INDUSTRYWORKS STUDIOS ANNOUNCES ITS DISTRIBUTION DEAL IN THE USA FOR THE FEATURE FILM ‘THE LOST LEGION’ WITH GRINDSTONE ENTERTAINMENT

The Lost Legion Feature FilmIndustryWorks is pleased to announce at this year’s AFM the US distribution deal for ‘The Lost Legion’ with Grindstone Entertainment.  Lionsgate Home Entertainment will release the film across its media platforms in 2015. The feature film will be the catalyst that launches ‘The Lost Legion’ TV series slated for 2015 from Executive Producers, Evan Tylor, John Curtis and Lloyd Simandl.

“We’re very excited to launch this movie with Grindstone Entertainment and we look forward to continuing to deliver high end TV content into the marketplace.,” says Evan Tylor, CEO IndustryWorks Studios.

IndustryWorks Studios is fresh off their newest production, the terror-driven, theatrical film ‘WRECKER’ starring Anna Hutchison (Cabin in the Woods).  IndustryWorks Studio also brought us the now infamous and New York Times touted feature film ‘American Mary’ distributed by Universal Pictures, Anchor Bay and XLrator Media in 2013.

About ‘The Lost Legion’:
Sex, corruption, betrayal and the final death throws of a once powerful Empire.  Where enemies become allies, allies become pawns and one man’s struggle to survive is “the last chance for a new Rome”.

After the fall of the Rome, a once powerful Empire is now but a shadow of it’s self, deprived of its former glory and the Dark Ages are imminent.  Fortress towns are now small kingdoms where decadence and corruption thrive and the struggle to maintain control is quickly slipping away.  In one such remote outpost, one Legion remains and strives to bring Rome back to its former glory and the interwoven lives of the strong, the corrupt, the innocent and the power hungry will determine Rome’s final destiny.

About the Cast and Characters:
The feature film stars Michelle Lukes (‘Strike Back’, ‘Alexander’, ‘Doctors’) as the manipulative and shrewd Urbina Prima, the wife of Maximus the insane and glory seeking Roman Emperor played by Brian Caspe (‘Hellboy’, The Illusionist’, ‘The Last Knights’). Also starring is Tom McKay (‘Hatfields & McCoys’, ‘The White Queen’) as the ‘Legions’ hero Taranis and Jim High (‘The Muskateers’, ‘Borgia’, Crossing Lines’) as Argos, the middleman who plays all sides of this chessboard.

This stellar cast comes with a long list of Emmy, Golden Globe and People Choice nominated credits and awards on both feature films and television.

“We have the utmost confidence that Grindstone along with the marketing machine of Lionsgate that ‘The Lost Legion’ will be given the perfect reveal into the US market. We’re looking forward to seeing it all come together.”  Adds Caterina Scrivano, VP Sales & Marketing, IndustryWorks Studios.

“In the tradition of “Game of Thrones”, we look forward to bringing IndustryWorks’s new feature film, “The Lost Legion” to the U.S. audience.  Evan, John, and Lloyd have created a fresh and quite provocative vision of the politics of the Roman Empire”.  – Stan Wertlieb-Grindstone Entertainment Group-Head of Acquisitions.

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About IndustryWorks Studios/Pictures
IndustryWorks is a fully integrated Distribution, Production 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 to through all media outlets, including box office, VOD, SVOD, broadcast, airlines, internet and digital platforms, retail and rental outlets.

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

For ‘The Lost Legion’ Sales and IndustryWorks information please contact:
Caterina Scrivano | CS@Industry-Works.com | 604-876-0547 or 604-306-3556

Or visit us at AFM – November 5th – 12th, The Loews Hotel – Suite #704

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Swedish Jewellery company Rock by Sweden expands internationally to She’s Some Kind of Wonderful Boutique in White Rock, BC

“Behind every pretty face is a skull, let’s celebrate from within”

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Rock by Sweden is a Swedish jewellery company founded in 2009 and has since its establishment skyrocketed its way to success in the Swedish jewellery market and is today sold in over 110 stores all over the country. As of 2014 Rock by Sweden is expanding its brand to the international market, Canada being one example with shessomekindofwonderful.com carrying the brand in White Rock, BC.

