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MONTRÉAL GIRLS celebrates a big night at The Los Angeles International Film Festival 

The Québec Government Office in Los Angeles hosted the reception celebrating the win of the “Best Feature Film Award” granted to Patricia Chica’s directorial debut MONTRÉAL GIRLS during the closing night of the Los Angeles International Film Festival. 

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The film, helmed by Québec filmmaker Patricia Chica wins the Best Feature Award. 

From L. to R.: David Brulotte (Delegate General of Western United States, Quebec Government Office in Los Angeles), Hakim Brahimi (lead actor), Jade Hassouné (actor), Patricia Chica (director, producer, co-writer), Kamal John Iskander (co-writer), Jasmina Parent (actress), Sophia Benalouane (development associate at Flirt Films) and Thierry Weissenburger (Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner of the Consulate of Canada in Los Angeles). Photo courtesy of © Montage Media USA.

(Los Angeles, CA) – November 14, 2022. The Québec Government Office in Los Angeles hosted the reception celebrating the win of the “Best Feature Film Award” granted to Patricia Chica‘s directorial debut MONTRÉAL GIRLS during the closing night of the Los Angeles International Film Festival

“I’m very proud to see such a big crowd tonight. A film about inclusion and immigration… I’m happy that Montréal Girls, on top of being a wonderful film, is a wonderful window to Québec, to Montréal and to our culture,” said David Brulotte, the Québec Delegate General of Western United States during the closing night speech at the Laemmle Monica Film Center. 

Thierry Weissenburger, Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner of the Consulate General of Canada was also among the distinguished guests. “Director Patricia Chica has been one of our very first customers as part of the Canadian Creative Accelerator which is a program that brings the best of what Canada has to offer in terms of producers in film, TV, and music,” said the latter before addressing a few words directly to Chica. “I’m so happy that you got today your opportunity to present Montréal Girls to the global audience here in L.A.” he added.

“When I moved to L.A. in 2014, I was missing my hometown Montréal. Kamal John Iskander and I were neighbors and we started the project with just the title in mind, ‘Montréal Girls’. This film is a labor of love. It took many years. It took many doors closing on us, but we never gave up. We believed that Montréal and Québec have a place in the world of international cinema and we are here to prove it tonight,” said director Patricia Chica in front of a cheering audience.

From L. to R.: Hakim Brahimi (actor), Jasmina Parent (actress), Jade Hassouné (actor), Natasha Marburger (festival director), Kamal John Iskander (co-writer), and Patricia Chica (director, producer, co-writer). Photo Courtesy of: LAIFF.

The filmmakers would like to thank their sponsors and collaborators: the Québec Delegation in Los Angeles, the Canadian Consulate in Los AngelesAir CanadaDig-In MagazineGetty ImagesLAIFF, and Flower Child.

MONTRÉAL GIRLS continues its film festival tour with a feature screening at the Mena Film Festival in Vancouver, BC on Sunday, November 27th at the VIFF Center. A panel discussion with the director, cast, and crew will follow.

MONTRÉAL GIRLS is written by Patricia Chica (who also directed, produced and edited) and L.A.-based filmmaker Kamal John Iskander. The producers are Bahija Essoussi and Samuel Gagnon of Objectif 9 in association with Chica’s production company Flirt Films. The feature stars newcomer Hakim Brahimi, as well as Jasmina ParentJade HassounéSana AsadNahéma RicciManuel TadrosNatalie TannousChadi AlhelouThomas VallièresSimon TherrienGuillaume RodrigueMarina Harvey, and Martin Dubreuil to name a few.  The distribution company is Filmoption International

To know more about Montréal Girls, please visit the following links:

Official Website: www.MontrealGirlsMovie.com

Teaser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLQD42WSj1Q

Facebook: @MontrealGirlsMovie 

Instagram: @MontrealGirlsMovie 

Twitter: @PatriciaChica (Director) 

Hashtag: #MontrealGirlsMovie #QuebecInLA

Source: Flirt Films 

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NICKELODEON KIDS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2024 NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED WITH OVER 50 FIRST-TIME NODS!

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HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /PRNewswire/ — Nickelodeon revealed the nominees for its annual slime-filled Kids’ Choice Awards, with over 50 first-time nominees from across the worlds of film, television, music, sports and moreHosted by SpongeBob SquarePants (voiced by Tom Kenny) and Patrick Star (voiced by Bill Fagerbakke), Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2024 will premiere live from their undersea home of Bikini Bottom on Saturday, July 13, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).

