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Get Cooking with The Stars visits Vancouver Fashion Week.

26 Mar

Former Real Housewife: Christina Kiesel

Karen Holness in Shelley Klassen

Karen Holness in Shelley Klassen

Host Laurie Belle (Get Cooking with the Stars) (CamelVision Entertainment)  was a featured celebrity  in Adriana SantaCruz for the  Vancouver Fashion Week Gala at the exquisite Four Seasons Hotel.

Columbian Sensation Adriana Santa Cruz came on the scene with a splash of color  and passion . Gleaning inspirations from TS. Elliot ,SantaCruz is a breath of fresh air! http://www.adrianasantacruz.com/.  Mingling with fashionistas and celebrity gal pals Karen Holness, Nancy Perreault, Nicole Oliver , Pizzazz Int, The Promotion People, and the Real housewives of Vancouver was part of  the successful evenings festivities. Dressed for this years event in Adriana SantaCruz, Nancy Perreault Collections,and Shoes by Melissa Kicks completed our TV host’s ensemble. Special thanks Siohban Hertil,(Makeup artist) James Trang (Hair) our beauty team for the evenings gala.

Dan Poh Photography
Melissa Kicks Shoes

Melissa Kicks Shoes- Featured on Host Laurie Belle, along with Adriana SantaCruz, Nancy Perreault

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Nicole Oliver at VFW
Photo by Dan Poh
Nicole Oliver at VFW
Dan Poh PhotographyBlushing Boutique-Shelley Klassen

Dan Poh Photography
Blushing Boutique-Shelley Klassen
Karen Holness, Laurie Belle

About “Get COOKING with the STARS”

“Get COOKING with the STARS” (CamelVision Entertainment) is hosted by the charismatic Laurie Belle, also the talent of Leftcoast TV. Laurie has degrees in both Business and Communications, as well as a Master’s degree . The multi-faceted TV personality is also a spokesmodel and actress. Laurie has graced the pages of many magazines, billboards, and TV shows. She has interviewed Hollywood heavy- hitters such as Gene Simmons, Coco Rocha, Shannon Tweed, BC Lions Geroy Simon, and Amanda Tapping; as well as covering internationally renowned events including VIFF, VFW, the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, and the LEO Awards. Laurie is currently developing the second season of “Get COOKING with the STARS”, with Canada’s finest chefs and celebrity guests. http://press.thepromotionpeople.ca/tag/caroline-macgillivray/

Shelley Klassen Runway

Shelley Klassen Runway

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Glam Cam; Get Cooking with The Stars Launch Extravaganza

27 Nov

Glam Cam; Get Cooking with The Stars Launch Extravaganza

Get cooking with The Stars  did not disappoint with the success of their Red Carpet Launch Party held at the prestigious Howe Street Art Gallery located in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Hosted by Laurie Belle (CamelVision Entertainment) and attended by International sports figures, celebrities from Hollywood North, media personalities, fashion designers, writers, bloggers , magazines and photographers, this star studded night was a fun filled event filled with fantastic performances, red carpet interviews and great food thanks to our lovely sponsors!

Olympic Athlete Nikola Girke with Host Laurie Belle (Dan Poh Photography) Hush Magazine

 

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Celebrity Guests Caroline Baccic, April Telek, Sarah Symonds and Guest

Actor Mackenzie Gray, Caroline Macilligavary (Beautnight.org) -Charity for launch.

Pam Schutz, Performer Sayde Black, Laurie Belle

 

Award winning Vodka- xoxo chocolate vodka martinis being whipped up by Chef Marcus Von Albrecht.

Karen Holness, Adrian Holmes

Famous Sushi Chef TOJO

The Musicians: Rod Black, Sayde Black

Stockholders Cast sponsored the gala launch with the red carpet from their own film launch party.

Dan Craig of EBO Restaurant was one of the sponsors for the Launch Party.
Beef Carpaccio, Handmade Roti, Chocolate delectables.

Photo Norm Lee

The delectable Beef Carpaccio from the EBO restaurant Menu-Created by Chef Dan Craig.