Rock by Sweden caters to the trendy, chic, and fashion -conscious woman with its strikingly bold and unique collection. Its rhodium plated, authentic Swarowski and Stellux chrystal unique jewellery items give the brand its glamorous, edgy and rock chick appearance.

The aim of Rock by Sweden is the continual development of fashionable and “edgy” collections for the conscious, modern, leading edge woman, to wear.

Laila Bagge and Lili Assefa
Behind this luxurious brand are two of Sweden’s most well known media profiles; Laila Bagge and Lili Assefa.  Both Laila and Lili won the award for “Business Woman of the Year” in 2009 and 2013, and have had a long history within the music industry in Sweden as well as internationally.

Laila Bagge is one of the three judges in the hugely popular music talent show “Idol”, in Sweden. Laila has worked as a music manager and song writer, and has created songs for platinum artists such as “98 degrees”, “Mya”, and Celine Dion. Laila has also worked as a talent scout for Sony BMG New York.

Lili Assefa is one of Sweden’s biggest and most successful names in public relations. She has over the years been known as the “Queen of PR”, and this year alone Lili has worked with renowned fashion giant “H&M”, TV-shows as “Idol” and the European “Eurovision” music festival, with top artists such as David Guetta and “Avicil”.

*For more information and special orders, contact Seeve Sandberg 
qamelia@telus.net
604.230.2940

She’s Some Kind of Wonderful
1457 A Johnston Road, White Rock
604 535-1961

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Brightlight Pictures Makes “Short” Work of Writer/Director Sarah Deakins’ Labour of Love ‘GREECE’

Screens at the Sunscreen West, LA Femme International & Hollywood Film Festivals 

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Sarah Deakins’ short film, “GREECE,” already an Accolade Global Competition 2 time Award Of Excellence Winner, and a Best Shorts Film Competition Award Of Excellence winner is set to premiere in LA with 3 festival selections in October at the Sunscreen West Film Festival (supported by the Academy of Motion Pictures), the LA Femme International Film Festival and the Hollywood Film Festival

Brightlight Pictures president Shawn Williamson saw something in local writer Deakins’ script, and took the project on as a creative labour of love.  A fresh, local crew, all volunteers, worked closely together to produce a short with incredible production value, inspired by a strong creative vision from the film’s writer/director, Sarah Deakins, and captured beautifully by cinematographer Jon Joffin.

A successful actor for decades in Vancouver, Deakins had been living in LA and was on a trip home to visit family when Williamson requested the script, and a creative partnership was born. Having written the film, Deakins also stars in the character driven drama. As a director she was finally able to fully realize her vision, in her hometown of Vancouver.

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

“GREECE” centers around a daughter’s final attempt to connect with her seemingly catatonic mother.

Producer Arielle Boisvert says, “We have been very pleased with the response to our film.  The subject matter is close to our hearts and we are looking forward to kicking off our festival run.”

Tickets to the October 11th 12:15pm screening at the Sunscreen Film Festival can be purchased online at www.sunscreenfilmfestival.com (Narrative Shorts Block #5, Drama – Families These Days)

Tickets to the October 16th 11:30am screening at the Hollywood Film festival can be purchased at www.hollywoodfilmfestival.com/ (SHORTS program #1: On the Battlefield)

Tickets to the October 16th 6pm screening at LA Femme F.F. can be purchased online at www.lafemme.org  (Shorts, Venue #2)

