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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Award winning Vancouver director/actor Camille Mitchell Wins Best Shorts Film Competition for her second short film “By the Fountain”

Best known as an actor Camille’s talent shines in front & behind the camera

Passage Island ProductiHeadshotAons is pleased to announce that Vancouver actress/writer/director Camille Mitchell has won the prestigious 2016 Award of Merit for her short film, By the Fountain from The Best Shorts Film Competition. The award was given for Mitchell’s sensitive short drama, which features the exceptional talent of actors Natalie Cueva, Rob Murat, and Chris Roark, and of cinematographer Andrew Fronczak. Without dialog, but universally understood, By the Fountain captures a perfect romance. The exquisite original music by Andrew Blaney carries the mood of this romantic short film .

By the Fountain has also been chosen for Official Selection at the 2016 New York City International Film Festival, the 2016 People’s Film Festival of Harlem and will be screened at the 2016 Marche du Film in Cannes with Ms. Mitchell in attendance.

Now on the global film festival circuit with her award-winning short the past few years have been busy for Camille. Her first short film, “A Mother’s Love”, won her Canada’s Crazy 8s Film Competition and numerous accolades at festivals around the world including the Madrid International Film Festival, Manhattan Film Festival and London’s Best Drama Award at the SuperShorts International Film Festival. Although acting is her first love Camille couldn’t pass up the opportunity when she received a scholarship to pursue her Master’s degree in Production and Feature Film Screenwriting at Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and Television in Los Angeles, ranked “one of the top 25 film schools in the world” by the Hollywood Reporter.

Camille has garnered extraordinary acclaim for her versatility onstage and onscreen. Perhaps best known on television for her Leo Award nominated role portraying tough-talking Sheriff Nancy Adams on the CW’s hit television show “Smallville” for five seasons, onstage as a leading lady at the Stratford and Shaw festivals, she was hailed her as “a gift to the theater” by the London Times. Camille won Canada’s Jessie Award for her portrayal of Ariel in Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” opposite Gordon Pinsent and was also nominated for Best Actress Awards for Blanche in “A Streetcar Named Desire,” Madame Tourvel in “Les Liaisons Dangereuses,” and Elizabeth in “The Crucible.” Born in Santa Monica to Hollywood star Cameron Mitchell and Viennese actress Camille Janclaire, Camille was raised in Vancouver, Canada, and studied at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, England.

Camille is available for interviews and photos upon request.

BY THE FOUNTAIN The Poster

 

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New York City International Film Festival
April 25 – 29 2016
nyciff.com/schedule

Marche du Film Cannes
May 11 – 20 2016
newworldcinemas.com/short-films-marche-du-film

People’s Film Festival
June 2 – 5, 2016
thepeoplesfilmfestival.com

Best Shorts Competition
bestshorts.net

 

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Sixteen-year-old Vancouver Musician/Composer Logan Jones has garnered attention and is composing themes for several television series since the release of his second album “Platinum Grooves”

Logan will meet composer Brian Tyler back stage at his concert with the Philharmonia Orchestra in London England on May 7th

092915_VANCOUVER_PHOTOGRAPHER_000II_1024Sixteen-year old Logan Jones, an innovative, highly creative, and prolific composer who recently released his second album “Platinum Grooves,” is catching the attention of television productions and music reviewers. Logan is ready to take his music to new heights.

In a recent article feature in 24hrs Vancouver by music reviewer Joe Leary “Teen writing the soundtrack of his life” Leary say “At 16, Vancouver’s Logan Jones is the youngest artist to be featured in this column. A multi-instrumentalist, he’s already built a sizeable library of music as he pursues film — and already has a television soundtrack in the works”.

http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/2016/03/31/teen-writing-the-soundtrack-of-his-life 

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.”

Logan’s interest in soundtracks is inspired by musician Brian Tyler, who has composed music for feature films including “Iron Man 3,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “Furious 7.” Since the article Brian Tyler has posted Logan’s story to his audience. Logan will meet Brian in London, England backstage after his concert conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra on May 7th. Logan hopes to have a career like Brian one day.

Grammy-nominated Nashville’s songwriter Carey Ott says of Logan “He is tapping the pure well of creativity”. Logan’s music has also been described as cross genre, pop music accessible and undeniably interesting.

Screen Shot 2016-02-03 at 4.58.32 PM“Platinum Grooves” was forged on the site of a platinum mine in construction with a string quartet during one of Logan’s many trips to South Africa. He also worked with Free State University teacher/producer John Smit to explore African based rhythms to help add new dimensions to his music.

“Platinum Grooves” includes over 70 minutes of music composed by Logan. The sounds include keyboard, percussions, and chords that cross-different genres in a jazz, funk and rock guitar. String quartets can also be found seamlessly knitted into some of the tracks. Each layer of music has been added with a distinct purpose. Logan’s arrangement of sounds is dazzling in profound and affecting ways.

