Big Year for Actor James Clayton who appears on two Network TV shows, ‘Timeless’ & ‘The 100’, and is the lead in three features films: ‘Candiland’ ‘Residue’ and ‘Down the Line’

James will appear on CW’s ‘The 100’ in the May 17 episode, “The Chosen”

Hard work is paying off for Actor/Producer James Clayton in 2017, as he appears in two Network TV shows and is the lead in three feature films out this year. James appears in the May 17th episode of The 100 entitled ‘The Chosen’. In February, James also appeared on NBC’s Timeless as President Theodore Roosevelt. He is the first actor to play this role since Robin Williams in Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb in 2014.

James stars in three feature films being released this year- CANDiLAND, Residue and Down the Line. In CANDiLAND, he plays the lead character of Peter, alongside Gary Busey (who plays Peter’s estranged father Arnie) and Chelah Horsdal (in the role of Tess, the object of Peter’s attention), in a story of intensified mutual attraction to the point of deadly obsession. James lost 55 pounds for the role dropping from 185 lbs to 130 lbs in a span of just 8 weeks. The film is available now in North America on DVD, VOD, digitally, and will appear on Netflix later this year. It is distributed by Viva Pictures and IndustyWorks Studios. Select theatrical screenings are set for this year with an ‘uncensored cut’.

CANDiLAND is the winner of a number of Film Festival Awards. James won Best Actor Award at the IndieFest Film Awards 2015 and at the Los Angeles Independent Film Awards 2016. And, as a producer, CANDiLAND won Best World Premiere 2016 Julien Dubuque.

James is also the lead in Residue, which tells the story of private investigator Luke Harding (James Clayton) who reads a book of sinister origins owned by a seedy crime lord Mr. Fairweather (Matt Frewer). Unbeknownst to Luke, the book is a much sought after supernatural artifact and Fairweather’s greatest rival, the enigmatic Mr. Lamont (William B. Davis) begins pursuit of Luke with his most truest henchmen Boston & Jacob (Costas Mandylor). 

The film will be released on July 18th, 2017 by XLrator Pictures & IndustryWorks Studios in North America in select theatres, as well as on VOD, digitally, and then on to Netflix later in the year. The film went into production close after wrapping CANDiLAND, so James had to regain his weight and add muscle mass. He built himself up from the 130 lbs to 190 lbs for this film.

In an ensemble cast, James is joined by Taylor Hickson (Deadpool, Twilight Storytellers: The Mary Alice Brandon File), Costas Mandylor (Saw Franchise, The Pledge, Picket Fences), Gemini Award nominated Matt Frewer (Orphan Black, Watchman, Max Headroom), Elysia Rotaru (Arrow, Girl House, Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Blaine Anderson (Scary Movie 4, Final Destination 5, Hot Tub Time Machine) and William B. Davis (The X Files, Continuum, The Tall Man). Residue is written and directed by Rusty Nixon.

In the psychological thriller Down the Line, set to be released digitally in Canada this summer, James plays nine different lead characters. In this film, a struggling comedian (James Clayton) wakes up trapped inside his mind and must fight alternate versions of himself to escape.

Later this year, James will be acting and producing the action/thriller High Caliber. Ex-Cop Charlie Rooker wakes up chained to a time bomb in an abandoned warehouse and must assassinate five crime lords for his captor before time runs out. Using the high caliber sniper rifle provided to him, Rooker must complete his task, save his wife, and bring his captor to justice before detective Andrews tracks him down. Additional cast will be announced in July.

James’ impressive list of past credits include his appearance in two episodes of Fox TV’s Minority Report, a starring role in the caper comedy Foodland, a supporting lead role in the horror feature Adam & Evil, a lead role in the thriller feature The Bentley Box, and a project that honed his comedic skills, leading in the head-banger comedy Black Bridge. Small screen credits include appearances on the hit CW series Supernatural and Fox’s Fringe. Clayton began his acting career at the age of sixteen when he booked his first role in K19: The Widowmaker, starring Harrison Ford and directed by Kathryn Bigelow.

In addition to his successful acting career, James is a busy producer with Motorcycle Boy Productions, an independent film production company based in Vancouver, BC. He has produced CANDiLAND, Residue and Down the Line with his producing partners Rusty Nixon and Blaine Anderson. They are currently in pre-production with their fourth film, High Caliber.