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Brightlight Pictures develops, packages and produces independent feature films and television projects.  Brightlight’s President, Shawn Williamson, has produced more than 90 productions in the last 15 years and over 35 productions since launching Brightlight in 2001 including WHITE NOISE (Michael Keaton) which has grossed over $100 million since its world-wide theatrical release in 2005.  Recently, Williamson has worked as an executive producer on the feature film THE INTERVIEW (Seth Rogen, James Franco) for Columbia Pictures and the television series WITCHES OF EAST END (Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan-Tatum) and RUSH (Tom Ellis) for Fox 21.  His recent producer credits include the feature film HORNS (Daniel Radcliffe) for Mandalay and Red Granite Pictures; 50/50 (Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt); and THE COMPANY YOU KEEP for Sony Pictures Classics directed by Robert Redford and starring Robert Redford and Shia LaBeouf.  Other feature producing credits include THE POSSESSION (Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick) for Mandate Pictures and Lions Gate Films; WHITE NOISE 2: THE LIGHT (Nathan Fillion, Katee Sackhoff) with Gold Circle Films; IN THE NAME OF THE KING (Jason Statham); 88 MINUTES (Al Pacino); WICKER MAN (Nicolas Cage) for Nu Image/Millennium Films and Emmett Furla Films; SLITHER with Gold Circle Films and Universal and APOLLO 18 for the Weinstein Company.  Williamson is currently producing the feature film THE 9th LIFE OF LOUIS DRAX (Jamie Dornan, Aaron Paul) with Miramax.

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Website: sarahdeakins.combrightlightpictures.com
Twitter: @sarahcdeakins@GREECEthefilm@BrightlightPict
Facebook: facebook.com/GreeceAShortFilm
IMDb: imdb.com/name/nm0212639/

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Lesley Diana – Founder, President and Publicist
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Acting Workshop with Award Winning Los Angeles Director, Producer, Writer, and Acting Coach Tom Logan October 24 to 26th, 2014

Tom Logan is one of The Promotion People - Tom Loganthe most sought after international acting coaches

Two and a Half Days to absorb a Lifetime of experience with internationally renowned acting coach, award winning director, producer and writer Tom Logan brings three decades working in the entertainment industry to White Rock.

Tom will guide your through the steps it takes to be a successful actor with on camera experience during the workshop. Topics of the workshop include: how we cast, why we cast, who we will cast, how to book your audition, single on camera, two person on camera and audition techniques, Tom has worked with everyone including legendary Lucille Ball and Charlton Heston with hundreds of credits to his name on imdb. His national best selling books including ‘How to Act and Eat at the Same Time’, ‘Acting in a Million Dollar Minute’ have helped actors worldwide.

Acting Workshop:
Friday, October 24th – 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Saturday, October 25th 10:00 – 50:00 pm
Sunday, October 26th – 8:00 – 12:00 noon

“What Tom Logan offers the young actor is invaluable. He covers it all! In conducting his TV/Film/Commercial workshop with our graduating class each year he gives them a wonderful headstart on getting into the business.” – Georgia Phillips, Associate Director for Instruction, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, West

Pizzazz International Model and Talent Agency
Pacific Inn Hotel  (Pink Palace)
White Rock/ South Surrey

Limited Registration!
For more details and to register contact Pizzazz to reserve your spot
Telephone: 604-541-3888
Email: Pizzazzinternational@gmail.com

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Pizzazz School of Personal Development Model and Talent Agency was first opened in Saskatchewan in 1979. Pizzazz is recognized internationally and has received Top Honors, High Standards and Personal Excellence, awarded Best School and Best Overall Agency by International Agents around the world. Pizzazz Models have graced magazine covers and appeared in feature films worldwide. Dedicated to the importance of education, Pizzazz has always made a strong statement that excellent training does make a difference for models wanting to pursue a modeling career. Parents rave about the personal development classes as they see their children give participants more confidence, poise and grace.

Social Media Handles

Website: tomlogan.compizzazzmodelingagency.commodelingvancouver.ca
Facebook: Pizzazz International Modeling & Talent Agency
IMDb: imdb.com/name/nm0517665/filmoyear

Contact The Promotion People

Lesley Diana – Founder, President and Publicist
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Yelloween Veuve Clicquot Champagne Presents The Annual JetSet Halloween Party

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The JetSet Crew organizes and hostThe Promotion People - JetSet Crews the most exclusive independent parties at some of Vancouver’s most prestigious venues. Their Halloween party is a sell out every year and the most sought after Halloween ticket in town.

Ten months in the making, this party promises to wake the dead. This first class Hotel will be completely transformed by our film production team into a haunted hide-away complete with visual effects, spooky lighting, haunted décor and props, VIP loungers, and plenty of bars. DJ Timka resident DJ at Buddha Bar New York City and Frederick’s .Sir Charles will keep party-goers hopping in the Grande Ballroom and Champagne Room. This event has been sold out every year for the last nine seasons and is famed as Vancouver’s best sexy adult Halloween celebration.

