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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Social Media Handles

Website: tomlogan.compizzazzmodelingagency.commodelingvancouver.ca
Facebook: Pizzazz International Modeling & Talent Agency
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yWorld a New Vancouver Based Tech Company Launches Innovative Digital Conferencing Platform

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Vancouver-based yWorld is pleased to announce that they have developed an advanced state-of-the-art video conferencing platform, offering companies a seamless way to connect, collaborate and communicate.

yWorld is free and offers more than just your average video conferencing application. Features include six-way HD video conferencing, cloud storage with yCloud, shared document editing with yEdit, and a virtual whiteboard.

“This platform has the ability to meet all conferencing needs by eliminating unnecessary physical meetings and allowing users to share, create, collaborate and chat simultaneously with their contacts.” – Bayan Knight

Seeing the value and the future potential of yWorld’s technology, the company turned down an acquisition offer from another high profile company while in their alpha stage, and instead secured significant private funding to complete their first phase of development.

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The yWorld team is comprised of individuals dedicated to pushing the limits of social networking. The team is an eclectic group of professionals from every corner of the world, from South Africa to Canada. They’ve come together to build a community that connects professionals and spreads ideas anywhere in the world. The company is rapidly expanding with 28 employees and many new job openings in the horizon.

Transforming the time users spend online, yWorld is a productive and indispensable career-booster. We are very excited about this new initiative, with rapid company growth and many new job openings” yWorld founder Kehar Gill said in a statement.

About yWorld
Founded by Kehar Gill in 2011, yWorld is an online conferencing platform that focuses on collaboration. Being one of few WebRTC based platforms in Vancouver, offers free cloud storage, HD video chat capabilities and real-time document editing, allowing groups of people to work together efficiently. The Canadian company is based out of Vancouver and Surrey, B.C.

Social Media Handles

Website: yworld.com
Twitter: @yWorld
Facebook: facebook.com/YWorld
YouTube: youtube.com/user/yWorldMedia

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Lesley Diana – Founder, President and Publicist

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Twitter: @PromotionPeople
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Award Winning Actor/Director Juan Riedinger Wins Again–Taking Home Two Leo Awards Over the Weekend

Multi-award winning actor Juan Riedinger can add two new wins to his resume; taking home two Leo Awards at this year’s awards ceremony. Juan won the ‘Best Performance in a Web Series’ award for “Pavement”-Wake Up, and ‘Best Performance in a Youth or Children’s Program or Series’ award for his role in “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour”-Coat Rack Cowboy. The Leo Awards were distributed to the best in B.C. film and television this past weekend in Vancouver.

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Juan took home the Best Performance awards for his leading role in the exciting new web series entitled “Pavement”. Set on the streets of LA, Juan plays Mitch, a Meth-addicted father who is desperately trying to keep his family together. Juan was the only Canadian actor in the production, working alongside ER Ruiz (Sons of Anarchy).

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On TV, Juan won Best Performance in a Youth or Children’s Program or Series’ for R. L. Stine’s “The Haunting Hour” – Coat Rack Cowboy. He played John ‘Mad Dog’ McCoy, an Old West gunslinger who comes back to haunt two brothers he believes cut down the tree he was hanged from. Juan worked alongside the youngest of the Jonas Brothers – Frankie Jonas. Juan was also nominated in the same category at last year’s Leos for a different character on the same show.

Juan took home two out of the three awards he was nominated for this year. He was also nominated for ‘Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Feature Length Drama’ for the feature film “Havana 57″. The film was the first ever Canadian-Cuban co-production and was shot entirely on location in Havana, Cuba. “Havana 57” follows Rubén Velez (Juan Riedinger), a newly appointed homicide detective in the Havana police force in 1957, just before the Cuban revolution.

These past few years Juan has been extremely busy filming in Los Angeles, Cuba, Mexico, Montreal, Toronto, Rhode Island, Vancouver, and even in his hometown of Banff. Juan and his wife Agam Darshi played a couple for the first time in the short dramatic film “Reunion”. The film was shot in Sayulita, Mexico (where the real-life couple were married) and in Los Angeles earlier this year.

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Juan just completed filming a supporting role in a feature film entitled “Broken Horses”, by Bollywood legend Vidhu Vinod Chopra (Three Idiots, Parinda), where he worked alongside Vincent D’Onofrio, Anton Yelchin, and cinematographer Tom Stern (The Hunger Games, Mystic River). He is also a lead character in the horror feature “Alice D.”, also starring horror legend Kane Hodder. Juan also has the leading role of Jess in the post-apocalyptic web series called “Breakers”, currently in production.