Platinum Grooves is an album of music that reflects Logan’s unique style, creativity and journey. In this album, the tracks “6474” and “Twenty Three” are named after their complex time signatures while “Fight to be Free” gives off a struggling effect. Its theme has connections to Logan’s travel to South Africa and the history of that country. The feel of David Gilmour’s legendary guitar style was Logan’s guitar inspiration for his track “High School Spy”. The dimension of a classically trained string quartet was added to the Platinum Grooves 5-9 sessions at the 1915 building of Soundsphere Studios in Bloemfontein, South Africa. In Platinum Groove 9 the sounds of hammering metal and vehicles gives ethos to the mine building in Africa.

Logan’s love for music started at the age of 3 with the French horn as his first instrument. He started playing it by lying on the carpet and playing it sideways. That was enough to fire his passion for music and to take music onto a whole new level in his own signature way. He developed a multifaceted interest in music that has brought him from playing guitar, drums and keyboard to writing and composing his own. Logan is definitely talented, highly creative, deeply passionate, and wise beyond his years.

Logan has worked with musicians from Nashville, London, Vancouver, Toronto, Paris, to South Africa. He has recorded at the famous Fader Mountain (Little Mountain Sound Vancouver) where the greats from Aerosmith to Hedley and Rage Against the Machine have recorded. Logan has also worked with Grammy nominated songwriter Carey Ott. Logan’s inspirations for his music come from rhythms and harmonies of all music types across continents and decades. Music heroes whose work has influenced Logan’s style are Mark Knopfler, Herbie Hancock, Pink Floyd, Sting in addition to the movie music of Brian Tyler. Logan’s first album “Believe” produced by Dunbar Underground Studios was released in 2014 and can be purchased on iTunes. Famous music producer Garth “GGGarth” Richardson at one of Logan’s gigs said, “I can hear his influences and I can hear him inventing for himself many things that have come before”.

Logan takes his inspiration from many experiences. He recently travelled to Honduras for a week in the jungle and a week of diving. Throughout the week, Logan completed underwater survey work and had 9 dives in total, each one at a different site, providing a great variety of coral to explore and new marine life sightings. The trip was a paradise for inspiration – with a waterfall showers and beautifully rich wildlife.

Logan lives in Vancouver, BC and looks forward to more opportunities to write for film, television and video games. Logan composes his music at Dunbar Underground Studios – but also leaves time just to write for fun.

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CANDiLAND starring Oscar Nominee Gary Busey, James Clayton and Chelah Horsdal World Premiere screens at the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival in Dubuque, Iowa on April 23, 2016

Candiland still_1adjustedGary Busey and James Clayton will be in attendance for the feature that is nominated for Best World Premiere

Motorcyle Boy Productions and IndustryWorks Pictures are pleased to announce that the feature film CANDiLAND will have their World Premiere at the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival on April 23, 2016 at 4:00. CANDiLAND is based on the novel by Elizabeth Engstrom and will be distributed in North America by IndustryWorks Pictures spring 2016. Produced by Motorcycle Boy and Greendale Productions, CANDiLAND was written and directed by Rusty Nixon. CANDiLAND is nominated for Best World Premiere at the festival. Gary Busey and James Clayton will be in attendance.

CANDiLAND stars Oscar nominee Gary Busey (The Buddy Holly Story), Chelah Horsdal (Arrow, Hell on Wheels) and James Clayton (Foodland). CANDiLAND marks a nuanced departure for Busey, who has been seen as a contestant in reality TV shows such as NBC’S The Apprentice and ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Busey was drawn to the role, finding parallels between his character Arnie and himself and the echoes of the father/son relationship shown in the film familiar. His performance plays earnest and sincere.

CANDiLAND tells the story of intensified mutual attraction to the point of deadly obsession. Peter (James Clayton), a retired and embittered tennis pro, who is estranged from his father Arnie (Gary Busey), decides to leave the solace of his apartment and happens upon Tess (Chelah Horsdal). Tess, a recent vulnerable divorcee, finds Peter’s intensity and attention irresistible. Together they pursue ‘oneness’ and consciously shut out the world, barricading themselves inside Peter’s apartment. A desperate Arnie attempts to liberate the pair from CANDiLAND– but will he make it in time?

Candiland Still_7adjustedGary Busey states “CANDiLAND teaches us to pay attention to the heart of the injured like you haven’t paid attention before.”

Rusty Nixon “”Elizabeth Engstrom’s cult novel has haunted me since I first read it twenty years ago. It was an honor to bring the book to life and to work with such a passionate cast and crew to create an unforgettable film experience.”

The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival acknowledges emerging filmmakers from around the world, with a strong emphasis on discovering new talent, supporting cause-related films and bringing together all elements of filmmaking. Julien Dubuque International Film Festival runs April 21st to April 24 in the heart of Dubuque Iowa.

