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Vancouver will play host to the premiere of the Broadway musical “City of Angels” at Performance Works from July 8th – 17th

Film Noir meets the Musical starring Michael Lomenda, Donal Thoms-Cappello
Jennifer Copping, Caitlin Clugston and Crystal Balint

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

Putting It Together (PIT) Collective, a group of local Vancouver artists, will be performing and producing the show featuring a wide variety of talent that has appeared 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.

The musical “City of Angels” takes place in Los Angeles in the late 1940s. A New York crime novelist (Stine) agrees, at the behest of a Hollywood producer, to adapt his latest novel into a screenplay but how much is he willing to sacrifice for a taste of fame and fortune?  The wisecracking and quick-witted Detective Stone has a way with women but is forever haunted by the one who got away in this musical spoof of film noir crime novels and Hollywood’s treatment of writers that is smart, swingin’, sexy, and funny.

Tony award-winning “City of Angels” moves between the beautiful Technicolor world of Hollywood and Stine’s glamorous film noir-in-progress of the same title. While Stine’s movie plays out in black and white, he finds the dangerous temptations of the world of Los Angeles – the distraction of women, the lure of fame, and the artistic compromises being made right and left – all too colorful. Witty and glamorous, “City of Angels” features a sensational jazz score, including popular songs, “You Can Always Count on Me,” “Tennis Song,” and “I’m Nothing Without You.”

Actor/Producer Christopher Shyer has assembled some of Canada’s most talented artists to bring “City of Angels” to Vancouver. Chris made his Broadway debut starring in Mamma Mia, and was part of the US National touring cast of The Book of Mormon.

Award winning actor/director/singer Jennifer Copping, a genuine triple threat, will be making her Musical Directorial Debut and tackling the dual roles of the savvy leading ladies Oolie and Donna. PIT moved mountains to bring in Michael Lomenda to play Detective Stone.  Joining the cast from Los Angeles, Michael played Nick Massi in Jersey Boys on stage and also in the film directed by Clint Eastwood in 2014. Caitlin Clugston is thrilled to play the roles of Gabby and Bobbi. Donal Thoms-Cappello will play the role of Stine, the New York Crime Novelist. Janet Gigliotti, one of the Angel City 4 is also making an appearance as Sonny. Janet just completed a successful run playing Judy Garland in the Canadian premiere of “End of the Rainbow.” Crystal Balint (Mech x4) channels her feistiest femme fatale to breathe life into the roles of Alaura and Carla. Jessie nominated Paul Herbert is playing the roles of Buddy Fidler and Irwin S. Irving, Tim Perez, no stranger to the theater, joins the cast as Lt. Munoz; while Props Master John R. Taylor will be playing Luther Kingsley. And new to the Vancouver theatre scene, young actress Miranda MacDougall joins the talented cast.

Behind the scenes the creative team includes: Co-Projection/Video Designers, Corwin Ferguson and Joel Grinke; Choreographer – Ken Overbey; Musical Director – Angus Kellett, and joining Jennifer Copping as Co-Director is Sylvia M. Zaradic.

For a complete list of cast and production team and more information please visit:
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“City of Angels”
What: Canadian premiere of the Broadway musical “City of Angels”
Where: Performance Works, Granville Island
When: July 8-17th 8:00 pm Saturday, July 15th Matinee 2:00 pm
REGULAR Ticket price: $40
Discounted tickets available for CAEA Members and students
Tickets available at: www.cityofangels.brownpapertickets.com

Select cast members are available for interviews upon request. For press passes, more information, interviews and photos please contact:
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Photo credit: Rhonda Dent | www.rhondadent.com

Re: the “Vanity Fair” image, from L to R, Miranda MacDougall, Donal Thoms-Cappello, Caitlin Clugston, Crystal Balint, Michael Lomenda, and Jennifer Copping

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Full Blood Moon Entertainment announces distribution deal with Film Marketing Services in Los Angeles for their Indigenous Gothic Horror Film “Bohemian Blood”

Poster ArtThe Four Horsemen of Full Blood Moon Entertainment Inc.(FBM) Gerald Auger, Cam White, Cam Belseth and Michael Bourree, are pleased to announce the completion of their production of the Indigenous Gothic Horror Short Film Bohemian Blood. The Film is lead by the acting of Indigenous Co-writer/Lead, Gerald Auger (Pawnee Killer from Hell on Wheels) alongside Actor/Writer/Director Cam White, who makes his international directorial debut on this no-budget, high demand film.

