Tag Archives: Ben Ratner
Aside

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

 

2-lor-tojo-and-geroy-photo-by-dan-poh

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

Advertisements

“Get Cooking with the Stars” television series launches fall season

27 Sep

“Get Cooking with the Stars” television series launches fall season at
Red Carpet Launch Party at the Howe Street Art Gallery on October 20th

This season’s celebrity guests include April Telek, Jennifer Spence, Amanda Tapping, Adrian Holmes, BC Lions’ Geroy Simon, Marke Driesschen, Darryl Lenox

For immediate release, September, 2012 Vancouver, BC – Leftcoast TV (www.leftcoasttv.com) together with Ahmad Badawi-Camelvision Productions (http://camelvision.wix.com/camelvision) are pleased to announce their Hollywood-themed Red Carpet launch of the new season of the television series, “Get COOKING with the STARS” The series host Laurie Belle will also play host of the event on Saturday, October 20th, 2012 from 6:00pm-10:00 pm at the stunning Howe Street Art Gallery http://www.howestreetgallery.com.

The evening’s celebrities in attendance will include actors April Telek, Jennifer Spence, Ben Ratner, director Katrin Bowen, fashion designer Rozemerie Cuevas (Jacqueline Conoir), Olympic Athlete Nikola Girke, Stockholders cast,(Kristian Messere, Rowland Pidlubny,Beau Daniels),BeautyNight Founder Caroline Macgillivray, BC Lions, The Travel Guys, Vernard Goud, and prestigious Leo Awards organizers Sonny Wong, and Walter Daroshin. Guests will enjoy culinary cuisine, cocktails, entertainment by DJ Myles Bigelow and International Singers (Sayde Black, Karen Holness), as well as featurettes from the “Get COOKING with the STARS” series.

Tickets for the exclusive event can be purchased for $40 each at http://www.leftcoasttv.com. Partial proceeds (20%) of the ticket sales will be donated to Beauty Night Society http://www.beautynightorg. Beauty Night Society builds self-esteem and changes lives for women and youth living in poverty.

About “Get COOKING with the STARS”

“Get COOKING with the STARS” 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 in Education. The multi-faceted TV personality is also a model 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 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”, whose first season aired on SHAW TV and airs currently on NOVUS in Vancouver and New Fall Airtimes Victoria (Shaw). The show invites actors and celebrities to join Laurie and chefs at restaurants throughout the lower mainland to share their latest productions with Laurie and learn recipes from some of Canada’s finest chefs.

“Get COOKING with the STARS” episodes have included world renowned chefs such as Hidekazu Tojo (Tojo’s), Genarro Iorio (Le Terrezza),Chef Parichat (Pink Elephant Thai), Vikram Vij, Chef Daniel Craig (EBO Restaurant) and David Rocco (Food Network’s “Dolce Vita”).

These prestigious chefs with our Host are joined by a wide variety of entertainment industry stars, including LEO Award winning actresses Amanda Tapping (Stargate, Sanctuary) and April Telek (Amazon Falls); LEO Award winning director Katrin Bowen (Amazon Falls); LEO Award nominated actress Jennifer Spence (Alcatraz, Continuum); Fashion Designer Rozemarie Cuevas (JC Designs); the CFL’s all-time receiver Geroy Simon (B.C. Lions); CTV personality Marke Driesschen; Karen Holness (Fringe, Smallville), John Marshall Jones; and famed New York Comedian Darryl Lenox (Blind Ambition, HBO). The next season promises more exciting stars, chefs, and gorgeous locales.

“Get COOKING with the STARS” generous show/event sponsors include Bella Garnet Hair, Crown Limousines, EBO Restaurant, Chef Dan Craig, Xfour Xoxolat Chocolate Martini,and Nancy Perreault Collections. Gift bags filled with goodies from “Smell This” aromatherapy shop, Pink Elephant Thai, and Sugarbaby Aprons will be presented to the first 100 guests.

Businesses/corporations interested in sponsoring and/or contributing please contact: Zia at: zia@vancouvermortgagecorp.com or Samantha at: samantha-leftcoasttv@hotmail.com ,

For Media Wall opportunities or to interview Laurie Belle, contact: lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca

To book Laurie Belle contact Agent: Lissa Lloyd (Lloyd Talent) lissa@lloydtalent.com

Press/Media Registration: leftcoasttv.media@gmail.com

Leftcoast TV Dazzles with Celebs at the LEO Awards

18 Jun

Leftcoast TV  Dazzles with Celebs at the LEO Awards

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Celeb stargazers are in for a treat as popular Leftcoast TV host Laurie Belle gives viewers front row seats to the 13th annual Leo Awards held at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.  Sonny Wong and Walter Daroshin presented a star studded event with a 100 foot red carpet speckled with celebs  and sparkling lights at the gorgeous Fairmont Hotel.

The latest episode features Laurie interviewing many of the winners for the night including April Telek (Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Feature Length Drama – Amazon Falls).  Next up for April is a starring role in Hell on Wheels! Congratulations April and see you on Get with the Stars!

http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/media/set/?set=a.221424687877486.62583.112915948728361

Laurie also interviews Michael Eklund (Best Guest Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series – Fringe), Lucia Walters (Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series -Life Unexpected),  and Tyler Labine (Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Feature Length Drama -Tucker & Dale vs Evil). Congrats to all the winners!   The red carpet rocked all evening long with a parade of excited presenters, nominees, and celebs who stopped by to chat with Laurie and share their thoughts in anticipation of the event ahead.

Feature interviews include stars such as Ben Ratner (Fathers and Sons), Ali Liebert (Afghan Luke, Hellcats, Discarded Boys), Beatrice King (Mortal Kombat) Chelah Horsdal (Marley and Me, The Planet of the Apes sequel), Jennifer Spence (Stargate Nominee-Malice), twin brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott of the home reality/reno show Property Brothers, Dustin Milligan (90210, Gunless ) and Amanda Tapping (Sanctuary). Watch for fun clips from the popular series Sanctuary, Carmen Lavigne,  Lauren Lee Smith, Gabrielle Rose (Four time Leo Award winner), Jesse Moss, the sketch comedy team Bob & Andrew, and Tina Daroshin.

Johanna Ward of The Express stops to chat with Laurie about her nomination along with Amazon Falls Director Katrin Bowen, Best Supporting Nominee (Amazon Falls) Anna Mae Routledge, Wesley Macinnes  (who joined Laurie Belle at Stayfitanywhere for a superhero THOR inspired workout segment).

Watch for a special behind-the-scenes feature at Suki’s salon with Laurie and Ali Liebert having an informal girl talk as they prep prior to the red carpet. Thanks to Suki’s Kim Youds and award-winning hairstylist Kye Pyeon.  Thanks also to photographer Dan Poh, and The Promotion People.  A special shoutout goes to the show’s new sponsors, the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver for the luxe suite and Le Chateau for Laurie’s stunning gown and accessories. And of course the show couldn’t go on without the dedication of the LCTV crew – host Laurie Belle, executive assistant Kelsey Hourigan, marketing director Zia Roshani, cameraman Jeremy Szostak, director Grant DeVries,  graphic designer Rodman Sevilla, corporate writer Jenny G, and our dedicated producer Ahmad Badawi.

Stay tuned to http://www.leftcoasttv.com and Facebook as Laurie Belle and the LCTV team bring all the action, fashions, and celebs from the best of B.C.’s movie and TV industries. Check out http://www.leoawards.com for a full list of winners.