Screening details:

Saturday, April 23:
Mindframe Theater
3:30 pm red carpet
4:00 pm screening begins
Followed by Q&A
Awards Show 8 pm.

ABOUT MOTORCYCLE BOY PRODUCTIONS
Motorcycle Boy Productions is an independent film company based in Vancouver, BC. Founded in 2012 by James Clayton, Blaine Anderson and Rusty Nixon with the goal to create original, edgy content. The company has independently financed and produced three feature films for the worldwide market.

The psychological thriller, Down The Line (2014) was written/directed by Rusty Nixon and stars James Clayton as 9 variations of the title character Jay Carson, a comedian trapped inside his mind.  They followed up with the psychological thriller CANDiLAND (2016), starring Gary Busey, Chelah Horsdal, and James Clayton (IndieFEST Award). The film is based off the novel by Elizabeth Engstrom and was adapted for the screen and directed by Rusty Nixon.  RESIDUE (2017) is the company’s third produced feature. They are slated to go to camera on an untitled Rusty Nixon horror feature in the fall of 2016 with five more scripts in various stages of development. motorcycleboyproductions.com

ABOUT INDUSTRYWORKS STUDIOS/PICTURES
IndustryWorks is a fully integrated Distribution, Production, Finance and New Media, worldwide content provider. IndustryWorks sets itself apart by having a keen sense of recognizing the potential in projects for distribution and is dedicated to releasing unique and marketable content to the world market place. The Company has several in-house projects in development and acquires films from producers around the world. IndustryWorks distributes its content through all media outlets, including box office, VOD, SVOD, broadcast, airlines, Internet and digital platforms, retail and rental outlets.  industry-works.com

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

For Sales and Distribution information, contact IndustryWorks Studios
Caterina Scrivano, cs@industry-works.com | 604-876-0547

Festival Publicist: Emily Goodman: emily.goodmann@gmail.com
Festival Director: Susan Gorrell: susie.gorrell@gmail.com

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Neo-Noir Horror-Creature feature RESIDUE starts production starring James Clayton, Taylor Hickson, Matt Frewer, Elysia Rotaru, Costas Mandylor, and The X-Files William B. Davis

James Clayton NowIndustryWorks Studios and Motorcycle Boy Productions are pleased to announce that production of the Neo-Noir Horror-creature feature RESIDUE commenced principal photography on March 30th in Vancouver, British Columbia. James Clayton (Candiland, Minority Report, Fringe), Taylor Hickson (Deadpool, Twilight Storytellers: The Mary Alice Brandon File), Costas Mandylor (Saw Franchise , The Pledge, Picket Fences), Gemini Award nominated Matt Frewer (Orphan Black, Watchman, Max Headroom), Elysia Rotaru (Arrow, Girl House, Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Blaine Anderson (Scary Movie 4, Final Destination 5, Hot Tub Time Machine) and William B. Davis (The X Files, Continuum, The Tall Man).

RESIDUE is written and directed by Rusty Nixon. Blaine Anderson and James Clayton of Motorcycle Boys Productions will produce the film with executive producers Evan Tylor, John Curtis of IndustryWorks and Edward Rea and Nina Lee. The cinematographer is Jan Woff, casting by Edward Rea, and the editor is David Willinsky.

1RESIDUE tells the story of private investigator Luke Harding (James Clayton) who reads a book of sinister origins owned by a seedy crime lord Mr. Fairweather (Matt Frewer). Unbeknownst to Luke, the book is a much sought after supernatural artifact and Fairweather’s greatest rival, the enigmatic Mr. Lamont (William B. Davis) begins pursuit of Luke with his most truest henchmen Boston & Jacob (Costas Mandylor). While the criminal underworld is desperate to retrieve the book and harness its power for their own dark agendas, it’s evil begins to take root in Luke’s apartment; pitting himself, his daughter (Taylor Hickson) and his secret love Monica (Elysia Rotaru) in a fight for their lives… and their eternal souls.

“Residue will be our third venture with Motorcycle Boy productions, we’re super excited to see them elevate the genre with Residue’s grit and grime horror. It’s as if the X-files had a baby with Blade Runner and the end result is Residue!’ – VP Sales & Marketing, Caterina Scrivano, IndustryWorks.

2Rusty Nixen adds, “IndustryWorks is giving us that rare opportunity to make our dream film. Residue is everything I’ve ever wanted to do in a horror film.”

RESIDUE is the first feature film in a three-part franchise. Motorcycle Boy Productions will go into production in the fall of 2016 with the second instalment of this trilogy.

Media are invited for on set visits and/or interviews upon request.