Filmed in Grande Prairie, Alberta with local cast and crew, what started as a 48hr Film Challenge blew up into something much bigger than anyone could have imagined. Spawning a new film genre (Indigenous Gothic Horror) European and Indigenous Worlds collide in this long awaited counter to the typical clash on film and allow the audience to see an Indigenous person in a horror movie lead role, breaking stereotypes.

Bohemian Blood has signed a world-wide distribution deal with Film Marketing Services out of Los Angeles and within two months has already been accepted into film festivals in; Culver City, CA, Silicon Valley, CA, Marina Del Ray, CA and New York City. Reps were present at the Sundance Film Festival market and will also make an appearance at the Berlin Film Festival Market later this year.

 

Bohemian Blood, tries to touch on many social issues while forcing the audience to interpret subtle hints of the underlying cultural themes.  The story is about Indigenous Gothic Spiritual leader, The Bohemian Blood Master, who helps his women take back control of their lives by having them deal out punishment to the men who hurt them, and filling the Canvas’ with blood.

‘People are ready for a change and Full Blood Moon Entertainment is going to give it to them’  Actor/Writer/Director Cam White of Bohemian Blood and CEO of FBM.

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Full Blood Moon Entertainment (FBM) is a diverse multi-platform company rapidly spreading the concept of Indigenous Gothic Horror, through film, television and new media.  Actor/Writer/Producer/Director Gerald Auger (Hell on Wheels, Strange Empire, Into The West), is the President of FBM and driving force behind it all.  He is supported by company partners (The Four Horsemen) Cam White, Cam Belseth and Michael Bourree.  White is the Companies CEO and Writer/Director while Darkmass Productions owner Cam Belseth leads FBM’s technical team as head of production, and Michael Bourree is Editor and Chief of Post Production.  FBM wants to spread the message of unification to all races and people through an unorthodox means of transportation, Horror Films. This contradiction and the Indigenous gothic spirit of Gerald Auger has caught the public’s interest and intrigue.

Indigenous Gothic Horror Genre, What Is It?
Indigenous Gothic Horror (IGH) is a new genre of horror movie that combines the European and Indigenous worldview through film, television and fashion. It is a form of ancient storytelling that has been passed down through the ages through oral teachings and stories. IGH maintains the authenticity of the Indigenous culture, language and way of life and respects and honours the Ancestry of the Indigenous People of the world. Combining dark colours with land based elements, Indigenous Gothic Horror is considered storytelling with a spiritual twist, and is rapidly gaining momentum and recognition in film, TV, fashion, and other new media worlds.

‘This world is ready for an Indigenous leader/actor in film to be more than Hollywood’s typical John Wayne version of an Indian on a horse wearing buckskin with a feather in his hair. All races of man need to be represented equally in film, television and new media in order to debunk and break stereotypes created by the Western World. We are on the cusp of global change and a collective consciousness of unity, healing and love’ Gerald Auger, President of Full Blood Moon Entertainment and the Bohemian Blood Master in Bohemian Blood.

The short film is the calling card Film for Full Blood Moon Entertainment who plan to corner the new niche market of Indigenous Goth.  FBM currently has multiple film projects at various stages of development and the script for Bohemian Blood is currently getting finalized with plans to be ready for the markets by Spring.

