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PuSh Festival: Three Reasons To Attend

January 17, 2013
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The 9th Annual PuSh International Performing Arts Festival kicked off on Monday, January 14, 2013 at the opening gala. The evening was hosted by Juno award-winning musician Dan Mangan and CTV News anchor Mi-Jung Lee in Club 560 on Seymour Street. The evening was attended by what seemed to be most of Vancouver’s theatre community […]

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Crazy8s Raises the Bar for Local Filmmakers

January 9, 2013
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The six teams who will soon be relatively sleepless on an 8-day production schedule have been announced.  Crazy8s, now in its 14th year, has helped put the spotlight on local emerging filmmakers to advance their careers, including Zach Lipovsky, whose 2005 Crazy8s film, Crazy Late, helped him secure a spot on the Steven Spielberg TV […]

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The Government Inspector at Studio 58

November 19, 2012
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Jordan Jenkins (Bobchinsky), Stephanie Izsak (Anna Andreyevna), and Dallas Sauer (Dobchinsky) in The Government Inspector at Studio 58, Langara College. Photo by David Cooper.   There’s a reason why Studio 58 at Langara College is touted as one of the leading institutions for training the next generation of theatre artists.  After attending the opening night […]

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Casting Director, Stuart Aikins on Directing Asymmetry

October 21, 2011
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Many of you know Stuart Aikins as the Emmy nominated and Casting Society of America Award winning Casting Director who is busy with many Film & TV productions that come to Vancouver. What you may not know is that he has a MFA in Directing and a faculty member at Capilano University’s theatre department. Stuart […]

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1 on 1 with Lori Triolo

September 15, 2010
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On Saturday afternoon I got the chance to talk with Lori Triolo immediately after seeing her in the Vancouver Fringe production of Canary.  Based on playwright Liesl Lafferty’s real life, this show had me laughing while hitting home some scary truths about a very dark, pervasive presence within all our lives. Needless to say my […]

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Reel 2 Real Film Festival for Youth returns for 2010

April 8, 2010
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Friday, April 9 2010 marks the opening of this years Reel 2 Real Film Festival for Youth. I will again have the honour to be the Master of Ceremonies for the Opening Night Gala and Award Presentation as well as at Sunday’s Young Filmmakers Showcase and Award Presentation. One of the reasons why I choose […]

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Oscar Winning Film Trailer

March 7, 2010
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Over on the VAG Forum, withoutaboat shared a link to a video. I thought it fitting to post it here seeing that tonight marks the 82nd Academy Awards, also known as The Oscars. The video speaks to how formulaic a film tends to be to win an Oscar. It’s embedded below fr your viewing pleasure. […]

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Racism. Stop It! National Video Competition

January 5, 2010
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I remember back in high school when this competition came around to help bring awareness to the issues of racism. I’ve always thought it was a great way to get young people involved in discussing the ever-so-important issue. At least it wasn’t just someone just talking in front of the class, instead it got people […]

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