Juan has received a long list of industry accolades for his performances. He won a 2012 Leo Award for Best Performance by a Male in a Short Drama for his leading role in the film “blood/sweat/tears”. He was given the ‘Best Actor’ award at the 2011 Indy Horror Film Festival for his leading role in “On a Dark and Stormy Night,” which was also awarded ‘Best Feature.’ He also recently became the only two-time recipient of the A&E Short Filmmaker’s Award for his short films “Shark Out of Water” and “Birth Day”. Riedinger’s role in the independent film Zero Hour also won him two best actor awards at festivals in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Juan was also nominated for Best Actor in the 2012 Chicago Horror Film Festival for his leading role in the acclaimed feature-length thriller Spades.

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Juan’s other list of notable credits include: playing Peter Whyte from a teen until his death in “Drawing Home”; a supporting role in the horror-comedy, “Jennifer’s Body” alongside Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried and Adam Brody; a supporting role in “Hardwired”, starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Val Kilmer; a role in “Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem”, as the ill-fated stoner, Scotty; and shared the screen alongside Jennifer Connely in “The Day the Earth Stood Still”.

Multi-talented Riedinger made his directorial debut on the film entitled “Shark Out of Water”, which he also wrote and received four Leo Award nominations for, including Best Short Film and Best Direction in a Short Film. The film deals with two poker-obsessed young men who must come to terms with their addiction, and includes a cameo appearance by internationally renowned poker champion Phil Hellmuth. The official website for Juan’s Leo Award-nominated directorial debut is now live at: sharkoutofwater.com.

“Float” is a 35mm short film which Juan directed with a grant from Bravo!FACT, and made its Canadian premiere at the Vancouver International Film Festival. There Juan received the award for ‘Most Promising Director of a Canadian Short Film’. The film also made its world premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival.

Riedinger, originally from Banff, Alberta, moved to Vancouver to pursue acting full time. Soon after, he won a nationwide casting call for a recurring role in Showcase’s “Godiva’s”. He also landed a supporting lead in “Shred” alongside Tom Green, and guest starred in such television shows as “Smallville”, “Fringe”, and “Continuum”.

Social Media Handles

Website: juanriedinger.com
Twitter: @JuanRiedinger

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Lesley Diana – Founder, President and Publicist

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Reaching for New Heights at the Fifth Annual Chinese Restaurants Awards

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The 5th Annual Chinese Restaurant Awards celebrated the achievements of Greater Vancouver and Greater Toronto’s Chinese culinary elites at River Rock Show Theatre, Richmond, B.C. Attended by the industry’s professionals, media, and VIPs, the Oscar- style award ceremony was hosted by Breakfast Television’s Dawn Chubai and OMNI Television’s Sunny Chiu. A full list of the award winners, description of judges’ bios and a link to photos from the event, are available below.

The presentation opened with a dazzling tasting reception, which included live cooking demonstrations by Vancouver-based Chef Andy Liu of Sea Harbor Seafood Restaurant, Chef Wing Ho of Fortune House Seafood Restaurant, and Chef Hung Ching-Lung, founder of Chef Hung Taiwanese Beef Noodle.

Chef Hung, who travelled from Taiwan especially for the ceremony, gave a riveting noodle- making performance that delighted guests including Consul Li Yue of Overseas Chinese Affairs at the Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Vancouver. During his speech, Consul Li praised the growing success and contribution of both the Awards and the chefs.

“2013 is the year of reaching for new heights,” said Craig Stowe, Chinese Restaurant Awards’ Founding Director. “To further raise the public’s awareness of the fine Chinese cuisine existing in Canada, we must expand beyond the borders of Vancouver.”

Greater Toronto, another bustling hub for Chinese food, was selected to be part of the Awards as a result. Four locally acclaimed food critics and writers—Jen Chan, Jennifer Kwan, Renée S. Suen, and Charles Yu—were invited to search for ten Critics’ Choice Signature Dishes.

Their expertise and experience with different media outlets, such as Chowhound, Yelp, and Toronto Star, are invaluable in developing a reliable new dining guide. One of their notable choices is Richmond Hill’s Omei Restaurant. The winner enticed the judges with their different cooking methods used in Lobster Five Ways (Steamed, Stir-fried with Maggie Sauce, Deep Fried Lobster Legs, Steamed Egg Custard with Lobster Brain, Fried Rice with Lobster Brain).

