Tag Archives: Public Relations

Nicole Oliver guest-starring role on CW’s “Arrow” airs as she completes filming Hallmark’s “3 Bedrooms and One Corpse: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery”

789Voice-over roles on cartoons LEGO NEXO Knights, My Little Pony and Disney’s Kate & Mim Mim keep Nicole in demand

Nicole Oliver’s guest-starring role on CW’s “Arrow” aired on March 23rd. as she finishes filming the Hallmark Movie “3 Bedrooms One Corpse: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery”. On the big screen Nicole plays Greg Kinnear’s ex-wife in the feature film “Phil.” Kinnear’s directorial debut is now in post-production. Nicole also played a stage mother in the independent feature film “Leap 4 Your Life” which garnered rave reviews at film festivals throughout North America.

Besides being an actor the multifaceted entertainment veteran is also an accomplished voice-over talent who is in demand more than ever. Currently Nicole is on three cartoons airing on television in North America. In “LEGO NEXO Knights” she plays Queen Halbert, Alice, Whipperella and Lavaria. A fan favorite on “My Little Pony” Nicole plays Princess Celestia and Cheerilee. Season 6 will air on Discovery in the U S and Treehouse in Canada. On Disney’s “Kate & Mim Mim” Nicole plays the Mom.

In the television series “Seed,” Nicole joined her young son, young actor William Ainscough (Milton’s Secret, History of Love, Zapped), who stars as Billy in City TV’s “Seed.” She played Billy’s teacher, Mrs. Anderson, in several episodes both seasons.

Nicole had a supporting role on the Hallmark film, “The Christmas Ornament” starring Cameron Mathison and Kellie Martin. She has guest starred on numerous television series including “Supernatural” and “Rogue”. She has also starred in many MOW’s “The Woodcarver” with Woody Jeffreys and John Ratzenberger; “Taken Back – Finding Haley” with Amanda Tapping and “Innocent” with Bill Pullman and Marcia Gay Harden. For 4 seasons, Nicole was also the host on the hit Slice Network series “Crash Test Mommy.”

Well known throughout the world at Brony and Fan Conventions as Princess Celestia and Cheerilee on “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” and Zoe on the cartoon “Littlest Pet Shop,” her voice-over work continues to thrive. In animation, her popular roles on “Max Steel,” “Martha Speaks,” “Strawberry Shortcake,” and “Superbook.” Nicole is the voice for Wireless Wave, and has provided her voice to over 100 companies including American Express, Starbucks, Salon Selectives, Club House, Wireless Wave and IKEA. Nicole is also the narrator for the feature film “Heart of a Dragon.” Executive Produced by Mark Gordon and David Foster, and based on Rick Hansen’s “Wheels in Motion” tour.

AwardsThis multi-talented, incredibly busy mother and professional has mastered the balance between family and work. Nicole Oliver has worked for over twenty years in the entertainment industry as an actor, producer and director. Nicole has been nominated by her peers for several Leo Awards for her work on both the small and big screen and won the UBCP/ACTRA award for Best Voice for her work in animation.

Nicole is role model of our time who believes that diversification is the key to success. Nicole completed her MA in Communications while continuing her acting career. She currently teaches voice over training at Vancouver’s Premier Voice-over Training – On the Mic and is currently being booked as a motivational speaker.

An entrepreneur, she started Predator Communications with her husband (and award-winning film and television composer) Chris Ainscough. Predator Communication creates, executes, and delivers specialized production for multi-media platforms.

Nicole is available for interviews and photographs upon request.

Social Media Handles

Website: nicoleoliver.com
Twitter: @mouthnoize
IMDb: Nicole Oliver

Contact The Promotion People

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

Website: thepromotionpeople.ca
Twitter: @PromotionPeople
Facebook: The Promotion People
Instagram: @thepromotionpeople

Acclaimed pop-culture artist Elisabetta Fantone Art Show GOING POP Opens at Lacey Contemporary Gallery in London, UK March 30th

ElisabettaFantoneElisabetta acting talents shines on the big screen and television series in both French and English productions including Oscar nominated ‘Big Eyes’

Versatile artist/actor Elisabetta Fantone’s exhibit GOING POP travels across the pond to the Lacey Contemporary Gallery in London, UK from March 30th till April 9th. The gallery will continue to represent her work in London.

Elisabetta combines her two passions of painting and performing with her art. These latest art show comes after Elisabetta’s well-publicized tour of her artwork across North America. She had her pieces displayed at Vancouver’s Kurbatoff Gallery, The Thompson Landry Gallery in Toronto during TIFF, Calvin Charles Gallery in Scottsdale, Latitude Gallery in Calgary, Lando Gallery in Edmonton, La Galerie du Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City, the Evan Lurie gallery in Indianapolis and the Myra Galleries in Miami. Her shows pay homage to classic icons, including Marilyn Monroe, Mick Jagger, Elisabeth Taylor, Bob Dylan and Marlon Brando.