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First-time nominees include Halle Bailey, Austin Butler, Sabrina Carpenter, Kai Cenat, Timothée Chalamet, Luke Combs, Ariana DeBose, Ayo Edebiri, Ryan Gosling, Reneé Rapp, Margot Robbie, Paul Rudd, among others. Leading the pack with six nods is Taylor Swift, followed by Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus, Olivia Rodrigo and Justin Timberlake, with four nominations each. Musical performances and presenters will be announced at a later date.

KCA will continue to put kids and families in control as they are transported to the biggest party of the summer in Bikini Bottom. This year’s show will also feature: enhanced graphics, high-tech motion capture and augmented reality; fun celebrity collaborations and stunts as Nickelodeon celebrates SpongeBob SquarePants’ special birthday; and the net’s signature orange blimp award and epic slimings. Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2024 will simulcast across Nickelodeon, TeenNick, Nicktoons, the Nick Jr. channel, TVLand, CMT and MTV2.

Beginning today, fans in the U.S. can cast their votes across 33 categories on the official Kids’ Choice Awards website, KidsChoiceAwards.com. International markets will also open voting today, including additional regional categories.

Media outlets can access photos and video for Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2024 as well as request media credentials, by visiting nickkcapress.com.

Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2024 nominees are:
*denotes first-time nominee.

TELEVISION:
FAVORITE KIDS TV SHOW
Danger Force
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Power Rangers Cosmic Fury
Raven’s Home
The Muppets Mayhem
The Really Loud House
Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan

FAVORITE FAMILY TV SHOW
Abbott Elementary
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Goosebumps
iCarly
Loki
Young Sheldon

FAVORITE REALITY SHOW
America’s Funniest Home Videos
America’s Got Talent
American Ninja Warrior
Is It Cake?
Kids Baking Championship
LEGO Masters

FAVORITE CARTOON
Big City Greens
Monster High
SpongeBob SquarePants
Teen Titans Go!
The Loud House
The Simpsons

FAVORITE FEMALE TV STAR (KIDS)
Hunter Deno (Amelia Jones, Power Rangers Cosmic Fury)*
Lilly Singh (Nora Singh, The Muppets Mayhem)
Olivia Rodrigo (Nini, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series)
Raven-Symoné (Raven Baxter, Raven’s Home)
Sofia Wylie (Gina, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series)
Tessa Rao (Izzy Garcia, Power Rangers Cosmic Fury)*

FAVORITE MALE TV STAR (KIDS)
Chance Perez (Javi Garcia, Power Rangers Cosmic Fury)*
Dylan Gilmer (Young Dylan, Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan)
Jahzir Bruno (Clyde McBride, The Really Loud House)*
Joshua Bassett (Ricky, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series)
Walker Scobell (Percy Jackson, Percy Jackson and the Olympians)*
Wolfgang Schaeffer (Lincoln Loud, The Really Loud House)

FAVORITE FEMALE TV STAR (FAMILY)
Janelle James (Ava Coleman, Abbott Elementary)*
Laci Mosley (Harper, iCarly)*
Miranda Cosgrove (Carly, iCarly)
Peyton List (Maddie Nears, School Spirits)
Quinta Brunson (Janine Teagues, Abbott Elementary)*
Rosario Dawson (Ahsoka Tano, Ahsoka)*

FAVORITE MALE TV STAR (FAMILY)
Gordon Cormier (Aang, Avatar: The Last Airbender)*
Iain Armitage (Sheldon Cooper, Young Sheldon)
Jerry Trainor (Spencer Shay, iCarly)
Justin Long (Nathan Bratt, Goosebumps)
Tom Hiddleston (Loki, Loki)
Zack Morris (Isaiah Howard, Goosebumps)*

FILM:
FAVORITE MOVIE
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
Barbie
Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
The Little Mermaid
The Marvels
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
Wonka

FAVORITE MOVIE ACTOR
Adam Sandler (Danny Friedman, You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah)
Chris Pratt (Peter Quill, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3)
Jason Momoa (Arthur, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom)
John Cena (Jakob Toretto, Fast X)
Paul Rudd (Gary Grooberson, Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire)*
Ryan Gosling (Ken, Barbie)*
Ryan Reynolds (Cal, IF)
Timothée Chalamet (Willy Wonka, Wonka)*