ABOUT MOTORCYCLE BOY PRODUCTIONS
Motorcycle Boy Productions is an independent film company based in Vancouver, BC. Founded in 2012 by James Clayton, Blaine Anderson and Rusty Nixon with the goal to create original, edgy content. The company has independently financed and produced three feature films for the worldwide market.

The psychological thriller, Down The Line (2014) was written/directed by Rusty Nixon and stars James Clayton as 9 variations of the title character Jay Carson, a comedian trapped inside his mind.  They followed up with the psychological thriller CANDiLAND (2016), starring Gary Busey, Chelah Horsdal, and James Clayton (IndieFEST Award). The film is based off the novel by Elizabeth Engstrom and was adapted for the screen and directed by Rusty Nixon.  RESIDUE (2017) is the company’s third produced feature. They are slated to go to camera on an untitled Rusty Nixon horror feature in the fall of 2016 with five more scripts in various stages of development.

ABOUT INDUSTRYWORKS STUDIOS/PICTURES
IndustryWorks is a fully integrated Distribution, Production, Finance and New Media, worldwide content provider. IndustryWorks sets itself apart by having a keen sense of recognizing the potential in projects for distribution and is dedicated to releasing unique and marketable content to the world market place. The Company has several in-house projects in development and acquires films from producers around the world. IndustryWorks distributes its content through all media outlets, including box office, VOD, SVOD, broadcast, airlines, Internet and digital platforms, retail and rental outlets.  www.industry-works.com

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

For Sales and Distribution information, contact IndustryWorks Studios
Caterina Scrivano, cs@industry-works.com | 604-876-0547

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Nicole Oliver guest-starring role on CW’s “Arrow” airs as she completes filming Hallmark’s “3 Bedrooms and One Corpse: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery”

789Voice-over roles on cartoons LEGO NEXO Knights, My Little Pony and Disney’s Kate & Mim Mim keep Nicole in demand

Nicole Oliver’s guest-starring role on CW’s “Arrow” aired on March 23rd. as she finishes filming the Hallmark Movie “3 Bedrooms One Corpse: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery”. On the big screen Nicole plays Greg Kinnear’s ex-wife in the feature film “Phil.” Kinnear’s directorial debut is now in post-production. Nicole also played a stage mother in the independent feature film “Leap 4 Your Life” which garnered rave reviews at film festivals throughout North America.

Besides being an actor the multifaceted entertainment veteran is also an accomplished voice-over talent who is in demand more than ever. Currently Nicole is on three cartoons airing on television in North America. In “LEGO NEXO Knights” she plays Queen Halbert, Alice, Whipperella and Lavaria. A fan favorite on “My Little Pony” Nicole plays Princess Celestia and Cheerilee. Season 6 will air on Discovery in the U S and Treehouse in Canada. On Disney’s “Kate & Mim Mim” Nicole plays the Mom.

In the television series “Seed,” Nicole joined her young son, young actor William Ainscough (Milton’s Secret, History of Love, Zapped), who stars as Billy in City TV’s “Seed.” She played Billy’s teacher, Mrs. Anderson, in several episodes both seasons.

Nicole had a supporting role on the Hallmark film, “The Christmas Ornament” starring Cameron Mathison and Kellie Martin. She has guest starred on numerous television series including “Supernatural” and “Rogue”. She has also starred in many MOW’s “The Woodcarver” with Woody Jeffreys and John Ratzenberger; “Taken Back – Finding Haley” with Amanda Tapping and “Innocent” with Bill Pullman and Marcia Gay Harden. For 4 seasons, Nicole was also the host on the hit Slice Network series “Crash Test Mommy.”

Well known throughout the world at Brony and Fan Conventions as Princess Celestia and Cheerilee on “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” and Zoe on the cartoon “Littlest Pet Shop,” her voice-over work continues to thrive. In animation, her popular roles on “Max Steel,” “Martha Speaks,” “Strawberry Shortcake,” and “Superbook.” Nicole is the voice for Wireless Wave, and has provided her voice to over 100 companies including American Express, Starbucks, Salon Selectives, Club House, Wireless Wave and IKEA. Nicole is also the narrator for the feature film “Heart of a Dragon.” Executive Produced by Mark Gordon and David Foster, and based on Rick Hansen’s “Wheels in Motion” tour.

AwardsThis multi-talented, incredibly busy mother and professional has mastered the balance between family and work. Nicole Oliver has worked for over twenty years in the entertainment industry as an actor, producer and director. Nicole has been nominated by her peers for several Leo Awards for her work on both the small and big screen and won the UBCP/ACTRA award for Best Voice for her work in animation.

Nicole is role model of our time who believes that diversification is the key to success. Nicole completed her MA in Communications while continuing her acting career. She currently teaches voice over training at Vancouver’s Premier Voice-over Training – On the Mic and is currently being booked as a motivational speaker.