Last December Elisabetta painted a new mural for Art Basel in Miami. The mural is titled ‘Crimes Against Art’ and it features the portraits of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol posing for their fictional mugshots. The mural is located at 277 NW 26th St. Miami. (Wynwood) Last year Elisabetta painted the much-acclaimed mural titled ‘The Affair’ featuring the portraits of the Kennedys and Marilyn Monroe. You can see here: elisabettafantoneart.com. The mural was featured in a Bacardi Commercial.

Her recreations of the images of iconic figures are widely popular, and are often acknowledged by the subject of her pieces!

CalvinCharlesGallery5This Italian-Canadian talent has accomplished numerous artistic endeavors, including film and television, modeling, music, painting and literature. She has released her first book entitled “Journal intime d’une Lofteuse” and a CD. Her artistic work isn’t the only aspect of her career on the rise. The vivacious actor has been acting for over ten years. One of her most notable productions was her role as Marta in Golden Globe Awards winning feature film “Big Eyes,” directed by Tim Burton. The drama is about the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane (Amy Adams), her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband (Christoph Waltz) who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.

Another feature film to star Elisabetta is “Havana 57” which describes pre-revolution Havana and was filmed entirely on site in Cuba. The noir mystery was a co-production between Canada and Cuba, and touched upon the subjects of the mob, revolutions and a beautiful dancer, played by Elisabetta. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2143788/)

2006 was the year that it all changed for Elisabetta when she gained notoriety after being discovered in the insatiably popular Canadian TV series ‘Loft Story’. She emerged as the break out star and has been in front of the camera with her acting, modeling and painting ever since. Elisabetta has accumulated a number of impressive film and television roles. Her remarkable versatility as an actor allows her to play roles ranging from light comedy to gritty drama in both English and French productions. Elisabetta is known for her appearances on Spike TV’s “Blue Mountain State,” “South Beach” and A&E’s “The Glades”. She has also performed in TV films such as NBC’s “Secret of the Mountain”, “Nicky Deuce” & “The Arrangement”. French Canadian shows ‘Ces Gars Là’ and ‘Patrice Lemieux 24/7.’ On the big screen Elisabetta is the lead in a feature film “My Name is Sandy” which had the honor of being screened at the Cannes Film Festival. Next up Elisabetta is filming a lead in a new French Canadian Christmas Comedy due out in 2016

Screenshot_2015-12_ArtBaselBorn in Montreal of Italian parents she moved to Italy shortly thereafter, Elisabetta spent the first 8 years of her life in the land of Michelangelo and Da Vinci. Her passion for acting emerges at the age of 5 when she plays dress-up and starts re-enacting scenes from her favorite TV and movie roles. It is at 15 that she is cast as the lead in her first play. That role won her an award for best performance and cemented her will to become an actress.

Elisabetta is excited about her most important and upcoming role as a mother expecting her first child with an estimated due date of July 4th. Just like everything else in her life, she is determined to be the best that she can be, Elisabetta is very health conscious and is having an all-natural pregnancy with a healthy vegetarian diet. She is planning on delivering the baby in water with the help of a midwife. (No epidural or drugs). She will be breastfeeding. She and her husband are planning on raising their child vegetarian.

When not gracing the covers of magazines around the globe, doing TV interviews, or working, Elisabetta has stays grounded and continues to volunteer her time hosting events, doing commercials and auctioning her paintings to raise awareness and money for charities including the Farah Aids Foundation, the Nada Breast Cancer Foundation, the Mira Foundation as well as the Montreal’s Children’s Foundation. While continuing to explore new artistic challenges, her acting career is on the rise with the constant buildup of new roles and her painting career is hotter than ever with the high demand for her artworks with pieces in galleries and private collections across the world. One things for sure…we haven’t seen the last of Elisabetta Fantone!

Elisabetta is available for interviews and photographs upon request.

For more information and media requests, please contact:
Lesley Diana – lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca ph: 604-726-5575

Social Media Handles

Website: elisabetta.com, elisabettafantoneart.com
Twitter: @elisabettatweet

Facebook: ELISABETTA FANTONE
Instagram: @elisabettafantone
YouTube: OfficialElisabetta
IMDb: elisabettafantone

Contact The Promotion People

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

Website: thepromotionpeople.ca
Twitter: @PromotionPeople
Facebook: The Promotion People
Instagram: @thepromotionpeople

The Firefly Girls a Must-See Entry at the Sonoma International Film Festival 2016

Postcard v2 frontSavannah Paige Rae (Parenthood) delivers touching performance with a surprise twist

The 19th annual Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF) running March 30-April 3 will present a new short by rising filmmaker and LMU graduate, Katie Micay titled The Firefly Girls (Runtime: 11 minutes 18 seconds). The Firefly Girls will screen on Thursday March 31st at 9:30AM @ Vintage House and on Saturday April 2nd at 2:15PM at Veterans Memorial Hall #2.