James is available for interviews upon request.

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INDUSTRYWORKS STUDIOS TO SCREEN THE ACCLAIMED FEATURE FILM “THE SUN AT MIDNIGHT” ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 17TH AT CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

IndustryWorks Studios is pleased to announce that they will be screening the festival gem feature film The Sun at Midnight at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday, May 17th at 11:30am in Screening Room; Palais H. IndustryWorks Studios acquired the worldwide rights to the film shortly following Berlinale earlier this year.

Hot off a big win for Best Narrative Award, writer/producer/director Kirsten Carthew was presented the Award by Meg Ryan at Geena Davis’ Bentonville Film Festival on May 6th.

Set in the Alaskan Subarctic, The Sun at Midnight tells the story of an unexpected friendship between a hunter obsessed with finding a missing caribou herd and a teenage rebel who gets lost while on the run. In the wake of her mother’s death, Lia (Devery Jacobs), a 16 year-old urban princess, is sent to spend the summer with her Gwich’in grandmother in a small Northern community. Desperate to return to city life, she steals a boat and sets out into the vast Northern wilderness hoping to reach the nearest town. Totally lost, she is discovered by Alfred, a Gwich’in hunter played by Duane Howard (The Revenant), who reluctantly takes her under his wing as he navigates the massive landscape in search of caribou. When Alfred is severely wounded in a bear attack, Lia pushes on and fights to save both of their lives.

Devery Jacobs is a film and television actress, born and raised on the Mohawk reservation of Kahnawà’ke, QC. She is known for her leading role as Aila in the award-winning feature film Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2013), in which she was nominated for Best Actress at the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards. Additional Credits:  Mohawk Girls  Voice work: The Walking Dead: Michonne (2016)The Land of Rock and Gold, and the web series, Cold. Devery Jacobs earned the Borsos Award for best performance at the Whistler Film Festival 2016. “Devery Jacobs has given a pitch perfect performance as the sixteen-year-old protagonist of The Sun at Midnight. She is luminous with every fleeting emotion reflected in her eyes,” says the Whistler Film Festival of her win, awarded by iconic filmmaker Deepa Mehta.

Duane Howard is best known for his role as ‘Elk Dog’, the lead native warrior, acting alongside Tom Hardy and Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio, in 20th Century Fox’s film The Revenant. Duane Howard is a member of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations. Duane began his film career with a stunt credit on the feature film The Scarlett Letter. His credits include: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee and Goodnight for Justice: Queen of Hearts and Arctic Air.

In her directorial debut, Kirsten Carthew talks about the film location in the North West Territories as hardcore. “The weather, outdoor locations and way of life create spectacular, rarely seen visuals are captivating global audiences.” The Sun at Midnight is the first feature film from Canada’s Northwest Territories. It features never before seen footage from the Arctic Circle.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKu9pLdle9w

About Kirsten Carthew Writer/Producer/Director
Kirsten Carthew is an award-winning director known for her short works Fish Out of Water, Taken, Abe & Alfred and now her debut feature film, The Sun At Midnight. the director of The YK Doc ProjectAbe & Alfred and Fish Out Of Water.  She is a former producer and journalist with Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC) and has worked as a filmmaker and transmedia producer in Europe, the Middle East, Canada and the USA. She is an alumna of the Canadian Film Centre, the National Screen Institute, the London School of Economics and the University of Southern California.

About IndustryWorks Studios/Pictures
IndustryWorks Studios/Pictures is committed to the primary efforts of developing, producing and releasing creative and marketable content into the 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.

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David Sancious to be joined by drummer Joe Bonadio for “The Treehouse Concerts” in Woodstock, New York this weekend

For Mother’s Day weekend on May 13th and 14th drummer Joe Bonadio will join David for ‘The Treehouse Concerts.’ David Sancious is an original member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band and one of the most talented and respected keyboardists in the industry. David has worked with Sting, Peter Gabriel, Eric Clapton, Seal, Aretha Franklin, Santana, Jeff Beck, Hall and Oates and more. David considers his art a mixture of harmony and melody from the jazz and classical traditions combined with rhythms from the rock and R&B traditions. Every weekend in May and June David will host concerts in his studio in Woodstock, New York. Tickets are available at www.thetreehouseconcerts.com/tickets

Joe Bonadio is David’s long time drummer and has played drums and percussion with many artists, including Sting, Roger Glover and the Guilty Party, Boston based troubadour Martin Sexton, trumpeter Chris Botti, Pat Martino, Sloan Wainwright, Avril Lavigne, and many, many more.