An entrepreneur, she started Predator Communications with her husband (and award-winning film and television composer) Chris Ainscough. Predator Communication creates, executes, and delivers specialized production for multi-media platforms.

Nicole is available for interviews and photographs upon request.

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Twitter: @mouthnoize
IMDb: Nicole Oliver

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Acclaimed pop-culture artist Elisabetta Fantone Art Show GOING POP Opens at Lacey Contemporary Gallery in London, UK March 30th

ElisabettaFantoneElisabetta acting talents shines on the big screen and television series in both French and English productions including Oscar nominated ‘Big Eyes’

Versatile artist/actor Elisabetta Fantone’s exhibit GOING POP travels across the pond to the Lacey Contemporary Gallery in London, UK from March 30th till April 9th. The gallery will continue to represent her work in London.

Elisabetta combines her two passions of painting and performing with her art. These latest art show comes after Elisabetta’s well-publicized tour of her artwork across North America. She had her pieces displayed at Vancouver’s Kurbatoff Gallery, The Thompson Landry Gallery in Toronto during TIFF, Calvin Charles Gallery in Scottsdale, Latitude Gallery in Calgary, Lando Gallery in Edmonton, La Galerie du Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City, the Evan Lurie gallery in Indianapolis and the Myra Galleries in Miami. Her shows pay homage to classic icons, including Marilyn Monroe, Mick Jagger, Elisabeth Taylor, Bob Dylan and Marlon Brando.

Last December Elisabetta painted a new mural for Art Basel in Miami. The mural is titled ‘Crimes Against Art’ and it features the portraits of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol posing for their fictional mugshots. The mural is located at 277 NW 26th St. Miami. (Wynwood) Last year Elisabetta painted the much-acclaimed mural titled ‘The Affair’ featuring the portraits of the Kennedys and Marilyn Monroe. You can see here: elisabettafantoneart.com. The mural was featured in a Bacardi Commercial.

Her recreations of the images of iconic figures are widely popular, and are often acknowledged by the subject of her pieces!

CalvinCharlesGallery5This Italian-Canadian talent has accomplished numerous artistic endeavors, including film and television, modeling, music, painting and literature. She has released her first book entitled “Journal intime d’une Lofteuse” and a CD. Her artistic work isn’t the only aspect of her career on the rise. The vivacious actor has been acting for over ten years. One of her most notable productions was her role as Marta in Golden Globe Awards winning feature film “Big Eyes,” directed by Tim Burton. The drama is about the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane (Amy Adams), her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband (Christoph Waltz) who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.

Another feature film to star Elisabetta is “Havana 57” which describes pre-revolution Havana and was filmed entirely on site in Cuba. The noir mystery was a co-production between Canada and Cuba, and touched upon the subjects of the mob, revolutions and a beautiful dancer, played by Elisabetta. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2143788/)

2006 was the year that it all changed for Elisabetta when she gained notoriety after being discovered in the insatiably popular Canadian TV series ‘Loft Story’. She emerged as the break out star and has been in front of the camera with her acting, modeling and painting ever since. Elisabetta has accumulated a number of impressive film and television roles. Her remarkable versatility as an actor allows her to play roles ranging from light comedy to gritty drama in both English and French productions. Elisabetta is known for her appearances on Spike TV’s “Blue Mountain State,” “South Beach” and A&E’s “The Glades”. She has also performed in TV films such as NBC’s “Secret of the Mountain”, “Nicky Deuce” & “The Arrangement”. French Canadian shows ‘Ces Gars Là’ and ‘Patrice Lemieux 24/7.’ On the big screen Elisabetta is the lead in a feature film “My Name is Sandy” which had the honor of being screened at the Cannes Film Festival. Next up Elisabetta is filming a lead in a new French Canadian Christmas Comedy due out in 2016

Screenshot_2015-12_ArtBaselBorn in Montreal of Italian parents she moved to Italy shortly thereafter, Elisabetta spent the first 8 years of her life in the land of Michelangelo and Da Vinci. Her passion for acting emerges at the age of 5 when she plays dress-up and starts re-enacting scenes from her favorite TV and movie roles. It is at 15 that she is cast as the lead in her first play. That role won her an award for best performance and cemented her will to become an actress.

Elisabetta is excited about her most important and upcoming role as a mother expecting her first child with an estimated due date of July 4th. Just like everything else in her life, she is determined to be the best that she can be, Elisabetta is very health conscious and is having an all-natural pregnancy with a healthy vegetarian diet. She is planning on delivering the baby in water with the help of a midwife. (No epidural or drugs). She will be breastfeeding. She and her husband are planning on raising their child vegetarian.

