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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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Swedish Jewellery company Rock by Sweden expands internationally to She’s Some Kind of Wonderful Boutique in White Rock, BC

“Behind every pretty face is a skull, let’s celebrate from within”

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Rock by Sweden is a Swedish jewellery company founded in 2009 and has since its establishment skyrocketed its way to success in the Swedish jewellery market and is today sold in over 110 stores all over the country. As of 2014 Rock by Sweden is expanding its brand to the international market, Canada being one example with shessomekindofwonderful.com carrying the brand in White Rock, BC.

Rock by Sweden caters to the trendy, chic, and fashion -conscious woman with its strikingly bold and unique collection. Its rhodium plated, authentic Swarowski and Stellux chrystal unique jewellery items give the brand its glamorous, edgy and rock chick appearance.

The aim of Rock by Sweden is the continual development of fashionable and “edgy” collections for the conscious, modern, leading edge woman, to wear.

Laila Bagge and Lili Assefa
Behind this luxurious brand are two of Sweden’s most well known media profiles; Laila Bagge and Lili Assefa.  Both Laila and Lili won the award for “Business Woman of the Year” in 2009 and 2013, and have had a long history within the music industry in Sweden as well as internationally.

Laila Bagge is one of the three judges in the hugely popular music talent show “Idol”, in Sweden. Laila has worked as a music manager and song writer, and has created songs for platinum artists such as “98 degrees”, “Mya”, and Celine Dion. Laila has also worked as a talent scout for Sony BMG New York.

Lili Assefa is one of Sweden’s biggest and most successful names in public relations. She has over the years been known as the “Queen of PR”, and this year alone Lili has worked with renowned fashion giant “H&M”, TV-shows as “Idol” and the European “Eurovision” music festival, with top artists such as David Guetta and “Avicil”.

*For more information and special orders, contact Seeve Sandberg 
qamelia@telus.net
604.230.2940

She’s Some Kind of Wonderful
1457 A Johnston Road, White Rock
604 535-1961

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Star and Screenwriter Sonja Bennett’s feature film “Preggoland” showcase her many talents at TIFF and VIFF with co-star Oscar nominee James Caan

The Promotion People - Sonja BennettEarly reviews are in. Critics love Sonja’s edgy comedy-drama

Preggoland is very much Sonja Bennett’s baby (pun intended!). The movie marks her foray into screenwriting; in addition to starring in the Canadian indie, the award-winning actress penned the script.  Opening to a much-hyped premiere at TIFF Canadian feature Preggoland will screen in Sonja’s hometown at the Vancouver International Film Festival.

Sonja realized there weren’t as many roles for women over 30, so she decided to be proactive about her career by writing herself the juicy lead she’d been craving.   “I was interested in exploring of how motherhood changes female friendships, the artifice of this giant clique of motherhood and the pregnancy pedestal,” Sonja shares.

The Promotion People - Sonja Bennett & James CaanThe early reviews are in and critics love the edgy comedy-drama written co-starring Oscar-nominee James Caan and veteran actor Danny Trejo.  Dorkshelf says “Preggoland has a stellar script and a star making performance from writer and lead Sonja Bennett.” Scene Creek billed the film “smart and savvy” while NOW Toronto said “Bennett’s written a sharp comedy that explores the societal pressure on women without children and gives a knockout performance as bad girl Ruth.”

Filmed in Vancouver, Preggoland centers on a boozing 35-year-old woman (Bennett) whose life turns upside down when is mistakenly thought to be pregnant. All of a sudden Ruth (whose life was more in tune with a teenager than a 30-something grown woman) earns her father’s approval, nabs the attention of her friends, and saves her job.  Ultimately she finds the glorious perks of pregnancy to seductive to ignore.

Laura Harris (24, Defying Gravity), Paul Campbell (Spun Out, Battlestar Galatica), Jared Keeso (Godzilla, Elysium, 19-2), and Lisa Durupt (Shall We Dance, Less Than Kind) round out the talented cast. The Trotsky’s Jacob Tierney directs with Kevin Eastwood and Dylan Collingwood as producers.

