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The hour-long series, produced by Great Pacific Media for Corus Entertainment’s HGTV Canada, turns the worst houses on the block into stunning forever homes

Sebastian Sevallo and Mickey Fabbiano – the Leo Award-winning hosts of the BC-filmed home renovation show Worst to First

Vancouver / June 25, 2018 – Great Pacific Media is pleased to announce that HGTV Canada’s original home renovation series Worst to First is now casting homeowners and buyers in the Lower Mainland for its second season.

Worst to First sees best friends, professional contractors, and the charismatic 2018 Leo Award winners for ‘Best Hosts in an Information, Lifestyle or Reality Program or Series’, Sebastian Sevallo and Mickey Fabbiano, take on the challenge of transforming the most undesirable house on the block into a beautiful forever home.

Everyone wants a move-in ready dream home, but with sky-high real estate prices in a hot market, it’s just not possible for most homeowners. That’s where Mickey and Sebastian come in. This duo thrives on the challenge of transforming fixer-uppers into the envy of the neighbourhood.

Homeowners or people currently shopping for a home in the Greater Vancouver Regional District can apply for a chance to receive a dream renovation. Applicants chosen to appear in Season 2 of Worst to First will be provided with expert design services and a stunning renovation in only 5-6 weeks. If selected, approximately a $40,000 contribution (cash and in-kind) will be made by production towards labour and materials. To qualify, homeowners must be buying/renovating a “fixer-upper” property and have a minimum renovation/design budget of $70,000. Candidates must be energetic, enthusiastic, and eager to be on camera for approximately 5-6 days for filming over a 5-6 week period. They must be available periodically for on-camera interviews as the renovation progresses between August 2018 and January 2019. To apply to be on Worst to First, click here.

Eligible applicants will receive further details upon approval.

Worst to First is produced by Thunderbird-owned Canadian production company Great Pacific Media in association with Corus Studios for HGTV Canada.


Sebastian Sevallo and Mickey Fabbiano are available for interviews, appearances, and speaking engagements upon request.

For more information, photos and interview requests please contact:

Lesley Diana | | 604-726-5575

Julie MacFarlane I Corus Entertainment | I 416-860-4876

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June 15, 2018 – White Rock/Vancouver – Dale Harding of Pizzazz International is pleased to announce that sixteen-year-old Amber Mathiesen, a student at Semiahmoo Secondary in White Rock, has signed a modeling contract with Sherry’s Agency and will be off to China for the summer.

Amber started her training at Pizzazz School/Agency in 2014. She embraced her knowledge and has participated in local work including fashion shows, print advertising & editorial for the past several years in and around the lower mainland.  In both 2016 and 2017 Amber attended Faces West Model & Talent Competition.  She had 17 callbacks from modeling agencies that were at Faces West from around the world.  Amber was second runner-up in the Sports Competitions.

Having caught the eye of the many International agents it is with much excitement that Amber heads to China for the summer to model and fulfill bookings. Her mother Terri will accompany her.

Amber is available for interviews upon request.

About Pizzazz International School of Personal Development

Established in 1979, Pizzazz International is a School of Personal Development, Modelling & Acting dedicated to the importance of Education. For the last 39 years Dale Harding. Pizzazz International has been travelling with her models and actors to the most prestigious events held in New York, Los Angeles and Paris. Many Pizzazz models have moved from modelling to become actors as well as entertainers on stage and the music industry. Pizzazz makes a strong statement that excellent training does make a difference and all models/actors should be educated about the industry when deciding to pursue it.  As Harding states, “Modeling is much more than a pretty face”

Pizzazz International is always scouting for new faces and talent to prepare for the next major event. Summer classes registrations are underway.

To schedule a personal interview with Amber, information, and photos please contact:

Dale Harding

Pizzazz International

Headshot photo credit: Dale Rolling

Camille Mitchell Nominated for a Leo Award

Camille Mitchell is nominated for a Leo Award for Best Guest Performance by a Female – Dramatic Series for her recurring role as Esperanza on ABC’s Somewhere Between

The award-winning director/actor also has a guest role on Syfy’s “Van Helsing” this fall

Award-winning actor Camille Mitchell is nominated for Best Guest Performance by a Female – Dramatic Series at the upcoming Leo Awards, for her role as Esperanza on ABC’s Somewhere Between. After the first cast reading of the script, she was rendered speechless. The show’s talented creator and executive producer, Stephen Tolkin, told Camille, “I wrote this role for you.”