Will (Mario Schugel) is struggling to move on after his beloved daughter suddenly dies. Stuck in a dark cloud of grief, he spends his time hiding in his house and drinking himself into a stupor. Meanwhile, a young girl from the neighborhood, Gracie (Savannah Paige Rae), is determined to sell the last of her Firefly Girl cookies. So fearless Gracie breaks into his house. Will is caught off-guard and taken aback by this unexpected and unwanted visitor. No matter how hard he tries to get her to leave, Gracie isn’t backing down. Unbeknownst to Will, Gracie is suffering through issues not that different from his own.

Micay worked with writing partner, Kyle Bown, who has worked in television for the better part of a decade. He’s spent time on many shows, including Fringe, The Mentalist, Dark Blue and Moonlight before landing at Pretty Little Liars where he has co-written two episodes and a group of webisodes.

During the writing process, the duo would reference Savannah Paige Rae while watching Parenthood, imagining an actress just like her for the part of Gracie. They were pleased to be able to actually cast her!

“From the start, I knew casting would be crucial,” notes Director Katie Micay. “I needed actors who could be completely raw and vulnerable. I had worked with children in the past but never with a script with this intensity. I knew the child actor would make or break the film. And Mario Schugel was a true find who worked superbly with Savannah. It was a pleasure watching them work together, pushing each other to give 100% in take after take.”

Savannah began her career at the young age of three. Rae’s first television audition was for the hit drama series “House.” You may recognize her as the little girl who stuffed a toy monkey in her dad’s briefcase in the AT&T commercial. Early success continued to follow her and she quickly booked a role, playing the younger version of her real life sister in the film “Phoenix Falling.” Savannah’s next role was Charlotte Foster in the film “Date Night” directed by Shawn Levy, where she played the exuberant and spunky daughter of Steve Carrell and Tina Fey who go on a date night while Leighton Meister plays her babysitter. She is most known for her role as Sydney Graham on NBC’s “Parenthood.” She grew up on the show for the next six seasons. Some of her other credits include “My Best Friend’s Girl” and “Dexter” where she plays young Debra Morgan (Dexter’s Sister) in Showtime’s Emmy award winning drama. Savannah won the 34th Annual Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Television Series-Leading Young Actress for her work on “Parenthood.” Her most recent role was Winnie on Grey’s Anatomy on a pivotal episode where Derek Shepherd dies.

The Firefly Girls evolved as we were writing it, into a very personal journey for Kyle and me,” notes Director Katie Micay. “It started out as a whimsical fairy tale similar to “Edward Scissorhands” that revolved around a misunderstood man living in the ‘scary’ house all the neighbors avoid. A young girl (who is also an outcast among the kids at school) pushes herself into his house, and world, while selling cookies. Together they bond based on their similarities.”

FullSizeRender[1]About Director Katie Micay
Katie Micay graduated from Loyola Marymount University’s film production program. Her first short film, For Love, created at New York Film Academy’s summer program at age 14, is nearing 4,000 hits on YouTube. Her short film Limited Engagement was an Official Selection for the Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival and got an Award of Merit at Women’s Independent Film Festival. She also received a nomination for Film Outside The Frame, LMU’s annual student awards and film festival, for her writing. Her second film My So Called Family was an Official Selection for Bel Air Film Festival. Her most recent short film, Flirt, was an Official Selection for the Reality Bytes Film Festival, and she is currently developing it as a feature.

Katie loves to draw from personal experience when creating a story. My So Called Family was a loose, comedic telling of when her great aunt passed away the week of her grandson’s Bar Mitzvah. Don’t worry, this aunt was a stand up comedian and would have enjoyed the film! She and her friend’s experiences in college inspired Flirt. The Firefly Girls started out as a cute, whimsical story but quickly developed into something very personal. It has helped her process the sudden passing of her aunt.

Director Katie Micay is available for interviews and photographs upon request.

Please contact:
Lesley Diana | Lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca | 604-726-5575

Sonoma Film Festival contact: Kevin W. McNeely kevin@sonomafilmfest.org

THE FIREFLY GIRLS – Sonoma Film Festival Screenings:
Thursday March 31st @ 9:30AM @ Vintage House (Celebrity Cruises venue) & Saturday April 2nd @ 2:15PM @ Veterans Memorial Hall (Vets Hall) #2

Other upcoming Film Festivals for The Firefly Girls: Equinox Women’s Film Festival

Social Media Handles

Website: thefireflygirlsfilm.com
Twitter: @Fireflygirlfilm@Katiewonder, @SonomaFilmFest
Facebook: facebook.com/thefireflygirlsfilmfacebook.com/EquinoxFilmFestival
IMDb: Firefly GirlsKatie Micay

Contact The Promotion People

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

Website: thepromotionpeople.ca
Twitter: @PromotionPeople
Facebook: The Promotion People
Instagram: @thepromotionpeople

Ross Munro and Robert David Duncan star in the feature film “A Legacy of Whining” – a take on Male Mid-Life Crisis

#ALegacyofWhining_EnteringWorld Premiere screening Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Vancity Theatre

Writer/Director/Producer/Actor Ross Munro is pleased to announce that his feature film “A Legacy of Whining” world premiere will screen at the Vancity Theatre at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 in Vancouver. Ron Heaps and Maria Munro are also producers in this fun filled film.

