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TAMMY GILLIS SHINES IN FESTIVAL GEM, FEATURE FILM ‘MENORCA’

Tammy recently won Best Actress at the Noida International Film Festival in Delhi, India

She is also set to appear on the small screen in The Arrangement, premiering March 5th

Tammy Gillis is kicking off 2017 with a bang, celebrating her acclaimed role in the indie festival circuit gem, ‘Menorca’, with a recent Best Actress award at the Noida International Film Festival in India. Tammy will be heading to the Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose next, where ‘Menorca’ will be screening from March 1-10. The film has garnered critical acclaim internationally, and is set to continue premieres across the country, with screenings scheduled for Winnipeg (April 20th), Toronto (April 21st) and Vancouver (TBA). Tammy will be attending the screenings, and is available for interviews upon request.

Menorca is the dramatic feature film directorial debut by John Barnard of Farpoint Film, who also wrote the film.  Tammy plays a hedonistic soccer mom who indulges in her fantasy world, breaking away entirely from her family and life of motherhood. As she embarks on a journey through bad decision-making, she comes to a conclusion to the singularity of her life purpose — she needs to win back her son’s affection.

On the small screen, Tammy can be seen in a recurring role on the E! Network’s new series ‘The Arrangement’, which premieres March 5, 2017. Tammy plays an actress on the show, which follows fellow actress Megan, who is desperate for that really big break. Megan lands the role of a lifetime, quickly winning the affections of her A-list co-star-to-be, the fabulously successful and wealthy Kyle West.  However, her world is rocked when she is presented with a life-changing “arrangement”, for which she will be compensated lavishly.

A Hallmark Channel fan favourite, Tammy will be appearing on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries network for a role in the original movie ‘Murder She Baked: Just Desserts’, premiering March 26, 2017. Tammy plays Michelle Bishop, the coach’s wife, on the series, which follows crime-solving baker Hannah Swensen’s first-ever televised bake-off competition gone horribly wrong.

In theatres, Tammy has the feature film ‘Thirty-Seventeen’ on the horizon. The film follows tech billionaire Adam Vine as he attends his 20th high school reunion. Convinced that he and his classmates have unfinished business that dates back to 1997, he uses his immense cash flow to buy the impossible: a brief return to high school for all of them. Tammy plays Claire in the film, one of the popular girls in high school who wants to relive her youth by getting wild at the reunion party. The film is set for theatrical release in the spring.

The Hallmark Channel has been home to many popular appearances by Tammy, including her most recent release in a co-starring role opposite Danica McKellar in ‘Wedding Bells’. Also on the Hallmark Channel, Tammy had a lead role in one of the network’s most highly rated movies, ‘Unleashing Mr. Darcy’. In this modern day spin on ‘Pride & Prejudice’, Tammy starred along with Cindy Busby, Ryan Paevey and Frances Fischer.

Tammy, who was recently nominated for a Leo Award for Best Female Guest Performance for her role in ‘Ties That Bind’, is widely recognized for her multitude of film and television appearances. In a challenging role, she played a profound character in ‘Signed Sealed Delivered: Impossible Dream’. Her character is based on the real story of the Band of Sisters, an ultra-secret Joint Special Operations Command – which sent female soldiers in the field to go out on combat missions alongside the Rangers. Tammy’s role displays the diversity and talent of her acting.

Tammy’s directorial debut came earlier this year for the web series ‘The Support Group’, which she also produced and acted in. The original comedy web series follows three unlikely friends, each facing their own challenges and coming together to save their beloved support group.

This exceptionally talented actress has over 50 credits to her name and has made TV guest appearances on Ties that Bind (UPTV), Motive(CTV/ABC), Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce (Bravo), Supernatural (CW), Lost Girl (Showcase), Blue Mountain State (Spike TV), Endgame (Showcase), and many more.  She has recurred on the critically acclaimed award winning HBO Canada series Less Than Kind and jPod (CBC) .Additional work in which Tammy has appeared includes the feature films White Noise 2, Shooter, No Men Beyond This Point, and The Pinocchio Project, as well as leading roles in A Novel Romance (Hallmark), and Stolen from the Womb (Lifetime).

Divvying up her time between Vancouver, the east coast of Canada and Los Angeles, Tammy is a rising star who brings years of entertainment industry experience to the table. A well-respected member of the community, she served as a jury member for the Canadian Screen Awards for the past two years. Tammy has also volunteered as a mentor for the WIFTV actor mentorship program for the past three years.

