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Multi talented actress Therés Amee garners rave reviews from the directors for her leading roles in ‘Red Runway’ & ‘Owen and Drew’

Therés has been cast as the lead in the feature film ‘The Heather Project’ that will go to camera on July 3rd in Vancouver

Multi talented actress Therés Amee is receiving rave reviews for her leading roles in the feature film thriller Red Runway and web series Owen and Drew. Yared Gabrekidan, director, writer and producer of Red Runway states, “I sought out Therés and her remarkable acting ability based on her outstanding reputation and achievements in her field. In her leading role as Lucy in the film, Therés portrayed an experienced and tough to please adjudicator. She gave life to her character with a highly convincing performance that impressed everyone involved in the project. Her past achievements in the fashion and modeling world enhanced her representation of her character, as the film encompasses the raw brutality of the industry.”

Red Runway is a racy suspense thriller that takes the audience on a journey through the world of fashion, where murder, money, manipulation, sex, drugs, and unbridled jealousy are all steps to ensure success. Red Runway is being distributed through Legacy Film Works. Featured in Shine on Hollywood Magazine as one of the “Top Black Industry Professionals” in 2013, Yared Gebrekidan is a filmmaker is also known for his work on the films Behind the Killer Line, the upcoming film War for the Planet of the Apes, and Night at the Museum 3: Secret of the Tomb, which grossed over $363 million worldwide.

Therés also plays the leading titular role of Drew in the web series Owen & Drew. The series follows two housemates who have to figure out a way to get out of debt or else they face eviction. Their only hope is an ex boyfriend who became YouTube famous overnight. Therés’ character Drew experiences a downfall in her career, being forced to put her creative musical aspirations aside to pay the bills through corporate gigs. Her situation does not help after dumping ex boyfriend, ‘Puke Fighter Paul,’ who ironically becomes Youtube famous after ‘puke fighting’ with a bar goer while he drinks his feelings away over Drew.

Director Erick Boychuk and Creator James Challis both agree, “Therés contributed incredible comedic, dry yet vulnerable acting that made the series as enticing and successful as it was. It’s even more impressive that Therés was such an amazing comedic actor, as she has always leaned to more dramatic roles, and her look is very bold with intensity on camera; but she nailed it to a tee, completely stealing the show with her performance. The production turned out to be a great commercial and critical success, garnering great exposure on YouTube and other platforms. Therés was most definitely leading to this film and I cannot commend her enough for delivering such a stellar performance.”

Just announced! Therés has been cast to play the lead role of Heather, a young woman who goes along with an assumed suicide after a devastating break up in The Heather Project which goes to camera on July 3rd and will be filming throughout July in and around Vancouver, B.C.  Heather returns to her dysfunctional family for her ‘perfect’ younger sister’s wedding. Creator, writer, director, Gina Davies (A Series of Unfortunate Events) has an extensive film background and has been writing this project for years, basing the storyline and character arcs to her own family experiences. Gina’s goal is to bring awareness to mental health and the individuals affected. 

Therés has combined her business background with her art and is now heavily involving herself on the production and development side of film. Therés has trained immensely over the years studying all mediums and techniques of the business. She has trained in Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa and Los Angeles. She has studied acting at McIlroy & Associates and most recently Therés attended the summer session at world renowned acting conservatory, Esper Studio in New York.’

Originally from Victoria BC, Therés grew up knowing the arts were her path. Therés attended every drama class, acting workshop, or theatre group she could make time for. After graduation, she attended post secondary on the opposite scale of business and sciences. After training full-time at Vancouver Acting School, Therés involved herself in modeling, hosting live fashion events and galas, to getting her firearms license, training in stunts and combat, to theatre/film production and direction.

She wrapped her work on Public Schooled, directed by Kyle Rideout, starring Judy Greer, Grace Dove, Russell Peters, and on the history of comic books series, Heroes and Villains. Therés attended the Tribeca Film Festival in New York for the screening of Sweet Virginia, the gritty thriller in which she appears with Christopher Abbott. The film also features Jon Bernthal, Imogen Poots and Rosemarie Dewitt. She recently attended the Cannes International Film Festival for film projects that she is developing and marketing.

Therés Amee is available for interviews and photos upon request.