Gerald Auger and Cam White are available for interviews upon request and can be reached at fullbloodmoonentertainment@gmail.com

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Upcoming Film Festivalshttp://filmtrailerfestival.com/videos/bohemian-blood-film-trailer/
MARINA DEL REY FIM FESTIVAL – http://marinadelreyfilmfestival.com
CULVERT CITY FILM FESTIVAL – http://culvercityfilmfestival.com
NYC INDIE FILM AWARDS – http://www.nycindiefilmawards.com
FILM TRAILER FESTIVAL – www.filmtrailerfestival.com
FOCUS INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST – http://www.fiffest.com

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CHOREOGRAPHER PAUL BECKER WRAPS PRODUCTION ON HIS FEATURE FILM DIRECTORIAL DEBUT “BREAKING BROOKLYN” STARRING LOUIS GOSSETT JR.

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Dancer/choreographer Paul Becker recently wrapped production on his directorial debut Breaking Brooklyn shot on location in New York City. Paul co-wrote the feature film with his writing partner Rory Owen Delaney. Paul also choreographed the feature that stars Academy Award Winner Louis Gossett Jr. (An Officer and a Gentleman, Roots) alongside Madeleine Mantock (Into the Badlands,Edge of Tomorrow), Nathan Kress (iCarly), Vondie Curtis-Hall (Rosewood, Daredevil), Colin Critchley (Good Friday, Nowhere Ever After), Jack Noseworthy (The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe) and Catherine Curtin (Orange is The New Black). Donald Kushner, Elie Samaha, Missy Valdez, and Ged Dickersin produced Breaking Brooklyn. 

This drama is centered in Brooklyn NY during the Christmas holiday, following a wide eyed aspiring tap dancer (Colin Critchley) and his rebellious older brother (Nathan Kress) as they find shelter in an old theatre with two forgotten Broadway legends (Louis Gossett Jr. and Vondie Curtis Hall), but when the credit union forecloses on their home, the two families help each other reconcile their past with the present as they band together to save a Brooklyn landmark. The film includes a collection of tap dance style of music blended with a mix of soulful Broadway and contemporary hip-hop.

Expanding his resume as a filmmaker, Paul is currently in production with the new documentary Last of the Showmen, which examines the life and legacy of Broadway showman Ben Vereen. Featuring interviews with Usher, Liza Minnelli, David Copperfeld, Shirley Maclaine, and others, the film explores Ben’s checkered history while documenting his efforts to return to Broadway one last time.

Paul and LouA protégé of famed director/choreographer Kenny Ortega – long time friend and choreographer to Michael Jackson and some of the biggest music icons of the world such as Madonna, Cher, and Elton John, Becker choreographed the Disney’s Adventures in Babysitting, which will be released this year and is joining Ortega to choreograph Disney’s Descendants 2 this summer. Paul has also worked alongside Ortega to choreograph the Ortega directed Jonas Brothers’ concert World Tour.

Born in Victoria, BC, Canada, Becker has quickly become one of the worlds’ top choreographers and creative directors, having worked on over 100 film and TV projects including Twilight, Mirror Mirror, and The Diary of a Wimpy Kid 1,2,& 3. Paul is currently the series choreographer for ABC’s hit show Once Upon a Time, as well as Syfy’s new series The Magicians which airs on Jan 25/16. He has worked closely with everyone from Kanye West, Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, The Muppets, Michael Buble, Ciara and Latin superstar Pitbull.  Paul was a judge and choreographer on Canada’s #1 hit television series So You Think You Can Dance and produced Canada’s Got Talent.

Further adding to his impressive repertoire, Paul is creating two brand new Ringling Brothers Circuses, directed the 2015 PanAm Games in Toronto, and will be choreographing the Victoria Secret Super Bowl 2016 Commercial.

To view his hundreds of his other impressive credits, please click on the links below.

Paul currently resides in Los Angeles and Vancouver while traveling worldwide to work on productions. He is available for interviews upon request.

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Alan C. Peterson plays King Minos in OLYMPUS airing now on Syfy in the US, Spike TV in the UK & Super Channel in Canada

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Alan voices the villain in animated feature SPARK with Jessica Biel, Susan Sarandon & Hilary Swank

In demand character actor Alan C. Peterson plays King Minos in the popular television series OLYMPUS. Peterson’s character, King Minos’ character is first introduced premieres on April 23 in North America in the episode entitled MINOS.