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Lesley Diana | Lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca | 604-726-5575
Talent Agent – Play Management, Samantha Jewell | samantha@playmgmt.com | 604 677 7529

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WOW! UNLIMITED MEDIA’S MAINFRAME STUDIOS AND CORUS ENTERTAINMENT BEGIN NEXT PHASE OF PRODUCTION ON REBOOT: THE GUARDIAN CODE

Production Underway On the Visually Stunning Live-Action/CG-Animated Action-Comedy Series Featuring Strong Characters, Compelling Mystery, and Adrenaline-Pumping Action

Cast Includes Ty Wood, Sydney Scotia, Ajay Parikh-Friese, Gabriel Darku, and Hannah Vandenbygaart

WOW! Unlimited Media’s Mainframe Studios and Corus Entertainment are pleased to announce that production is underway in Victoria/Vancouver, B.C. on the live-action elements of ReBoot: The Guardian Code, a 20×22 minute live-action/CG-animated hybrid television series. This next phase of production reimagines the original 1994 animated classic, ReBoot, in a real life setting for modern, tech savvy audiences. Created by Michael Hefferon, the show follows four teenagers who discover that they’ve been selected to become the Next-Generation Guardians of cyberspace. ReBoot: The Guardian Code will premiere in Canada in 2018 on YTV.

After playing the multiplayer Cyber Guardians video game together, four teenagers are recruited by V.E.R.A (Hannah Vandenbygaart, Bruno & Boots: Go Jump in the Pool!), the Virtual Evolutionary Recombinant Avatar, to fulfill their mandate to mend and defend cyberspace. Austin (Ty Wood, The Haunting in Connecticut), Tamra (Sydney Scotia, Some Assembly Required), Parker (Ajay Parikh-Friese, Mr. Young), and Trey (Gabriel Darku, Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments) now must protect cyberspace from threats that pose true consequences to both the virtual and real world. It’s more than these kids expected when they started at Alan Turing High. Way more.

ReBoot: The Guardian Code intercuts live-action scenes with awe-inspiring CG animation produced with the Unreal game engine, showing how the real world and cyberspace are interconnected. “The power of the game engine’s capabilities to create vast cyberspace settings along with AI (Artificial Intelligence) for dynamic secondary animation fused with live action, will deliver a truly unique and engaging experience for viewers”, says Creator and Executive Producer Michael Hefferon. “As groundbreaking as the original ReBoot was being the first ever CG animated series, ReBoot: The Guardian Code takes it to a whole new level.”

This innovative series will also deliver true 360-degree engagement experiences for audiences with interactive mobile games, a digital trading card game that syncs with the broadcast of the series, and a Virtual Reality experience that puts fans right in the middle of the cyberspace action. More details to be announced at a later date.

ReBoot: The Guardian Code is produced by Mainframe Studios in association with Corus Entertainment, with Executive Producer/Producer Michael Hefferon, Executive Producer/Showrunner Larry Raskin, and Matt Sheppo, the Production Executive for Corus. The action-comedy series is directed by Co-Executive Producer Pat Williams, and Michael Dowding is the Supervising Director of Animation. Corus Entertainment’s YTV is the Canadian broadcaster with Nelvana Enterprises handling worldwide distribution, licensing, and merchandising for the series.

About Mainframe Studios
Mainframe Studios produced the first ever CG animated series ReBoot in 1994. The studio, along with the company’s feature division Rainmaker Studios, has produced over 700 half hours of television and 60+ movies working with global partners in helping to realize some of the biggest branded entertainment. Working with top global talent, the studio utilizes the latest technology in driving innovation to the creative content it produces for key broadcasters, home entertainment and interactive companies from around the world. Based in Vancouver, Mainframe Studios is a division of Wow! Unlimited Media (TSXV: Exchange (RNK.A), a leading entertainment company that also includes internet animation pioneer Federator Networks, and has offices in Toronto, Vancouver, New York and Los Angeles. Visit Mainframe at www.mainframe.ca.

About Corus Entertainment
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 45 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands include Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.