Preggoland premiered at TIFF as part of the prestigious Special Presentations programme. The buzzed-about film will have its hometown debut during VIFF.

Acting for more than 10 years, Sonja Bennett has appeared in critically acclaimed films such as Atom Egoyan’s Where the Truth Lies, Elegy starring Ben Kingsley and Penélope Cruz, and TIFF opening night film Young People Fucking – for which she earned a Vancouver Film Critics Circle award. The Vancouver native has kept an equally busy profile on the small screen with recurring roles in Eureka, Battlestar Galatica, Blade: The Series. Her performances in Random Acts of Romance, In No Particular Order, Cole and the TV series Godivas and Cold Squad garnered her Leo Gemini, and Genie nominations.

Preggoland is produced by Fake-a-baby Productions, Titlecard Pictures Inc. and Optic Nerve Films Inc. and with the support of Telefilm.

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Two Provinces, Two Crews – HIGHWAY THRU HELL Expands for an Epic Third Season, September 2 on Discovery

Jamie Davis Heavy Rescue maintains operations in B.C., while expanding into Alberta to service the infamous highways through the oil patch

“The Coquihalla Experience” puts viewers in the driver’s seat for an interactive immersion at Discovery.ca

When it comes to wicked weather and wild wrecks, there’s only one other highway system that rivals B.C.’s Coquihalla. As HIGHWAY THRU HELL returns to Discovery for Season 3, premiering Tuesday, September 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, Jamie Davis Heavy Rescue moves into Alberta to tackle Highways 881 and 63, basing a second operation out of Lac La Biche – while maintaining Davis’ decade-old business in Hope, B.C. Two provinces, two teams, new crew, old rivals, more trust, more friction, and vastly different types of weather and crash conditions – this hellish third season of the original Canadian hit series from Vancouver’s Great Pacific TV is the most epic season yet!

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The heroes of the highway return for Season 3 of HIGHWAY THRU HELL, premiering September 2 on Discovery.

Click here to view the Season 3 trailer!

Back with 13 new episodes, HIGHWAY THRU HELL travels some of the most economically vital – and most inhospitable – trucking routes in North America. Plagued by winter storms, truckers spin out and smash up, and heavy rescue teams hustle to clear the highway carnage and get the road open again. These highway heroes are a hit with viewers –Season 2 of HIGHWAY THRU HELL was #1 in its timeslot on Canadian entertainment specialty television among all key adult and male demos, and was the #3 Canadian entertainment specialty program among Adults 25-54 and 18-49 overall. The 2012 debut still ranks as the #1 series premiere in Discovery’s history*.

Changes and challenges mark every moment of Season 3. Last season, Jamie Davis Heavy Rescue lost a significant amount of business when a new competitor has scooped up half the recoveries, forcing Davis to seek new opportunities to off-set these restrictions. Gambling big, Davis rolls into northern Alberta’s booming oil patch to stake a new claim on another road worthy of the title “highway thru hell.”

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Highway 881 runs north 300 kilometers through remote forest, muskeg, and tundra between Lac La Biche and Fort McMurray. But it’s the only route into newly-discovered oil and gas fields, worth billions of dollars. On a route supplying more energy to the U.S. than Saudi Arabia, hundreds of millions of dollars of heavy equipment must be moved daily on this narrow, two-lane highway. Almost 60,000 shift workers are in camps serviced by Highway 881, and on shift-change day, thousands of workers need to get home. Davis sends his best drivers and trucks to the Alberta oil patch; he tasks Adam Gazzola to manage the new Alberta startup. His crew includes Colin McLean, a city driver fresh from Vancouver who has to earn Gazzola’s respect. Deep snow, bitter cold, and big recoveries that dwarf most loads in B.C. push Gazzola’s team to the limit.