Join us at the exclusive Sutton Place Hotel in the heart of downtown for Vancouver’s scariest Halloween party. Friday Oct 31st will mark the first time the Sutton has hosted a Halloween party in its history!

Sutton Place HThe Promotion People - JetSet Crewotel
855 Burrard St.
Downtown, Vancouver
Friday, October 31
8:00pm to 1:00am

Dress: Come in your favorite Halloween costume.
Prizes for best costumes for girl, guy, couple, and group.

Featured Entertainment:
DJ Timka live from New York
Sir Charles
GoGo dancers

Limited Group Packages available: BUY FIVE GET ONE FREE

$60 VIP Ticket Includes:
Complimentary Cocktail until 10pm
Complimentary Trick or Treat Candy Buffet
Complimentary Coat Check
VIP Hostesses & Servers
VIP Table Seating Available

– Click here for hotel reservation info: jetsetcrew.com
– Sutton Place Hotel: Veuve Clicquot “Yelloween” Event
– To book a paid VIP table including custom seating click here
– Get directions to the Sutton Place Hotel

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Twitter: @JetSetArrivals
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Roham Rahmanian And His Company, The Astronauts Guild, Developing One Of The First Stereoscopic 180 And 360 Degree Camera Systems To Capture First-Person, Live-Action Virtual Reality Experiences

The Promotion People - AstronautsGuildLogoThe Astronauts Guild’s Roham Rahmanian, producer, director and a feature and commercial Digital Imaging Technician in the International Cinematographers Guild, announced today that he and his partners at The Astronauts Guild have begun test trials on 180 and 360-degree camera systems to capture first-person virtual reality experiences.  The Astronauts Guild partners are Roham Rahmanian, Founder | Supervising Producer, Scott Connolly – Founder | Head of Production, and Ian Spohr – Founder | Creative Director.  Tests and previews will be available online at www.theastronautsguild.com in October of 2014.

The rush is on for content providers for the new technologies, and CGI content has already made a splash in gaming and for early-adopters and developers.  However, the live-action content is much more technically challenging to create.

The Astronauts Guild succeeded as stereoscopic producers by staying lean & mean, and adapting current equipment and technology.  Those experiences gave them the insight to develop 180 and 360-degree camera systems for shooting first person, live-action virtual reality experiences.

“The virtual-reality revolution is upon us, and The Astronauts Guild wants to be on the forefront of creating quality, live-action content for entertainment, and possibly more importantly, for medical applications.  When 3D became the rave a few years ago, it took off with a Wild West, every man for himself explosion.  No standardization and no quality control.  This created a lot of content that was just plain bad, Because of this trend, many consumers had bad experiences” said RahThe Promotion People - Roham Rahmanianmanian.

“I hope, the early content creators for Oculus Rift and Sony Morpheus, including The Astronauts Guild, can come to a consensus early on, about quality control and mathematically calculated standards for content, it is of the utmost importance that the consumer feels comfortable trying out virtual reality, and is excited to make it a part of their daily entertainment experience,” added Rahmanian.

The Astronauts Guild is a collective of dreamers, doers, artists and technicians. A group of talent which is equal parts Production Company, creative collective and technical development firm. They take on projects in the entertainment industry which require an advanced knowledge of production and cutting edge technology to achieve a creative end.

In addition to developing 3D camera rigs, new live-action virtual reality shooting systems, producing and directing, Rahmanian is an always-in-demand Digital Imaging Technician. Rahmanian has worked with many world class brands such as:  BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, VW, Fiat, Dodge, Ford, Chevy, Coke Zero, Mountain Dew, Nintendo, Microsoft, Target, Walmart, Verizon, AT&T and many more.

The Promotion People - Roham RahmanianRahmanian was one of the stereoscopic producers on the “The Girl from Nagasaki” which was presented in the New Frontier Category at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.  World-renowned photographer Michel Comte directed the stereoscopic feature film, a new interpretation of the classic Puccini Opera “Madame Butterfly”.