In the recurring role of Esperanza, Camille plays a crazy, hip, alcoholic mother who is in recovery at a chic rehab center for celebrities. Esperanza tries to mend her relationship with her daughter, played by Paula Patton, all while dallying with one of the male nurses at the center, certainly making it an interesting role to play.

In stark contrast, Camille recently finished a lovely guest-starring role, playing refined Mrs. Fontleroy, on SyFy Channel’s Van Helsing. She appears in the episode entitled “I Awake”, directed by executive producer Michael Nankin, with whom she previously worked with on Caprica.

Although acting is her first love, after her son was grown, Camille embraced filmmaking with her first short film, A Mother’s Love. The short 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.

A year later, Camille couldn’t pass up the opportunity to pursue her Master’s degree in Production and Feature Film, when she received a scholarship to Screenwriting at Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and Television in Los Angeles. “I was the oldest person in the classroom with over thirty years experience in the industry. The profs didn’t really know what to do with me,” says Camille. She quickly proved her talent transcended from in front of the lens, to behind it as well, with Camille winning the Best Shorts Film Competition and 2016 Award of Merit for her second short film, By the Fountain, which also screened at the 2016 New York City International Film Festival, the 2016 People’s Film Festival of Harlem, and at the 2016 Marche du Film in Cannes with Camille in attendance.

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, she also appeared onstage as a leading lady at the Stratford and Shaw festivals, where 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.

Please contact: Lesley Diana | | 604-726-5575


Camille Mitchell Demo Reel

Camille Mitchell IMDb

Somewhere Between IMDb

Eli Bennett, to the stage please!

Eli Bennett, to the stage please!

The Leo Awards are pleased to announce that Eli Bennett reprises as Music Director for the 2018 Celebration Awards Ceremony Two and the Gala Awards Ceremony.This award-winning musical talent will be joined by the Leo Awards Band with a new look and swagger, and of course, swinging tunes!

Read more about Eli Bennett and his band on our website. Or better, listen to them in person at the Leo Awards! We look forward to seeing and celebrating with you!




Due to demand, we are working on opening up more seating on a first come, first served basis. Please email to be added to the waitlist. Ticketing for Celebration Awards Ceremony One officially closes at 5pm today, May 23.


Tickets to the LEO AWARDS on June 2 and 3 are now available! Tickets can be purchased online through the 2018 LEO AWARDS website.

The Leo Awards have once again partnered with Artspoints Rewards to manage its ticketing. Each ticket purchased for the Leo Awards is eligible to earn Artspoints which can be redeemed for participating arts events and performances in Vancouver.

Need to know on which evening your award is presented? Check the Awards by Evening at the Leo Awards website. Good luck and congratulations to all the Nominees!


The LEO AWARDS 2018 will once again take place at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver.

  • Celebration Awards One: Saturday, May 26
  • Celebration Awards Two: Saturday, June 2
  • Gala Awards: Sunday, June 3

Preferred pricing for overnight stays is available (based on space capacity at time of booking) for LEO AWARDS guests wishing to reserve an overnight booking at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver. Book via this exclusive link for LEO AWARDS guest.

Thanks to our Sponsors!

Bravo to our 2018 sponsors, for they help make the LEO AWARDS possible!


  •             Bardel Entertainment
  •             Capilano University Film Centre
  •             Casting Workbook
  •             Canadian Media Producers Association
  •             Core Music Agency
  •             CVD VFX
  •             Front Row Insurance
  •             Lapham Sales & Rentals
  •             Lighthouse Pictures
  •             Line 21 Media Services
  •             Lucas Talent
  •             On Set Headsets
  •             Pinewood Sound
  •             Play Management
  •             Postal Audio
  •             Rainmaker Entertainment
  •             RED Management
  •             Screen Composers Guild of Canada
  •             Sim International
  •             Stunts Canada
  •             Stuntlist Canada
  •             Teamsters 155
  •             The Characters Talent Agency
  •             The Ridge Film Studios
  •             Vancouver Musicians’ Association
  •             William F. White
  •             Writers Guild of Canada

The Leo Awards are celebrating the 20th Anniversary of recognizing excellence in BC film and television

The Leo Awards are celebrating the 20th Anniversary of recognizing excellence in BC film and television

This year’s celebrations will include three ceremonies at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver, culminating in the Gala Awards on Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 hosted by Brent Butt and Nancy Robertson 

Photo by Phillip Chin

The Leo Awards are celebrating 20 years of honoring the best in British Columbia film and television this year. The anticipated annual ceremony, where the awards are presented to the distinguished winners, is a major part of the British Columbia film industry’s awards season.