Back in B.C., Davis faces more challenges. During the heaviest snowfall and worst avalanche conditions in decades, he’s left with a skeleton crew of new hires and old trucks in his battle to keep the Coquihalla Highway open. New drivers include Howie Irwin, a highly-skilled heavy recovery vet who used to work the Coq for Davis and his brother before buying his own truck and moving to the city; and Don Starr, a 20-year mountain veteran with MacGyver-like ingenuity. But Davis isn’t the only guy on the road. With Davis’ team stretched across two provinces, rival rescue operator Al Quiring steps into the void. For years, Davis and Quiring  have gone “tow to tow” for the title of “King of the Coq”. And like Davis has done with this stepson Brandon, Quiring is teaching the family trade to the next generation, his son Cary by his side. These young bucks have a lot to prove. Brandon is setting his sights on the Alberta operation, but must first show Davis that he has what it takes at home in B.C. Brandon attends a “wreckmaster heavy rescue bootcamp,” and this season Davis offers Brandon the chance to patrol in the quick response truck, aimed at securing accident scenes for heavy rescue… before the competition.

Highlights from the first episodes of HIGHWAY THRU HELL, Season 3, include:

HIGHWAY THRU HELL: “New Hell Old Hell”
Tuesday, September 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
A new winter season starts with Jamie Davis Heavy Rescue split in two… Adam Gazzola has taken half the fleet north to Alberta’s rich and dangerous oil fields while Jamie Davis stays back to fight and keep the Coq open all by himself.

HIGHWAY THRU HELL: “New Hope”
Tuesday, September 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Jamie Davis realizes he can’t do it all alone in B.C. and hires a new driver. But the newest addition ends up needing rescuing himself after he crashes Bruce Hardy’s legendary blue truck. Davis’ stepson Brandon is forced to prove himself after his plans to join the Alberta team are put on hold.  And rookie operator, Colin McLean, learns just how tough his new boss Adam Gazzola can be… when a seemingly simple job goes sideways.

When “closure is not an option,” Davis’ teams struggle to make a go of it as the season continues. In Alberta, the crew must sleep in their trucks when they can’t find homes to rent, face the bitter cold of an Alberta winter, and endure the pain and heartache of leaving family behind. In B.C., 300 centimetres of snow falls in February, creating the worst avalanche conditions on the Coq in its 27-year history, which Davis must tackle with his newest crew and oldest trucks. At the end of the season, Davis faces the ultimate decision: should he throw all his resources into his new Alberta business, or rebuild his B.C. operations and wage a renewed battle on the Coq?

The HIGHWAY THRU HELL experience continues at Discovery.ca exclusive video, photo galleries, and show information – updated throughout the run of the series. Fans of HIGHWAY THRU HELL can delve even deeper with two rich interactive experiences that put viewers in the driver’s seat and feature the show’s silent stars: the highways themselves. Fully immersive and interactive, “The Coquihalla Experience” builds community and sparks conversation through “Explore the Coq / Coq Stories,” offering users an opportunity to drive the highway, explore the wrecks, and contribute their own stories about the Coquihalla. Also, armchair experts can test their skills in simulated challenges clearing difficult wrecks – and claim social bragging rights. Viewers can extend their experience on mobile via the Discovery App, and join the HIGHWAY THRU HELL conversation with the cast and crew during LIVE chats on Twitter (@HWYThruHell) during each Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET broadcast (hashtag #hwythruhell).

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About Discovery:
The world is just awesome! With compelling real-life programming that inspires and entertains, Discovery reveals the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. Discovery offers a signature mix of adrenaline-charged stories, larger-than-life personalities and vivid imagery for viewers with curious minds. With the best non-fiction programming from Canada and around the world, Discovery captures the excitement of a passion for life – one lived fully and at its most extreme. With exceptional and immersive storytelling, the channel offers in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the extraordinary people and places that shape our world. Launched in Canada in 1995, Discovery is now available in more than eight million Canadian homes. Discovery is offered in standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD) simulcast – for viewers who want an even bigger and bolder experience. Discovery Canada is a joint venture between Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company, and Discovery Communications Inc. Find more information and interactive online features at Discovery.ca.