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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.

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A talk with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, David Sancious

The Promotion People DavidSanciousphotobyMichael BloomDavid Sancious just wrapped up a year that would have been enviable to even the biggest names in the music world. As a member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, David not only received the “Award for Musical Excellence,” but he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Peter Gabriel was inducted in 2014, as well, and David joined him on stage, too. Last year, Sancious also spent a good portion of his time traveling the world with Sting, Paul Simon, and Peter Gabriel. He came home for the holidays, had a brief break, and then hopped on a plane and went to New Zealand, Australia, and Europe with Sting and Paul Simon for the next leg of their “On Stage Together” tour, which started yesterday (Friday, January 30).

AXS talked with David shortly before he left for New Zealand. Hoping to hear how the musical juggernaut had enjoyed his brief time off, AXS was saddened to learn how the artist had actually spent his precious downtime.

“I had knee surgery,” Sancious related. “I had a real problem with my leg on the Peter Gabriel tour last summer, so I went through six months of physical therapy, which didn’t really help. I started out okay, but the longer the tour went on, the more painful it got, so I scheduled the surgery for January 6 and I’m just about finished recovering. It was important to get the surgery done before this next project with Sting and Paul Simon started up. Luckily, it fit in great! I’m just about fully healed, and I’m certainly ready to start the tour.”

A life on the road isn’t something that everyone can handle. The constant travel, irregular sleep, and not always the best food options are all very hard on the body. It takes a special person to thrive under these often adverse conditions. How does David manage?

“Every night is enjoyable!” he expressed. “That’s one of the things I love most about playing music. When I was little, my parents told me, ‘If you make your life’s work what you love to do, then it won’t really be such hard work, at all.’ Truth be told, this is incredibly hard work! But because I’m so in love with it and I find such enjoyment from the most simple things to the most complex things, my life has just been one long series of degrees of enjoyment.”

When David said his life, he meant his entire life. The artist knew by age seven that music was what he wanted to do.

“There are only two other things that I’ve ever lost myself in like I can lose myself in music — where hours go by and I don’t even realize it because I’m so enthralled. The first is painting. Abstract painting because I’m not a skilled or schooled painter, at all. Just doing oil on a canvas for my own pleasure, that same kind of world comes up where I just totally fall away. That time-based person who has concerns and all of that, it just melts away and I’m left with only the sensation of what I’m doing.

“The other activity that I have lost myself in is gardening,” David informed. “But music definitely trumps everything.”

Sancious went on to state that doing music is at once soothing and fascinating. He compared it to being on a river in that creativity has a pull and a force all it’s own, and you sort of just ride along, excited to see where it’s going to take you.

“I really do think that music and art have an energy that has its own life,” David elaborated. “It sort of comes through us and we become the instrument. It is just like when we use a musical instrument in our own hands, we become the physical, three dimensional instrument for that music to come into the world. It is such a fascinating process, you’ll be sitting there and you’ll be thinking, ‘I’m thirsty, I’d love to get up and get some water.’ But you won’t! That will wait for 20 minutes or more because you are too immersed in what you’re doing. You can even put off going to the bathroom,” he laughed, “because you just have to see where this moment is going to take you!”

David thought for a moment, then decided, “You know, they should teach this in schools. It ought to be something that goes along with career counseling. And it is something that should be done early on to get people in touch with whatever it is in life that their particular personality resonates with. What their interest is. Where their energy is. Find that thing that you get lost in and don’t ever lose touch with it!”

Besides his non-stop touring schedule, this year David promised AXS he would finally complete his ninth studio album, The Treehouse Sessions. “That’s my first priority,” he stated. “Everything else takes second priority to that. My touring will probably take me to the summer of this year. Then, I’ll have a little break before going back out with just Sting — I think we’ll be in Europe for about six weeks in late June… so my apologies for the delay on the record, but it will certainly come. Just like the sunrise, on one fine day, it will be there,” he laughed.

And on that day, AXS will be there to tell you all about it. For more information, visit David’s website and follow him on Twitter.