About Nelvana Enterprises
Nelvana is Canada’s premier animation company and a world-leading producer and distributor of children’s content. Nelvana has delighted audiences around the globe for more than 40 years with a vast library of more than 4,000 episodes from original, award-winning series like Babar and Franklin. Nelvana’s content is distributed in more than 160 countries worldwide and broadcast across Corus Entertainment’s suite of leading kids networks. Nelvana Enterprises, the global licensing and merchandising arm of Nelvana, manages the organization’s portfolio of in-house and third party brands with offices in Toronto and Paris. Nelvana Studio, with offices in Toronto and Montreal, employs more than 300 Canadian artists working with local and international producers to create premium children’s content for a global stage. For more information, visit www.nelvana.com.

For further information, interviews and photographs please contact:

ReBoot: The Guardian Code:
Colleen Kirk, 604.992.0838, colleen@thekirkgroup.net

Corus Entertainment:
Rebecca Rebeiro, 416.479.6474, rebecca.rebeiro@corusent.com
Michelle McTeague, 416.966.7724, michelle.mcteague@corusent.com

Actor Wesley MacInnes adds Power Rangers to his list of film credits

Wesley is currently filming with Liam Neeson for the feature film Hard Powder

Standout Canadian actor/musician Wesley MacInnes continues to make a name for himself on both screen and stage. In a newly imagined version of the wildly popular hit series, Power Rangers, Wesley MacInnes (Supernatural, The 100, Smallville) plays a cruel antagonist in denim cut-offs.  The first chapter of the film paints its heroes as a group of strangers, without any special powers, going head-to-head with a bunch of high school misfits, helmed by Colt Wallace (MacInnes).  He is vindictive and unrelenting as he targets Billy the Blue Ranger (RJ Cyler), menacing him in the confines of the school halls. Power Rangers, which centers on a group of high-school kids with unique superpowers, stars Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Ludi Lin and Becky G as the Power Rangers. Elizabeth Banks and Bryan Cranston round out the key cast of the film, which is currently playing in theatres worldwide.

Next up for Wesley is a role in the Liam Neeson feature film titled Hard Powder. The project, currently in production in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada, stars Neeson along with veteran actors Laura Dern, Emmy Rossum, and Tom Jackson, and is being directed by Hans Petter Molland.

Wesley pours his passion for performing into every new project. He has a long list of television credits that include: iZombie, Motive, The 100, Supernatural, Continuum, Smallville, Heartland and The Vampire Diaries. He has also taken on roles in films, including: Magic Beyond Words: The JK Rowling Story, A Dog Named Christmas, Girl House, and The Phantoms. 

As a musician, MacInnes is widely recognized by his stage name Wes Mack. He has opened for the likes of Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert, and performed with Shania Twain across the nation on her “Rock This Country” farewell tour. Mack broke into the country music scene in 2013 when he released his debut single “Duet”, which reached number nine on the Billboard chart and the video (directed by him) went on to earn two CCMA nominations for Video and Video Director of the Year. Mack continued his successful run behind the camera, directing 11 music videos including four of his own, which earned him multiple CCMA and BCCMA nominations for Music Video and Director of the Year.

2013 also saw Mack win the inaugural CCMA Discovery Program as well as the Unsigned Only Music Competition, besting some 10,000 artists from around the world. Following these milestones, Mack exploded outward in 2015, releasing two top 20 singles and picking up his eighth CCMA nomination. Later that year, Mack released his debut album “Edge of the Storm” which was nominated at the 2016 CCMA awards for Album of the Year and debuted at number four on the iTunes chart. Between festival performances, Mack spent much of 2016 in Nashville writing for his second album, which is currently underway.

Wesley is a Calgary native, who currently resides in Vancouver, where he continues to expand his ever-growing resume of impressive credits. From the largest stages and arenas to the director’s chair, from writing hit songs to creating characters as an actor; Wesley has established himself as a creative force of many forms.

Wesley has worked to give back to a number of institutions to which he owes much of his life. As a young child, MacInnes underwent heart surgery to correct a congenital heart defect. Now, as an adult, he has paired with the Cardiac Kids (in connection with the Sick Kids hospital in Toronto) and the Alberta Children’s Hospital in an effort to raise awareness and money for these organizations.

Wesley MacInnes is available for interviews and photographs upon request.

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Weekend Workshop With New York Movement Coach, Ted Morin

Host: The Post at 750, 750 Hamilton St.