Host Laurie Belle with Nancy Perreault (Laurie Belle gown by Nancy Perreault Collections)

 
Laurie Belle gown by Nancy Perreault Collections, Scarf by Mona Sultan
and Element 7 body chain collection, Jihannah Hwang, Yuri Song, Bella Garnet Beauty Salon.

Actress Karen Holness

Fashion Designer Mona Sultan

The Launch celebrate a full season of episodes of Get Cooking with The Stars that airs on Shaw, Directed and Produced by Ahmad Badawi!

The beautiful, talented Amanda Tapping joins us for an episode. New episode airs in our Second Season!

Our lovely chefs in the kitchen with Star: April Telek (Amazon Falls,  Chef Parichat) Thai House, join Laurie Belle

The Trio of Amanda Tapping, DIrector Katrin Bowen (RAOR, Amazon Falls) and Laurie Belle (Get Cooking with the Stars)

CTV Marke Driesschen joins TOJO, Laurie Belle

Guest Chef Daniel Craig (EBO) with our Director Ahmad Badawi (Camelvision Entertainment) setting up a scene for Sara Lynn Celebrity Songstress

Our Director Ahmad Badawi setting the scene at EBO restaurant for Get Cooking with the Stars

In celebration of the launch, guests were treated to mouth watering dishes by EBO Restaurant and Chef Tojo from TOJOS also brought with him a tray of magnificient sushi and sakae as a gift for the party and guests were serenaded by performances from Sayde Black and Rod Black

Iain Allan (Production-Get Cooking with the Stars, with Nikola Girke (Olympic Athlete)

International Musician-Rod Black at Get Cooking with the Stars Gala.
Rod formerly the front man for rockband Jetblack Stare is currently working on a second album.

Our international Performer for Get Cooking with the Stars Gala:
Sayde Black.

Tanya Hunt, Brian Bishop (Dan Poh Photography) All Hush Magazine Photos in this article

Actor Mackenzie Gray

FMA Andy Chu, Natalie Langston (Novus, FMA) with Desmond Chen (Pink Elephant Thai House)

Actor Jennifer Spence

Lesley Diana, Host Laurie Belle

With this and the exciting anticipation for the next season of Get Cooking with The Stars; we would like to extend our gratitude and thanks to all our wonderful sponsors and guests who took the time out to join us in celebration for the show!

Many Thanks to the Venue Sponsor;

 

Howe Street Art Gallery

Partial Proceeds of the night go to;

BeautyNight Society 

Red Carpet Sponsor;

Kristian Messere and STOCKHOLDERS

Food and alcohol sponsors;

Chef Dan Craig and EBO Restaurant

TOJOS

Chef Marcus Von Albrecht ;Chocolate Martinis by X Four

GiftBag Sponsors;

Desmond Chen from Pink Elephant Thai

SmellThis! Aromatherapy

Mona Sultan Scarfs

Nancy Perrault Designs

Bella Garnet Beauty Salon

Sugar Baby Aprons

Makeup and Hair Sponsor;

Bella Garnet Beauty Salon

Featured Guests;

April Telek

Adrian Holmes

Karen Holness

Jennifer Spence

Mackenzie Gray and Brandi Maclean

Sarah Symonds

Nikola Girke; Olympic Athlete

Caroline MacGillivray

Kristian Messere and Rowland Pidlubny from Stockholders

Frances Hui

Music 

Sayde Black

Rod Black

 

Huge Thanks to all the Media/Photographers who attended and covered the event;

Hush Magazine

Mandy Ross

Dan Poh Photography

Ed Ng Photography

Norm Lee Photography

Everbe Magazine

Impress Magazine

Assignment Fashion

Girl In Betsey

Jacqueline Conoir

Maja Preddy (Celebrity reporter)

FMA- Andy Chu and Natalie Langston

Lesley Diana

Claude Duke Photography

Langley Times, Langley advance, RealStyle network

Promotion People

Eat Vancouver

Not forgetting the team that put this together;