Ross Munro and Robert David Duncan star as two high school friends who get together after many years. The ghosts of both past and present collide as two former high school friends reunite after 30 years and embark on a darkly humorous nocturnal fever dream of a journey where old emotions and resentments bubble to the surface once again. Angie Descalzi, Keilani Elizabeth Rose and Emily Haine (Fargo, Deadpool) join the boys in this hilarious romp.

“A Legacy of Whining” not only throws gasoline on the familiar cinematic trope of male mid-life crisis but also watches gleefully as it sits back and throws a lighted match onto the proceedings. Inspired by its love of early 1970’s American buddy films, this shaggy dog comedy (played out in one desperation-soaked dreamlike evening) tells the tale of two former high school friends, Mitch (Ross Munro) and Dunc (Robert David Duncan) who reunite thirty years later in an attempt to resurrect the faded corpse of their “glory years” only to find, perhaps, that the past ain’t all it’s cracked up to be… “A Legacy of Whining” is really funny!”- The Movie Waffler.com

#ALegacyofWhining_Bordello13A labor of love A Legacy of Whining” was shot in Vancouver, Canada from March to August in 2014 with post-production completed in June 2015. Locations for the film included YVR’s South Terminal, a downtown coffee shop while studio sets and green screen sequences were also constructed and shot at Cineworks Studio in Vancouver as well as Can Am Studios in Burnaby. “A Legacy of Whining” was shot digitally using a Canon 5D camera.

Ross Munro is the Vancouver, BC, based writer/director/actor/ of “A Legacy of Whining” as well as the critically acclaimed feature “Brewster McGee”. His last short documentary “Broken Palace” debuted at last year’s prestigious Vancouver International Film Festival and other festivals. Ross’s creative endeavors include the creation of several feature film scripts as well as having recently trained as an actor under acting coach Frank Cassini and at The Actor’s Foundry in Vancouver.

Ross specializes in creating character-driven, edgy movies with an extreme vision and his influences include a mix of past and current filmmakers like Stanley Kubrick, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Jim Jarmusch, Luis Bunuel, and PT Anderson to name but a few. Also, 1970’s American buddy movies and comedy greats Monty Python occupy a big inspirational piece of his creative heart. Ross’s wife, Maria, whom he’s been married to for the last seventeen years, is also a cherished producing partner in his film company as well as in life.

Maria Munro grew up in Caracas, Venezuela where she discovered her passion for visual arts and films at a young age. She is an independent film producer based out of Vancouver, BC. In 2014 she produced the short documentary “Broken Palace.” She produced the music video “The Snotty Punks”. Maria served as Producer, Art Director and Costume Designer

“A Legacy of Whining.” Ron Heaps is a graduate of the prestigious Vancouver Film School and was a producer/cinematographer on “Broken Palace” and “A Legacy of Whining.”

Ross, Maria and Ron plan to continue to produce films and grow into a fiercely creative and financially successful production entity with an unwavering mission statement towards the creation of exciting and entertaining independent features, documentaries, and television projects.

Ross Munro is available for interviews upon request. For press pass to attend the screening please contact:
Lesley Diana | Lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca | 604-726-5575

Details: World Premiere screening of “A Legacy of Whining” 
When: Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Where: Vancity Theatre 1181 Seymour St., Vancouver, BC
Time: 6:30pm

Social Media Handles

Website: about.me/rossmunronextoneproductions.ca
Twitter: @rossbrew
Facebook: ross.munro.184
Pinterest: rossmunro
YouTube: Ross Munro
IMDb: Ross MunroA Legacy of Whining
Linkedin: ca.linkedin.com/in/rossmunro1

Contact The Promotion People

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

Website: thepromotionpeople.ca
Twitter: @PromotionPeople
Facebook: The Promotion People
Instagram: @thepromotionpeople

IT’S ONE THING TO FIND OUT YOUR HUSBAND HAS BEEN CHEATING ON YOU, IT’S ANOTHER TO FIND OUT THE OTHER WOMAN IS ONLY 17 AND PREGNANT

 1tonJosie Bissett (Melrose Place) stars with Roark Critchlow (Pretty Little Liars), Zoe De GrandMaison (Orphan Black) and Rogan Christopher (Nikita) in the thriller

“PREGNANT AT 17” Premiering Saturday, February 20 on Lifetime

Sonia, (Josie Bissett) a veterinarian, is married to Jeff (Critchlow), a successful, but self-involved businessman. Sonia, who desperately wants to have a child, recently suffered a miscarriage and finds out she will never be able to conceive. Hoping to find comfort from her husband, she instead discovers he is having an affair. When she finds out who his mistress is, she uses a fictitious name and develops a friendship with Chelsea (De Grand Maison). To Sonia’s surprise, she actually likes the young woman she expected to hate.