Article by Allen Foster
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Steve Nash Fitness Club Celebrates New Victoria Location

The Promotion People - Steve NashGrand Opening Event launches State of the Art Fitness Facility in the NBA All Star’s hometown

Steve Nash Fitness Clubs is proud to announce the grand opening of their highly anticipated new club at the Uptown Shopping Centre in Victoria, B.C. The celebration kicks off with a Nash style launch party on Saturday January 24th, 2015 from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm., with a special ribbon cutting ceremony at 12:00 noon. Local celebrities and dignitaries will be on hand to kick off the festivities and tour the new club, and the community is invited to come and receive their own personal “Passport to Fitness.”

The relocation of the Islands foremost fitness facility has been in the works for well over a year. As part of the Nash Clubs commitment to providing members with the best possible experience to get fit and improve their health, the new location provides state of the art equipment, extensive group fitness classes, along with personal training and nutrition experts, all delivered in an inspiring environment.

“Our mission in creating a world class fitness facility is to provide high value to the Victoria community along with outstanding customer service”, says Chris Smith, COO of Steve Nash Fitness Clubs. “The roots of our brand are in BC and we are excited to have this beautiful new facility in Steve’s hometown. We are looking forward to further expanding our brand on the Island in the near future.”

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The Club will be kicking of the “Passport to Fitness” Tours at 11 am and guests are invited to come in their workout gear to experience group personal training drills, group fitness classes such as LaBlast and Cardio Chaos, a nutrition station and much more. Local sponsors providing gifts for the swag bags and raffle prizes include Good Earth Café, Sports Rent, Rogers Chocolates, AdrenaLINE Ziplines, Salon Felice, Niche Magazine and David’s Tea. Guests will enjoy healthy appetizers courtesy of Little Piggy Catering and delicious beverages from David’s Tea. The Zone 91.3 FM will be broadcasting LIVE from the Main Square at Uptown while DJ Naomi Nice from Girl on Wax will be spinning tunes on the Plaza.

DETAILS:
WHAT: Steve Nash Sports Club Uptown Grand Opening Celebration
WHERE: Uptown Shopping Centre, Level 4 Plaza
(Parking for the event is on Level 1)
B101-3561 Blanshard Street, Victoria BC
DATE: Saturday, January 24, 2015
TIME: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Ribbon Cutting with Dignitaries at 12:00 noon

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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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Canadian Corey Large Executive Producer On The November Man In Theatres Now and Revenge Of The Green Dragons Premiering At TIFF

The Promotion People - Corey LargeCorey acts and produces in BC film Poker Night premiering December 5, 2014

The year 2014 is proving to be busier than ever for Canadian actor/writer/producer Corey Large. As an executive producer, the B.C. native has a handful of blockbusters screening at prestigious film festivals and in theaters worldwide. Earlier this year “It Follows” premiered at Cannes and more recently, “Revenge of the Green Dragons” was accepted into the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. “The November Man” opens this August and, later this year, “Poker Night” debuts in theatres across North America.

Starring Pierce Brosnan, “The November Man” is the first of Corey’s new slate of films to hit the big screen, debuting on August 27. Corey executive produces and Roger Donaldson (“The Bank Job”) directs. The spy thriller also stars Olga Kurylenko and Luke Bracey.

Alongside famed director Martin Scorsese, Corey executive produced “Revenge of the Green Dragons” starring Ray Liotta, Justin Chon, Kevin Wu, Harry Shum Jr, Shuya Chang, and Geoff Pierson. The film premieres at TIFF on Sept. 10 as part of the festival’s Special Presentations programme. This dizzying, decade-spanning crime saga from directors Andrew Lau and Andrew Loo follows two best friends as they rise through the ranks of New York’s Chinese underworld in the 1980s.

Corey not only produced, but also co-stars in “Poker Night,” a feature film shot in his hometown of Victoria, B.C., starring Beau Mirchoff, Ron Perlman, Giancarlo Esposito, and Titus Welliver. The thriller, which features twists and turns that will leave you guessing till the very end, opens in theaters nationwide on Dec. 5.

Earlier this year Corey produced and acted in the Canadian feature “Kid Cannabis,” which opened to rave reviews on April 20 and continues with strong DVD sales.