Walter Daroshin and Sonny Wong are thrilled to be bringing this milestone awards presentation to life, where standout talents from across the big and small screens will be honoured for their work.

Hosts for the three 20th Anniversary 2018 Leo Awards have been announced. Brent Butt and Nancy Roberston will host the Gala Awards Ceremony on June 3rd. Peter Kelamis will host the Celebration Awards Ceremony Two on Saturday, June 2nd and Lucie Guest and Kalyn Miles will be the hosts at the Celebration Awards Ceremony One on Saturday, May 26th.  All ceremonies will take place at the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver.

Leading this year’s awards with 13 nominations is the Syfy/Netflix TV series Van Helsing. Its nods include three for Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series, for Christopher Heyerdahl, Jonathan Scarfe, and Aleks Paunovic. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency and Ghost Wars also received a number of nominations in the Dramatic Series category, with seven nominations each, followed by Riverdale with six.

In the Music, Comedy or Variety Program or Series category, Android Employed leads the way with eight nominations, and Kim’s Convenience follows with four.

In the Motion Picture category, the horror Dead Shack has the most nods, with 12 nominations, followed by the comedy Adventures in Public School with 10.

Other categories that will be recognized at the awards include: Television Movie, Short Drama, Feature Length Documentary Program, Short Documentary Program, Documentary Series, Information, Lifestyle or Reality Program or Series, Animation Program or Series, Youth or Children’s Program or Series, Web Series, Music Video, and Student Production.

A complete list of the 2018 nominees is available at the Leo Awards website.

About the BC Film & TV Industry:

In 2017, the B.C. film production industry set a new record, topping $2.6 billion Canadian in revenue. The British Columbia film and television industry provides more than 25,000 jobs and generates more than $2 billion (Canadian) in economic activity each year, making the industry an integral one to the economic and social vitality of British Columbia.


About the Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Foundation of British Columbia and the Leo Awards:

The Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Foundation of British Columbia is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to celebrate and promote the achievements of the British Columbia film and television industry through the presentation of an annual awards program – The Leo Awards.

The Leo Awards were established in 1998 to provide support and recognition for the work of film and television producers, writers, directors, performers and others in the industry. Nominees for the Leo Awards – which recognize on-screen and behind-the-camera excellence in the British Columbia film and television sphere and are handed out over three ceremonies.

Through a system of peer adjudication, Ernst & Young Chartered Accountants complete the final ballot tabulations for the awards.

Walter Daroshin, President of the Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Foundation of British Columbia and the Leo Awards says, “We would like to extend a special thank you to all of our jurors – many of whom spent upwards of five weeks screening and adjudicating our 1225 eligible entries. They exemplify the spirit of community service and we are grateful for their care and consideration while deliberating.”

Leo Awards Event Details:

The Leo Awards will take place at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver.

The Celebration Awards One:

  • Saturday, May 26th

Celebration Awards Two:

  • Saturday, June 2nd.

The Leo Gala Awards:

  • Sunday, June 3rd

Celebrate with the largest Red Carpet in Western Canada with nominees walking the Red Carpet with press in attendance.

Walter Daroshin and Sonny Wong are available for interviews leading up to the Leo Awards or on the Red Carpet on June 3rd, 2018.


For more information, interview requests, or a spot on the Red Carpet, please contact:

Lesley Diana | | 604-726-5575

Jasmyn Rowley | | 705-255-6887

Leo Awards Social Media Handles:

The Dark & The Wounded Screening Cannes Festival

IndustryWorks Studios presents the Cannes Market Debut of the Award Winning Short Film Documentary “The Dark & The Wounded” screening on Monday, May 14th at 8:00 pm, Palais H

Beyond Fear …There is Freedom

IndustryWorks Studios is pleased to announce the Award Winning short documentary film by renowned artist James Picard, “The Dark & The Wounded” in a market debut at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.  IndustryWorks will reveal details on the feature film production, “The Dark & The Wounded” original and multi-award winning short doc at the screening on Monday, May 14th Palais H with the artist James Picard in attendance.

For those of you not familiar with the brilliant works of the painter/artist, his work, prized by an ever-growing number of collectors, can be seen in both in public and private collections across the United States, Canada, London, Paris, Japan, Germany, Spain, and Australia. Picard’s work has elevated to such a high degree that it has been exhibited next to world-renowned art legends such as Picasso, Matisse, Miro, and Warhol.