Additionally Roham and his partners have produced many advanced technology projects such as an art installations for the Soho House and the short film “Unbeleafable: A Girl Skateboards 3D Film,” created with the renowned skateboard director Ty Evans in partnership with the Levi’s Film workshop for the Museum of Contemporary Arts (MOCA) in Los Angeles and presented during their Art in the Streets Exhibition in 2013.

About Roham Rahmanian
Roham’s work has ranged from his first job as Assistant Props at the age of 16 to Fashion Photographer, Director of Photography, Digital Imaging Technician, Producer and finally Director. He has been involved in over 500 national/international spots since 2010.

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Website: rohamrahmanian.ca, theastronautsguild.com
Facebook: facebook.com/pages/The-Astronauts-Guild
Instagram: @astronautroham
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Canadian star Kaj-Erik Eriksen adds another franchise to his impressive list in the Soska Sisters Slasher Sequel “See No Evil 2”

The Promotion People - Kaj - Erik EriksonCanadian actor Kaj-Erik Eriksen has appeared in some of the most beloved franchises of all time – including “MacGyver,” “NCIS” and “Star Trek.” The Vancouver native is at it again with a starring role in the Lionsgate and WWE Studios film “See No Evil 2,” the sequel to the surprise slasher hit featuring wrestler Kane.

The movie premieres Friday, October 17, 2014 on Digital HD and Video on Demand, followed by a DVD and Blue-Ray release later in the month. In line with the horror theme, filming took place in an abandoned mental institution.

Directed by filmmaking twins Jen and Sylvia Soska (a.k.a. the Soska Sisters), the second installment sees madman Jacob Goodnight (played by Kane) rise from the dead and wreak havoc among a group of friends at the morgue. Eriksen plays Seth, an earnest guy who works at the morgue alongside Amy (Danielle Harris) and happens to be at the wrong place at the wrong time.

“For me it was exciting,” Eriksen told Rotten Tomatoes at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. “It’s a lot of running and yelling and getting chased and blood and splattering – it was fun. I hadn’t done a horror movie in a long time, so it was cool to jump back in.”

“See No Evil 2” marks Since then the Canadian actor has made numerous appearances on the small screen, including as a series regular in the USA Network, Emmy-nominated show “The 4400.”

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About Kaj-Erik Eriksen
Kaj-Erik Eriksen has been acting for more than 29 years, which is impressive considering he’s only 35. Born and raised in Vancouver, B.C., Eriksen began his acting career at the tender age of six. After just a handful of extra and small speaking roles, the young actor landed a part in the independent feature “Quarantine.”

Around that same time, Eriksen booked a guest-starring role in “MacGyver,” one of the most popular shows at the time. It also happened to be Eriksen’s favorite series as a child and one that he would return to a few years later for another guest stint.

In 1991, after scoring a number of movies and guest roles on TV, the Canadian talent landed the part of David Scali, the son of Michael Chiklis’ character on the hit ABC drama “The Commish.” The show introduced Eriksen to millions of American fans and earned him the attention of critics, who gave him nods for a Youth in Film Award, a Hollywood Reporter Youth Star Award, and two YTV Achievement awards.

Eriksen worked on a number of other projects during “The Commish’s” five-year run, including a remake of the classic film “Captains Courageous” and popular kids TV shows such as “Goosebumps” and “Are You Afraid of the Dark?”

He moved to Los Angeles at the age of 17, where he continued to grow as an actor with guest roles in “Home Improvement” and “Walker Texas Ranger.” In 1999, the Vancouver native returned home to shoot two seasons of Showtime’s “Beggars and Choosers,” a short-lived series that garnered critical praise and a devoted cult following.

Upon coming back to L.A. in 2001, Eriksen landed one of his most important roles to date: the part of Jeremy Peters on David E. Kelley’s “Boston Public.” What was originally supposed to be a mere four-episode arc evolved into a recurring role over the span of two seasons. Eriksen also appeared in the action thriller “88 Minutes” starring Oscar-winner Al Pacino.

Since then, the Canadian star has been featured in ” Stephen King’s “Dead Zone,” “Criminal Minds,” “The Closer,” among many others. Eriksen has also been seen starring alongside Richard Thomas in the Hallmark movie “Time After Time.” He will next be seen on Hallmark Channel’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Christmas Special.”