Time/Date: Friday, March 17th
Introductory- 6-9pm

Saturday, March 18th
The Foundation- 10am-5pm
Lunch Break- 1pm-2pm

Sunday, March 19th
Closing moves 10am-1pm

*Total 12 hours of Work
Cost:
$260.00 Tax Incl

Workshop Description:

In this workshop, the foundation of “The William Technique: A Physical Process for Actors” will be explored.

The first area of focus will be on developing physical freedom through an exploration of movement improvisations both in chairs and on the floor. The open choreography of The William Technique will be introduced in addition to the fundamental principals of the Laban and Bartenieff Techniques. Technique is explored both individually and while in relationship with the imaginary world, another actor and ultimately the whole ensemble. Over the course of the workshop we will create an awareness of how our physical mannerisms and defences inhibit the acting process. Simple tools will be introduced to help the actor release physical tension and activate a body that:
I) Moves with a greater sense of ease.
II) Has expansive, three dimensional breathe support.
III) Is more sensually alive & vulnerable to imaginary circumstances and relationships.

For further information on Ted Morin and his work: http://www.tedmorin.us

Payment will be accepted via Cash, Cheque, Etransfer or Paypal.

For further details please contact workshop coordinator:
Therés Amee        
c I 604-366-3493
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Please Note, all payments and registration MUST be accepted and completed by Monday, March 6th. Receipts will be provided on the first day of class. Auditing is not permitted.

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The PIT Collective Presents Tony Award-Winning Show City of Angels Coming to Vancouver July 2017

This summer, Vancouver will play host to the Canadian premiere of the Broadway musical “City of Angels.” Plans include a limited engagement run, July 8-17th, at Granville Island’s Performance Works in Vancouver.  This Tony award-winning musical comedy is an homage to film noir that delightfully satirizes the glamour and decadence of 1940s Hollywood.

Performing and producing the show is the Putting It Together (PIT) Collective, a group of local Vancouver artists, featuring a wide variety of talent that’s been on Broadway, in hit TV shows and feature films.  They’re proud to be part of Vancouver’s global reputation as a hub of talent and creativity.

To cover their production costs and make the show a reality, the PIT Collective has launched an Indiegogo campaign, rewarding supporters with the ability to pre-order premium tickets and gain access to a variety of perks ranging from exclusive behind-the-scenes photos and videos to exciting VIP experiences.   Several perks offer the opportunity for you to join PIT Collective in giving back to the community by sponsoring tickets to local youth theater programs such as Project Limelight, an organization that provides free access to theater experiences to kids who live in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side Neighborhood.

To get involved, check out their Indiegogo campaign, which will run now through 3/1.

  • Jesse Alvarez-“HAIR” at SOOP Theatre, “Bonnie and Clyde” for Play on Words, “Facing East” for Fighting Chance, “Spring Awakening” w/ the Phantom Collective.
  • Crystal Balint-“Mech-X4” for Disney, “Prison Break: Sequel” for 20th Century FOX, “Dreamgirls”at the Arts Club Theatre.
  • Sean Bayntun-*Won a Jesse Award* for “Significant Artistic Achievement” for his MD work in “Light in the Piazza” for Patrick Street Productions, “Avenue Q” at the Arts Cub, also plays in bands “Leisure Club” and “Maiwah”.
  • Alex Cendese- “Rogue” for the Audience Network“Elementary” for CBS, “White Collar” for USA Network, “A View from the Bridge” on Broadway.
  • Jennifer Copping-“Van Helsing” for the SyFy Network,  Original member of “Tommy” in Toronto, as well as the successful T.O. run of the hit musical “Jersey Boys”.
  • Janet Gigliotti- “Guy and Dolls” at Chemainus Theatre Festival, “Mamma Mia” for Mirvish Productions, “A Year with Frog &Toad” at Carousel Theatre*Jesse Award Winner*.
  • Michelle Harrison- “The Flash” for the CW Network, “Continuum” for SyFy, lead singer in the band “Ginger 66”.
  • Thomas King- “Sunday in the Park with George” for United Players, “25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee”, “Heathers:The Musical” for Fighting Chance Productions.
  • Miranda MacDougall- “The Drowsy Chaperone” – Festival Choice at The Edinburgh Fringe Fest, the Dora Nominated Toronto production of Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men”.
  • Jesse James Miller- Writer/Director of the feature doc. “Chasing Evel:The Robbie Knivel Story”-A Super Channel Original-Premiers at Big Sky Film Festival-this February, the festival feature hit “Becoming Redwood”, *Winner of Most Popular, Honorable Mention, and Best CAN Film at the 2012 VIFF,and Edmonton FF, and 2013 Official Selections at Solomon, Beijing, and Atlanta FF*.
  • Ken Overbey- “Guys and Dolls”, “Victor Victoria”, “Spamalot”, “Throughly Modern Millie”, *Up&Coming*, Ken will be choreographing “Reefer Madness” for Down Stage Right Productions.
  • Tim Perez- “An Evening with Fidel” at the Havana Theatre, “Taming of the Shrew”, “The Death of Garcia Lorca” for The Public Theatre, “Let the Right One In” for A&E, “UnReal” for Lifetime.
  • Christopher Shyer- “Curvy Widow” at the George Street Playhouse, US National Tour of “The Book of Mormon”, “Tin Star” for British TV.
  • Lindsay Warnock- “Pride and Prejudice” at Chemainus Theatre Festival, and *Upcoming*, A Little Night Music”.

