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NEO-NOIR FEATURE FILM ‘RESIDUE’ TO BE RELEASED ON VOD IN CANADA AND THE US ON JULY 18, 2017

The creative horror film, featuring an impressive ensemble cast, will also have a limited engagement screening in Vancouver on July 9

IndustryWorks Studios will be releasing the buzzed-about gritty, action/crime horror film Residue in Canada and the US on VOD on July 18th, 2017. But if you want to see this future/noir film on a bigger screen, see it for a limited time at The Rio theatre in Vancouver on July 9th, 2017. Cast and crew in attendance, doors open at 3pm.

The indie film stars James Clayton (‘Candiland’, ‘The 100’, ‘Timeless’), Taylor Hickson (‘Deadpool’, ‘Aftermath’), 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’), Michael Matic (‘Candiland’, ‘Down The Line’), and William B. Davis (‘The X Files’, ‘Continuum’, ‘The Tall Man’).

Residue is distributed by IndustryWorks Studios worldwide. The film is written and directed by Rusty Nixon. Blaine Anderson and James Clayton of Motorcycle Boys Productions produced the film, with Executive Producer Evan Tylor of IndustryWorks Studios

Residue tells the story of private investigator Luke Harding (James Clayton) who reads a book of sinister origins owned by 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 trusted henchmen Boston & Jacob (Michael Matic, Costas Mandylor). While the criminal underworld is desperate to retrieve the book and harness its power for their own dark agendas, it’s evil begins to take root in Luke’s apartment; putting himself, his daughter (Taylor Hickson) and his secret love Monica (Elysia Rotaru) in a fight for their lives…and their eternal souls.

All cast members are available for interviews upon request.

Legendary William B. Davis as ‘Mr. Lamont’ – Photo courtesy of IndustryWorks Studios

Vancouver Limited Engagement Screening:
Date: Sunday, July 9th 2017
Time: Doors: 3pm, Show: 3:45pm
Where: The Rio Theatre, 1660 E Broadway, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Details: Cast and Crew in Attendance
Ticket Prices: $5.00

Buy your ticket here: riotheatre.ca/movie/residue-filmmakers-in-attendance

 

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.

ABOUT MOTORCYCLE BOY PRODUCTIONS
Founded in 2012, Motorcycle Boy Productions develops, packages, and produces independent feature films and television projects. Co-founding members James Clayton, Blaine Anderson, and Rusty Nixon have produced 5 features in the last 4 years, including the action, crime horror RESIDUE (2017- Costas Mandylor, Matt Frewer, William B. Davis, Taylor Hickson, and James Clayton), psychological thriller CANDiLAND (2017 – Gary Busey, Chelah Horsdal, and James Clayton), and the sci-fi thriller Down The Line (2017 – James Clayton, Darla Fay, Michael Matic).

For Sales and Distribution information contact IndustryWorks Studios:
Maju Iudice, maju@industry-works.com | 604-876-0547

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

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Twitter:@IWPictures, @residuefilm, @JClaytonActor@mcbstudios
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Award Winning Actor Gabrielle Rose is nominated for a Leo Award for Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Motion Picture for her role in the Multiple Award Winning Feature Film ‘Two4One’

_WDP9584-EditGabrielle plays the mother of a transgendered man who is wrestling with his state of life when he suddenly becomes pregnant

Gabrielle Rose, one of the most respected actors in Canada, is nominated for a Leo Award for for Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Motion Picture for her role in Two4One’.

With close to 150 credits to her name Gabrielle is most proud of the multiple Award Winning feature film Two4One: the story of a transgendered man (Gavin Crawford who won an ACTRA award for his performance) wrestling with the state of his life – an unfulfilling job, mixed feelings for his ex (Naomi Snieckus), and a mother (Gabrielle Rose) yearning for grandchildren – when he suddenly finds himself unexpectedly pregnant.

Two4One is bittersweet comedic drama written and directed by Maureen Bradley. After two years of living as a man, Adam has almost saved enough money to make it official: undergo gender reassignment surgery, and he can finally feel complete. But when he agrees to help his baby-crazy ex-girlfriend artificially inseminate, they wind up in bed together—and they both conceive. Now Adam must reconcile his identity with his biological reality, grapple with his feelings for his ex, and try to figure out what it means to be a man. Two4One will be screening in San Francisco – Frameline: June 20th and Los Angeles- Outfest LA: July 12th. Nominated for 6 Leos, including best feature, Two4One is on a roll.