In his spare time, Eriksen studies karate and enjoys photography. He also collects Victorinox Swiss army knives, an obsession that started because of his love of “MacGyver.”

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Website: kaj-erikeriksen.net
Twitter: @KajEriksen
Facebook: facebook.com/KajEriksen
IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0259264/?ref_=sr_4

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Brightlight Pictures Hosts The Annual Opening Red Carpet Party At CINCIN During The Vancouver International Film Festival

The Promotion People - VIFF Red Carpet PartyThe party takes place on Friday, September 26th, 2014 from 5:30 pm-10:00 pm

Join Brightlight Pictures to celebrate the Vancouver International Film Festival, with entertainment industry VIPs, international actors, directors and producers.  Brightlight is rolling out the red carpet once again at their 13th Annual Red Carpet Party.  In the center of downtown on Robson Street, invited guests will enjoy the amazing food and drink at the award winning CinCin Ristorante.

Brightlight president and producer Shawn Williamson will be hosting.  Regarding the upcoming event, Williamson says, “Once again we are excited to welcome the entertainment industry to celebrate at CinCin with us.  We are especially happy to be working with Michael Doyle and Toptable Group celebrating our 13th year and this event!   It is a wonderful event and a great way celebrate our local talent and to kick off the festival.”

“Given CinCin’s reputation as the grande dame of Hollywood North’s dining scene, we could not be more thrilled to once again welcome Shawn Williamson and his legendary Brightlight Pictures Opening Red Carpet Party,” stated Michael Doyle, Toptable Group president. “We have a passion for creating extraordinary memories and this is a commonality we have with Shawn and his team,” added restaurant director Richard Luxton. “We are honoured to once again be welcoming them to CinCin Ristorante for the 13th consecutive year.” Guests will be treated to an extraordinary multi-course menu from CinCin’s award-winning executive chef, Andrew Richardson, followed by a selection of handmade petits fours by CinCin pastry chef Lewis Birch.

Media are welcome to attend the Red Carpet Party at CinCin Ristorante to interview & photograph local and international celebrities and industry professionals.

 

The Promotion People - BrightLight PicturesAbout Brightlight Pictures
Brightlight Pictures develops, packages and produces independent feature films and television projects.  Brightlight’s Chairman, Shawn Williamson, has produced more than 100 productions in the last 15 years and over 35 productions since launching Brightlight in 2001.  Projects include WHITE NOISE (Michael Keaton), which has grossed over $100 million since its world-wide theatrical release in 2005. Recently, Williamson has worked as a producer on the feature film HORNS (Daniel Radcliffe), for Mandalay and Red Granite Pictures which recently premiered at TIFF 2013; 50/50 (Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt); and THE COMPANY YOU KEEP directed by Robert Redford and starring Robert Redford and Shia LaBeouf.  Brightlight has worked with such stars as Halle Berry, Justin Timberlake, Morgan Freeman, Al Pacino, Anne Hathaway, Ben Kingsley, Kevin Spacey and Nicholas Cage, among others.

Currently Shawn is producing the FOX television series, WITCHES OF EAST END (Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Rachel Boston, Eric Winter, Daniel DiTomasso, Mädchen Amick); RUSH (Tom Ellis, Larenz Tate); and the feature film THE 9th LIFE OF LOUIS DRAX (Jamie Dornan, Fifty Shades of Grey) shooting later this fall.

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About CinCin Ristorante
With acclaimed Chef Andrew Richardson at the helm, the menu at CinCin represents the clean and plentiful flavours of Italian gastronomy. Each dish is prepared with the freshest, thoughtfully selected ingredients sourced from the regions best suppliers and transformed into a parade of captivating aromas, tastes and textures.

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Twitter: @VIFFest
Facebook: Vancouver International Film Festival

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W Network’s Big Competition Series Game of Homes Announces Cameron Mathison as Host

W Network’s Game of Homes, announces Cameron Mathison as series host. The Emmy® nominated actor has graced the screen in both film and television projects. Mathison , a Sarnia, Ontario native, made his feature film debut in 54, opposite Salma Hayek and Ryan Phillippe, he followed that role up with the independent movie Washed Up and the feature film The Surrogate, which was released in 2013. A man of many talents, Mathison, is a featured contributor for ABC’s Good Morning America and Entertainment Tonight, and has also appeared on the fifth season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, where he advanced all the way to Week nine.