OLYMPUS, a 13-episode mythological drama set in the world of gods, humans and monsters, premiered on April 2 on Syfy in the US, Spike TV in the UK and Super Channel in Canada and made it’s UK launch on Spike TV last week. OLYMPUS tells the story of how a few brave men and women banished the Gods to the realm of the unconscious – a place they called the Underworld or the Kingdom of Hades. The series follows the protagonist Hero (Tom York, Tyrant) as he seeks the truth about his past, which may be intertwined with the Gods themselves. The series also stars Sonya Cassidy (The Paradise, Vera) as Oracle, Sonita Henry (Star Trek, The Fifth Element) as Medea, Graham Shiels (Guardians of the Galaxy, True Blood) as King Aegeus, and Matt Frewer (Orphan Black, The Knick) as Daedalus. Created by Nick Willing (Tinman, Alice, Neverland), OLYMPUS is a Canada-UK co-production.

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Internationally recognized character actor Alan C. Peterson is known for his ability to disappear into the hundreds of varied roles he has played onscreen and onstage. Growing up as an actor in the impassioned and vital Estonian theater scene in Toronto, after University, Alan was inspired to go to New York City to study with two true greats, Stella Adler and Kim Stanley, and begin his professional acting career.

Soon to be seen, Alan plays “J” in the Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, Whitehouse Down) and major feature film STONEWALL, with Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Ron Perlman.

Alan has worked with many other pre-eminent directors, such as Antoine Fuqua in his film SHOOTER, as Officer Stanley Timmons, with Mark Wahlberg and Danny Glover, in Zack Snyder’s film SUCKERPUNCH as Big Boss, with Jon Hamm and Emily Browning, and in Sydney Furie’s film PRIDE OF LIONS, with Seymour Cassell and Louis Gossett Jr. Other films include DEFENDOR with Woody Harrelson, Joe Carnahan’s NARC with Ray Liotta and Jason Patric, and THE SAMARITAN with Samuel L. Jackson and Tom Wilkinson. Alan is particularly proud of his role as the eccentric conspiracy theorist, Terrance, in THE CONSPIRACY.

Television series work includes, as a regular, BRIDGE TO MOTOR CITY, CRA$H AND BURN, STREET TIME, as well as the mini-series, ZOS: ZONE OF SEPARATION. He has guest starred in many TV series, among them, STARGATE, THE LISTENER, LOST GIRL, COPPER, 19-2. Most recently he reunited with Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara as a guest star on the season finale of their series SCHITT’S CREEK. One of his first onscreen roles was  as “Edith Prickly’s Double” on the “Johnny Nucleo Lounge Meltdown” episode of SCTV.

Joining a stellar cast of Jessica Biel, Susan Sarandon, and Hilary Swank, Alan also voices the villain in the animated feature SPARK, an action packed space adventure full of humor and heart.

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DONNA LEWIS RETURNS WITH BRAND NEW DAY, FEATURING DAVID KING, REID ANDERSON AND ETHAN IVERSON

Platinum Singer-Songwriter Reimagines Her Own Material and Songs by David Bowie, Neil Young, Damian Rice, Gnarls Barkley, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Chocolate Genius,Burt Bacharach and Harry Nilsson

Donna Lewis will be performing at The Falcon in Marlboro, New York on March 26 and 
at Turning Point in Piermont, New York on March 27

The Welsh-born singer Donna Lewis is one of those rare artists whose immense success on the pop radio charts disguises an exceptional and serious musicianship and breadth of repertoire. Lewis’ new album, Brand New Day, reveals the range of her artistry, and may surprise listeners who know her only for her pop hits “I Love You Always Forever,” “At The Beginning,” “I Could Be The One” and “Love Him.” Produced and arranged by Lewis’ longtime friend David Torn, the genre-busting composer and producer, Brand New Day is an intoxicating set of jazz-inflected covers and Lewis originals in which she is joined by the eminent progressive jazz musicians Ethan Iverson (piano), Reid Anderson (bass) and Dave King (drums). Palmetto releases the album March 10, 2015.