When not gracing the covers of magazines around the globe, doing TV interviews, or working, Elisabetta has stays grounded and continues to volunteer her time hosting events, doing commercials and auctioning her paintings to raise awareness and money for charities including the Farah Aids Foundation, the Nada Breast Cancer Foundation, the Mira Foundation as well as the Montreal’s Children’s Foundation. While continuing to explore new artistic challenges, her acting career is on the rise with the constant buildup of new roles and her painting career is hotter than ever with the high demand for her artworks with pieces in galleries and private collections across the world. One things for sure…we haven’t seen the last of Elisabetta Fantone!

Elisabetta is available for interviews and photographs upon request.

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Lesley Diana – lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca ph: 604-726-5575

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Website: elisabetta.com, elisabettafantoneart.com
Twitter: @elisabettatweet

Facebook: ELISABETTA FANTONE
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IMDb: elisabettafantone

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lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca
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World Hip-Hop Champion Travis Lim hosts new TV Series “Hip Hop with Travis Lim” on Shaw TV

D8H_9928 copyFourteen years old Hip Hop World Champion Travis Lim hosts the new television series “Hip Hop with Travis Lim” set to premiere on Shaw TV Vancouver on March 20th at 8:30 pm. The thirteen-episodes half hour show airs four times a week.

Hip Hop sensation Travis Lim takes viewers on a journey every week about the world of Hip Hop.  “Hip Hop with Travis Lim” features the beauty of the Hip Hop dance and explores its culture, by exploring the four elements of Hip Hop, i.e. Graffiti, BBoying, MCing and DJing.  Travis will be showcasing Hip Hop dance performances, music, fashion segments and interviews with Hip Hop cultural legends.  A large casts of the top 9-15 year old dancers in British Columbia is featured weekly. The television series was created to entertain and educate all aspect of the world of Hip Hop. Directed by Aubrey Arnason, the director (Wedding Belles, The Proposal).  Joining Travis, there is a diverse group of guests, including 94.5’s DJ Flipout, dancer/choreographer Lenny Len and Cezar Tantoco, Rapper Juls, BBoy Ynot, Paul Otterbein, head coach of team Canada Hip Hop, Mona D’Amours founder of 5678 Showtime, Graffiti Artist, Studio and TV host & comedienne Kalyn Miles & more!

To those close to Travis, it is no surprise that he is so successful at such a young age. Travis is a role model, a champion and a spoke person who exudes confidence, dedication, passion which he commands in life on and off the stage encouraging people to follow their dreams. “I love Hip Hop as there is so much to explore,” says Travis.  “Hip Hop is about innovation, there are new moves being created every day.”

This 14-year-old phenomenon has been setting the dance world alight since the tender age of six. Born and raised in Vancouver, Travis showed an interest in music, before he could walk. This junior world champion of the WORLD HIP HOP CHAMPIONSHIPS and eight-time gold medalist of DANCE WORLD CUP CANADA has the future at his feet.  Hard work led Travis to being invited as a Canadian Goodwill Ambassador to teach Hip Hop workshops at the CID World Dance Congress in Japan making him the youngest presenter ever.  His dynamic personality, strong work ethic, and disciplined, humble nature are the key that give him the edge, and maturity to be able to perform, teach, and speak at the young age of 13 as the “Goodwill Ambassador of Dance of Canada”.

Travis is currently ranking 1st in the World in the junior division at IDO World Hip Hop Championships Italy 2015 with the electric boogie style also called popping. Travis was featured in the 2010 Winter Paralympic opening ceremony.  And, He will also make appearance and perform at the BC Summer Game torch lighting on April 13, 2016 in Abbotsford.  Every summer over 50 countries travel to Las Vegas to the prestigious Hip Hop International to claim the top 3 spots of the World’s best dancers. Travis & his crews Freshh2.0 has proudly placed on the podium twice, bringing home the silver medal in 2010 and the Gold medal in 2014.

Travis has trained extensively across Canada and the United States at dance conventions and workshops in many styles of Hip Hop. Coach Cezar Tantoco has been Travis’ mentor and coach since he was 6 years old.  Many of Cezar’s students have appeared on “Canada’s Got Talent”and on the “Ellen Show”.

Travis’ other credits and merits include achievements in acting, modeling and dancing, and along with appearing on local and national television, Travis is the leading role in an upcoming feature film “Hot Street” that starts production on March 2016 in Vancouver.

Travis is available for interviews, appearances and photos upon request.

For more information, photos and interview please contact:
Lesley Diana | Lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca | 604-726-5575

Air times are: Launch date: Sunday March 20 on Shaw TV Vancouver

Sundays                        ​8:30 pm
Mondays              ​ ​        7:30 am
Saturday                       ​4:30 am
Saturday                       ​4:30 pm

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Twitter: @Travis_Lim_Ent
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YouTube: World of Dance LA 2014Freshh 2.0 Hip-hop international 2014 (Gold)Hip Hop with Travis Lim behind the sceneHip Hop Host Travis Lim on Shaw TV

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

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The Firefly Girls a Must-See Entry at the Sonoma International Film Festival 2016

Postcard v2 frontSavannah Paige Rae (Parenthood) delivers touching performance with a surprise twist

The 19th annual Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF) running March 30-April 3 will present a new short by rising filmmaker and LMU graduate, Katie Micay titled The Firefly Girls (Runtime: 11 minutes 18 seconds). The Firefly Girls will screen on Thursday March 31st at 9:30AM @ Vintage House and on Saturday April 2nd at 2:15PM at Veterans Memorial Hall #2.