At the helm of Wingman Productions and Tunnel Post, Corey runs his own studio and post-production company controlling the direction of projects he chooses to work on. His Santa Monica-based companies specialize in creating high-end media content for film, television, live events, commercials and music videos including, “Killing them Softly” with Brad Pitt, “Broken City” starring Russell Crowe and Mark Wahlberg, and “The Tomb” with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone.

Along with his partners, Corey has written, produced, co-starred in and sold a number of full-length features to Hollywood studios, including:  “Loaded”, “Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever,” “Toxic, “The Penthouse,” “The Obama Effect,” “Welcome to the Jungle,” and “The Frozen Ground”. Corey executive produced “Fire with Fire” starring Josh Duhamel, “The Angriest Man in Brooklyn”starring Mila Kunis and the late Robin Williams, and “Broken City” starring Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe. Other features include “Lap Dance” “Zombeavers,” “Don Peyote,” “Unconscious” and “Empire State”. Recently, Corey had a role in the Oscar-nominated “Lone Survivor” starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch and Eric Bana.

Staying true to his Canadian roots, Corey will venture back to British Columbia to produce and act in “The Passenger” with Vancouver director Chad Krowchuk, Corey splits his time between Victoria and Los Angeles. He is available for interviews upon request.

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For Canadian actor/producer Corey Large, the drug drama ‘Kid Cannabis’ out April 18 is just the first of many feature films for one of the busiest movie producers in North America this year

Production in the works s with Martin Scorsese, Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Bruce Willis and Liam Neeson 

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Meet actor, writer and producer Corey Large, who’s emerging as one of the most sough-after producers in Hollywood and Canada – with nearly 15 projects slated for release in 2014/15. Born in Victoria, this B.C. boy who has been under the radar is now flying high working with a dream team of A-listers . We’re talking the likes of Martin Scorsese, Russell Crowe, Mark Wahlberg, John Cusack, Pierce Brosnan, Anne Hathaway, 50 Cent, Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, and the list goes on!

Corey heads up Wingman Productions – the company behind John Stockwell’s “Kid Cannabis,” which hits theatres across North America on April 18. The Canadian talent also acts in Stockwell’s drug drama starring veteran actors Ron Perlman (“Sons of Anarchy”) and John C. McGinley (“Scrubs”). Based on Mark Binelli’s 2005 article in Rolling Stone, “Kid Cannabis” tells the true story of Nate Norman (Jonathan Daniel Brown), an Idaho teen dropout who builds a multimillion-dollar marijuana ring by trafficking drugs across the Canadian border. His pursuit of the high life – complete with girls, guns, and vicious rival drug lords – gets this ex-pizza boy and his delinquent pals in over their heads.

The year 2014 will prove to be Corey’s busiest yet. He’s producing and executive producing over 10 films, including Martin Scorsese’s period piece “Silence,” which features an all-star cast rounded out by Liam Neeson, “Spider-Man’s” Andrew Garfield, and Adam Driver (“Girls”). Other projects include “The Prince” starring Bruce Willis, John Cusack and Jessica Lowndes, “Any Day” featuring Sean Bean, Eva Longoria, and “Unconscious” starring Kate Bosworth and Wes Bentley.

Other feature films being released this year are ‘November Man’ starring Pierce Bronson, Lucey Bucey and Olga Kurylenko in the Roger Donaldson directed spy-thriller an adaptation of the Bill Granger novel There Are No Spies, in which a former CIA operative who is brought back in on a very personal mission finds himself pitted against his former protégé in a deadly game involving high-level CIA officials and the Russian President-elect. Also ‘Poker Night’ filmed in Victoria starring Ron Pearlman, Giancario Esposito, Lochlyn Munro and Michael Eklund will be released this November.

Corey took matters into his own hands early on in his career. In 2003, the Victoria-native established Wingman Productions to create his own noteworthy projects, enabling him to run his studio and control the direction of his movies. The goal was simple: produce mainstream features on a budget, without compromising quality. His recipe worked and by the time Corey turned 30 he had already raised more than $100 million dollars for film productions.

