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Vancouver's Camille Mitchell earns industry acclaim for festival gem

Jasmyn Pozzo
Jul 10th, 2013

After a whirlwind trip to Palm Springs, New York, and Los Angeles, Camille Mitchell returns to Vancouver with a festival gem under her belt for her writing and directorial debut.

Vancouver actor Camille Mitchell can add acclaimed filmmaker to her resume, as her award-winning film "A Mother's Love" takes the festival circuit by storm. The short, which was a winning film at Crazy8s in Vancouver and recently screened at the Manhattan and Madrid Film Festivals, marks Camille's writing and directorial debut.The film stars Susan Hogan (Battlestar Galactica, Psych) and Charles-Joseph Mitchell in the story of a mother’s torment when her boys don’t come home from school one day.

Vancouver's Juan Riedinger Takes Home Two Leo Awards

Jasmyn Pozzo
Jun 5th, 2013

Juan on the set of the feature film "Havana 57".

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 'Best Performance in a Youth or Children’s Program or Series' for “R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour”- Coat Rack Cowboy; and 'Best Performance in a Web Series’ for “Pavement” - Wake Up.  The Leo Awards were distributed to the best in B.C. film and television this past weekend in Vancouver.
 
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.

Elisabetta Fantone Returns to Canada to Bring Pop-Art to Vancouver

Jasmyn Pozzo
Apr 10th, 2013

Artist/actor/author Elisabetta Fantone in Vancouver to attend the opening for her solo show at the Kurbatoff Gallery. 

Italian-Canadian multi-talent Elisabetta Fantone is returning to Canada this week to attend the opening of her first solo art show on the West Coast. Elisabetta, who, among many other things, is an acclaimed artist, actor, model and author, continues to impress with her talent in many mediums; excelling in artistic, film and literary projects. Her latest show will be at the Kurbatoff Art Gallery from April 11th-25th, 2013. 

Multilingual Canadian star Cristina Rosato on the rise

Jasmyn Pozzo
Apr 3rd, 2013

Multilingual star-on-the-rise Cristina Rosato is popping up on television shows across North America. Photo by Tim Leyes.

A new, charismatic performer is making a name for herself in the entertainment industry as a versatile performer with a number of desirable skills under her belt.

Originally from Montreal, Cristina Rosato continues her rise in Canada’s film and television industry through a number of fresh, diverse roles.

Among her many upcoming appearances is her role as Samantha Kaye on the popular CBC series Republic of Doyle, airing April 14, 2013. The multi-talented actress also plays Francesca on ABC’s dramatic series Rookie Blue, which airs on Global TV in Canada. Her ability to speak several languages fluently helped her book the role of Francesca, which was rewritten to be an Italian-speaking character after Rosato auditioned for the role speaking with an Italian accent.

Renowned Colombian fashion designer brings new collection to Vancouver Fashion Week

Jasmyn Pozzo
Mar 22nd, 2013

Colombian fashion designer Adriana Santacruz travels to Vancouver to showcase her fall/winter 2013 collection at Vancouver Fashion Week. Her show takes place March 23rd at 7pm.

She is regarded internationally for her designs, and now Colombian fashion designer Adriana Santacruz is traveling to Canada to showcase her 2013 Fall/Winter Collection at Vancouver Fashion Week. Adriana’s fashion show will take place at the Chinese Cultural Centre on Saturday, March 23rd at 7:00 PM. 

Adriana is a woman full of energy and conviction, who has long been expressing her creativity through her designs. 

Adriana believes each garment is an artistic composition achieved only through language and fabric affinity. This collection is a reflection of Adriana Santacruz's identity, which plays between simplicity and complexity. It involves evolving visual patterns that break paradigms in the art of dressing.

A collection with Chinese influences, it consists of handmade fabrics in horizontal and vertical loom with brocade and intervened with ikat and dyeing mooring techniques, performed by indigenous people of southern Colombia and Ecuador.

Tammy Gillis brings laughs in return to popular role on "Less Than Kind"

Jasmyn Pozzo
Mar 20th, 2013

Busy Canadian actor Tammy Gillis returns to her hilarious recurring role of Barbara on the acclaimed series "Less Than Kind".

Tammy is back--and as funny as ever--in her role as trophy wife Barbara, in the fourth and final season of the critically acclaimed and multiple Canadian Screen Award winning television series “Less Than Kind”. The original comedy series airs on DirectTV and The Movie Network, and features Tammy in the role of a young, full of life woman, who may be a little too full of life with her Jekyll and Hyde personality. 

Nine-year-old William Ainscough follows parents' path in entertainment industry

Jasmyn Pozzo
Feb 18th, 2013

William Ainscough plays Billy on the new City original series "Seed".

Nine-year old Vancouverite 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. The young talent recently made his television debut in the new original comedy series “Seed”, airing Monday nights on City at 8:30pm ET/PT.

Crystal Lowe takes on predators in the streets of Vancouver in new Primeval spin-off

Jasmyn Pozzo
Dec 15th, 2012

Crystal stars as Toby Nance in the U.S. spin-off "Primeval: New World".

Actor Crystal Lowe continues with her ongoing roles in sci-fi and thriller projects, with the new Space TV original series "Primeval: New World". 

"The Funny Pit" brings a mashup of home video and hidden camera gags to YTV

Jasmyn Pozzo
Nov 29th, 2012

The new half-hour television program, which premiered on YTV earlier this month, is helmed by comedian Roman Danylo.

Have a side-splitting home video you'd like to share with the world? It could include a unique pet trick, random family moment, or unfortunate wipe-out--anything hilarious will do! If you were hoping for a broadcast audience for your clip, the new gag-comedy series "The Funny Pit", airing on YTV, may be just the platform you've been looking for.

Young BC business professionals take us around the world in new travel and culture series

Jasmyn Pozzo
Sep 14th, 2012

Levi Sampson and Suzanne Teresa host "Sky's the Limit", premiering next week on CHEK TV.

CHEK TV’s latest original program is set to bring a fresh look at the world of business travel, dining, arts, and culture, with two hosts who epitomize young, successful business people.

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