Zia Marketing

Iain Allen

Get Cooking with the Stars celebrates with Stockholders

26 Jul

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“STOCKHOLDERS” (90 min – Feature Film) PRESS RELEASE

The Trailer is finally here! http://vimeo.com/45991722 After much anticipation, the breakthrough feature length film “Stockholders” reveals a sneak peak. On July 19th 2012 at the John B Pub it was a beacon of activity, packed to the brim with talented Vancouver actors and filmmakers. A gathering significant enough to warrant a visit from Mayor Richard Stewart. Making an appearance was Leftcoast TV’s host Laurie Belle & team, treating “Stockholders” stars Kristian Messere, Rowland Pidlubny, and John Doty Jr. to a lavish limo pre-party (Crown Limousines). The “Get Cooking With The Stars” front woman Laurie Belle got the first hand scoop on the creative process Kristian Messere plunged into, to devise his 90min screenplay. You can hear more about Laurie Belle’s new TV Show “Get  Cooking with the Stars” Directed by Ahmad Badawi, with guests (Gene Simmons, Tojo, Amanda Tapping, John Marshall Jones) as she discusses with celebrity interviewer Marc Silverman the dynamic trailer of “Stockholders” at the Trailer Release Party. – Online Featurette.

Stockholders is a feature length film starring actor Kristian Messere, who plays a rookie state police officer named Steff, who is stuck in a painfully mundane career. Things start looking up when Steff receives his first field position. He is to investigate an underground criminal ring, that of a wealthy Russian named Sasha, played by Rowland Pidlubny. Steff gains Sasha’s trust while participating in several low level crimes. During which, Steff develops an intimate relationship with Sasha’s young bride Vivica, played by actress Iva Kapsikova. The state police now turn their attention towards Steff, suspecting him of joining the enemy. And thus this deadly love triangle ensues…

Stockholders was first conceptualized by Messere, who wrote the feature length screenplay and is executive producer on the production. When asked where his inspiration came from, Messere explained “We live in a very difficult economic time, particularly for up and coming filmmakers. That’s what makes this film relatable and exciting for the audience. No one was going to hand me an opportunity. I had to go out and make one. And that’s exactly what our protagonist Steff must do to achieve success”. Most industry veterans are shocked when they find out that Kristian is only 25 years old and has already written, produced and starred in his own feature film (shot on the Red One camera).

The film is Directed by executive producer Mike Kam, who is known in the industry for his storytelling and breathtaking cinematography. Kam also founded One Leaf Productions along with Producer and business partner Baurzhan Dosmagambetov. It was Kam who led a talented team of professional filmmakers who all volunteered their time because they believed in film. Kristian Messere shed some light on the quality of filmaking: “The productions value is like nothing I’ve seen. It looks like a million dollars, but was shot extremely economically. That’s what’s so exciting about this new indie film wave going on! If you’re talented and have a worthwhile story to tell… it will happen”.

The buzz surrounding Stockholders has also brought considerable attention to Rowland Pidlubny, the mysterious actor who stars in the production as Sasha, the enigmatic underground crimelord. Along with Pidlubny’s talent and charisma as a leading man in front of the camera, his inventiveness as the production designer and a producer on the production created a menacing world artistically. “I envisioned the atmosphere of Kristian’s screenplay ‘Stockholders’ as an initiation into a secret world that became more dangerous as each layer was unrobed. There is meaning behind the ‘symbology’, colour and texture of the scenes, illuminating the audience to feel the emotions along with the characters. Director Mike Kam inspired and encouraged me with his creative energy.” When asked about working with Pidlubny, Messere simply stated, “no one else could have played this role”. In addition to starring opposite one another, the duo also partnered for casting all of the actors in the film.

In terms of crew, some faces are new and others are familiar. Such as Director of Photography Guy Paterson who has been involved with major film and television series for over twenty five years. The amount of detail and care in Paterson’s work, makes for an absolutely eyebrow raising cinematic experience.

Stockholders is slated to start hitting the festival circuit during the Fall of 2012-2013. For more information you can look up Stockholders on imdb.com or check out their website at http://www.stockholdersmovie.com