Sonia files for divorce to allow Jeff to marry Chelsea, but when Chelsea tells Sonia that Jeff ended the affair and wants nothing to do with her or the baby, Sonia becomes Chelsea’s ally. When a sinister figure from Chelsea’s past comes back into her life, the two women bond together to fight not only for their lives but the life of the baby.

Pregnant at 17,” premieres on Saturday, February 20 at 8pm ET/PT on Lifetime.

It is executive produced by Pierre David, Tom Berry, Neil Bregman and Christine Conradt. Producers are Donald M. Osborne and Curtis James Crawford. The film was written by Conradt and directed by Crawford.

Social Media Handles

Website: roganchristopher.com, mylifetime.com
Twitter: @rogeyc, @lifetimetv
Facebook: Rogan ChristopherLifetime
Instagram: @rogey_c, @lifetimetv
IMDb: imdb.com/name/nm3310118

Contact The Promotion People

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

Website: thepromotionpeople.ca
Twitter: @PromotionPeople
Facebook: The Promotion People
Instagram: @thepromotionpeople

IT IS NON STOP FOR COMEDIAN AND TV STAR JESSICA HOLMES AS HOST OF ‘LOVE HER’ IN TORONTO, CALGARY & VANCOUVER

JessRedJessica hosts the Winnipeg Comedy Festival Middle Age special airing on CBC TV on February 21st at 9 pm.

Multi-talented comedian, actor, author and motivational speaker Jessica Holmes is back hosting the 2016 LOVE HER events this year in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. With live performances slated across Canada, a book on depression set to hit shelves next year, and a comedy special in the works, this Canadian funny-woman is busier than ever.

LOVE HER is an elegant evening in support of Ovarian Cancer Canada while raising awareness and crucial funds to overcome the most fatal women’s cancer. Hilarity ensues as Jessica Holmes dons the stage to host this memorable event that combines fashion, comedy, cocktails, dream getaway auctions and music.

Jessica also hosts the Winnipeg Comedy Festival Middle Age special that will air on CBC TV on February 21st at 9 pm. The Middle Ages explores the fun and not-so-fun side of mid-life in today’s society — physical breakdown, hormone changes, the appeal and terror of imminent retirement, changing technology, and how you’re viewed by the media, your family, and partner.

Jessica has opened for the likes of Jerry Seinfeld, Leslie Nielsen and Ellen DeGeneres, as well as hosted events for such visionaries as Deepak Chopra, Tony Robbins, and Oprah Winfrey!

The Ottawa-born, Toronto-based comedian is a sought-after keynote speaker at high profile events across the country. Holmes’s hilarious stories and unforgettable stage presence in her motivational comedy performance about positive psychology is called “The 60 Minute Perspective Makeover”. She offers audiences her own tips and perspective on how to lead a more fulfilling and happy life through setting personal goals with her popular comedy routines, motivation and celebrity impersonations.

grabbingthewallThis multifaceted talent deepened the scope of her material by becoming a Life & Career Coach through San Diego’s Life Purpose Institute. And it doesn’t stop there! Whether it is her daily 4-minute workout from Jessica’s Healthy 5 section, learning about a subject you’re passionate about or pumping up your self-esteem by kicking procrastination to the curb, Jessica believes that small changes are the surest way to feel stronger and more passionate!

She is best known for her seven-year stint on the award winning CBC series “Royal Canadian Air Farce”. In 2002, Holmes landed her own sketch comedy show appropriately titled, “The Holmes Show”. The show featured dead-on personifications of Celine Dion, Liza Minnelli and Geri Halliwell. That same year, her musical comedy special “Holmes Alone” won the Platinum Award at WorldFest. A graduate of Ryerson University’s Radio and Television Arts program, her career exploded after stints in The Second City, Just For Laughs festival, and TV shows like “Little Big Kid” and “The Itch.”

Crowned “The It Girl of Canadian Comedy” by The Globe & Mail, Holmes has shifted her comedy from the stage to the print world as a comedy author. Her book titled, “I Love Your Laugh: Finding the Light in My Screwball Life”, – available in Canadian and American bookstores – offers readers her witty observations on everything from her hilarious take on parenthood, her eclectic upbringing by a Mormon father and feminist mother, and her experiences as a missionary in Venezuela.

Jessica shares her hilarity in everything she does, which will be evident in her soon to be released second book in the works.

Jessica is available for interviews and photographs upon request.

