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Sistar Films News

LAURIE MCLAY WINS TOP TEN FINALIST IN THE CAPITAL FUND SCREENPLAY COMPETITION

Sistar Films is proud to announce that the feature script “The Law of First Night” has placed in the Top Ten as a Finalist in the Capital Fund Screenplay Competition.

Capital Fund Cert

Capital Fund List 2017

SISTAR FILMS ~ CREATIVE CONSULTING AND MOVIE PRODUCTION

A welcome change that started in 2015 is going strong in 2016!

Working with Imagine-It Media Consutlants, we’re activley searching for screenplays looking for funding. So far, we have three great projects in various stages of pre-production ~ “Vineyard”, “Gord” and “Somebody Else” are all well-written, commercially viable scripts we can’t wait to bring to the screen.

This is just the start of new things to come…

SISTAR FILMS ON THE MOVE

Sistar Films is gearing toward more long form projects in 2014!

2013 was the year of the TV sizzle reel with multiple shows in development as well as a few new feature film scripts.  Stay tuned for updates!!

SISTAR FILMS & BEAR STUDIOS

2011 turned out to be a buzz!  Lots of work happening ~ TV spots for Best Buy, Turbo Tax, Orencia, Northwest Territories Tourism and Pan Territorial Tourism, as well as a few road trips to shoot online videos for the Ministry of Health and Translink… to name a few of the great projects that have been keeping us busy!!  One of the things I enjoy most is meeting and getting to work with such amazing, talented and fabulous people ~ you know who you are!  Cheers to keeping it up in 2012.  A stellar New Year to everyone 🙂

JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION AWARD NOMINATION ~ March 2011

THE FOUR COURSEMEN has been nominated for a 2011 James Beard Foundation Award in the category of Broadcast Media (Television Special/Documentary)!!  Good luck to the entire team ~ it was a remarkable experience working with you on this project!

*Deemed “the Oscars of the food world,” by Time magazine, The James Beard Foundation Awards are the country’s most coveted honor for chefs; food and beverage professionals; broadcast media, journalists, and authors working on food; and restaurant architects and designers.

THE FOUR COURSEMEN ~ November 2010

We just wrapped shooting the pilot for the Cooking Channel.  Check out the show, the blog, “THE FOUR COURSEMEN”.

Four Coursemen

RED CROSS AWARD ~ April 2010

This year we received the POWER OF HUMANITY Award for our contribution to the “We Answer” campaign at Bear Studios.  I want to personally thank the cast & crew for all their hard work ~ we couldn’t have done it without you and it is much appreciated!!  Thanks also to Cam & the team at Big House Communications.

In this photo: Master of Ceremonies & TV Anchor Russ Froese with Ted & I.

Red Cross Awards

2010 OLYMPICS ~ February 2010

Vancouver is getting ready to host the world at the 2010 Winter Games ~ the city is buzzing!  Welcome one and all.  It’s time to get busy shooting footage for TV Pilots that will be pitched to the networks very soon, bidding multiple TV Commercials and cheering for Hockey Gold!

SISTAR FILMS INC. is also actively looking for feature length screenplays to develop and produce.

VIFF 2009

This year we threw our second annual Sistar Films & Carrie Wheeler Entertainment Group soiree in celebration of the Vancouver International Film Festival.  FABULOUS at Voya in the Loden Hotel was co-sponsored by the Westender, Eco Chic International, Summerhill Pyramid Winery, Hester Creek Wines, Plant Love by Cargo, Riversol, Dance 4 U (salsa dancers shook up the floor), Jason Matlo, Gordon Dumka Photography and Bamboo Direct.  What a fabulous evening…

TIFF 2009

The Toronto International Film Festival was outstanding this year ~ the highlight was the premiere of the George Clooney movie “The Men Who Stare At Goats”, Executive Produced by Jim Holt.

The Men Who Stare At Goats

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2009

What an amazing year we had in 2008!  Telefilm came on board to develop both of our feature film projects, we attended the Toronto, Vancouver and Whistler Film Festivals, and moved all of our projects forward ~ including the multi-media platform for Eco-Chic TV.  Stand by for news on the launch!!  Looking forward to an exciting and ridiculously successful 2009 ~ for everyone!

In this photo:  Kyle Johnstone, Laurie, Nikki Beesley, Kirk D’Amico in Whistler ’08

Whistler Film Fest

RED CARPET AT RED SQUARED ~ in celebration of VIFF!

The Vancouver International Film Festival is in full swing and we hosted a Red Carpet event to celebrate. Jacqueline Conoir (JC Studio) provided gorgeous gowns, U’Luvka Vodka and Bombay Sapphire were also among the generous sponsors that included Auto One decorating the street with exotic cars and music styling by the Fur Bearing Animals. Raj Taneja (Urban Mixer – more pics here!) photographed arrivals on the Red Carpet and Malcom Parry took candid shots inside. Click here to view the invite with a full list of sponsors. See you at our Red Carpet event next year!

In this photo:  Carrie, Academy Award winning Producer Nicolas Chartier from Voltage Pictures, Laurie at our VIFF Red Carpet Event

LaurieCarrieNicolasRedCarpet

The PRAYING MANTIS (back page) is officially in development with the participation of Telefilm Canada. Writer Chris Wilkinson will have the final draft ready in time for pitching at the Toronto International Film Festival! The comedy about a dispirited former crime fighter unprepared for his second chance in the limelight reveals that courage comes in many forms ~ even in green tights!

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