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Cameron Mathison host of W Network’s Game of Homes

As host of the series, Mathison will guide teams of skilled amateur home renovators as they compete for the chance to trade their skills for the prize of a lifetime. The teams save rundown houses that are marked to be torn down and revive them into dream homes. Each team must redo the houses room by room, as they cope with small budgets, tight deadlines and even tighter living spaces.

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

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

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

 

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Website: corusent.comgreatpacifictv.comWnetwork.com
Twitter: @GameOfHomesTV, @CameronMathison@CorusPR@GreatPacificTV@w_network
Facebook: facebook.com/gameofhomestvfacebook.com/wnetwork

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Lighthouse Pictures presents the Hottest Event during VIFF: The Annual RED Carpet Film Party

The Promotion People - VIFF Red Carpet PartyThis exclusive event, hosted by Entertainment Tonight Canada’s Rick Campanelli, will take place September 27, 2014 at the exclusive Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver.

On Saturday, September 27th, Lighthouse Pictures will roll out the red carpet at the Sutton Place Hotel for their Annual Red Carpet Film Party during the Vancouver International Film Festival. Always the hottest party at the festival featuring A-List filmmakers, producers, and actors, the event is a must for festival partygoers and industry VIP’s.

This year Rick Campanelli, as seen on Entertainment Tonight Canada, will be back to host the red carpet movie party during the Festival!  Media are invited to attend the red carpet to interview and photograph celebrities between 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. The party will continue until 1:00 a.m.

This VIP Party, presented by Lighthouse Pictures in conjunction with event partners Hennessy, William F. White Int’l, Bridge Studios, Finale Editworks, Multimedia Risk, Heineken and Sim Group will consist of industry decision makers and will bring together incredible cinema, amazing fashion and music. With a reputation as being the best party during the Vancouver International Film Festival, this is an event you do not want to miss.

The Promotion People Rick Campanelli

Annual RED Carpet Film Party during the VIFF
When:  Saturday, September 27th, 2014
8:00pm to 10:00pm – Red Carpet hosted by Rick Campanelli
8:00pm to 1:00am   – VIP Party

Where: Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver
845 Burrard St., Vancouver, BC

ABOUT LIGHTHOUSE
Lighthouse Pictures is a venture that specializes in producing genre and mid- to small-budget film and television projects. Lighthouse is helmed by industry leaders Shawn Williamson and Jamie Goehring.

Lighthouse, with offices located at the Bridge Studios in Vancouver BC, provides development, production, and post-production services. With a reputation for producing high quality pictures despite tight budgets and tough circumstances, we are already booking projects for 2015.

In 2012, Lighthouse produced the high-octane feature film THE PACKAGE (Steve Austin and Dolph Lundgren), FINDING MRS. CLAUS (Mira Sorvino and Will Sasso), TWIST OF FAITH starring 6-time Grammy award winning artist Toni Braxton and Mykelti Williamson (Forrest Gump), and THE WISHING TREE which premiered as Hallmark Channel’s highest rated original movie of the year. In 2013, Lighthouse produced its first foray into the horror genre with SCARECROW (Lacey Chabert). Lighthouse also produced LET IT SNOW (Candace Cameron-Bure) which garnered enough viewers to make it the 2nd highest watched film in the history of the Hallmark Channel and THE COLOR OF RAIN which became Hallmark Movie Channel’s highest rated and most watched original film in network history. Lighthouse projects received nominations for 9 Leo Awards in 2013, including for “Best Television Movie” and “Best Direction” for COLOR OF RAIN, while SCARECROW won in the category of “Best Overall Sound”. In 2014, Lighthouse has already produced two independent features that are both slated for 2015 releases, the thrillers DAMAGED starring Chris Klein and THE VANISHING starring Jodelle Ferland and Neal McDonough.

With a production team that has decades of experience in the film business, Lighthouse is able to leverage our numerous relationships in the industry to provide feature film quality on smaller budgets.

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Lesley Diana – Founder, President and Publicist
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