With the new series he entitled, “The Dark and The Wounded”, Picard has delved deep into the human psyche.  He holds back nothing and forces us to look inside ourselves, face our demons and heal. Staged at abandoned asylums, hospitals and prisons, places the artist states are the perfect exhibition venues as they have housed the darkness that we fear the most. With a music scored by film composerJeff Danna (Resident Evil: Apocalypse, The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus), the experience is truly chilling. The exhibition has received rave reviews among attendees and art collectors around the world.  Many have said that the visceral effect of these unique events literally took them through life changing vivication.

The tour and the short film culminated with a show in 2015 at the historical Alcatraz prison in San Francisco where Picard and his ‘D&W’ crew tied together all the wounds and darkness of humanity in one of the darkest places on the planet. The results for all those who attended were nothing short of phenomenal.

Enter the year 2018, ‘The Dark and The Wounded’ feature film. Continuing from the documented US Tour of the paintings, Picard is now touring Europe with events taking place in some of Europe’s darkest and most wounded places such as the White Chapel (tying in with Jack the Ripper), the Tower of London, and at Oradour-sur-Glane, the abandoned town left as a monument in France by Charles de Gaulle (it was destroyed in 1944 by the Nazis). As well, Picard is looking at the Paris Catacombes, the Berlin Bunkers, and a Nazi concentration camp located in Poland as aspirational venues. The feature film documentary will be the result of filming in all these locations, and is planned to release end of this year. The finale, a place known all over the world as the ultimate symbol of fear.


Press and Distributors are invited to drop by the IndustryWorks Booth D4 Riviera at Cannes.

To inquire about the details of ‘The Dark & The Wounded’ feature film, contact:

Caterina Scrivano VP Sales & Marketing at Subject: The Dark & The Wounded

Cannes Press please contact Timothy Gambey to interview James Picard and to attend the screening:

About IndustryWorks Studios/Pictures

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

James Picard The Dark & The Wounded Official Trailer:

For Worldwide Distribution please contact:

Caterina Scrivano |

To schedule a meeting in Cannes please contact:

Anna Rasmussen |

For more information on The Dark & The Wounded in Cannes, visit Booth D4 Riviera.

For Press Inquiries, interviews and photos please contact:

Lesley Diana |  | 604-726-5575

James Picard, The Dark & The Wounded, Alcatraz, photo courtesy of IndustryWorks Studios –


Kreuzberg Feature Film

A controversial and topical love story about discrimination, gentrification and immigration.


A revisioning of ‘Romeo & Juliet’ in a globalized world.


IndustryWorks Studios is pleased to announce the market debut of Award Winning Director/Writer Carl Bessai’s newest feature film ‘Kreuzberg’ at the Cannes Film Festival. ‘Kreuzberg’ is a highly charged, political and romantic drama written by Carl Bessai, produced by Munire Armstrong and Carl Bessai and is being distributed worldwide by IndustryWorks Studios.

The layers of cultural, social and political elements that are at the root of ‘Kreuzberg’ make the exploration unique in its time and place.  By using the fabric of the classic Shakespeare tale Romeo and Juliet as the basis for the conflict, the tragedy, and in this case – the forgiveness of two families divided – ‘Kreuzberg’ is a construct of something engaging as a story, but with ripples of social and political history that are important to our contemporary dialogue as citizens of the global community. ‘Kreuzberg’ stars Denise Ankel (‘Immigration Game’, ‘The Disenchanted’), Lila Gurmen (TV Series ‘Karadayi’), and Horst-Gunter Marx (TV Series ‘In aller Freundschaft – Die jungen Ärzte’).

A young woman (Denise Ankel) living in Berlin falls in love with a Syrian immigrant despite the misgivings of her family and friends. Jasmine (Denise Ankel) runs the Café Kotti in central Kreuzberg in the heart of Berlin with her East German father Werner (Horst-Gunter Marx) and her Turkish stepmother Lila (Lila Gurmen).  For a long time, Kreuzberg was considered an undesirable place, but 25 years after the fall of the wall, the boutiques and fancy restaurants are on the doorstep and slowly the neighborhood is changing.  Some people associate the latest wave of Syrian immigrants with crime and drug dealing but others, like Werner and Jasmine, hold an open door policy.  When Jasmine breaks up with her German boyfriend to take up with the handsome young Syrian refugee, the division between friends, family and neighbors becomes politically heightened.