Bruce Springsteen inducted David into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and writes in his book ‘Born to Run’ ”David Sancious had pure musical genius and incredible stage presence. He was a star in the making and I wanted him in my band. ”

In Musician Magazine Sting says, ” David is a complete musician ..the emotional and the technical are totally at one in him.”

Peter Gabriel says … ” David is one of the most gifted musicians I have ever worked with. A great instinctive and soulful player.”

 

THE TREEHOUSE CONCERTS
3:00 pm Doors open | 3:30 pm “Meet and Greet” and refreshments | 4:00 pm Music performance with a panoramic view of the Hudson Valley in an intimate setting | 5:30 to 6:15 pm Q&A session with photo and autograph opportunities. Seating is limited.

THE SCHEDULE – MAY 2017
May 13 & 14 Improvisation Duo with Joe Bonadio
May 20 & 21 Blues Guitar “ A Brief History of The Blues “ part 1
May 27 & 28 Solo Piano / Solo Synthesizer

THE SCHEDULE – JUNE 2017
June 3 & 4   Blues Guitar “ A Brief History of The Blues “ part 2
June 10 & 11 Improvisation duo with Will Calhoun from “Living Color”
June 17& 18 Solo Piano / Solo Synthesizer

What They Are Saying:
“Thank you for that amazing, magical experience!!!  Every bit of it was wonderful. David’ concerts are going to be a huge success!   He is truly a master. It is his time!  Every piece took me on a different journey.  At times the music was jaunty, humorous, naively bold, sometime contemplative and withdrawn…all of it beautiful!  It was ravishing!  What a talent!!!!” C.A. Woodstock, NY

“David Sancious’ Treehouse Concert was a much needed oasis of inspiration for me. The intimacy of the setting, David’s heartfelt interaction with the audience, and the utterly transcendental space his music opens up made this a completely unforgettable experience for me.  I did not want it to end.  During these utterly crazy times on planet Earth, we all need these kinds of reprieves from density of daily life. We all need to plug into source of all inspiration, no matter what form it takes.   David, quite simply, is the Pied Piper of keyboards — a totally in-the-moment Master of letting music play him.” M.D. – New York

Tickets at www.thetreehouseconcerts.com/tickets/  845-679-4256

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Teen Actor William Ainscough nominated for two Leo Awards

William is nominated for his lead performance in ‘Milton’s Secret’ and supporting performance in ‘The History of Love’

Teen Actor William Ainscough is thrilled to be nominated for two Leo Awards for two of his stellar on-screen performances this year. The Leo Awards will be presented at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Sunday, June 4, 2017 in Vancouver, BC. Up against actors over twice his age, William is nominated for Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Motion Picture for his starring role as Milton in Milton’s Secret, opposite Donald Sutherland. William is also nomination for his role in The History of Love, for Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Motion Picture.

Both films were shot in 2015, making it a busy year for William. He completed principal photography on Radu Mihaileanu’s sweeping epic, The History of Love, an adaptation of Nicole Krauss’ 2005 book of the same name. William plays Bird Singer, a preoccupied, strangely serious child who is convinced he is a “lamed vovnik,” one of the thirty-six holy people, and perhaps even the Messiah.

Later that year, William completed principal photography on the feature film Milton’s Secret, an adaptation of Eckhart Tolle and Robert S. Friedman’s book. William plays 12 year-old Milton Adams, who is growing up in an uncertain world. Milton feels as if his whole world is in crisis- his parents are stressed about their careers and finances and Milton is being bullied at school. However, when his Grandpa Howard (Donald Sutherland) comes to visit, he discovers anxiety about the past and worrying about the future only make things worse and prevent him from finding true happiness moment to moment. Milton’s Secret premiered at the Vancouver International Film Festival, in the fall of 2016.