When: July 8th-17th
Where: Performance Works, Granville Island
Ticket Price: $40 and $30 for CAEA members and Students

For further information contact:  
Jennifer Copping
Mobile: 604 338 4710
Email: thepitcollective@gmail.com

Christopher Shyer
Mobile: 917 747 2735

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Actor Viv Leacock joins a stellar cast on ABC TV’s Epic Mini-Series ‘When We Rise’, premiering on February 27th

Viv is also back for season 2 of BBC America’s ‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency’, and currently filming his role as Fincher Garland on Hallmark Channel’s new ‘Hailey Dean Mystery’

With over a hundred roles in film and television productions to his name, spanning an impressive 20-year career in acting, Viv Leacock is busier than ever. We’re just starting 2017, and already this year Viv has roles in four TV shows, including: ABC’s Epic Mini-Series ‘When We Rise’, the second season of BBC America’s ‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency’, Hallmark Channel’s new ‘Hailey Dean Mystery’, and AT&T Audience’s new series ‘Loudermilk’.

First up on the small screen, Viv is part of an ensemble cast in the epic mini-series on ABC TV, ‘When We Rise’, premiering on February 27th. The series, written and created by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, follows the struggles of LGBT men and women pioneering one of the final legs of the U.S. civil rights movement. Viv plays a father whose daughter writes a poignant letter to President Obama in the Friday, March 3rd episode. ‘When We Rise’ stars Guy Pearce, Mary-Louise Parker, Rachel Griffiths, Michael K. Williams and Ivory Aquino.

Now in production, Viv is back in his role of ‘Fincher Garland’, an investigator for Atlanta’s D. A., as well as a work husband and sometimes bodyguard for Hailey Dean (Kellie Martin) in Hallmark Channel’s “Hailey Dean Mystery”. The movie follows former prosecutor-turned-therapist Hailey Dean, who is a powerhouse, Mensa bright, and acutely observant.

The overwhelming success of ‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency’ has the series back in production this spring for season two. Created by Max Landis and airing on BBC America and Netflix, Viv’s role of ‘Gripps’ is the most fun he has ever on screen. Gripps is part of a group of supernatural beings called ‘The Rowdy 3’ – all four of them – composed of the aloof Martin (Michael Eklund), the manic Vogel (Osric Chau), the ever-stoic Gripps, and the deranged Cross (Zak Santiago), as vampires.  Not the night walking bloodsucking kind, but rather something much stranger…if that’s possible. They feed on emotion and the electrical energy of the human mind, which they extract in blasts of crackling electricity.  Ex-test subjects, the Rowdy 3 have tried to make a life for themselves out in the real world, forever hunting Dirk Gently; deliberately entering his life in moments where it will cause him the most emotional terror. The Rowdy 3 has garnered their own fan club, as viewers love the combination of the four talented actors.

In the early 90’s, Viv’s first love was stand-up comedy. Viv credits being an actor to his brother Richard Leacock (Doc, Lake Placid, Saving God) as the reason he is in the entertainment industry. Acting came to him in 1997 just after his mother passed away. Although Viv hasn’t had any formal training, in addition to his brother, he also credits Mark Brandon, Jeff Seymour and Ben Ratner for being instrumental in helping him find his way as an actor.