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The Inaugural Kettle Mettle 105 kilometer Bike Ride will challenge cyclists on the historical picturesque Kettle Valley Trail in the Okanagan on October 4th, 2014

Kettle Mettle - The Promotion PeopleThe Dirt Track that Takes You Back in Time

Tri 1 Events is pleased to announce that on October 4th, 2014 the Inaugural Kettle Mettle Bike Ride will challenge cyclists and showcase the historical nature and amazing scenery of the Kettle Valley Trail in the Okanagan.
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The Kettle Mettle Bike Race is the dirt track that takes you back in time from Penticton to Kelowna. This 105+ kilometer bike ride starts at Okanagan Lake in Penticton and finish near the Lake at Mission Recreation Park in Kelowna.  The Kettle Mettle Fondo on the Kettle Valley Railway Trail is putting affordability and FUN back into Fondo cycling events. This is more of a FUNDO Cycling event. After the challenging ride cyclists can enjoy the wine festival and the Kettle Mettle After Party in Kelowna.

The Kettle Valley Railway (KVR) is an abandoned railway bed that winds through south central British Columbia with grades that never exceed 2.2 %. But even the most radical cyclist will grip the handlebars a little tighter crossing trestles.

Long popular in Europe, gravel road races are attracting large numbers of riders looking to do something off the beaten path.

Kettle Mettle organizer Dean Stanton from Tri 1 Events brings three decades of experience and involvement in similar sporting events as a participant and race organizer including the World Renowned Spartan Race throughout Canada and the 2009 World Police and Fire Games Triathlon.

Dean says, “We wanted to organize an exciting yet challenging cycling event to draw attention to the historical Kettle Valley Railway in BC from Penticton to Kelowna. We plan to make Kettle Mettle an annual event.”

Registration is now open –  http://www.kettlemettle.ca/register.html

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Country Music Award Nominees Whiskey Jane Touring Western Canada To Celebrate The Release Of Their Second Album

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Whiskey Jane Country Band Natalye Vivian, Kirby Kaye, and Rafe Haines are pleased to announce that they will be touring Western Canada from June to September leading up to their nomination at the Western Canada Music Awards in October. www.whiskeyjane.com/schedule

This emerging talent of Natalye Vivian (Lead and Harmony Vocals, Acoustic Guitar), Kirby Kaye (Lead, Rhythm and Acoustic Guitars, Keyboards, Banjo, Dobro and Harmony Vocals), and Rafe Haines (Drums/ Vocals), are nominated for Country Recording of the Year at the 2014 WCMA’s in October in Winnipeg. http://breakoutwest.ca/2014-wcma

Whiskey Jane’s second album “Unbreakable” features some of the best performances and songwriting from the band yet. The new single is available for purchase on iTunes and can be requested to play on the radio across Canada along with their 7th single “Seventh Wonder”.

“This album wasn’t easy to do…we dug deep and made a lot of mistakes, some turned into wonderful music and some ended up on the studio floor! But that’s the reason I love it so much….it’s a true labor of love.” – Natalye Vivian

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Whiskey Jane’s tour throughout Western Canada will support the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI), one of Canada’s most renowned infantry regiments that helps serving and former soldiers and their families in need. Having supported the PPCLI charity since 2011, Whiskey Jane wrote and dedicated their song “Dear Jane” to the foundation and will be donating $5.00 from every CD sale on tour to the “For The Soldier Foundation”. They will also be playing at PPCLI’s 100th Anniversary celebration in Edmonton on August 7th.

Priding themselves on live performances, Whiskey Jane has played past features at the Merrit Mountain Music Festival, Calgary Stampede, Mission Riverfest, Cloverdale Rodeo, Richmond Ozone Olympic site 2010, and will bring their 2014 tour to the following cities:

Dates:
June 11th – The Railway Club (Vancouver, BC)
June 12th – The Fairview – with special guests – D Trevlon Band and Corey Hawthorne (Vancouver BC)
June 27th- Williams Lake Stampede (Williams Lake, BC)
June 28th- Williams Lake Stampede (Williams Lake, BC)
June 29th- Williams Lake Stampede (Williams Lake, BC)
July 17th – Gabbys Country Cabaret (Langley, BC)
July 18th – Gabbys Country Cabaret (Langley, BC)
July 19th – Gabbys Country Cabaret (Langley, BC)
July 20th- Sun Peaks Music Fest (Sun Peaks, BC)
July 25th – Cactus Annie’s (Merritt, BC)
July 26th – Cactus Annie’s (Merritt, BC)
July 28th – Festival in the Park (Kamloops, BC)
July 29th – The Dirty Jersey (With Special Guests – THE HONEST WOODS) (Kamloops, BC)
July 31st – Ranchman’s (Calgary AB)
August 1st – Ranchman’s (Calgary, AB)
August 2nd – Ranchman’s (Calgary, AB)
August 7th- PPCLI 100th Anniversary (Edmonton, AB)
August 30-31st- Harrison Hot Springs Concert on the Beach – (Harrison Hot Springs- BC)

“We love the writing and recording process and we are really excited about this new record. I almost can’t wait to get started on the third one.” – Kirby Kaye

“We have a clear vision for where we are headed and are excited for what the future will bring for us, starting with the launch of our new record. We look forward to sharing our new music with our fans.” – Rafe Haines

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Facebook: facebook.com/WhiskeyJane.Music
Twitter: @whiskeyjane
YouTube: youtube.com/user/WhiskeyJaneBand

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‘THE BIRDER’ starring Tom Cavanagh, Fred Willard and Graham Greene to screen at the LA Comedy Festival in Los Angeles with an official selection for its U.S. release on May 2nd at 7:00pm

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IndustryWorks Pictures is excited to announce that Theodore Bezaire’s Sophomore Indie Comedy THE BIRDER will be screening in Los Angeles at the LA Comedy Festival on May 2nd at the Let Live Theatre at 7:00pm. This funny feature film is starring Tom Cavanagh (Ed, Scrubs), Mark Rendall (30 Days of Night), Jamie Spilchuk (Hard Rock Medical), Tommie-Amber Pirie (What If), Academy Award Nominee Graham Greene (Dances With Wolves, The Green Mile) and Hollywood funny man Fred Willard (Anchorman, Best in Show).   The film makes its U.S. Premiere at the LA Comedy Festival.

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Co-written by Theodore Bezaire & Mike Stasko and directed by Bezaire, THE BIRDER is a revenge-comedy set inside the world of bird watching.  It’s the story of Ron Spencer (Cavanagh), a mild mannered birder who seeks revenge on a younger rival (Spilchuk) after losing the highly coveted position of Head of Ornithology at the National Park.

“THE BIRDER is a wonderful film and an excellent comedy.  The film is a perfect combination of laugh out loud moments and a heartwarming story that the whole family can enjoy.” says Caterina Scrivano, VP Marketing, IndustryWorks Pictures.  “We’re very excited to partner with IndustryWorks and see our film take flight!” adds producer Gerry Lattmann of The Dot Film Company.

IndustryWorks plans a market release at The Marché Du Film in Cannes, France this May and will start its release schedule later this year.

SELECTED MEDIA QUOTES 

“Easily one of the best comedies you’ll see all year.” – RAINDANCE

“The Birder is a sweet, hilarious film, which is so successful due to the performances of Cavanagh and Rendall.” – TORONTO FILM SCENE

“This is a funny movie!” – SLATE

About The Dot Film Company – The Dot Film Company develops and produces content for Film and Television. They have worked in association with some of Canada’s most reputable organizations, such as Telefilm Canada, CMPA, TVOntario, Corus Entertainment, VideoFACT, BravoFACT! and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

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About IndustryWorks Pictures – 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 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, airlines, Internet and digital platforms, retail and rental outlets.

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Twitter: @IWPictures@TheBirderMovie@LAComedyFest, @tbezaire@CavanaghTom@Fred_Willard
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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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Website: industry-works.com/the-lost-legion
Twitter: @IWPictures
Facebook: facebook.com/IndustryWorksPictures

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lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca
604.726.5575

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