FAVORITE MOVIE ACTRESS
America Ferrera (Gloria, Barbie)*
Brie Larson (Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, The Marvels)
Halle Bailey (Ariel, The Little Mermaid)*
Jennifer Garner (Jess, The Family Switch)
Margot Robbie (Barbie, Barbie)*
Melissa McCarthy (Ursula, The Little Mermaid)
Zendaya (Chani, Dune: Part Two)
Zoe Saldana (Gamora, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 3)

FAVORITE ANIMATED MOVIE
Elemental
Kung Fu Panda 4
PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
The Garfield Movie
The Super Mario Bros. Movie
Trolls Band Together

FAVORITE MALE VOICE FROM AN ANIMATED MOVIE
Adam Sandler (Leo, Leo)
Brady Noon (Raphael, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem)
Chris Pratt (Mario, The Super Mario Bros. Movie)
Jack Black (Bowser, The Super Mario Bros. Movie)
Jack Black (Po, Kung Fu Panda 4)
Jackie Chan (Splinter, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem)
Justin Timberlake (Branch, Trolls Band Together)
Shameik Moore (Miles Morales, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse)

FAVORITE FEMALE VOICE FROM AN ANIMATED MOVIE
Anna Kendrick (Poppy, Trolls Band Together)
Anya Taylor-Joy (Peach, The Super Mario Bros. Movie)*
Ariana DeBose (Asha, Wish)*
Awkwafina (Zhen, Kung Fu Panda 4)
Ayo Edebiri (April, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem)*
Hailee Steinfeld (Gwen Stacy, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse)
Kristen Bell (Janet, PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie)
McKenna Grace (Skye, PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie)*

FAVORITE VILLAIN
Amy Schumer (Velvet, Trolls Band Together)*
Austin Butler (Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen, Dune: Part Two)*
Jack Black (Bowser, The Super Mario Bros. Movie)
Keegan-Michael Key (Chief of Police, Wonka)*
Melissa McCarthy (Ursula, The Little Mermaid)
Reneé Rapp (Regina George, Mean Girls)*

MUSIC:
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST
Ariana Grande
Beyoncé
Billie Eilish
Cardi B
Miley Cyrus
Olivia Rodrigo
Selena Gomez
Taylor Swift

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST
Bad Bunny
Drake
Ed Sheeran
Justin Timberlake
Post Malone
The Weeknd
Travis Scott
Usher

FAVORITE MUSIC GROUP
Black Eyed Peas
Coldplay
Imagine Dragons
Jonas Brothers
Maroon 5
*NSYNC

FAVORITE SONG
“Dance the Night”- Dua Lipa
“Fast Car”- Luke Combs*
“Flowers”- Miley Cyrus
“Paint The Town Red”- Doja Cat
“Selfish”- Justin Timberlake
“TEXAS HOLD ‘EM”- Beyoncé
“What Was I Made For?”- Billie Eilish
“yes, and?”- Ariana Grande

FAVORITE MUSIC COLLABORATION
“All My Life”- Lil Durk* and J. Cole*
“Baby Don’t Hurt Me”- David Guetta, Anne Marie* and Coi Leray*
“Barbie World”- Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice* with Aqua*
“Doctor (Work it Out)”- Pharrell Williams featuring Miley Cyrus
“Fortnight”- Taylor Swift featuring Post Malone
“Karma (Remix)”- Taylor Swift and Ice Spice*
“SUPPOSED TO BE LOVED”- DJ Khaled featuring Lil Baby,* Future* and Lil Uzi Vert*
“Wild Ones”- Jessie Murph* and Jelly Roll*

FAVORITE BREAKOUT ARTIST
Coco Jones*
Ice Spice*
Jelly Roll*
Reneé Rapp*
Tate McRae*
Teddy Swims*
Tyla*
Victoria Monét*

FAVORITE ALBUM
“Barbie: The Album”
“Cowboy Carter”- Beyoncé
“Endless Summer Vacation”- Miley Cyrus
“GUTS”- Olivia Rodrigo
“THE TORTURED POETS DEPARTMENT: THE ANTHOLOGY”- Taylor Swift
“Whitsitt Chapel”- Jelly Roll*