It is his role as T. J. in the feature film ‘I Spy’ (2002) with Eddie Murphy that paved his way. Eddie Murphy had to approve Viv in his role of T. J., one of Kelly Robinson’s (Murphy) entourage. Eddie’s first words to Viv were “You’re really funny man!” Something that Viv still treasures today. Growing up, Eddie Murphy was his idol, so working along side him was an amazing experience.

Other memorable roles in feature films include the comedy ‘Intern Academy’ (2004) starring Dave Thomas of SCTV fame, Dan Aykroyd, and Dave Foley. In 2010, he was nominated for a Leo Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in ‘The Thaw’, starring Val Kilmer. In 2013, Viv appeared in the award-winning feature ‘Becoming Redwood’ and the film festival gem ‘Dark Harvest’ (2016), starring Cheech Marie, James Hutson and Hugh Dillon. Another TV Role that had great impact on Viv was his role in ‘On The Farm’ (2016).

Although he has built a successful acting career, it is his family life with his wife Divina, and their three children, Vienna, 10, Lennox, 9 and Elias, 6, that Viv cherishes the most. Viv currently resides with his family in Vancouver.

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Popular voice actor, TEDx speaker, 8-time Ironman, and Ambassador for Fit Kids on a Fit Planet, Matt Hill, receives Governor General Award

Matt uses his engaging entertainment platform, with roles in everything from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles projects to Dino Trux, to advocate for a healthy future for kids and the planet

Voice actor, Run for One Planet Ambassador and TEDX speaker Matt Hill is honoured to be the recipient of the Governor General of Canada Meritorious Service Medal (Civil Division). The award recognizes outstanding accomplishments that set an example for others to follow and bring benefit to our country.

Matt has taken his platform, through wildly popular characters, and his love of running, people and the planet and used it to inspire children through his 11,000 mile run across North America and motivational speaking engagements, where he aims to inspire kids to lead healthy lives, and help our environment.

For over three decades, Matt’s career in voiceover work and feature films has connected him with millions of children around the world through the cartoons they’ve grown up with. Some of the iconic characters he’s lent his voice to include: Raphael in a number of Ninja Turtles productions and Tenderheart on the Care Bears: Adventures in Care-A-Lot. He also voiced Carlos and Ironhide in the Transformer TV series’, Kazuo in Martha Speaks, and Tach in Kate and Mim-Mim – which just won the Shaw Rocket Award. Matt is currently voicing Ton-Ton on the Emmy Award winning Dream Works series, Dino Trux, on Netflix, and recording season two voicing Tyler in Supernoobs on Cartoon Network.

It’s Matt’s passion for our planet’s long-term health that led to him becoming an ambassador of fitness and green living for youth via his Run for One Planet international campaign, which reached over 50,000 children in 220 schools across the continent. Along with his friend Steph Tait, the Run for One Planet mission raised $130,000 for the R41P Legacy 4 Kids Fund, which grants kids “green dreams” in schools around North America. The campaign positively impacted countless youth, and our environment, leading to the Meritorious Service Award.

As Matt continues his busy voiceover work, he also runs and speaks to youth at motivational speaking events, aiming to positively affect not only the environment, but also children’s lives around the planet. Making a real change, any way he can, with his continued mission: “Fit Kids on a Fit Planet,”

Actor Matt Hill is an accomplished inspirational and motivational speaker, available for bookings, interviews and photographs upon request.

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Nicole Oliver takes on the role of Lynne Spears in Britney Ever After


The Lifetime Movie premieres Saturday, February 18 at 8pm ET/PT

Fresh off multiple roles in “Sausage Party”, the in-demand voice over artist, veteran actor and working mother is honoured to bring this notable stage mother to life

Nicole Oliver continues to expand her diverse entertainment career in the role of Britney Spears’ mother Lynne Spears in the Lifetime Movie Britney Ever After (#BritneyEverAfter). Starring Natasha Bassett, the movie follows the tumultuous story of pop icon Britney Spears’ rise to fame, fall from grace and eventual triumphant resurrection, firmly securing her position as one of the world’s greatest entertainers. Britney Ever After also stars Nathan Keyes as Justin Timberlake, Clayton Chitty as Kevin Federline, Matthew Harrison as Jamie Spears, Peter Benson as Larry Rudolph, Zac Vran as JC Chasez, Matt Viser as Joey Fatone, Frankie Cena as Chris Kirkpatrick and Connor Paton as Lance Bass. Asylum Entertainment produced Britney Ever After for Lifetime. Steve Michaels, Jonathan Koch and Joan Harrison are executive producers. Leslie Libman (Manson’s Lost Girls) directs from a script from Anne-Marie Hess.