Media please contact:
Lesley Diana | Lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca| 604-726-5575

Some Upcoming Shows
Love Her ~ Toronto, Feb 25, 2016 love-her.ca
Laugh Out Loud 2016 with Russell Peters ~ Mississauga, Feb 27, 2016 trilliumgiving.ca
Love Her ~ Calgary, March 3, 2016 love-her.ca
Depression, The Comedy ~ CPBI in Regina, April 13, 2016 lcpbi-icra.ca
MPI ~ Ottawa, April 14, 2016 mpiottawa.ca
Love Her ~ Vancouver, April 20, 2016 love-her.ca
Laugh It Off & Bring It On ~ Admin Professional Conference, Toronto, April 25 2016 details tba
Winnipeg Comedy Festival ~ CBC TV airing February 21st

Social Media Handles

Website: jessicaholmes.comlove-her.ca
Twitter: @happyfeetholmes

Contact The Promotion People

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

Website: thepromotionpeople.ca
Twitter: @PromotionPeople
Facebook: The Promotion People
Instagram: @thepromotionpeople

ACTOR ROGAN CHRISTOPHER TAKES ON A CHALLENGING ROLE IN LIFETIMES’ TV MOVIE “PREGNANT AT 17” STARRING JOSIE BISSET AIRING AT 8:00 PM SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH and FEBRUARY 21ST AT 12:02 AM

Rogan 1Actor Rogan Christopher takes on a challenging role in Lifetimes’ TV Movie “Pregnant at 17.” With a single father that’s always gone, it’s understandable why 17- year-old high school dropout CHELSEA (Zoe De Grand Maison) falls for JEFF (Roark Critchlow), a successful, polished businessman who makes a million promises to her about their future. Unfortunately, Jeff is married to a veterinarian named SONIA (Josie Bissett), who desperately wanted a child but found out she can’t conceive. When Sonia discovers Jeff’s affair she becomes obsessed in finding out who his mistress is and begins to develop a friendship with Chelsea using a fictitious name. To her surprise she actually likes the young woman she expected to hate, and feels sorry for Chelsea when she tells Sonia that she’s pregnant and that the father (Jeff) wants nothing to do with her or the baby. She also confesses to Sonia that she’s only 17 years old. Sonia files for divorce and becomes an unlikely champion for Chelsea, doing everything she can to prevent Jeff from taking advantage of this young girl. It won’t be as easy as they thought, especially when a dark figure (Rogan Christopher) from Chelsea’s past emerges. Together, Chelsea and Sonia must each face their own truths and team up to fight not only for what’s right, but the life of the baby…

Rogan’s character, Greg Foster, is uneducated and stuck in the poverty trap. He’s angry at the world, and thinks he’s been ripped off his whole life. After robbing a neighborhood convenience store, Chelsea’s eyewitness testimony puts him in prison. While behind bars, his mind is consumed with revenge. On his release, he sets off to hunt Chelsea down, stopping at nothing to make her pay.

Rogan starred as Martin Tate in the feature film “Footsteps” which garnered him the award for Best Performance and the film won Best Picture at the 2012 Mississauga Independent Film Festival. “Footsteps” follows, Martin Tate, a young Afghanistan veteran determined to make his way out of violent and tragic military service after his best friend and bunk-mate’s suicide into peaceful civilian life, while struggling with past addiction demons, his overbearing widower father, and a new-found love.

In 2012 Rogan booked his first recurring role on The CW’s “Nikita” starring Devon Sawa, Peter Outerbridge, and Melinda Clark. Other television series Rogan has appeared include “Bitten,” “Reign,” “Saving Hope,” “XIII: The Series,” and the Battlestar Galactica prequel series, “Caprica.”

Rogan 2Rogan currently has two feature films in development called “Transcendence” and “In The Blood”. Transcendence is a psychological thriller that touches on metaphysics about a widower who is seduced in to a suicide cult. Rogan wrote transcendence and in December 2015 he was selected as one of six producers from across Canada to participate in the Power Pitch Competition at Whistler Film Festival.   In The Blood is a feature film he is developing with Canadian Aboriginal filmmaker Kays Vanderest about a twenty-something whitewashed Indigenous girl reconnecting with her estranged father and a culture she’s never known after a chance encounter on skid row. Both projects are currently closing financing, and will shoot in summer and fall of 2016.

Rogan worked in Corporate Finance and Business Intelligence as an Analyst before moving to New York City to pursue a career in Acting and Filmmaking. He trained in New York City at Sanford Meisner’s prestigious The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre. He was a recipient of the Peter Armstrong Community excellence award for his contributions to Renascent Addictions Centre in Toronto. Dr. Patrick Smith of Renascent Canada (addictions recovery) is a good friend who Rogan has appeared in PSA’s and stays involved with their efforts as one of Canada’s leading addiction treatment centres.