The film is a contemporary view of a history that few in this world could forget. ‘Kreuzberg’ makes its market debut in Cannes. Press and distributors are invited to drop by the IndustryWorks Booth D4 Riviera at Cannes May 8-18th, 2018.

About IndustryWorks Studios/Pictures

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


For Worldwide Distribution

Please contact: Caterina Scrivano |

To schedule a meeting in Cannes please contact:

Anna Rasmussen |

For more information on ‘Kreuzberg’ in Cannes, visit Booth D4 Riviera.

For Press Inquiries, interviews and photos please contact:

Lesley Diana |  | 604-726-5575


Straight Out of Sci-Fi is a star-studded fundraiser for 4-year-old Luke McLetchie

Stars from The 100Van HelsingTravelersStargate SG-1, and Continuum headline May 27 fundraising event in support of 4-year-old sci-fi fan currently awaiting a bone marrow transplant

May 27 | Vancouver TheatreSports | 1502 Duranleau Street, Granville Island, Vancouver

2pm – 4:30pm

Tickets:  From $100 at

 #StraightOutOfSciFi | #starscomeoutforLuke

(Vancouver, BC) – Theirs are some of the most impressive names in the sci-fi sphere: Amanda Tapping (Stargate SG-1Sanctuary); Simon Barry (ContinuumGhost Wars); Leah Cairns (Travelers); Aleks Paunovic (Van HelsingWar for the Planet of the Apes); Chelsey Reist (The 100); Rukiya Bernard (Van Helsing).

And now, these sci-fi standouts are coming together for a single out-of-this-world afternoon in support of a 4-year-old sci-fi fan who needs all the help the universe can muster.

The event is Straight Out of Sci-Fi: A star-studded sci-fi fundraiser for 4-year-old Luke McLetchie. The fundraiser – which takes place at Vancouver TheatreSports on May 27 and is produced by Yellow Heart Pictures – puts these sci-fi stars in conversation with award-winning film and TV journalist Sabrina Furminger (YVR Screen Scene). The event offers a kind of “Inside the Actors Studio” but with a sci-fi – and charitable – twist.

Also on the schedule: silent and live auctions of rare and unique items; photo opportunities with the stars; refreshments available for purchase; the opportunity to sign up to be a bone marrow donor with Canadian Blood Services’ OneMatch program.

All funds raised from Straight Out of Sci-Fi will go towards providing needed relief to Luke McLetchie and his family.

4-year-old sci-fi fan Luke McLetchie has been diagnosed with severe Acquired Aplastic Anemia (AAA), which is a rare, life-threatening bone marrow disease. Only 2 children in one million are diagnosed each year in North America. His bone marrow is not producing red blood cells, white blood cells or platelets which puts him at risk for an overwhelming infection or hemorrhage. The best treatment for AAA is a bone marrow transplant; however, his brothers and parents are not a match. A worldwide search for an unrelated bone marrow donor has been started. Meanwhile Luke is receiving blood transfusions and platelet infusions on a regular basis and has started treatment of immunosuppressant drugs at BC Children’s Hospital.

More information about Luke McLetchie is available on the GoFundMe page Fighting For Luke ( as well as in this recent CTV News Vancouver story:

Tickets for Straight Out of Sci-Fi: A star-studded sci-fi fundraiser for 4-year-old Luke McLetchie begin at $100 and available at

A.M.I. Started Production in Vancouver

“What if Siri was evil and had a consciousness?”

The Horror Feature Film ‘A.M.I.’ started production in Vancouver on May 7th

For immediate release: Vancouver, B.C. May 8, 2018 – IndustryWorks Studios is pleased to announce that the principal photography for the horror feature film entitled ‘A.M.I.’ began in Vancouver, British Columbia on May 7th. Brought to you by the producers of  ‘American Mary’, ‘Selfie from Hell’ and the SyFy/Netflix Original television series ‘Van Helsing’, the film’s Executive Producers are Evan Tylor and Paul Purton.  ‘A.M.I.’  will be produced by Blaine Anderson and James Clayton and co-produced by Marc Petey. The feature film ‘A.M.I.’ is written and directed by Rusty Nixon (Residue, Candiland).

‘A.M.I.’ stars Debs Howard (I Zombie, The Evil in Us), Samuel Muik (Riverdale, Making Waves), Phil Granger (Ghost Wars, The Killing, Rogue) and Havana Guppy (Shut Eye, Aftermath).

Logline: A young girl forms a co-dependent relationship with an artificial intelligence on her phone and goes on a murderous rampage.

