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Congratulations 2017 Leo Awards Nominees

The Promotion People would like to congratulate all our clients, past and present that have been nominated for Leo Awards this year. We have had the pleasure to work with hundreds of actors, tv series and feature films over the years. The Leo Awards have been celebrating Excellence in British Columbia Film & Television since 1999. We are proud to say that we have had clients nominated most years.

Good Luck to all the following 2017 Leo Award Nominees that we have had the pleasure to work with.

Lesley Diana, Jasmyn Rowley, Danica Cox – The Promotion People


8 Nominations
Best Dramatic Series – Rogue
John Morayniss, Matthew Parkhill, Robert Petrovicz, Nick Hamm – Producers
Best Visual Effects in a Dramatic Series
Best Dramatic Series
Best Visual Effects – Kevin Little – Pool Boy
Best Musical Score – Jeff Toyne – Maria, Full of Grace
Best Production Design – Eric Fraser – Maria, Full of Grace
Best Costume design – Glenne Campbell – Maria, Full of Grace
Best Stunt Coordination – David Jacox – Maria, Full of Grace
Best Guest performance Femal – April Telek – Maria, Full of Grace
Best Lead Performance Female – Meaghan Roth – Maria, Full of Grace


Nominees for Best Cinematography – Bob Aschmann
Ice – The Cut
Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Series are…
Stein Myhrstad
Ice – Two Handkerchiefs
Best Sound in a Dramatic Series are…
Simon Bright
Best Costume Design in a Dramatic Series Ellen Anderson
Ice – Clarity
Best Make-Up in a Dramatic SeriesRita Ciccozzi
Ice – Clarity
Nominees for Best Hairstyling in a Dramatic Series
Jill Corp
Ice – Clarity
Best Casting in a Dramatic SeriesCorrine Clark, Jennifer Page
Ice – Two Handkerchiefs

Dark Harvest

Best Direction in a Motion Picture

James Hutson

The Sun at Midnight

Duane Howard Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Motion Picture

3 Nominations
Picture Editing
Musical Score
Lead Performance – Male

William Ainscough

Milton’s Secret – Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Motion Picture

The History of Love – Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Motion Picture

Tammy Gillis

Best Lead Performance by a Female Menorca in a Motion Picture

Todd Talbot

Love It or List It Vancouver – Brenda and Marcos

Best Host(s)
in an Information, Lifestyle or Reality
Program or Series

Listen To Me by Wes Mack

1 Nomination
Best Music Video

Dan Payne

Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Television Movie
A Time To Dance
All Yours

Jennifer Spence

Best Guest Performance by a Female
in a Dramatic Series

Travelers – Grace

Best Supporting Performance by a Female
in a Dramatic Series Jennifer Spence

You Me Her – Remember, Ruby, Remember

David Lewis Goodnight Kiss and Dirk Gently

Best Supporting Performance by a Male
in a Dramatic Series

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – Watkin

The Goodnight Kiss

Chelah Horsdal

Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series

Jesse James Miller

Chasing Evel: The Robbie Knievel Story

4 Nominations
Musical Score

Highway Thru Hell

Neil Thomas, Nicole Tomlinson

Highway Thru Hell – Bridge Out

Best Screenwriting
in a Documentary Series

Best Cinematography
in a Documentary Series   Todd Craddock,

Darren Dembicki

Highway Thru Hell – Long Way Down

Game Of Homes

1 Nomination

Some Assembly Required

4 Nominations
Screenwriting (2)


1 Nomination
Production Design

Sonja Bennett

Best Screenwriting in a Music, Comedy or Variety Program or Series
Sonja Bennett – Kim’s Convenience – Rude Kid

Best Performance by a Female in a Web Series
Sonja Bennett – Sunnyhearts CC – Scared Straight

John Cassini

Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Television Movie
John Cassini – Love By Chance

Michael Eklund

Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Motion Picture
Michael Eklund – Dead Draw

Sonya Salomaa

Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Motion Picture
Sonya Salomaa – The Space Between


Multi-faceted entertainment industry jill-of-all-trades Nicole Oliver is in demand more than ever, as an actor in a variety of small screen projects, and in the competitive voice-over market.