FAVORITE GLOBAL MUSIC STAR
Africa: Tyla*
Asia: BLACKPINK
Australia/NZ: Troye Sivan
Europe: Zara Larsson
Latin America: Karol G*
North America: Taylor Swift
UK: Dua Lipa

FAVORITE TICKET OF THE YEAR
Bad Bunny: Most Wanted
Beyoncé: Renaissance Tour
BlackPink: BornPink Tour
Olivia Rodrigo: Guts Tour
Sabrina Carpenter: Emails That I Can’t Send Tour*
Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour

FAVORITE VIRAL SONG
“Beautiful Things”- Benson Boone*
“Daylight”- David Kushner*
“Espresso”- Sabrina Carpenter*
 “Greedy”- Tate McRae*
“Lil Boo Thang”- Paul Russell*
 “Water”- Tyla*

OTHER CATEGORIES:
FAVORITE MALE CREATOR
Dhar Mann*
Mark Rober*
Markiplier
MrBeast
Ryan’s World
Spencer X

FAVORITE FEMALE CREATOR
Charli D’Amelio
Dixie D’Amelio
Emma Chamberlain
Hannah Stocking*
Kids Diana Show
Lexi Rivera

FAVORITE GAMER
Aphmau*
Kai Cenat*
Ninja
Preston
TheBoyDilly*
Unspeakable

FAVORITE SOCIAL MUSIC STAR
Addison Rae
Bella Poarch
David Kushner*
Djo*
Madison Beer*
Paul Russell*

FAVORITE CREATOR FAMILY
FGTeeV
Jordan Matter/Salish Matter*
Ninja Kidz
Royalty Family
The Beverly Halls*
The Herberts*

FAVORITE FEMALE SPORTS STAR
Alex Morgan
Caitlin Clark*
Coco Gauff*
Sha’Carri Richardson*
Simone Biles
Venus Williams

FAVORITE MALE SPORTS STAR
Cristiano Ronaldo
LeBron James
Lionel Messi
Patrick Mahomes
Stephen Curry
Travis Kelce*

FAVORITE VIDEO GAME
Just Dance 2024
Madden NFL 24
Minecraft
Roblox
Super Mario Bros. Wonder
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2024 is produced by Nickelodeon Productions and overseen by: Ashley Kaplan, Executive Vice President, Nickelodeon & Awesomeness Unscripted & Digital Franchise Studio; Paul J Medford, Vice President, Unscripted Current Series; Luke Wahl, Vice President, Unscripted Creative; Jennifer Bryson, Vice President, Production, Tentpoles, Events & Music & Specials; and Ellen Rydzewski, Senior Vice President, Celebrity, Events & Talent Relations. Guy Carrington & Kevin Hermanson of Done and Dusted serve as executive producers, with Rob Paine serving as co-executive producer. The show is directed by James Merryman.

Since its launch July 17, 1999, SpongeBob SquarePants has reigned as the most-watched animated series for 22 consecutive years, while generating a universe of beloved characters, pop culture catchphrases and memes, theatrical releases, consumer products, a Tony award-winning Broadway musical and a global fan base. SpongeBob SquarePants is one of the most widely distributed properties in Paramount history, seen in more than 180 markets, translated in 30+ languages, and averaging more than 90 million total viewers every quarter. SpongeBob SquarePants was created by Stephen Hillenburg and produced by Nickelodeon in Burbank, Calif.  The character-driven cartoon chronicles the nautical and sometimes nonsensical adventures of SpongeBob, an incurable optimist and earnest sea sponge, and his undersea friends.

Nickelodeon, now in its 45th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The brand includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, location-based experiences, publishing and feature films. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon is a part of Paramount’s (Nasdaq: PARA, PARAA) global portfolio of multimedia entertainment brands.

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Bonnie Comley of BroadwayHD Wins Gold in Stevie Awards 2024

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NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — BroadwayHD co-founder Bonnie Comley has been named the 2024 Stevie Awards’ Gold Winner for Best Entrepreneur in Media & Entertainment, highlighting her outstanding contributions to the world of theater and digital media. The complete list of winners can be accessed here: Stevie Winners 2024

Bonnie Comley of BroadwayHD

Bonnie Comley, a three-time Tony Award-winning theater producer and the visionary behind BroadwayHD, the on-demand digital streaming service for theater, has been recognized by the Stevie Awards for her exceptional achievements in the media and entertainment industry. This prestigious accolade underscores her innovative leadership and steadfast commitment to making high-quality theater accessible to global audiences.