Will (Mario Schugel) is struggling to move on after his beloved daughter suddenly dies. Stuck in a dark cloud of grief, he spends his time hiding in his house and drinking himself into a stupor. Meanwhile, a young girl from the neighborhood, Gracie (Savannah Paige Rae), is determined to sell the last of her Firefly Girl cookies. So fearless Gracie breaks into his house. Will is caught off-guard and taken aback by this unexpected and unwanted visitor. No matter how hard he tries to get her to leave, Gracie isn’t backing down. Unbeknownst to Will, Gracie is suffering through issues not that different from his own.

Micay worked with writing partner, Kyle Bown, who has worked in television for the better part of a decade. He’s spent time on many shows, including Fringe, The Mentalist, Dark Blue and Moonlight before landing at Pretty Little Liars where he has co-written two episodes and a group of webisodes.

During the writing process, the duo would reference Savannah Paige Rae while watching Parenthood, imagining an actress just like her for the part of Gracie. They were pleased to be able to actually cast her!

“From the start, I knew casting would be crucial,” notes Director Katie Micay. “I needed actors who could be completely raw and vulnerable. I had worked with children in the past but never with a script with this intensity. I knew the child actor would make or break the film. And Mario Schugel was a true find who worked superbly with Savannah. It was a pleasure watching them work together, pushing each other to give 100% in take after take.”

Savannah began her career at the young age of three. Rae’s first television audition was for the hit drama series “House.” You may recognize her as the little girl who stuffed a toy monkey in her dad’s briefcase in the AT&T commercial. Early success continued to follow her and she quickly booked a role, playing the younger version of her real life sister in the film “Phoenix Falling.” Savannah’s next role was Charlotte Foster in the film “Date Night” directed by Shawn Levy, where she played the exuberant and spunky daughter of Steve Carrell and Tina Fey who go on a date night while Leighton Meister plays her babysitter. She is most known for her role as Sydney Graham on NBC’s “Parenthood.” She grew up on the show for the next six seasons. Some of her other credits include “My Best Friend’s Girl” and “Dexter” where she plays young Debra Morgan (Dexter’s Sister) in Showtime’s Emmy award winning drama. Savannah won the 34th Annual Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Television Series-Leading Young Actress for her work on “Parenthood.” Her most recent role was Winnie on Grey’s Anatomy on a pivotal episode where Derek Shepherd dies.

The Firefly Girls evolved as we were writing it, into a very personal journey for Kyle and me,” notes Director Katie Micay. “It started out as a whimsical fairy tale similar to “Edward Scissorhands” that revolved around a misunderstood man living in the ‘scary’ house all the neighbors avoid. A young girl (who is also an outcast among the kids at school) pushes herself into his house, and world, while selling cookies. Together they bond based on their similarities.”

FullSizeRender[1]About Director Katie Micay
Katie Micay graduated from Loyola Marymount University’s film production program. Her first short film, For Love, created at New York Film Academy’s summer program at age 14, is nearing 4,000 hits on YouTube. Her short film Limited Engagement was an Official Selection for the Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival and got an Award of Merit at Women’s Independent Film Festival. She also received a nomination for Film Outside The Frame, LMU’s annual student awards and film festival, for her writing. Her second film My So Called Family was an Official Selection for Bel Air Film Festival. Her most recent short film, Flirt, was an Official Selection for the Reality Bytes Film Festival, and she is currently developing it as a feature.

Katie loves to draw from personal experience when creating a story. My So Called Family was a loose, comedic telling of when her great aunt passed away the week of her grandson’s Bar Mitzvah. Don’t worry, this aunt was a stand up comedian and would have enjoyed the film! She and her friend’s experiences in college inspired Flirt. The Firefly Girls started out as a cute, whimsical story but quickly developed into something very personal. It has helped her process the sudden passing of her aunt.

Director Katie Micay is available for interviews and photographs upon request.