Nicole Oliver William Ainscough from Seed - The Promotion People

Nicole will be appearing opposite her young son, William Ainscough, who plays Billy in the new City TV series “Seed”. The show, which premieres on February 4th, features Nicole as Billy’s teacher, Mrs. Anderson in several episodes. Nicole’s voiceover work is currently airing on television. She plays Zoe on the popular cartoon “Littlest Pet Shop”, airing now on the Hub; as well as Princess Celestia and Cheerilee on “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic”, which is in its third season airing in countries world-wide. Nicole is also appearing as every-woman’s VENUS in her friend, award-winning Documentary filmmaker Dianne Wood’s “Mars & Venus Today”, which airs on CBC TV on Valentine’s Day.

Nicole Oliver The Promotion People

Most recently, Nicole wrapped a guest-starring role on the new television series “Rogue”, starring Thandie Newton. The series, which features Newton as an emotionally conflicted cop who is worried she may have contributed to her own son’s death, is set to premiere on The Movie Network and Movie Central in Canada in June 2013 and on Direct TV in the US this April.

Not prepared to slow down anytime soon, Nicole has had multiple recent roles in MOWs, television series’ and animated cartoons. Nicole’s notable credits include: appearing in the thriller “Taken Back – Finding Haley” with Amanda Tapping (Sanctuary); guest starring in the popular television series “Supernatural”; playing a stage mother in the upcoming independent feature film “Leap 4 Your Life”, which is soon to be released and stars “So You Think You Can Dance” contestant Allie Bertram; starring in the family drama “The Woodcarver” with Woody Jeffreys (Eureka, Smallville) and John Ratzenberger (Cheers, Toy Story); and a role in the television movie “Innocent” with Bill Pullman and Marcia Gay Harden. Nicole is continuously recognized for her 4 seasons as host on the hit Slice Network series “Crash Test Mommy”.

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Nicole is also in high demand in the competitive voice-over market. She is currently the voice for Wireless Wave, and has provided her voice-over expertise to over 100 companies including American Express, Starbucks, Salon Selectives, Club House, and IKEA to name but a few. In animation, she continues her popular roles on the shows, “Martha Speaks”, “Strawberry Shortcake”, “1001 Nights” and “Superbook”. 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”.

Not only is Nicole a successful actor, producer, and director, she is also a mother, a wife, and role model of our time who believes that diversification is the key to success. Nicole is proof that with success in life there can be balance. Between acting projects, she has completed her MA in Communications. Last year Nicole was a contributing blogger running in the 2012 Vancouver Sun Run. On top of this, she is an entrepreneur, who 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.

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Twitter: @mouthnoize
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Young Vancouver actor William Ainscough stars on City’s new original series “Seed”, premiering February 4th, 2013

At just nine years old, William is following in his parents’ footsteps entering the world of entertainment.

The Promotion People - William Ainscough

Nine-year old actor William Ainscough is making a serious impression in the film and television industry, booking his first two auditions after deciding he’d like to follow in his parents’ footsteps (his mother is actor Nicole Oliver and father is music producer Chris Ainscough), and enter the world of entertainment. William’s television debut comes next month, in the new original comedy series “Seed”, premiering February 4th on City. The series will give everyone a chance to see just how talented this young up-and-comer really is. The series gave William the chance to act opposite his mother in several episodes of the series, when she plays Billy’s teacher, Mrs. Anderson. The show will air Monday nights on City at 8:30pm ET/PT.


William had a terrific experience filming in Halifax, and before he returned home when filming was finished, he and co-star Abby Ross gave back to their temporary East coast home. The two young actors raised $1080, which they donated to the IWK Health Centre in Halifax.

William’s very first attempt at acting was a success, when he landed his first audition—an open casting call for the feature film “Hidden”. The feature film, which follows a family hiding in a bomb shelter after a mysterious outbreak devastates civilization, stars Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood) and is directed by the Duffer Brothers. William was successful in landing the role of Joey, a slightly shy and soulful neighbourhood boy. The movie is set to hit theatres late this year.

The Promotion People - William Ainscough

William’s interest in the acting world began after a set visit to watch his mother in action. It was then he decided to try acting for himself, and began taking classes. It was clear after booking his first two auditions that it was a path well chosen. William’s mother, Nicole Oliver is an established Canadian performer, with credits including the host of “Crash Test Mommy” for 5 seasons and appearances in a variety of film and television roles (most recently she appeared on the series “Rogue”, starring Thandie Newton). She is also widely recognized for her vast list of voice-over credits and has lent her voice to such projects as the “Barbie” animated film series, “Littlest Pet Shop” and “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic”.

William is an accomplished drummer, loves soccer and baseball, and is a huge fan of the online game Minecraft. He is thrilled to be able to add ACTOR to his resume of accomplishments.

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Facebook: Seed
Twitter: @Seed_tv

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