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Critically acclaimed in film, stage and television Gabrielle most recently received the Sam Payne Lifetime Achievement Award for her accumulative outstanding body of work in the performing arts. Last fall she was honoured with the UBCP/ACTRA Lorena Gale Woman of Distinction Award. Gabrielle has worked repeatedly with some of Canada’s most notable directors including Atom Egoyan (The Adjuster, The Sweet Hereafter), Bruce Sweeney (Excited, The Dick Knost Show, Crimes of Mike Recket) and Carl Bessai (Sisters & Brothers, Mothers & Daughters). Rose has acted in numerous local shorts and television series.

2014 and 2015 have been extremely busy with Gabrielle working on both television and feature films. In the upcoming feature film The Devout, Gabrielle plays Ava a devout, somewhat overbearing grandmother. The Devout is a story about crisis of faith, reincarnation and the power of belief. It centers around a Christian schoolteacher (Charlie Carrick), his wife (Ali Liebert) and their 4-year-old daughter(Olivia Martin) who has terminal cancer. Written and directed by Connor Gaston

Gabrielle also stars in Siobhan Devine’s upcoming film, The Birdwatcher. The Birdwatcher is about a woman (Camille Sullivan) who is dying of cancer. At the end of her rope with no one to turn to she seeks out her birth mother (Gabrielle) in order to find someone to care for her children after she passes. Gabrielle plays Birdie, an exacting and complex character with a deep secret, an ornithologist and writer who is obsessed with publishing her latest book on birds, she loves no-one but her husband, Finch (played by Garwin Sanford), and her birds, they have never had children. Written by Roslyn Muir and directed by Siobhan Devine.

The past year Gabrielle was also busy filming television series including a recurring role on TNT’s upcoming series Proof starring Jennifer Beals, Ruth in ABC’s Once Upon a Time and a guest spot on Lifetimes’s UnReal. She also had the great pleasure of working with Peter Deluise who directed her in Garage Sale Mystery- the Deadly Room, for Hallmark.

Gabrielle’s awards include a UBCP/ACTRA Award for Best Actress, five Leo Awards, two Atlantic Film Festival Awards, a National Board of Review (NY) Award. She has been nominated five times for a Gemini and four times for a Genie.

Social Media Handles

Website: two4onefilm.com
Twitter: @GabrielleRose79, @Two4OneFilm, @TheDevoutMovie
Vimeo: vimeo.com/106037011
IMDb: imdb.com/name/nm0741388/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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THUNDER ROAD AND FILM HOUSE GERMANY ACQUIRE THE ADAPTATION RIGHTS OF PETER LINEY’S DYSTOPIAN NOVEL

The Promotion People - The DetaineeTHUNDER ROAD and FILM HOUSE GERMANY have optioned THE DETAINEE, a brilliant dystopian adventure by author and playwright Peter Liney in a deal negotiated by Penny Karlin, of The Karlin Connection, Literary Manager Daniaile Jarry of Open Entertainment and Jonathan Fuhrman of Thunder Road.

THE DETAINEE is the first of a trilogy described as ‘a Hunger Games for adults’.

Published in Britain and America by Jo Fletcher Books, an imprint of Quercus, part of the Hachette group, the US release of the mass-market paperback edition took place on February 3, 2015. The second book in the series, INTO THE FIRE, had its US hardback release on March 17, 2015.

Basil Iwanyk (John Wick, Clash of Titans franchise) of Thunder Road is producing with Christian Angermayer of Film House Germany. Grant Myers (The Maze Runner) is set to adapt the novel. The Maze Runner has grossed over 340 million dollars worldwide. Grant is repped by Paradigm and Gotham\Principal. Erica Lee will oversee for Thunder Road.

Synopsis:
Clancy is an ageing ‘big guy’, someone whose physical stature once guaranteed him respect in the community – but no more: now he, along with the rest of society’s ‘waste’, has been shipped out to live on the Island. Yet another victim of the calamitous collapse of the financial institutions, changing demographics, and the state’s inability to continue supporting its weaker members.