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In Greater Vancouver, the Awards’ legacy continued with seven judges voting for the best dishes after a full year of tasting. The results, audited by Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP, highlight the diversity and popularity of Chinese regional cuisines in the area. Top Shanghai Cuisine’s Pan Fried Shanghainese Buns, a 2013 Diners’ Choice Awards winner, is also voted as a must-eat by the judges. Kirin Restaurant at City Square wowed the judges with three dishes—Deep Fried Boneless Chicken with Minced Prawn, Glutinous Rice, and Chestnut Paste, Geoduck Two Ways, and Smoked Live Lobster with Assorted Mushroom—making them a top winner in the category. The new title, Greater Vancouver’s Critics’ Choice Awards – Most Awarded Chinese Restaurant, is bestowed upon Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant. From 2009-2013, the restaurant won eight Critics’ Choice Awards with Signature Dishes such as Fried Squab (2009-2012) and Pan-fried Spot Prawns with Soy Sauce (2011-2012).

Adding to the excitement of 2013 is the new Chinese Master Chefs (CMC) program. After five years of planning, the Awards selected Raymond Cheung (Landmark Hotpot House), Wing Ho (Fortune House Seafood Restaurant), Andy Liu (Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant), Wing Leung (Shiang Garden Seafood Restaurant), Tong Luk (The Jade Seafood Restaurant), Timmy Tsui (Big Chef Restaurant), Tony Wu (Tin Tin Seafood Harbour) and Ming Yeung (Bamboo Grove) as Master Chefs based on their winning records, worldwide reputation, and continuous contribution to Greater Vancouver’s culinary landscape. Their relentless effort in defining Chinese cuisine with innovative ideas has inspired a new generation of chefs and connected the Chinese community with other cultures.

The CMC program wishes to share the Masters’ Signature Dishes recipes with the public on Chinese Master Chefs. A 90sec cooking demonstration of each chef’s selected creations will be aired in March and April on OMNI Television’s Cantonese and Mandarin news. All ingredients used in the recipes such as Alberta beef, Alberta Pork and B.C. seafood are available at Vancouver’s PriceSmart Foods—Chinese Master Chefs’ preferred store for fresh and affordable ingredients.

The public is encouraged to experience the Master Chefs’ creations at their restaurants and participate in a charitable test drive at one of the three Dueck Auto Group’s locations (Terminal Avenue, Marine Drive, and Richmond in Vancouver). By simply presenting the test-drive card received from the restaurants, diners can help raise funds for Vancouver Community College’s prestigious Conrad Leung Award. For each test drive, Dueck Auto Group will donate $25 to the scholarship program that recognizes the achievement of an outstanding student in the Asian Culinary Arts Program.

The Chinese Restaurant Awards wishes to thank the following sponsors who help to make these awards possible: Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency, FortisBC, River Rock Casino Resort, Hennessy, Alberta Beef Producers, Alberta Canola Producers Commission, China UnionPay, Big House Wines, Heineken, Underwater Harvesters’ Association, Amoy Food limited, Anchor Foods International Limited, CityTV, OMNI BC, Richmond Review, Westender, New Home Living, Yelp.ca, Foodspotting, AX3Battery.com, Westca.com, City365.ca and Vandiary.com

Greater Toronto
2013 Critics’ Choice Signature Dish Awards Winners

1. Braised Bean Curd Sheet Rolls Topped with Egg White
Grand Chinese Cuisine
655 Dixon Rd, Etobicoke (416) 248-9898

2. Full House Sago -“Yeung Ji Gum Lo”
Full House Dessert
Unit 12, 9425 Leslie St Richmond Hill (905) 773-7230

3. House Special Sticky Rice
Judy Cuisine
550 Highway 7 E, Richmond Hill (905) 762-1888

4. “King of Char Siu” – BBQ Pork
John’s Chinese BBQ Restaurant
328 Hwy 7 E, Unit 10-11, Richmond Hill (905) 881-3333

5. Lamb (handmade) Noodle Soup
Silk Road Restaurant
438 Horner Ave, Toronto (416) 259-9440

6. Lobster 5 Ways: Steamed, Stir-fried with Maggie Sauce, Deep Fried Lobster Legs, Steamed Egg Custard with Lobster Brain, Fried Rice with the Lobster Brain
Omei Restaurant
420 Hwy 7 E, Richmond Hill (905) 881-8188

7. Pork with Garlic Sauce
Northern Dumpling Kitchen
550 Hwy 7 E, Unit 52A, Richmond Hill (905) 881-3818

8. Steamed Red Hind Garoupa
Maple Yip Seafood Restaurant
4227 Sheppard Ave E, Scarborough (416) 297-1438

9. Rose Essence Premium Top Soya Free Range Chicken
Yang’s Fine Chinese Cuisine
9665 Bayview Ave #30, Richmond Hill (905) 884-3388

10. Xiao Long Bao
Ding Tai Fung Shanghai Dim Sum
3235 Highway 7 East, Unit 18B, Markham (905) 943-9880

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Website: ChineseRestaurantAwards.com, ChineseMasterChefs.com
Twitter: @CRADiningGuide
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