With her distinctive, breathy voice and unique phrasing, Lewis brings a fresh immediacy to the covers on Brand New Day, including David Bowie‘s infrequently heard “Bring Me the Disco King,” Neil Young‘s “Helpless,” Damien Rice‘s “Amie,” and Chocolate Genius‘ “My Mom,” among others. The album also features two new Lewis originals, “Sleep” and “Brand New Day,” as well as a powerful remake of “I Love You Always Forever.”

For an artist used to the do-and-do-again perfectionism of pop music recording sessions, returning to the improvisational nature of jazz was an exciting prospect. It took nerve for Lewis to take on songs so deeply etched in the pop consciousness in such a stripped-down setting, but she recorded most of them in a single take. As a result, the record has live, organic, nearly ambient feel.

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“I Love You Always Forever” was such a hit for Lewis that, for many listeners, it will always be the thing for which she is remembered. Atlantic Records Chairman Doug Morris had been so enamored with the demo for that song that he flew Lewis to New York to meet him and perform her material, and offered her a deal on the spot. It became the first song ever to get a million spins on American radio and the third best-selling song in the history of Atlantic Records. The record also was an international sensation, topping charts all over the world. Lewis’ second album for the label, Blue Planet (1998), spawned two hits: “Love Him,” which topped the Billboard Dance charts, and “I Could Be the One.”

She soon began to reveal other dimensions of her creativity. While on hiatus to start a family, she left her mark on such projects as The Art of Noise’s The Seduction of Claude Debussy. She began her longtime collaboration with David Torn, a guitarist and studio wizard known for his film scores including Friday Night Lights, The Order and Lars and the Real Girl, as well as for his work with rock legends such as David Bowie and Jeff Beck. In 2001, five electronically textured songs Torn and Lewis wrote and recorded for the Chute project were among the most requested on Los Angeles’ KCRW for three weeks running. She released the acoustic Be Still in 2002 and the high-energy In the Pink in 2008.

Still, the aptly titled Brand New Day is both a striking departure from anything she has done before, and the fullest realization of qualities that have always set her apart. As Time Out NY said before a recent NYC performance, “If you really listened past the earworm chorus and bubbly beat of Lewis’s debut hits, you quickly sensed that she was no flash in the pan. The classically trained…Lewis had a breathy coo that could recall Kate Bush, and used it with a flexibility that few pop princesses could muster.”

Donna Lewis – Brand New Day

  • Sleep
  • Bring Me The Disco King
  • Crazy
  • Waters of March
  • Brand New Day
  • Everybody’s Talkin’ At Me
  • Helpless
  • Amie
  • I Love You Always Forever
  • Walk On By
  • My Mom

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VOICE ACTOR DAVE PETTITT SOARS TO NEW HEIGHTS AS THE VOICE OF DISCOVERY CANADA’S ‘AIRSHOW’, ‘HIGHWAY THRU HELL’ AND TOURISM ECUADOR’S HISTORIC SUPER BOWL COMMERCIAL

davepettittDave Pettitt is a male voice actor with more than just a deep, clear voice. He brings a natural instinct and sound to every read. Finalist at the 2014 Voice Arts Awards, Dave was nominated for the campaign for Tourism Ecuador in the Outstanding National TV Commercial category. Tourism Ecuador made history at this years Super Bowl as the first country to advertise during Super Bowl 2015, Dave was chosen to do the voiceover for this beautiful and inviting commercial. http://youtu.be/toZaCpIzDqg. Canada’s Super Bowl broadcast also heard Dave’s voice with the well known Suncor commercial.

Discovery Canada’s exciting new television series ‘Airshow’ premiered January 26th. http://www.discovery.ca/Shows/Airshow with Dave at the narration helm. ‘Highway thru Hell’ continues to break audience records every season! And you guessed it, Dave Pettitt narrates the series that airs on Discovery Canada and in over 178 countries worldwide.