The award will be presented at the 22nd American Business Awards® banquet, which will be held on June 11 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Industry leaders will gather to honor the outstanding achievements of America’s businesses and entrepreneurs.

Judges’ Commendations:

Extensive Accomplishments: Bonnie’s illustrious career is highlighted by her success as a producer of numerous notable productions that have graced Broadway stages, earning her three Tony Awards, an Olivier Award, and two Drama Desk Awards.

Dedication to the Arts: Her commitment to the arts and innovative approach to theater have set new standards for industry leadership.

Innovative Digital Streaming: Bonnie Comley’s BroadwayHD has been hailed as a “great digital streaming media company,” which has revolutionized the way audiences around the world experience live performances.

Under Bonnie Comley’s leadership, BroadwayHD has emerged as a pivotal force in the digital transformation of Broadway, offering an extensive library of live and recorded theater productions. This service ensures that fans worldwide can enjoy the magic of Broadway, even amidst challenging times.

Beyond her entrepreneurial achievements, Bonnie has shown a profound commitment to philanthropy and community impact. Her work extends to various charitable causes emphasizing the transformative power of the arts through BroadwayHD-sponsored events, as President of The Drama League, as a Broadway League Member, and her many educational affiliations.

About BroadwayHD

BroadwayHD, founded by Bonnie Comley and Stewart F. Lane, aims to extend Broadway and live theater’s reach to audiences worldwide via streaming technology. The platform showcases the best live theater, capturing the dynamism and creativity of the brightest theater stars and offering it to a global audience.

This recognition by the Stevie Awards celebrates Bonnie Comley’s enduring influence on the arts and her relentless pursuit of excellence. Her leadership at BroadwayHD not only perpetuates the legacy of live theater but also sets the stage for its future, making her deserving of this prestigious award.

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Reflecting on the 2024 Oscars: A Night of Wins, Laughter, and Fashion Statements

The 2024 Oscars: A night of wins, laughter, and elegant fashion. No mentions of past controversies, just a focus on cinematic excellence.

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The 2024 Oscars night was a whirlwind of excitement, surprises, and elegance as the film industry’s finest gathered to celebrate cinematic achievements. Among the standout moments was the triumph of “Oppenheimer,” a biopic that not only captivated audiences but also dominated the awards, clinching seven accolades, including Best Picture. Christopher Nolan’s directorial prowess shone through as he claimed the Best Director title, while Cillian Murphy and Robert Downey Jr. were honored for their outstanding performances as Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, respectively.

While “Oppenheimer” led the pack, “Poor Things” also made a mark with four wins, with Emma Stone’s portrayal earning her the coveted Best Actress award. The night was further enriched by captivating performances, including Ryan Gosling’s comedic surprises during his rendition of “I’m Just Ken” and the mesmerizing display of a dozen drummers in the performance of “Wahzhazhe.” The ceremony also featured memorable presenter antics, such as John Cena’s daring walk across the stage clad in nothing but an envelope.

The red carpet was ablaze with a stunning array of black, red, and metallic ensembles, showcasing the stars’ fashion prowess as they graced Hollywood’s grand event. Despite a few mishaps, like Emma Stone’s dress incident and Al Pacino’s potential oversight, the glamour and allure of the evening remained undiminished.

What truly stood out about this year’s Oscars was the absence of any reference to past controversies, notably the infamous Will Smith and Chris Rock incident from two years prior. Unlike previous telecasts, where the incident was repeatedly revisited, this year’s ceremony seemed to signal a collective move towards letting bygones be bygones. Host Jimmy Kimmel’s subtle nod to a bygone era of Oscars antics hinted at a shift in focus from past controversies to celebrating the artistry and talent that define the film industry.

As the curtain fell on the 2024 Oscars, it was evident that the night was not just about accolades and glamour but also about embracing new beginnings and a renewed focus on the magic of storytelling that unites us all. The 2024 Oscars will be remembered as a night of triumphs, laughter, and a subtle nod to moving forward—a celebration of cinema at its finest.

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