Punishment satellites watch over this outpost of hell 24/7, meting out instant judgement on those who commit crimes, including trying to escape back to the Mainland. But worse than that are the nights when the fogs rolling in off the sea are so thick that the satellites can’t function: it’s then that the sick and elderly are subjected to terrifying raids by young garbage urchins manipulated through drugs and controlled by the Wastelords.

No situation could be bleaker or more desolate . . . until Clancy discovers Lena, a young blind woman, living alone in the old subways, and with her comes hope.

THE DETAINEE is part love story, part adventure, but most of all, a testimony to the human spirit: the truth that no matter how grim the situation, given the tiniest drop of hope, we will find a way to survive.

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PETER LINEY:
Peter Liney honed his strong narrative skills and attention to detail whilst writing for German, Australian, British, and South African television and radio.

In THE DETAINEE, his first published novel, he has created a gripping dystopian world in which the state has gone bust and can no longer support its weakest members, peopled with strong characters facing incredible threats.

Open Entertainment is a talent and literary management company based in LA and Vancouver, with a number of feature films and television projects – scripted and unscripted – in various stages of development.

Social Media Handles

Twitter: @lineypeter
Facebook: facebook.com/TheDetainee

Contact The Promotion People

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

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Brightlight Pictures’ Short film, “GREECE”, heads for colder climate with Whistler International Film Festival Selection

Writer/Director/Actor Sarah Deakins’ award winning short film, “GREECE” is set for its Canadian premiere at the Whistler International Film Festival as a part of the Canadian Short Works Competition. “GREECE” will screen on Thursday, December 4th, 12:00pm at Millennium Place www.whistlerfilmfestival.com

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“GREECE” centers on a daughter’s final attempt to connect with her seemingly catatonic mother. Brightlight Pictures president Shawn Williamson saw something in local writer Deakins’ script, and took the project on as a creative labour of love. A recent co-recipient of the inaugural Brian Linehan Actor Award, Deakins also stars in the character driven drama and as a director she was finally able to fully realize her vision, in her hometown of Vancouver.

Already a triple award winner, GREECE continues to garner praise following its debut in October on the US Film Festival circuit. A fresh, local Vancouver crew, all volunteers, worked closely together to produce a short with incredible production value, inspired by a strong creative vision from the film’s writer/director, Sarah Deakins, and captured beautifully by cinematographer Jon Joffin.

The Best Shorts Competition says of GREECE, “A tribute to the complicated relationships between parents and children with moving dialogue and expressions…A deeply personal journey with beautiful cinematography” and film critic David Spaner tweeted,  “…catch director/actor/writer Sarah Deakins’ Greece when you can. Beautifully executed short making festival rounds”.

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

Producer Arielle Boisvert says, “We have been very pleased with the response to our film. The subject matter is close to our hearts and we are looking forward to our Canadian premier in Whistler.”

About Brightlight Pictures
Brightlight Pictures develops, packages and produces independent feature films and television projects, and its President, Shawn Williamson, has produced more than 90 productions in the last 15 years and over 35 productions since launching Brightlight in 2001. Recently, Williamson has worked as an executive producer on the feature film THE INTERVIEW (Seth Rogen, James Franco) for Columbia Pictures and the television series WITCHES OF EAST END (Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan-Tatum) for Fox 21. His recent producer credits include the feature film HORNS (Daniel Radcliffe) for Mandalay and Red Granite Pictures; 50/50 (Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt;) and THE COMPANY YOU KEEP, a Sony Picture directed by Robert Redford and starring Robert Redford and Shia LaBeouf.

For more information regarding “GREECE” please contact Producer Arielle Boisvert, at Brightlight Pictures: (604) 628-3000 or 778-866-1647Arielle@brightlightpictures.com.

For tickets and information, go to http:// www.whistlerfilmfestival.com/

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

Contact The Promotion People

Lesley Diana – Founder, President and Publicist
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INDUSTRYWORKS STUDIOS ANNOUNCES ITS DISTRIBUTION DEAL IN THE USA FOR THE FEATURE FILM ‘THE LOST LEGION’ WITH GRINDSTONE ENTERTAINMENT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Social Media Handles

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

Contact The Promotion People

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

Danica Cox – Press Blogger and Publicist
danica@thepromotionpeople.ca

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Acting Workshop with Award Winning Los Angeles Director, Producer, Writer, and Acting Coach Tom Logan October 24 to 26th, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Social Media Handles

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

Contact The Promotion People

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

Danica Cox – Press Blogger and Publicist
danica@thepromotionpeople.ca

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Independent Studio IndustryWorks Pictures Brings The Powerful and Historical Original Drama Series ‘The Lost Legion’ to MIPTV

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IndustryWorks is pleased to announce the exclusive ‘first look’ at the new TV drama series ‘The Lost Legion’ at MIPTV this April.

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

The thirteen one hour-long episodes by Executive Producer Evan Tylor, who brought us the now infamous and New York Times touted feature film ‘American Mary’. Petr Kubik and David Kocas direct ‘The Lost Legion’ and Christopher Hyde writes the series. Producers of ‘The Lost Legion’ are Lloyd Simandl and John Curtis. Production for the first two episodes has been completed. Filming will continue in Prague from June to December 2014.

“On behalf of IndustryWorks Pictures, we’re proud to present The Lost Legion, which takes us back to an era of a once great Empire struggling to retain its glory. I haven’t seen this portrayed before in film or television.” Says Evan Tylor, President of IWP. “The stories and characters are captivating, and the history is quite relevant, considering the uncertainty the modern world is facing today.”

“We’re excited about the possibilities for ‘The Lost Legion’ and other new and original shows that we have in development.”

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

About the Cast and Characters:
The series stars Michelle Lukes (‘Strike Back’, ‘Alexander’, ‘Doctors’) as the manipulative and shrewd Urbina Prima, the wife of Maximus our debauched and insane Roman Emperor played by Brian Caspe (‘Hellboy’, The Illusionist’, ‘The Last Knights’). The cast includes Tom McKay (‘Hatfields and McCoys’, ‘The White Queen’) as the ‘Legions’ hero Taranis Maldras and Jim High (‘The Muskateers’, ‘Borgia’, Crossing Lines’) as Argos, the middle man who plays all sides of this chessboard.

The stellar cast comes with a long list of Emmy, Golden Globe and People Choice nominated credits that features Tom McKay who starred in the BBC’s Golden Globe and People’s Choice Nominated show ‘The White Queen’ and stars in the Golden Globe award winning and multi SAG and Prime Time Emmy Award winning, TV show ‘Hatfields & McCoys’ along side Kevin Costner. Michelle Lukes starred in the Emmy Nominated show ‘Strike Back.’ Jim High stars in BBC America’s newest TV Series ‘The Musketeers’, the TV Series ‘Borgia’, Primetime Emmy Nominated TV series ‘Missing’ and the new NBC TV series ‘Crossing Lines’ and soon to be seen in the up and coming feature film ‘Serena’ with Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. Brian Caspe may be best known for Guillermo Del Torro’s  ’Hellboy’, as well as ‘The Illuisionist’ and ‘Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol’, Brian Caspe is in the up coming action adventure film ‘The Last Knights’ with Morgan Freeman and Clive Owen and is also in the Oscar Nominated and multi-award winning TV series ‘The American Experience’.

About IndustryWorks Pictures, Inc
IndustryWorks is a fully integrated company that distributes and produces feature films, television and new media content worldwide.

IndustryWorks Pictures sets itself apart by having the keen sense of recognizing potential in projects for production and its primary function is to release unique and marketable content to the market place. IndustryWorks’ mandate is to release films and television content that appeal to the mainstream and niche audiences. The company has several in-house projects in development on an ongoing basis. IndustryWorks distributes its content to all ancillary media outlets, including box office, VOD, SVOD, broadcast, airlines, internet and digital platforms, retail and rental outlets.