Please contact:
Lesley Diana | Lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca | 604-726-5575

Sonoma Film Festival contact: Kevin W. McNeely kevin@sonomafilmfest.org

THE FIREFLY GIRLS – Sonoma Film Festival Screenings:
Thursday March 31st @ 9:30AM @ Vintage House (Celebrity Cruises venue) & Saturday April 2nd @ 2:15PM @ Veterans Memorial Hall (Vets Hall) #2

Other upcoming Film Festivals for The Firefly Girls: Equinox Women’s Film Festival

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Website: thefireflygirlsfilm.com
Twitter: @Fireflygirlfilm@Katiewonder, @SonomaFilmFest
Facebook: facebook.com/thefireflygirlsfilmfacebook.com/EquinoxFilmFestival
IMDb: Firefly GirlsKatie Micay

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COMEDIAN DARRYL LENOX LAUNCHES ‘THE 20/20 TOUR’ FOLLOWING THE SUCCESS OF ‘BLIND AMBITION’ COMEDY SPECIAL ON STARZ NETWORK

Screen Shot 2016-02-22 at 8.32.49 PMSeth Rogen credits Darryl for influencing his comedy. Appearances on ‘Conan’ and
‘WTF with Marc Maron highlight this In-demand Comedian

The 2016 20/20 Tour kicks off AT LAFFLINES IN NEW WESTMINSTER MARCH 18 & 19TH

In demand American stand-up comic DARRYL LENOX is kicking off a 2016 North American tour this spring called ‘The 20/20 Tour.’ The success of his ‘Blind Ambition’ album and hour-long television special of the same name brought Lenox tremendous exposure and introduced many to his unique ‘insights’ as well as his keen, comedic sense of observation into how we live our lives.

DarrylLenox-SmilingLaunching ‘The 20/20 Tour’ in the Greater Vancouver area is no accident, the city has had a big impact on both his eyesight and his comedy. Not only did he have a risky surgery in Vancouver that helped to restore some of his sight, but he filmed his first feature television special ‘Blind Ambition,’ at the Vogue Theatre, and lived in the city for several years early in his career while honing his stand-up. It was during those years that Lenox met a talented teenager named Seth Rogen, who recently gave credit to Darryl for his start in comedy on the WTF with Marc Maron Podcast: “I remember, this guy named Darryl Lenox ­ he was great, he would do comedy and was a very big supporter of mine and was super friendly to me and would invite me to open for him sometimes when he would do shows. Such a good guy ­­he was the one who told me, ‘you have to write jokes about you, you’re not writing jokes about yourself.’ And it was around then that we started writing “Superbad,” which was literally about all that stuff.”

 

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Since ‘Blind Ambition’ was released on Stand Up! Records, and the television special was picked up by Starz as the first hour-long stand-up special the network had ever aired, Lenox has been featured on an episode of the hit podcast WTF with Marc Maron, and has appeared on ‘Conan’ on TBS to rave reviews. With the launch of ‘The 20/20 Tour,’ several comedy related projects in the works, and more ambition than ever, the vision-impaired comedian shows no signs of slowing down. “I don’t think I’m anywhere near my capabilities. There is so much I want to do. I’ve been at this for a long time, but in many ways, I feel like I’m just getting started.” The Darryl Lenox 20/20 Tour kicks off in Greater Vancouver at Lafflines March 18th & 19th, and also of note, Darryl will be appearing as part of the “Best of The Fest” gala at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival on April 9th. More North American tour dates to be added soon.

Darryl is available for interviews and photographs upon request.
For more information and interviews please contact:
Lesley Diana | Lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca | 604-726-5575

Darryl Lenox Management | Ed Nash | ed@altiusmanagement.com | 615-948-9199

Tickets available: Tour Dates: darryllenox.com/tour.html
Comedy Works, Montreal: March 3rd to 5th
Lafflines, New Westminster, B.C. – March 18th, 19th
Hoboken, New Jersey – March 25th
Club Regent Event Centre, Winnipeg, MB – April 9th
Kelowna Community Theatre, Kelowna, BC – April 22nd
MuCurday’s Comedy Theatre, Sarasota, Florida – May 5th – 8th
Iqaluit, Nunavut, – May 20th, 21st
Yuk Yuks Comedy Club – Toronto, Ontario – May 26th – May 28th
Yuk Yuks Comedy Club – Ottawa, Ontario – June 9th – June 11th
Joke Joint Comedy Showcase – Houston, Texas – June 18th – 19th
Sid Williams Theatre – Courtnay, BC – July 9th

Comedy reviewer Chris Milea took note of that very thing in a review of Blind Ambition, writing, “While introspection­inducing big picture stuff is certainly brought, it must be clear: Lenox is so remarkable in transition and planning that this set is loaded with jokes!”

Critic Ed Placencia recently reviewed Blind Ambition and wrote, “In a world of Michael Bay­style stand­up comics who rely on explosions and CGI, it’s nice to find a Woody Allen who is more concerned with composition and character.”

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Website: darryllenox.com
Twitter: @darryllenox
Facebook: facebook.com/DarrylLenox
Instagram: @darryllenox
Video Clips: darryllenox.com/media.html

Contact The Promotion People

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

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