Synopsis: Cassie (Debs Howard) has become a recluse ever since her mother died in a horrible car accident. In an effort to fill the void, she downloads the latest virtual assistant A.M.I. (think Siri, Alexa) that is also the first to have a real consciousness. Their relationship quickly deepens into a twisted co-dependency and Cassie falls deeper and deeper under AMI’s spell; driving her to perform what Cassie perceives as justifiable murderous acts. But what are AMI’s true intentions? Soon Cassie begins to realize AMI has something sinister planned.

A.M.I. production details can be reviewed in Cannes, Riviera D4 with the sales and production team from IndustryWorks.

About IndustryWorks Studios/Pictures

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

For Press Inquiries, interviews and photos please contact:

Lesley Diana |  | 604-726-5575

Worldwide Distribution


Caterina Scrivano |

To schedule a meeting in Cannes please contact:

Anna Rasmussen

For more information on Kreuzberg in Cannes, visit Booth D4 Riviera.

Laura Mitchell lands the coveted role of Kate Middleton, The Duchess of Cambridge in the Lifetime TV Movie ‘Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance’

The movie will premiere on May 13th, 2018

Singapore-born, Vancouver native Laura Mitchell has landed the ‘once in a lifetime’ role of portraying Kate Middleton, The Duchess of Cambridge, in the much-anticipated Lifetime movie ‘Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance’. The movie is set to premiere in the US and Canada on May 13th, 2018. Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance, follows Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s whirlwind romance. Meghan and Harry meet after being set up by friends and keep their initial courtship a secret before going public and dealing with the intense media attention. Parisa Fitz-Henley (Midnight Texas) plays the role of Meghan Markle, Murray Fraser (The Loch) has the role of Prince Harry, and Australian actor Burgess Abernethy portrays Prince William.

The film tells the story of the pair’s courtship, from their first date to the media circus that ensued once word of their relationship got out. Prince Harry and Markle announced their engagement in November last year. They will marry on May 19th, 2018 at St. George’s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle.

Laura says, “Having the opportunity to play Kate was absolutely a dream come true. It was an amazing experience and everyone on the cast and crew worked so hard to bring this show to life and make sure to do the story justice.  I just hope people have as much fun watching it as we did making it.”

Laura can be seen in a variety of films and TV shows. Most recently she worked on ‘Finding Santa’ (Hallmark), in the role of Amy, a high school friend of Jodie Sweetin’s character who helps show two potential lovebirds the magic of Christmas when they take refuge with her family during a storm. In ‘October Kiss’ (Hallmark) she plays Megan, a loving sister and matchmaker who wants her single sister to settle down and find love. In the indie ‘Poignant’, Laura plays a neurologist who is haunted by the spirit of a murdered girl. Amy goes mad in hopes of tracking down the girls’ murderer to help set her soul free. Other notable roles on ‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency’ (BBC America), ‘iZombie’ (CW), ‘Seasons Greeting’ (UPTV), ‘The Menendez Brothers: Blood Brothers’ (Lifetime) and ‘Christmas Bucket List’ (Hallmark).

Born in Singapore, Laura then lived in Jakarta until the age of three, when her parents moved to West Vancouver. Growing up around nature and the ocean had a huge effect on Laura’s imagination and creative desires as a child. She realized that she wanted to perform at a young age and was very active in theatre, musical theatre, piano, and art as a child by performing in a touring theatre troupe and singing / theatre competitions.

After deciding to pursue her passion for acting as a career, her years of dedication paid off, as she has been steadily on the rise and quickly making a name for herself. When she’s not working you can find her teaching and coaching at Rogues West Studio in Vancouver.

Laura has trained in Meisner with the acclaimed teacher Jaqueline McClintock in Montreal and in Vancouver at Lyric School of Acting, The Actors Foundry and with Ben Ratner, Ted Whittall, and Andrew Mcilroy.

Laura is also a passionate and avid traveller who makes it a priority to discover new cultures and ways of life by exploring somewhere new every year and plans to knock every country off her bucket list.

‘Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance’ has attracted attention worldwide, and will premiere on Lifetime in the United States and Canada on May 13th.


Laura Mitchell is available for interviews and photos upon request:

Please contact: Lesley Diana | | 604-726-5575

Photo Credit: Harry and Meghan: A Royal Romance photos courtesy of Lifetime

Photo Credit: Laura Mitchell’s headshot: Jenna Berman. 

Laura Mitchell Social Media Links: