will air on the HUB Network later this year.

Continuously pursuing his acting ambitions, William also booked a role in the comedic Disney Channel Original Movie “Zapped”, set to debut June 27, 2014. He has been working with multi-talented recording artist/actress Zendaya (“Dancing with the Stars,” “Shake It Up”), who will be headlining “Zapped,” the story of Zoey, a girl whose well-ordered life is up-ended when her mother remarries and she finds herself part of a family composed of rambunctious, chaotic – and most of all – messy boys and a male dog, to boot. William plays Ben, the youngest and messiest of Zendaya’s step-brothers.

After booking his first two auditions, it was clear that acting was a path well chosen for William. He has been thrilled to be able to add actor and his new bookings to his resume of accomplishments. 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. William has had the chance to act opposite his mother in several episodes of SEED , when she plays Billy’s teacher/Vice Principal, Mrs. Anderson.

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 his very first attempt at acting was a success, when he landed his first audition in May 2012—an open casting call for a new feature film “Hidden”. 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). 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 film Hidden, directed by The Duffer Brothers, and is set to hit theatres in 2014.

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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Facebook: Seed
Twitter:  @Seed_tv

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Rooted Theatre Productions is back on the stage for the world premiere of their first original play “Welcome Back To Harlem: A Hellfighter’s Story”

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Rooted Theatre Productions, Vancouver’s only Black theatre company, is gearing to present “Welcome Back To Harlem: A Hellfighter’s Story” on Saturday, June 14th, 2014. Having their last 3 shows completely sold out, their 4th show will be held at the Revue Stage in Vancouver which will be their largest venue yet.

Currently being funded through a Kickstarter campaign, Rooted Theatre Productions hopes to reach their goal of $5000 by June 9th, 2014. To help with their fundraising initiatives, visit kickstarter.com/projects/hellfighter/welcome-back-to-harlem-a-hellfighters-story.

What: Welcome Back To Harlem: A Hellfighter’s Story

When: Saturday, June 14th at 8pm

Where: Revue Stage
1601 Johnston St.
Granville Island

Tickets: $35 online at 
RootedProductions.com, the box office ~ 604-629-8849, or at the door

Whatever the occasion, whatever the hardships, there was the music.” - Denis Simpson, founding member of Rooted Theatre

“Welcome Back To Harlem: A Hellfighter’s Story” is set against the backdrop of the dynamic Harlem Renaissance art scene and offers its audience live music, singing, dancing and poetry. The compelling play was written by up-and-coming Vancouver writer Tito Kamel, who was inspired by his research into the story of the 369th Infantry Regiment, nicknamed the Harlem Hellfighters.

The story surrounds the first all-Black regiment who was sent overseas to fight in France against the Germans in WWI. When the play’s African American hero returns to Harlem after heroically fighting for his country abroad, he struggles to reintegrate into his community.

About Rooted Theatre Productions
Rooted Theatre Productions started out as a simple play reading group 5 years ago in the living room of  Artistic Director Marsha Regis. Today, the independent company comprises about 25 of Vancouver’s most talented Black actors, singers, dancers and musicians.

The company’s productions have played to sold-out houses including the Roundhouse Exhibition Hall, and the Calabash Bistro which was featured on the CBC evening news: youtube.com/watch?v=U0_ZRVX1rG8. The company’s audience can’t seem to get enough of the live music, dances, songs and poems Rooted has come to be known for.

 

Social Media Handles

Website: rootedproductions.com
Twitter: @RootedTheatre
Facebook: Welcome Back To Harlem: A Hellfighter’s Story
YouTube: youtube.com/watch?v=U0_ZRVX1rG8
Kickstarter Campaign: kickstarter.com/projects/hellfighter/welcome-back-to-harlem-a-hellfighters-story

Contact The Promotion People

Lesley Diana – Founder, President and Publicist
lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca
604.726.5575

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Twitter: @PromotionPeople
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Congratulations to our many talented clients who have been nominated for 2014 Leo Awards

Good luck this weekend!


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Gabrielle Rose 

- 3 Nominations

Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Television Movie
Let It Snow

Best Performance by a Female in a Short Drama
The Corpse and The Courier

Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Motion Picture
The Dick Knost Show


William Ainscough

- 1 Nomination

Best Performance in a Music, Comedy, or Variety Program or Series
Seed - Ill Conceived


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 Down River

- 13 Nominations

Best Motion Picture
James Brown, Ben Ratner, Andrew Halliwell, Jack Ong – Producers

Best Direction in a Motion Picture
Ben Ratner

Best Screenwriting in a Motion Picture
Ben Ratner

Best Cinematography in a Motion Picture
Larry Lynn

Best Picture Editing in a Motion Picture
Rob Wenzek

Best Overall Sound in a Motion Picture
Randy Kiss, Michael Mcdonald, Brian Lyster

Best Musical Score in a Motion Picture
Chris Ainscough, Kevin House

Best Production Design in a Motion Picture
Josh Plaw

Best Costume Design in a Motion Picture
Gloria Tsui

Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Motion Picture
Brian Markinson

Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Motion Picture
Jennifer Spence, Colleen Rennison

Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Motion Picture
Helen Shaver


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Andrea Menard

- 1 Nomination

Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series
Blackstone – Burn Baby Burn


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Lighthouse Pictures

- A slate of four Lighthouse Pictures’ productions have been nominated for 9 Leo Awards.

THE COLOUR OF RAIN
Best Television Movie: Shawn Williamson, Jamie Goehring – Producers
Best Direction: Anne Wheeler

SCARECROW
Best Cinematography: Eric Goldstein
Best Picture Editing: Tony Dean Smith
Best Overall Sound: Kirby Jinnah, Iain Pattison, Kevin Belen
Best Sound Editing: James Wallace, Jay Cheetham, Kevin Townshend, Shane Shemko
Best Musical Score: Matthew Rogers

LET IT SNOW
Best Supporting Performance by a Female: Gabrielle Rose

HATS OFF TO CHRISTMAS
Best Supporting Performance by a Male: Sean Michael Kyer


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3 Days in Havana

- 3 Nominations

Best Motion Picture
Gil Bellows, Tony Pantages, Sidney Chiu, Gordon MacDonald
Kim Wakefield, Rob Neilson, Tim Brown – Producers

Best Cinematography in a Motion Picture
Pieter Stathis

Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Motion Picture
Christopher Heyerdahl


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 Some Assembly Required

- 5 Nominations

Best Youth or Children’s Program or Series
Tim Gamble, Dan Signer, Howard Nemetz,
Michael Shepard, Alexandra Raffé, S. Lily Hui – Producers

Best Screenwriting in a Youth or Children’s Program or Series (2)
Jennica Harper – Philharmonica
Ryan W. Smith, Nathaniel Moher

Best Performance in a Youth or Children’s Program or Series (2)
Ellie Harvie – Strong Suit
Dylan Playfair – Rainbow Bunny


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Lawrence & Holloman

- 9 Nominations

Being nominated for 9 Leo Awards makes the debut feature film Lawrence & Holloman the 2nd most nominated film this year.

Best Motion Picture
Producers: Paul Armstrong, Daniel Arnold, Matthew Kowalchuk,
Mary Anne Waterhouse, Andrew Currie, Robyn Wiener, Don Thompson

Best Direction of a Motion Picture
Matthew Kowalchuk

Best Screenwriting of a Motion Picture
Daniel Arnold & Matthew Kowalchuk

Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Motion Picture
Daniel Arnold

Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Motion Picture
Ben Cotton

Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Motion Picture
Katharine Isabelle

Best Casting of a Motion Picture
Candice Elzinga

Best Picture Editing in a Motion Picture
David Legault

Best Sound Editing in a Motion Picture
Miguel Nunes, Gord Hillier, Don Harrison, Ian Mackie, Geoff Hollingshead


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Agam Darshi

- 1 Nomination

Best Supporting Performance by a Female
in a Dramatic Series
Played – Poison


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Jennifer Spence

- 2 Nominations

Best Supporting Performance by a Female
in a Motion Picture

Down River

Best Supporting Performance by a Female
in a Dramatic Series

Continuum – Second Opinion


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Aubrey Arnason and Sarah Groundwater

- 6 Nominations

Best Information or Lifestyle Series (2)
The Proposal
Wedding Belles

Best Screenwriting in an Information or Lifestyle Series (3)
The Proposal – The ‘A’ Team
Sarah Groundwater – Wedding Belles – Modern Pin Up
Aubrey Arnason – Wedding Belles – Vintage Chic

Best Host(s) in an Information or Lifestyle Series
Wedding Belles – If The Shoe Fits


Award Winning Actress Camille Mitchell to star in Hallmark Channel’s Movie of the Week “The Write Man” with Amy Ackers (“Person of Interest”) and Dylan Bruce (“Orphan Black”)

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Actress Camille Mitchell best known for her long running role on the CW hit television series “Smallville” and one of Canada’s most celebrated stage actresses is headed back to the small screen with a leading role in the Hallmark Channel’s Movie of the week, “The Write Man” with two of television’s hottest young actors, Amy Acker and Dylan Bruce.