Following in his parent’s footsteps (Nicole Oliver, actress; Chris Ainscough; composer/film editor), William is making a serious impression in the entertainment industry. It was after watching his mother in action during visits to the sets of some of her film projects that William’s interest in the acting world began. Nicole inspired him to try acting for himself and he began taking classes.

It was clear after booking his first two auditions that acting for William was a path well chosen. William’s very first attempt at acting was a success, when he landed his first audition in an open casting call for the feature film Hidden. William was successful in landing the role of Joey, a slightly shy and soulful boy and close friend and neighbor of Zoe’s (Emily Alyn Lind). The feature film, which follows a family hiding in a bomb shelter after a mysterious outbreak devastates civilization, stars Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood, Battleship) and Andrea Riseborough (Oblivion, Never Let Me Go), and was directed by The Duffer Brothers.

William soon followed that experience with playing Billy on the CW/City TV series Seed for two seasons. William received many award nominations for Seed, including a 2014 Leo Award nomination for best performance in a Comedy, Variety or Musical and his 2013 Actor nomination for the ‘BEST NEWCOMER’ category for the UBCP/ACTRA Awards. William also won the Joey Award in 2014 for best leading role youth actor (9 and under) in a TV series Comedy/Action.

Other recent highlights for William include playing the iconic role of John Darling in ABC’s Once Upon a Time, a major supporting role in Zapped, the television feature for the new Disney Channel starring US pop music sensation and actor Zendaya, a guest star role in The Haunting Hour, and a supporting role in the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original program The Christmas Secret.

William is currently recording the second season of the award-winning PBS animated series Ready Jet Go, providing the voice for the character Sean. Aside from acting, William is an accomplished drummer, loves rugby, and is a huge fan of the online game Ark Survival.

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Mayor Gregor Robertson declares May 8th, 2017 as official “Run for One Planet Day” in the City of Vancouver

Run for One Planet Ambassador Matt Hill celebrates by granting another
Green Dream

After completing an 11, 000 mile run across Canada and the United States, inspiring children across North America to take one action for the health of themselves and our planet, the original Run for One Planet Day was declared at the completion of Matt Hill and Stephanie Tait’s incredible journey in 2009.

On May 8th, 2017, Run for One Planet Ambassador, voice over actor, TED X speaker, and 8-time Ironman, Matt Hill, will continue his Run for One Planet mission, as he runs/walks around metro Vancouver from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.to commemorate the special day. In line with the “Top Ten Action Steps Challenge” –one step at a time, one hour at a time, Matt will be posting to social media each hour as he works his way through the list. To keep up with Matt’s journey—or join in the walk/run—you can follow him on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for hourly updates.

Matt’s mission to run to make a difference was inspired by his childhood hero Terry Fox, so there is nowhere more fitting for Matt to begin and end his 12-hour Run for One Planet Day celebration than the Terry Fox Memorial at BC Place Stadium.

Every year, the day is marked by announcing the annual recipient of the Green Dream grant, awarded through a partnership with the R41P Legacy 4 Kids Fund and the Vancouver Foundation. Matt will be announcing this year’s recipient of the $1800 grant, which allows kids to implement their green initiatives to better the environment, on May 8th.

The Run for One Planet dream of educating and empowering today’s generations to be “Fit Kids on a Fit Planet” has affected countless children across the continent. From May 2008 to May 2009, Matt and Stephanie ran a marathon each a day, inspiring over 50,000 kids in 220 school presentations around the continent, to take small daily steps to improve our planet and their long term health.

This inspirational project has even been recognized by the Governor General of Canada, with Matt recently being honoured as a recipient of the Governor General of Canada Meritorious Service Medal.

Matt has taken his platform (which began as the voice of the iconic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles character Raphael, and has since included a role in Dino Trux, and that of a Care Bear), to reach children and motivate them to lead healthy lives and help our environment.

Matt continues to be a busy voice over performer, runner and motivational speaker, who inspires people to believe in the power of a dream and the Hero inside us all – capable of more than we ever thought was possible from ourselves, while choosing an active and healthy life to protect our environment.

 

Run for One Planet Day Schedule Details:
Monday, May 8th, 2017
8am-8pm: Matt will run/walk around Metro Vancouver!
Start and Finish at Terry Fox Plaza, BC Place Stadium
Join Matt for any part of his sun-up to sundown walk/run around Vancouver!