The 42nd Annual Annie Awards were recently held in Los Angeles on January 31st. The Annie Awards are the highest honor given for excellence in animation. Trophies are awarded for the year’s best feature film, video and television programs. Dave narrated “Best Animated Video Game” winner Valiant Hearts: The Great War, Ubisoft. http://annieawards.org/ http://youtu.be/Khl02WOSfXQ

Dave Pettitt has been a voice talent since 1992. His career began by lending his personality and vocal chops to morning radio in Calgary and on Vancouver Island. During that time, Dave was also being sought after by studios across North America to provide voice over for many well-known international clients. Voice over plays an enormous role in shaping the overall tone and quality of the production as a whole.

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Dave is best known for his array of television narration for shows including Great Pacific Media’s ‘Airshow’ and ‘Highway thru Hell’, as well as History Channel’s ‘American Daredevils’ and ‘Draft Year’ on Sportsnet.

With credits in animation, including Lego’s Legends of Chima (2013), and countless National radio and television commercial clients, Dave has provided VO for Disney’s Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) and Frozen (2013) Blu ray extras, Panasonic, Animal Planet Puppy Bowl and Nickelodeon.

It is his down to earth style and an everyman voice that makes him a great match for today’s documentary and real life drama series as well as international brands worldwide.

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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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In demand Erica Carroll keeps busy with recurring roles on the CW’s Supernatural and Hallmark Channel’s When Calls the Heart

The Promotion People - Erica CarrollRising star Erica Carroll, best known for her recurring role on the long-running CW series Supernatural and Hallmark Channel’s When Calls the Heart.

Always busy, the Canadian actress can currently be seen in the new season of CW’s Emmy-nominated and cult-favorite series Supernatural with her next episode airing on Tuesday, November 25th. She plays Hannah, a not-so-graceful angel occupying a human body. “I am quite proud of Hannah who I play on Supernatural,” says Erica. “Although she may be an ethereal being, she certainly doesn’t navigate the human world with the utmost finesse, which leads to awkward yet endearing moments and some seriously bad-ass altercations too.”

About Erica:
Erica is proud to be the first member of her family to be born in Canada, with deep roots running back to Dublin, Ireland. Born, in an ambulance headed to Fraser Lake, she split her childhood between Fort St. John (Northeastern B.C.) and Duncan, B.C, on Vancouver Island. Today, the homegrown talent calls East Vancouver home.

Reflecting her Irish roots, Erica began taking Irish dancing lessons at the tender age of five, where she discovered  both a passion and a fear of being on stage. “I knew in my heart I wanted to perform in some capacity, but the thought of it terrified me,” she admits. “I watched Airplane and Beetlejuice repeatedly, loving bizarre comedy and weird and wonderful characters.”

Erica caught the acting bug years later as a teen after attending a performance of The Phantom of the Opera at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre with her family. A self-professed Saturday Night Live super-fan, she would make silly home videos trying out characters with a friend who owned a camera. But it was only in her 20s that she decided to give acting a serious shot. She studied drama at three schools, including Canadian College in Victoria, The Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, and the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles. The latter has graduated the likes of Anne Hathaway, Robert Redford and the late Lauren Bacall.

Erica has been featured in countless Vancouver-shot TV shows, including Motive, Alcatraz, Fringe, Spooksville, Caprica, Smallville, Almost Human, Battlestar Galactica, and the list goes on. She’s also appeared in many independent films; Erica received a Leo nomination for her performance in the short film When Jesse Was Born. That same role nabbed her a Best Female Performance award at the Sacramento Film Festival. One of her latest features, Afterparty, premiered at last year’s Whistler Film Festival to critical praise.

“The film was entirely improvised, which is a thrilling experience for any actor and it was a really wonderful cast of local actors,” Erica shares. “Let’s just be honest, filming Afterparty was like being at summer camp with your best friends.”

When she’s not acting, Erica can be found coaching and motivating up and coming young talent, advocating safe technology, and pursuing a year long fitness program commitment to rehabilitate from several car accidents.

A true animal lover, Erica supports the SPCA and the Vancouver Humane Society. She has a Bullmastiff named Bella who has survived two bouts of cancer through the use of naturopathic remedies.

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Twitter: @divinepigeon
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Erica-Carroll/90087671831
IMDb: www.imdb.com/name/nm1264633

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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
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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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Twitter: @PromotionPeople
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