“The Write Man” directed by Mark Griffiths is a charming made for TV romantic drama. Camille plays Jackie Billicks, the New York literary agent of novelist Liam Bradley, played by Dylan Bruce; she is his mentor, confidant and Cupid when his career and personal life collide as he romantically pursues Sophie, played by Amy Acker. “The Write Man” is produced by Ian Hay and Larkin-Goldstein Productions and written by Beverly Nuako and Hans Wasserburger.

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Camille has been delighted to be a part of “The Write Man” and states that “working with Amy and Dylan and Mark, our director, has been such a joy, a lot of laughter and a lot of hard work. There was a lot of competition for this role and I was thrilled to get it. It has truly been one of my favorite film experiences. Just a wonderful group of people to work with and an absolute pleasure to be on set every day” Audiences will be in for a treat when “The Write Man” debuts on the Hallmark Channel later this year.

Camille has garnered extraordinary acclaim for her versatility onstage and onscreen, earning awards and accolades across Canada. A leading lady at the Stratford and Shaw festivals, The London Times hailed her as “a gift to the theater.” Born in Santa Monica to Hollywood star Cameron Mitchell and Viennese actress Joanna Mitchell, Camille was raised in Vancouver, Canada, and studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, England.

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Erotic Drama ‘A New York Love Story’ Premieres at SoHo International Film Festival on May 18th at 9:15 pm

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Drama, love and the never-ending trials and tribulations to find a lasting relationship are set against the sexy backdrop of New York City in the feature film debut of Canadian director Apolla Echino.

A New York Love Story’ tells the story of Delphine, a dancer living in New York who’s exploring some new found relationships in the infamous city. Despite her best intentions to keep her relationships casual and simple, Delphine falls hard for a sexy and charismatic painter. Although he is smitten with her, The Painter continues an array of sexual relationships, unable to concentrate solely on Delphine despite the fact that he loves her. Though they initially started an open relationship, both Delphine and The Painter soon discover that love is hardly ever that simple.

Premiering at the SoHo International Film Festival on Sunday May 18th at 9:15 pm at the Village East Cinemas, ‘A New York Love Story’ has also been accepted into the 17th annual Dances with Films Festival, taking place in Los Angeles from May 29th – June 8 at the historical Mann’s Chinese Theatre.

View the trailer here: http://www.industry-works.com/a-new-york-love-story/

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Starring Richard Short, who is perhaps best known for his roles as Harlan Moore on the TV series ‘666 Park Avenue’ & Agent Sam Cowley on the feature film ‘Public Enemies’ and director Apolla Echino in her first major role in a feature film as the title characters; the film breathes life into the difficulties everyone has in relating to one another and finding true understanding, commitment and love within relationships. The film also features Miguel Pinzon, currently starring in ‘Mystery Girls’, a new ABC sitcom and Courtney Reed who is starring as Princess Jasmine on the Tony Award-nominated ‘Aladdin’ on Broadway.

Attending the premiere at the SoHo International Film Festival and walking the red carpet will be director Apolla Echino and star Richard Short along with supporting cast Courtney Reed, Sam Underwood, Thomas Beaudoin, Wynn Holmes and crew members Judy Henderson, Oliver Lessard and Kimberly Graham. Also in attendance will be producers Justin Ruane and Glen Trotiner and artist David Hochbaum, whose artwork was featured in the film.

For tickets to the NYC premiere, go to: http://newyorklovestory.eventbrite.com/

About Soho International Film Festival
SohoFilm Fest celebrates cutting-edge digital technology while honoring traditional forms of storytelling, encourages new and seasoned filmmakers from here in New York City and around the world to create and send in their fresh and innovative cinematic pieces. By enticing filmmakers, journalists and cineastes from America and across the globe, we expect to draw audiences to NYC, known for its artistic community and cultural sophistication. It is our way of helping boost the profile, the sense of pride, and the economy of the local community and the city itself.

About Dances With Films
Since 1998 Dances With Films has grown from presenting a handful of films to nearly a hundred each year…from only narrative features and shorts to include the top documentaries and music videos on the circuit today. In 2007 DWF brought new commitment to the indie world with the advent of the 2 Minute, 2 Step Short Film Challenge where we actually shoot 8 films during the festival and present them to enthusiastic audiences.

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About IndustryWorks Pictures
IndustryWorks is a fully integrated company that distributes and produces feature films, television and new media content worldwide. IndustryWorks Pictures sets itself apart by having the keen sense of recognizing potential in projects for production and its primary function is to release unique and marketable content to the market place. IndustryWorks’ mandate is to release films that appeal to the mainstream and niche audiences. The company has several in-house projects in development on an ongoing basis. IndustryWorks distributes its content to all ancillary media outlets, including box office, VOD, SVOD, airlines, Internet and digital platforms, retail and rental outlets.  www.industry-works.com

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Contact The Promotion People

Lesley Diana – Founder, President and Publicist
lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca
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