Matt would love to chat with media throughout his 12-hour celebration of this special day. He can be reached on social media through Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, or by contacting Lesley Diana at The Promotion People: e.Lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca p. 604-726-5575

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Striking Canadian actor Veronika London returns to the small screen on the hit CW series iZombie in the May 23rd episode

Arresting contemporary actress Veronika London is making a return to the small screen after an injury that put her career on hiatus. London is set to appear on the third season of the widely popular CW series iZombie on May 23rd, where she plays the role of the neighbor, Taryn. Most recently, Veronika was seen on the second season of the FOX TV hit series, Lucifer, where she played a love interest of Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis).

Veronika has been making waves in the entertainment industry for years, with a number of notable film and television credits to her name, a standout on-screen presence, and fiery features in a number of top magazines. Maxim magazine boldly christened her as a Canadian sex symbol in a sultry photo spread that set hearts and imagination ablaze.

Veronika’s acting career started in Toronto, where she worked on several independent features films. In the horror film Black Eve she played the complex character of a promiscuous pregnant nun. Veronika’s performance as the title character in Nadeem Soumah’s gritty feature film Searching for Angels, opposite Vivica A. Fox (Kill Bill, Independence Day), clearly demonstrated she has acting chops and isn’t afraid to use them. London played an amnesiac heroin addict named Angel in the film, who is discovered beaten in the street with no memory of her past. Fearlessly, London shred the trapping that made her a sex symbol and created a riveting gritty portrait of a young woman at serious risk. The result is a performance that is spellbinding in its power and truth.

Following the success of Searching for Angels, London’s career blossomed onto the small screen appearing in Showtime’s Body Language and HBO’s Lingerie, both garnering her an avid following. She then went on to appear in the films Meet My Water Buffalo and the dark comedy short The Elusive Man, which proved to be a film festival gem, taking home several awards including the Action on Film Award at the Action on Film International Film Festival.

Along with acting, London has worked as a host for Toro TV’s Damage Control and has been featured internationally in magazines such as MAXIM UK/USA/CANADA, FLARE, UMM and most recently on the Hot and Fit 100 in Inside Fitness Magazine. Veronika was raised in Toronto and currently resides in Vancouver.

Veronika is available for interviews and photos upon request.

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World renowned Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, keyboardist, guitarist, and composer David Sancious announces Concert Series

“The Treehouse Concerts“ will be presented in an intimate atmosphere at
David’s studio/recital space in his home in Woodstock, New York

New York, April 2017: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, keyboardist, guitarist and composer David Sancious, is pleased to announce a concert series in the beautiful mountain setting in Woodstock, New York this summer.

“The Treehouse Concerts“ will be presented in a recital atmosphere in David’s studio/ recital space in his home outside New York. David will be presenting a series of Solo Piano/Solo Synthesizer concerts as well as a Blues Guitar program that David performed when he was Artist In Residence at SUNY New Paltz.

The concerts will run throughout the summer every Saturday and Sunday at 4:00 pm. On occasion, guest artists will join David. The concerts will be followed by a Q&A session with photo and autograph opportunities and post-concert refreshments overlooking a panoramic view of the Hudson Valley.

An original member of Bruce Springsteen’s beloved E Street Band, David recorded three albums together and toured the country before he left the band to form his own group, “Tone”. David recorded multiple albums with Tone and the accomplishments of these albums led him to become one of the most talented and respected keyboardists in the industry. Bruce Springsteen writes about David in his best selling book Born to Run, “Davey Sancious had pure musical genius with incredible stage presence. He was a star in the making and I wanted him in my band. ”

The notable artist has since worked with celebrities such as Sting, Peter Gabriel, Eric Clapton, Seal, Aretha Franklin, Santana, Jeff Beck and many others. David has performed on more than 50 albums since his 1973 debut album, “Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.” with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. The versatility of his sensational career has made it difficult to categorize his music. David, however, considers his art a mixture of harmony and melody from the jazz and classical traditions combined with rhythms from the rock and R&B traditions. David is well respected by his peers, considered by many as a “musician’s musician”. David is currently working on his ninth album, “The Treehouse Sessions”.