Rogan was a two-sport athlete at Queen’s University (Canada), lettering in Football and Track & Field. At Queen’s, Chopped Canada host and first Bachelor Canada Brad Smith was a teammate and remains a close friend. Rogan earned a degree in Mathematics and Statistics, followed by a second degree in Applied Economics from Queen’s. He is also a graduate from Central High School in London, Ontario, known nationally for its academics, where he was classmates and friends with Juno Award winning Hip Hop artist, and CBC’s Q host, Shad. During his senior season at Queen’s a career-ending injury derailed his dreams of professional football. Later that year, his close friend and teammate was murdered in a student bar. Both things led him to evaluate what he really wanted to do with his life and everything came back to acting, writing, and his love for the art of storytelling.

Rogan is a home chef and loves to cook. While beginning his acting career in Toronto he worked at various fine dining restaurants. His warm root vegetable and bone marrow salad was published and featured in Canada’s National Post Newspaper.

Rogan is still very competitive in his workouts. He runs as a great way to relieve stress and maintain focus and mental acuity during shoots and between jobs. He incorporates a lot of his knowledge from his sports career into his athletic and dietary regimen. He is an avid golfer with an 8 handicap who has been playing since he was five years old. His favorite teams are the Patriots, Los Angeles Lakers and Toronto Blue Jays. He loves to ski. He now resides now in Vancouver, BC, Canada with his puggle Cito, who is named after Toronto Blue Jays former manager Cito Gaston.

Rogan is available for interview upon request.
Please contact: Lesley Diana | Lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca | 604-726-5575

Social Media Handles

Website: roganchristopher.com
Twitter: @rogeyc
Facebook: Rogan Christopher
Instagram: @rogey_c
IMDb: imdb.com/name/nm3310118

Contact The Promotion People

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

Website: thepromotionpeople.ca
Twitter: @PromotionPeople
Facebook: The Promotion People
Instagram: @thepromotionpeople

Internet sensation to movie in production Selfie from Hell creators coming to Berlinale 2016

selfie screenshot 1Every once in a while, in the new digital age, a true phenomenon happens, it goes viral and touches the world. Or in this case scares the world. Such is the case when 2 film students from Cologne create the short film called “Selfie from Hell”. With over 16 million hits and counting their truly scary film is now in feature film production and distribution with IndustryWorks Studios (Vancouver, Canada).

IndustryWorks is happy to be bringing the creator (Meelah Adams) and creator/director (Erdal Ceylan) to Berlinale 2016 for media availability. Their story of creating this short for Adam’s final Thesis, having it go viral and then getting to make their film into a feature with IndustryWorks is an ongoing story that’s fascinating the world.

The Promotion People - Industry Works PicturesWe hope you will want to interview Meelah and Erdal at Berlinale 2016 to give your audience the chance to meet the rising stars that have captured their imagination.

See the details for booking an interview with Meelah and Erdal at Berlinale 2016 below. Thanks for your consideration.

selfie_still04What: Media availability in person or by phone for Selfie from Hell internet sensation (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhAFyaObY6U) and now feature film creator/filmmaker Meelah Adams and creator/director Erdal Ceylon to talk about their story on developing the short film, having it go viral worldwide and now having their film currently being produced in Canada as a feature film for world wide distribution.

 

selfie screenshot 3

Who: Meelah Adams and Erdal Ceylan, two student filmmakers from Cologne, Germany, created ‘Selfie From Hell’. Meelah made the short film and also starred in it as part of her bachelor’s thesis on the effects of viral videos. Along with author/director Erdal Ceylan, they released the short on YouTube and it took the Internet by storm and became viral. Now it’s time for the feature film.

 

Where: Berlin Marriott Hotel, Inge-Beisheim-Platz 1, Berlin. BE, 10785. Interview location (TBD).

When: February 13 and 14, 2016, 9am – 6pm

Contact: To book your interview times with Meelah Adams and Erdal Ceylon please contact Chris Allicock, Amberlight Productions, chris@amberlight.ca, (o) ‪416-694-3131 or (c) ‪416-319-8003‪.

Your on site contact in Berlin Feb 13 and 14 is Caterina Scrivano, IndustryWork Films, cs@industry-works.com, (c) ‪604-306-3556

Social Media Handles

Website: industry-works.com
Twitter: @IWPictures
Facebook: facebook.com/IndustryWorksPictures

Contact The Promotion People

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

Website: thepromotionpeople.ca
Twitter: @PromotionPeople
Facebook: The Promotion People
Instagram: @thepromotionpeople

Tammy Gillis co-stars in Hallmark Channel’s UNLEASHING MR. DARCY airing Saturday, January 23rd at 9pm starring Cindy Busby, Ryan Paevey and Francis Fisher

_DSC0282 edit 4Tammy’s directorial debut on the original comedy web series THE SUPPORT GROUP

