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Women In Film & TV Mentorship Program For Actors

NoodleHead client, Jax Smith, is one of the mentees in this exciting new program, matched with mentor Carly Pope. The program is the brainchild of Krista Magnusson, a director on the board of Women in Film & Television Vancouver:

http://indieitpress.com/women-in-film-tv-mentorship-program-for-actors/

Huge thank you to Leisa Greene of Indie It Press!!

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Sisters Of Soul 2: Ladies Of The 80’s Benefit Concert & Auction For The Avalon Recovery Centre

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SISTERS OF SOUL 2: Ladies of the 80’s

Sunday April 13, 2014 Kay Meek Centre VIP reception 6pm Doors 7pm Concert 7:30pm

Vancouver, BC Sisters of Soul 2: Ladies of the 80’s, is the third annual benefit concert and auction presented by Avalon Recovery Society to raise spirits, funds and awareness. The Society operates three drop‐in centres, (Vancouver, White Rock and North Shore), offers peer‐led 12 step support meetings, child minding, resource and referral information, a clothing closet, and education and wellness programs, for women in recovery from addiction.

SISTERS OF SOUL 2: Ladies of the 80’s features hit songs by female artists including Whitney Houston, Cher, Madonna, and many more, as well as inspirational original music by some of Vancouver’s best songwriters. The vocalists, and vocal groups, will be accompanied by one of the West Coast’s most sought‐after musicians, Juno award winner, Grammy‐nominated Michael Creber, and his stellar band.

“Sisters of Soul provides, Avalon Recovery Society the opportunity to reach out to many women who may not know where to go for help” states Beverlie Jansen, Avalon Board President. “The need is very real and growing last year our Centres received 35,000 visits by women and over 1700 visits by children. A 10.5% and 2% increase respectively from the year before” says Jansen.

Sisters of Soul are a passionate group of professional and promising student vocalists, graphic designers and producers who donate their time and talent to non‐profit organizations helping women and young artists in recovery. Many of the vocalists have a direct connection to the disease of addiction; some have inspiring stories of personal recovery; some have lost friends and family to eating disorders, alcohol and substance abuse. “We are very fortunate to be surrounded by such caring and dedicated individuals,” says Jansen. “Their support of the work we do at Avalon is truly inspiring. Sisters of Soul 2 will be a fun and memorable evening for all. Join us!”

In addition to the fabulous music, the event also features a live and silent auction. Highlights include: VIP Tickets to a taping of The Voice in Los Angeles with hotel accommodation; one week stay at the Grand Luxxe in Nuevo Vallarta; a visit to the set of Continuum; a deluxe package to see Cher’s D2K Concert; and a Hawksworth/Rosewood Hotel Georgia dinner and hotel stay package. A ticket raffle comprised of a $2500 ring, men’s watch and pearl earrings will be available for purchase at the concert as well as through Edgemont Village Jeweler and all three Avalon Women’s Centres prior to the event.

A limited number of VIP tickets ($75.00) are available directly from Avalon Recovery Society by phone at 604.913.0477. General Admission tickets ($35.00) are available at www.avalonrecoverysociety.org, www.kaymeekcentre.com and Edgemont Village Jeweler. Tickets will also be available at the door in limited quantities.

Media Contacts:

Avalon Recovery Society Sisters of Soul


Heide Mayne – heidem@avaloncentres.org

604.913.0477

Catherine Bowers – catherinebowers@telus.net

 604.307.6304

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The MEMa Studio Is Pleased To Announce A Tech-Kno Camp MasterClass Led By CNN Producers

What began as a dream four years ago, Kirk Denson’s not-for-profit 'MEMa Studio' (Mobile Educational Multimedia Studio, Inc.) idea is finally gaining ground, and CNN is chiming in to help out.

In a bid to introduce disadvantaged kids and youth to the recording and film arts, Denson had a dream of raising funds and reconditioning a touring vehicle, to take his music production and film classes to places in North America where programs such as these, were not readily available.

"We wanted to be able to introduce these crafts to people in under served areas, places where kids may never get to see or have an opportunity to work with state-of-the-art equipment with an industry professional; “Youth can only aspire to what they have been exposed." This is Denson’s oft-repeated tag line, a line everybody in the MEMa Studio can relate to, including MEMa Studio Chair Jenn Ashton of Rave On Studio and Artist Instructor Melissa Endean both in North Vancouver, BC Canada.

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In today’s fundraising climate, the tour truck continues to be a dream, but the MEMa Studio still believes it can be a reality. Getting their start teaching summer classes two years ago in Chicago’s Lighthouse Youth Centre and now teaming up with After School Matters to provide a program in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood, MEMa Studio continues to gain momentum to the great joy of everybody involved, including the Board members who are scattered around the globe.

And now thanks to After School Matters, this spring’s Tech-Kno Camp class was invited to special pre-screening of CNN and Robert Redford’s "CHICAGOLAND," along with a follow up Q & A session, which then led to an invitation by CNN producers to hold a MasterClass with the camp youth:

"We’re so grateful that our program is gaining some ground. We were all prepared for the leg work involved to get it to the light of day, and we’re just happy to see it get some notice; the issues of arts in schools is such an important one. Being able to not only introduce so many new career paths to these teens, but to help them express their creativity here and now has just been amazing and we can’t wait to get into classrooms everywhere." Denson states, "A huge thank you to CNN and everybody that has been involved to get us to the starting gate!

Made up of recording and film professionals world wide, the little Studio that could is on its’ way.

More about Robert Redford’s Chicagoland Documentary here:
http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/08/cnn-to-launch-new-original-series-chicagoland-with-executive-producer-robert-redford-in-2014/

Find more about the MEMa Studio Program here: http://memastudio.org

Read more about After School Matters here: http://afterschoolmatters.org

Follow the MEMa Studio on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/memastudio

And come say hi on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/memastudio

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To make a tax deductible donation or for news, photos, booking inquires or other opportunities, please drop by MEMaStudio.org

Or contact MEMa Studio Chair Jenn Ashton on 604.985.3007 or Skype Raveonstudio79 or Email: raveonstudio@me.com

Or Executive Director Kirk Denson on 773.965.4555or email kirk@memastudio.org

Or Lisa lisa@noodleheadproductions.com
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