 

David has spent the last five years touring with some of the most sought-after musicians of our time. He joined both Sting and Peter Gabriel on separate tours, and then a combined tour “Rock Paper Scissors” last year. In 2014 Bruce Springsteen presented to David when he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the other members of the E Street Band. In a surprise performance on April 21st David joined Springsteen and The E Street Band on stage at the Asbury Music & Film Festival after the World Premiere of “Just Before the Dawn” in which David appears.  The documentary explores the music scene in Asbury Park in 1970, the year the riot hit, when 73 clubs dotted the one square mile town.

THE TREEHOUSE CONCERTS
3:00 pm Doors open
3:30 pm Meet and Greet and refreshments
4:00 pm Music performance
5:30 to 6:15 pm Q&A session with photo and autograph opportunities with post concert refreshments with a panoramic view of the Hudson Valley.

THE SCHEDULE – MAY 2017
May 6 & 7   Solo Piano / Solo Synthesizer
May 13 & 14 Improvisation Duo with Joe Bonadio
May 20 & 21 Blues Guitar “A Brief History of The Blues“ part 1
May 27 & 28 Solo Piano / Solo Synthesizer

THE SCHEDULE – JUNE 2017
June 3 & 4   Blues Guitar “A Brief History of The Blues“ part 2
June 10 & 11 Improvisation duo with Will Calhoun from “Living Color”
June 17 & 18 Solo Piano / Solo Synthesizer

The environment is very intimate. Seating is limited up to 45 seats. Tickets are $120.00 US

Please visit thetreehouseconcerts.com to reserve your tickets.

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Photography Credit: Craig McCord
Production Credit: Staci Strauss

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Original Avenger Stars in Short Film Premiering at Newport Beach Film Festival

Farside Pictures announces that Dear Kate, a short film by actor/writer/director Ilona Elizabeth McCrea, will premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival on April 26th. The film stars Elizabeth Shepherd—Emma Peel from the original 1960’s British spy series, The Avengers; later portrayed by Diana Rigg.

In McCrea’s directorial debut, Dear Kate follows Lorna, a retired vocalist, who on the eve of her granddaughter’s birthday, tries to repair the widening rifts that isolate her from her kin. Estranged from her husband, by dementia; and her daughter, by emotion, she struggles with her isolation, and seeks comfort in her memories. While her caregiver, Gary, quietly and dutifully performs the function of a surrogate son.

Produced by Matthew Ackland, Executive Produced by Patrick Butler, with Cinematography by Aaron Bernakevitch. The cast includes Gemini Award Nominated actress Elizabeth Shepherd, as Lorna. With over 500 Film and TV appearances, her credits include: The Tomb of Ligeia, starring Vincent Price; Damien: Omen II, starring William Holden; Criminal Law, starring Kevin Bacon and Gary Oldman; and Amelia: starring Hilary Swank. Julian Black Antelope co-stars as Gary (Into the West, Blackstone, Penny Dreadful, Hell on Wheels) and Ilona Elizabeth McCrea plays young Lorna (Law & Order: SVU, 79 Parts).

McCrea states, “By journeying with Lorna I wanted to give the audience a juxtaposition between a rich, full, life and a present reality that feels stagnant and isolated.

The global population of people aged 60 years and older will more than double, from 900 million in 2015 to about 2 billion in 2050. According to Statistics Canada, as many as 1.4 million elderly Canadians report feeling lonely. In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that 11 million, or 28% of people aged 65 and older, lived alone. A 2012 study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that both social isolation and loneliness are associated with a higher risk of mortality in adults aged 52 and older. In England alone, more than 2 million people over the age of 75 live on their own, and more than a million older people say they go for over a month without speaking to a friend, neighbor or family member.

Dear Kate is nominated for six Alberta Film and Television Awards (AMPIA), including: Best Short Dramatic, Best Director (Drama Under 30 mins), Best Screenwriter (Drama Under 30 mins), Best Cinematographer (Drama under 30 mins), Best Costume Design, and Best Editor (Drama Under 30 mins). The AMPIA Awards will be presented at a ceremony on April 29th in Edmonton, Alberta. The film also received an Award of Excellence at Canada Shorts in December.

Elizabeth Shepherd and Ilona Elizabeth McCrea are available for interviews upon request.

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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