Next up for Tammy Gillis is a lead role in Hallmark Channel’s UNLEASHING MR. DARCY that will air on Saturday, January 23rd at 9 :00 pm. In this modern day spin on “Pride & Prejudice,” Elizabeth Scott (Cindy Busby), is fishing for direction in her life and gets the opportunity to professionally show her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel in a fancy New York dog show. Dog show judge Donovan Darcy (Ryan Paevey) comes across as aristocratic and rude and a chain of misunderstandings unfold during the competition, complicating their mutual attraction. In true Jane Austen fashion, Elizabeth and Donovan begin to see the error of their ways and it turns out Mr. Darcy is far more kind and interesting than Elizabeth ever imagined. Tammy plays the lead role of Jenna Scott, an older and endearing sister to the female heroine, played by Cindy Busby. Both the sisters face the pressures from their mother to fall in love and get married. This movie is based on a book and is a play off of Pride and Prejudice. Tammy’s character unexpectedly finds herself meeting love at first sight.

http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/unleashing-mr-darcy/photos-from-unleashing-mr-darcy/9#listh 

downloadJust launched is Tammy’s directorial debut for the web series THE SUPPORT GROUP, which she also produced and acted in. The original comedy web series follows three unlikely friends, each facing their own challenges and coming together to save their beloved support group. Produced by Beyond Theatre Productions, the production team was featured in the Vancouver Sun as up-and coming filmmakers. The series airs on Beyond Theatre Productions YouTube channel.

Last summer took Tammy to Spain and Winnipeg to film the lead role in the feature film MENORCA. Menorca is a feature film directed and written by John Barnard of Farpoint Films. Tammy plays a hedonistic soccer mom who indulges in her fantasy world, breaking away entirely from her family and life of motherhood. As she embarks on a journey through bad decision-making, she comes to a conclusion to the singularity of her life purpose. She needs to win back her son’s affection.

Tammy is also widely recognized for her multitude of film and television appearances. Most recently Tammy Gillis played a profound character in Signed Sealed Delivered: Impossible Dream. Her character is based on the real story of the Band of Sisters, an ultra-secret Joint Special Operations Command – which sent female soldiers in the field to go out on combat missions alongside the Rangers. Tammy’s role depicts a female U.S. soldier in the special ops unit who is held captive in Afghanistan. In this movie, Tammy embodies the strength and courage of her character that is needed for survival, while also being able to portray the compassion found in human nature even under such difficult circumstances. This role displays the diversity and talent of Tammy’s acting. http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/23/opinions/lemmon-band-of-sisters-special-ops/

Tammy recently appeared in a number of other productions including a recurring guest star in Hallmark’s Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Truth Be Told. On television, she had a guest-starring role alongside Jason Priestley in UPTV’s Ties That Bind. Tammy was also seen in the first episode of the final season of Syfy’s Continuum that aired on Showcase and Syfy.

Tammy plays one of the leading roles in the feature film The Pinocchio Project directed by Anand Raghaven. This exceptionally talented actress also guest starred on CTV’s hit drama Motive, the critically acclaimed award winning HBO Canada series Less Than Kind, and the Douglas Coupland CBC comedy jPod.  She has appeared in roles on the CW’s Supernatural, Showcase’s Lost Girl, Spike TV’s Blue Mountain State, Showcase’s Endgame and many more. Her MOW’s include Stealing Paradise starring Rachel Leigh Cook, The Mermaid Chair starring Kim Basinger and Home by Christmas starring Linda Hamilton. She also appeared on the Bravo series Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce, as well as the Hallmark romantic comedy A Novel Romance and the Lifetime thriller Stolen from the Womb. Her onscreen credits include roles in White Noise 2 and No Men Beyond This Point.

Tammy Gillis is a very successful and respected member of the entertainment industry. She currently splits her time between Vancouver and Canada’s east coast and continues to travel to LA and around the world for projects.

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

Talent Agent – Cue Agency – Danielle Bilodeau | db@cueagency.com | 778-686-6480

Social Media Handles

Website:  tammygillis.comthesupportgrouptheseries.comfarpointfilms.com/portfolio/134/menorca.aspx
Twitter: @Tammy_F_Gillis@TSGtheseries
Facebook: Tammy GillisThe Support Group Webseries
IMDb: Tammy Gillis
YouTube: THE SUPPORT GROUP – the Web Series Teaser Trailer

Contact The Promotion People

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

Website: thepromotionpeople.ca
Twitter: @PromotionPeople
Facebook: The Promotion People
Instagram: @thepromotionpeople

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

Paul Alley PortraitTWO UNCONVENTIONAL FAMILIES BAND TOGETHER TO SAVE A BROOKLYN LANDMARK

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.

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

Social Media Handles

Website: beckercreations.comlastoftheshowmen.com
Twitter: @ThePaulBecker@breakbrook
Instagram: @thepaulbecker1
IMDb: imdb.com/name/nm1033939/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
Vimeo:  vimeo.com/88910582 

Contact The Promotion People

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

Website: thepromotionpeople.ca
Twitter: @PromotionPeople
Facebook: The Promotion People
Instagram: @thepromotionpeople