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Some of the vast talent Corey has worked with through his various Wingman projects include: Nicolas Cage, Liam Hemsworth, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Emma Roberts, Adam Brody, Jesse Metcalfe, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Kaley Cuoco, Tom Sizemore,

Corey continues to show audiences that he is a versatile producer. The actor-turned-movie-maker has multiple projects on the go, including the action packed comedy/horror film “Zombeavers,” Martin Scorcese’s “Revenge of the Green Dragons,” and “Empire State,” which is headlined by The Rock and Liam Hemsworth (“The Hunger Games”). Other features under his belt include “Don Peyote” featuring Josh Duhamel, Dan Fogler and Anne Hathaway, and the upcoming comedy ““The Angriest Man in Brooklyn” starring Mila Kunis and Oscar-winner Robin Williams.

Staying prevalent in the acting realm, Corey recently appeared in the critically acclaimed “Lone Survivor” starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch and Eric Bana.

Proving he’s not afraid of multitasking, the busy moviemaker wrote, produced and acted in the film “Chasing Ghost” starring Michael Madsen, Shannyn Sossamon and Meat Loaf, which he sold to Sony Pictures. Along with his partners, Corey has written, produced, co-starred in and sold a number of other full-length features to Hollywood studios, including:  “Loaded”,“ Toxic”, “The Penthouse”, “The Obama Effect”, “Welcome to the Jungle”, and “The Frozen Ground”.

In 2004 Corey founded Tunnel Post, an in-house post-production company based in Santa Monica that specializes in creating high-end content for film, television and live events. The company has provided digital intermediate and post production services to practically every major player in Hollywood, including 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures, Universal Studios, Lionsgate, The Weinstein Company and MGM. Networks include: CBS, NBC, HBO, ESPN, The History Channel, The CW, and Syfy. Among Tunnel Post’s feature film projects are  “Killing them Softly” with Brad Pitt, “Broken City” with Russell Crowe and Mark Wahlberg, and “The Tomb” with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone.

The 38-year-old producer was born and raised in Victoria, BC. In his early twenties Corey moved to Vancouver to pursue film and television roles, and started booking projects immediately. In 2003 he wrote, produced and starred in his first film, “Window Theory.” While he began working his way up in the industry, Corey studied his craft at the Vancouver Film School and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, where he learned from top instructors, including “Seinfeld’s” Jason Alexander.

Corey splits his time between Los Angeles and Victoria, continuing to produce feature films in Canada. Staying true to his roots, the busy mogul will venture back to Vancouver/Victoria to produce, and also act, in “The Passenger” alongside Vancouver actor/set designer Chad Krowchuk who will be directing the film.

 

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David Sancious reunites with the original members of the E Street Band to receive the Award for Musical Excellence at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony April 10th, 2014

World Renowned Keyboardist and Musician David  will be touring with Peter Gabriel on “Back to Front” Tour after recently touring with Sting and Paul Simon “On Stage Together”

David along with other members of the E Street Band will receive the Award for Musical Excellence at this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, April 10, 2014 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

The Promotion People - David Sancious

David Sancious, long-time solo keyboardist, guitarist and composer, is having an exceptionally busy year in 2014 touring with three of the most sought after musicians of our time.  He just completed touring with Sting and Paul Simon “On Stage Together” then is back out touring with Peter Gabriel throughout Europe in April and May. Peter Gabriel is also being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year.

David joins Sting and Paul Simon, two of music’s most renowned and enduring artists who are performing “On Stage Together” throughout North America. For more information on the tour and tickets please visit sting.com.

David will then join the other original members of Peter Gabriel’s band again to tour throughout Europe on Peter Gabriel’s  “Back to Front” tour.  The tour begins in Frankfurt on April 14th and finishes in Berlin on May 14th. For more information and tickets please visit petergabriel.com.

The Promotion People - David Sancious

Capturing the attention of Bruce Springsteen in the seventies at a jam session in New Jersey, David’s career as a musician kicked off at the young age of seventeen. An original member of Bruce Springsteens’ beloved E Street Band David was invited to join a new band Bruce was forming. The group recorded three albums together and toured the country before David was offered a recording contract and left the band to form his own group Tone, where he would showcase his abilities as not only a sensational musician, but as an equally talented composer, producer and synthesist. David recorded multiple albums with Tone and the accomplishments of these albums led him to become one of the most talented and sought-after keyboardists in the industry.

David re-united with Bruce Springsteen and joined other musicians including Billy Joel, Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Rufus Wainwright and Will.I.Am  at Sting’s sixtieth birthday to perform some of Stings most recognizable songs at New York’s Beacon Theatre.