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Actor Dan Payne plays the role of Church in Brent Butt’s feature film “No Clue” opening in theatres across Canada on March 7th

Big year for Dan also appearing in “Supernatural” and “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland”

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Dan Payne, a Canadian actor and comedic talent, is utilizing his past experience to bolster his career and take it to new heights. Dan’s leading man good looks and sense of humour landed him a role in “No Clue” starring alongside Brent Butt (Corner Gas) and Amy Smart (Shameless, The Butterfly Effect). “No Clue” was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia and will be release by E-One Entertainment in theatres across Canada on Friday, March 7th. Kyra (Amy Smart) walks into Leo’s (Brent Butt) office planning to hire a private eye to help find her missing brother. With a web of corruption, fraud and murder, Leo gets in too deep for his own good.

In ‘”No Clue” Payne plays the role of Church, a thug with a shady past, who chases Kyra (Amy Smart) and Leo (Brent Butt) all over town in this comedy scripted by Brent Butt and directed by Vancouver auteur Carl Bessai. ‘I knew going into this project that working with Brent Butt would probably bring a few laughs, but hanging out with him on set proved to be so much more.  He is a brilliantly funny, kind hearted, and very intelligent man!  And Carl Bessai is a supremely supportive and gifted director.  All around dream job,’ says Payne.

2013 and 2014 have been busy years for Dan with guest starring roles on popular TV shows such as “Supernatural” and “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland”. Payne played Angel Aber on “Supernatural” sharing some climatic scenes with Jared Padelecki (Sam), Payne’s character was slain in the high-energy episode by an angel slayer sword.  Payne plays ‘Captain of the Guard’ a pivotal character in the endeavour to get Alice home in a highly anticipated episode of “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland”. “Primeval: New World” was another highlight for Dan, who had a multiple episode arc, guest staring as ‘Major Douglas’, a rigid military man focused on his career. “The Hunters”, a made for TV movie, was another successful project for Payne, who played Carter Flynn, the father of a family of ‘Indiana Jones’ types, fighting to protect magical items of the world from falling into the wrong hands. “The Hunters” was shot in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Payne was also a guest star on “Arctic Air” in the Season 3 premiere, a CBC series set in Yellowknife, profiling renegade bush pilots at work and play in Canada’s north. Portraying a man who lives in the wild and suffers from PTSD, his character struggles to relate to people around him. By chance encounter he comes across Astrid and Dev who have become lost in the wilderness, leaving characters to question whether they are in danger or are merely dealing with a misunderstood individual looking to help.

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Payne is a familiar face on television having a lead role in the CTV sitcom “Alice I Think”. Dan’s credits include guest-starring roles on “Primeval: New World”, “Fairly Legal”, “Tower Prep”, “The Haunting Hour”, “Dead Like Me” and “Just Cause”. Dan has had several appearances on “Stargate SG1”, “Stargate: Atlantis”, “Battlestar Galactica”, “Smallville”, The Chris Isaac Show and two Muppet movies, “A Very Muppet Christmas” and “The Muppets Wizard of Oz”. Not a stranger to feature films, Payne has landed roles in the feature films “Cabin in the Woods” (directed by Drew Goddard/Joss Whedon), “Watchmen” (directed by Zack Snyder), and “John Tucker Must Die” (directed by Betty Thomas).  Dan is also very proud of his series lead role on the web series “Divine” which can be viewed at www.divinetheseries.com.  Payne has also had starring roles in various TV movies such as “A Family Thanksgiving”, “Thomas Kincade’s A Christmas Miracle” and “Temptations”.

Payne, originally from Victoria, BC, Canada discovered a love for the entertainment industry at a young age. Growing up, Dan and his family moved a great deal. His family’s nomadic life enabled Dan and his siblings, brother Josh and sister Cathy, to become the best of friends. Dan earned several university scholarships and chose the University of Calgary (U of C) for his post-secondary education. Moving to Australia for four years to join his brother, he became a professional photographer and reawakened his love of the creative arts.  Inspired by his ever-growing love of all things creative, Dan chose to take the next step, and moved to London, England. Dan studied acting and realized his unique size and accent were assets, and towards the end of his five years in London, found success, which gave him the confidence and desire to return home to Canada. Dan continues his efforts to constantly expand on his experiences in both comedy and drama, which only strengthens his lifelong passion for acting.   His career has enjoyed growing success and the future looks promising for Dan.

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Lesley Diana – Founder, President and Publicist
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