Balancing voiceover work in Seth Rogen’s adult animated comedy feature film “Sausage Party”, Nicole voiced the roles of Sally Bun, Ice cream, Watermelon and Female Shopper #1. This isn’t Nicole’s only recent work alongside impressive A-list actors: She also has a role in “Wonder”, a feature film starring Julia Roberts and Jacob Tremblay set to be released on April 7th, 2017.

Nicole also has a lead role in an indie-gem “Marrying the Family”, a sweet comedy about love, family, growing up and letting go, directed by Peter Benson (What An Idiot).

The multifaceted entertainment veteran has countless film and television credits to her name. She is the recipient of the UBCP/ACTRA award for Best Voice for her work in animation.

Nicole has guest starred on numerous television series including “Supernatural” and “Rogue”. She has also starred in many MOW’s including “Radio Hype” starring Alison Sweeney, Lifetime’s “Ungodly Acts”, “The Christmas Ornament” starring Cameron Mathison and Kellie Martin, “The Woodcarver” with John Ratzenberger; “Taken Back – Finding Haley” with Amanda Tapping and “Innocent” with Bill Pullman and Marcia Gay Harden. For four seasons, Nicole was also the host on the hit Slice Network series “Crash Test Mommy”. A highlight for Nicole was acting alongside her young son, William Ainscough, who starred as Billy in City TV’s “Seed” for two seasons.

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 acclaimed voice-over work continues to thrive. In animation, she has popular roles on “Lego NEXOKNIGHTS”, “Bob The Builder”, and “Lego Elves”, and will continue to appear in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (Season 7) and the much –anticipated MLP film, set to grace the silver screens in the Fall of 2017. She has provided her voice to over 100 companies including American Express, Starbucks, Salon Selectives, Club House, and IKEA.

Nicole Oliver has worked for over twenty years in the entertainment industry as an actor, producer, and director. This multi-talented, incredibly busy mother and professional has mastered the balance between family and work, and has furthered her education with a Masters of Arts in Communication from Royal Roads University (2011). She is the recipient of both the Founders Award for leadership and sustainability and the Chancellors Award for highest academic achievement.

Nicole Oliver is available for interviews upon request.

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

Casting requests: Red Management – Murray Gibson | murray.g.gibson@gmail.com

For Lifetime | Kannie Yu LaPack | Vice President, Publicity | (310) 556-7582 | kannie.yulapack@aenetworks.com

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Viva Pictures and IndustryWorks Studios are pleased to announce the release of “CANDiLAND”, a feature film from Motorcycle Boy Productions in association with Greendale Productions

The award-winning “CANDiLAND” stars Oscar nominee Gary Busey (The Buddy Holly Story, Lethal Weapon), Chelah Horsdal (Man in The High Castle, Hell on Wheels) and James Clayton (Minority Report, The 100). The feature film will be released in the United States on February 7th, 2017, by Viva Pictures Distribution, LLC.

IndustryWorks Studios will release the film theatrically in Canada in select theatres beginning February 3rd, 2017.

CANDiLAND tells the story of intensified mutual attraction to the point of deadly obsession. New lovebirds Peter (James Clayton) and Tess (Chelah Horsdal) find solace in each other’s brokenness. They decide to isolate themselves from the world inside Peter’s apartment, creating their own reality – CANDiLAND, but their possessive love descends into a surreal savagery. Their only hope to survive is the intervention of Peter’s estranged father Arnie (Gary Busey). But will he reach them in time?

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

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 is earnest and sincere.

Based on the novel by Elizabeth Engstrom, CANDiLAND was written and directed for the screen by Rusty Nixon. The film was featured at The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival 2016 (http://julienfilmfest.com), where it won Best World Premiere, and at The Sunscreen Festival 2016, one of only 23 film festivals nationwide to be sponsored and acknowledged by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Science, where Gary Busey received the Legacy Award (http://sunscreenfilmfestival.com).

“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.” – Rusty Nixon, Director.