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

It can often be difficult to center oneself when surrounded by the stress and chaos of being an artist. Yet, somehow, David always manages to find his center and inner peace. At a mere ten years of age, he began his journey into the world of spirituality. David practices meditation and yoga.

David is touring with Sting and Paul Simon “On Stage Together” throughout North America until mid March then out again with Peter Gabriel’s tour “Back to Front” in April and May 2014 throughout Europe. 

Social Media Handles

Website:  davidsancious.com
Twitter: @DavidSancious@officialsting@itspetergabriel@paulsimonmusic
YouTube: Behind the Scenes with David Sancious for Yamaha

vancouversun.com/entertainment/music/David+Sancious+Street+Band+member+Sting+touring/9526081/story.html

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Contact The Promotion People

Lesley Diana – Founder, President and Publicist
lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca
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VANCOUVER FASHION WEEK NOW OFFICIALLY PRESENTED BY 
COVERGIRL, PANTENE AND OLAY

The Promotion People - VFW

Vancouver Fashion Week (VFW) have new Official Presenting Sponsors: COVERGIRL, Pantene and Olay. As part of the sponsorship, COVERGIRL, Pantene and Olay products will be used backstage by the makeup and hair teams to develop all the Fall/Winter 2014 runway looks and present in the front of house providing a variety of consumer activations.

“We are very excited about this new partnership,” stated Jamal Abdourahman, founder and producer of VFW. “Vancouver Fashion Week is growing rapidly year-over-year, and this speaks to the significance that the event is taking on the global stage. Through this relationship with COVERGIRL, Pantene and Olay we are able to provide an even brighter spotlight under which designers can present their collections to the world.”

“COVERGIRL, Pantene and Olay are proud to be the Presenting Sponsors and exclusive suppliers of makeup, haircare and skincare products for Vancouver Fashion Week,” says Melissa Karis, Director of Communications, P&G Beauty & Grooming. “We are committed to supporting beauty and fashion in Canada and we’re excited to stand behind Vancouver Fashion Week’s vision of bringing diverse and innovative design talent together in this growing platform.

Guests of VFW will be treated to hair and makeup touch-ups at Beauty Bars throughout the event, with styling products from the Pantene Pro-V Stylers collection and makeup from some of the latest COVERGIRL collections including Bombshell and TruBlend. Visitors to the Beauty Bars can get their picture taken by professional photographers or do it themselves at convenient selfie mirrors after their runway-inspired touch-up to share on their social networks.

The Promotion People - Vancouver Fashion Week

Vancouver Fashion Week’s Fall/Winter 2014 showcase is gearing up to be the best to date. With over 50 designers from 21 countries, Vancouver will once again play host to an abundance of established and emerging talent – and the list keeps on growing.

Kicking off on March 18, 2014 with the Opening Gala, and followed by six full days of shows, VFW provides a world-class platform for designers, from street-wear to haute couture, to send their collections down the runway for the whole world to see. With media partners across the globe, VFW is committed to providing a truly international experience like no other.

The lineup for VFW Fall/Winter 2014 Collections include: Gabriel Lage (Argentina), Green Embassy (Australia), Pitour (Austria), Susana Bettencourt (Portugal), Yuhsi Takahashi (Japan), mayamay (Slovakia), Martins Paulo (Brazil), Takaokami (Denmark), Evan Clayton (Vancouver), Nina Tan (Vancouver), Noe Bernacelli (Peru), Hong Kiyoung (Korea), Firan & Rose (UK), Ophelia Song (China), Birgit Badke (Kelowna), Lisa Loveday (Thunder Bay), Erikó (Colombia), Fever (UK), Angel Eye (UK), Soojin Lee (Korea), Sonya Jang (Ottawa), Jesper Annerstedt (Sweden), Rachel Liu (China), Yicheng Chen (China), Sophie Karen (USA), Shravan Kumar (India), Evolét (Peru), JFG Designs (Vancouver), Jin and Jacqueline (Vancouver), Shelley Klassen for Blushing Boutique (Vancouver), Ipek Tohumcu (Turkey), Kym Couture Kollection (USA), José Zafra (Peru), Nadia + Zehra (UK), Gardé del Avante (Toronto), Grandi’s Atelier (Vancouver), Calotype (USA), Wellgroomed Designs Inc. (Canada), Mario Young (UK), Connally McDougall (Victoria), NotEqual (Brazil), and Na Hyun Lee (Korea).