RELEASE DETAILS:
USA: Available on DVD at Walmart, other retailers and rental Kiosks
USA: Available on VOD on iTunes, Amazon, Vudu
Canadian Premiere: February 3rd, 2017, Vancouver, Canada – Rio Theatre 1660 E Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5N 1W1 – 8 pm press & arrival, 8:30 pm show, Facebook Live Panel Discussion to follow.

In attendance: Rusty Nixon (writer/director), Chelah Horsdal (Actor), Elizabeth Engstrom (Novelist), and James Clayton (Actor).

Limited tickets available: Pre-order: $10.00 Door: $12.00. https://riotheatretickets.ca

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT CANDiLAND:
“The most nerve-wrecking film of the year” – Jayme Schmitt – DSRP- Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
“CANDiLAND is an ambitious and unsettling film driven by brave, committed performances. “ – Ben Ratner – Actor/Director/writer – Down River
“CANDiLAND will grab you by the throat and won’t let you go until the very end.” – Tony Armer – Co-Founder of Sunscreen International Film Festival & Film Commissioner of St. Petersburg Clearwater, Florida.

ABOUT VIVA PICTURES
Viva Pictures, LLC.  and its Managing Partner Victor Elizalde is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the division including acquisitions, DVD & VOD distribution, sales and marketing. Working in conjunction with business leaders and Producers around the world, Elizalde coordinates and oversees growth opportunities for Viva Pictures, LLC. within the America’s targeting new businesses, growing and increasing penetration of existing businesses, and leading the development of business and operations with emerging technologies. www.vivafilmco.com.

ABOUT MOTORCYCLE BOY PRODUCTIONS
Founded in 2012 by James Clayton, Blaine Anderson, and Rusty Nixon, Motorcycle Boy Productions develops, packages, in-house produces, and services feature film and television projects. www.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.  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:
Maju Iudice I maju@industry-works.com | 604-876-0547

 

 

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Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_6M-0Djr9E

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VANCOUVER’S SEVENTEEN YEAR OLD RICHARD TICHELMAN WINS SINGER/SONGWRITER COMPETITION, A SCHOLARSHIP TO WATERSOUND ENTERTAINMENT IN NEW YORK & 2ND RUNNER UP IN TV REAL PEOPLE AT THE PRESTIGIOUS IMTA AWARDS IN LOS ANGELES

Vancouver’s 17 year old singer/songwriter Richard Tichelman is well known locally as a “Star in the Making” with an extensive resume of many performances and awards. Richard, under the direction of Dale Harding founder of Pizzazz International Model & Talent, has just returned from the International Model & Talent Association Awards (IMTA) that was held in Los Angeles at the beautiful Bonaventure Hotel from January 3-7, 2017. (www.IMTA.com)

Richard’s week was filled with competitions, workshops, and seminars taught by industry professionals. With passion and hard work, Richard won a Scholarship with Watersound Entertainment/New York to write and produce a new original hit song. Richard received 24 callbacks (Agent interest). Richard won the singing/songwriting competition and was invited to perform at the IMTA Awards Night Banquet & Dinner. He also placed 2nd runner up in TV Real people and Honorable mention in Runway & Fashion Print.

Richard has traveled to Quebec City and Toronto to perform at the Hard Rock Cafe and Hugh’s Room. While in Toronto, Richard recorded original songs while continuing to work on his artistic development. He also attended 10 workshops in LA with several industry producers. Richard had the honour of opening for Aaron Pritchett & Emerson Drive as well as opening the Abbotsford Air Show.

With Richard’s dedication and the wonderful support he has received from his family and community plus now catching the attention of many industry people, no doubt Richard will step into the spotlight with the promise of a very bright future.

About IMTA
The IMTA is the largest and most prestigious model/talent event that showcases models and talent from around the world who are scouted by over 300 top agents, casting directors, producers, and managers from all major markets including New York, Los Angeles, Milan, Paris and Tokyo. The IMTA has launched the careers of many Hollywood celebrities such as Katie Holmes, Ashton Kutcner, Eva Longoria…to name a few. (www.IMTA.com)

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 38 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.

Pizzazz will be holding an Open House information session Sunday January 22, 2:00 -3:30 at The Pacific Inn Hotel located at 1160 King George Blvd.  Those attending can sign up for the upcoming auditions,

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

Dale Harding
Pizzazz International
PizzazzInternational@gmail.com
604-541-3888

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