As designers prepare and descend upon Vancouver, with only two weeks to go, the anticipation is building. A preliminary schedule is now available at vanfashionweek.com.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.vanfashionweek.com/tickets.html.

About Vancouver Fashion Week
Vancouver Fashion Week is a diverse and innovative fashion experience that features both established and emerging designers. It is the fastest growing fashion week in the world and the only industry event that actively seeks out to showcase international award-winning designers from over 30 global fashion capitals. This biannual six day event has the attendance of over 20,000 guests, including industry professionals, buyers, media, and VIPs.

About Procter & Gamble 
P&G serves approximately 4.8 billion people around the world with its brands. The Company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Ace®, Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Duracell®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Fusion®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Iams®, Lenor®, Mach3®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, Prestobarba®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, Wella®, and Whisper®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G and its brands.

 

Social Media Handles

Website: vanfashionweek.com
Twitter: @VanFashionWeek
Instagram: @vanfashionweek
Facebook: facebook.com/vanfashionweek
YouTube: youtube.com/user/VFWTV

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

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

David Sancious, original member of the E Street Band, to receive Award for Musical Excellence at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

World Renowned Keyboardist and Musician David Sancious will be touring with Sting and Paul Simon “On Stage Together” across North America then he is back out with Peter Gabriel on his European “Back to Front” Tour in 2014
The Promotion People - David Sancious

David along with other members of the E Street Band will receive the Award for Musical Excellence at this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, April 10, 2014 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

David Sancious, long-time solo keyboardist, guitarist and composer, will have an exceptionally busy year in 2014 touring with three of the most sought after musicians of our time.  He will join Sting and Paul Simon “On Stage Together” in February and March then is back out touring with Peter Gabriel throughout Europe in April and May. Peter Gabriel is also being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10th, 2014.

The Promotion People - Sting & Paul Simon

David will be joining Sting and Paul Simon, two of music’s most renowned and enduring artists who will perform “On Stage Together” throughout North America starting in Houston on February 8th and playing to their final show in New York City’s Madison Square Garden on March 6th following an immediate sell-out in that city. For more information on the tour and tickets please visit www.sting.com.

David will then join the other original members of Peter Gabriel’s band again to tour throughout Europe on Peter Gabriel’s  “Back to Front” tour.  The tour begins in Frankfurt on April 14th and finishes in Berlin on May 14th. For more information and tickets please visit www.petergabriel.com.

Capturing the attention of Bruce Springsteen in the seventies at a jam session in New Jersey, David’s career as a musician kicked off at the young age of seventeen. An original member of Bruce Springsteens’ beloved E Street Band David was invited to join a new band Bruce was forming. The group recorded three albums together and toured the country before David decided it was time to part ways.

The Promotion People - Peter Gabriel

David left the band to form his own group “Tone”, where he would showcase his abilities as not only a sensational musician, but as an equally talented composer, producer and synthesist. David recorded multiple albums with Tone and the accomplishments of these albums led him to become one of the most talented and sought-after keyboardists in the industry.

David re-united with Bruce Springsteen and joined other musicians including Billy Joel, Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Rufus Wainwright and Will.I.Am  at Sting’s sixtieth birthday to perform some of Stings most recognizable songs at New York’s Beacon Theatre.

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

It can often be difficult to center oneself when surrounded by the stress and chaos of being an artist. Yet, somehow, David always manages to find his center and inner peace. At a mere ten years of age, he began his journey into the world of spirituality. David practices meditation and yoga.

David will be touring with Sting and Paul Simon “On Stage Together” throughout North America in February and March then out again with Peter Gabriel’s tour “Back to Front” in April and May 2014 throughout Europe.

 

Social Media Handles

Website:  davidsancious.com
Twitter: @DavidSancious, @officialsting, @itspetergabriel, @paulsimonmusic
YouTube: Behind the Scenes with David Sancious for Yamaha

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

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