I started my blog 3 months ago and it seems like a good time now to recap some of my past stories for Bulldog Publicity.
Here are some of the blogs to date!
• Don’t Mess With Tess, Tess De La Vega That Is! Danielle Nicolet Stars in “Red Faction: Origins”
• Lalesha Railsback, Producer of “Man Who Sold the World” speaking about MWSTW, growing up Hollywood style, finding her way, and into the wilds of New Brunswick and back!
• Author Julie Comeau Speaks Out About Her Journey to Date “Never Give Up The Inspirational Journey Of a Real Life Survivor”
• Jillian Acreman – Part 2: Steve Railsback, Jean Rasey and Barry Livingston…Speaking of Stars and Journeys
• New Brunswick Filmmaker Jillian Acreman was in heaven shooting stars in Los Angeles
• One on One with On-Line Media Marvel Wendy Shepherd
• Actress Jean Rasey “Never Gonna Break Her Stride”
Paul J Alessi
In March 2011, Bulldog Publicity, (Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada) was launched by Jim Lavoie. Based on his many years of experience as a freelance writer (Film and Music), Jim has had well over 100 published articles/photos in New Brunswick publications. (Here NB, The Daily Gleaner, The Telegraph Journal and The New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-operative E-News). He is currently extending his reach via his blog entitled Bulldog Publicity. Jim’s blog features top level entertainers and rising talent on a National and International scale. The blog also will include special features on talented people living and working in or from New Brunswick. From time to time, previously published, articles will be spotlighted again.
Jim has a wealth of experience working within the film industry and is currently the publicist for well known actress Jean Rasey http://www.imdb.me/jeanrasey. He has worked as a publicist for feature films for Global Universal Pictures Inc. (“American Sunset”, “Plaster Rock” and “The Night”) and many award winning indie films in New Brunswick. “They Didn’t Make It”. Worked with and featured on line media guru Wendy Shepherd http://www.officiallypluggedin.com/. He created and produced 4 videos on author Julie Comeau concerning her forthcoming book “Never Give Up –the Inspirational Journey of a Real Life Survivor” which currently has close to 4,500 views(cumulatively) http://www.youtube.com/user/JULIesthebeast3?feature=mhsn. He has assisted in the writing and editing and will be in charge of the publicity.
Jim has also been the Marketing/Promotions Lead for the annual Silver Wave Film Festival in NB. As publicist, he arranges and coordinates media coverage for Silver Wave including newspaper, radio and television. His publicity and promotional strategies resulted in record attendance at the 2008 Festival and again in 2009. Jim has appeared on radio and television where he has promoted the NB Film Co-op activities and strongly advocated for the NB film community at large.
He was the production manager for renowned photographer Brian Atkinson for Tourism NB for the 2010 Tourist season. He also developed and implemented a promotional path for CMT Karaoke Star (Television) finalist Jen Moulton. This resulted in Moulton, a Fredericton resident, making it to the finals in Banff, Alberta. He created a new slogan “Your Right To Learn” which has been used by Literacy Coalition NB since 2008.
FILM ACTING EXPERIENCE
Romantic Gestures: Principal Actor Gallery Connextion Art Film
The Doll Maker: Principal Actor Paul Angers
The Night: Featured Extra/Publicist Global Universal Pictures Feature
American Sunset: Featured extra/ publicist Global Universal Pictures Feature
Plaster Rock: Publicist Global UniversalPictures Feature
Can/Russia 72: Featured extra (PM Trudeau) CBC Feature Movie
Sticks N” Stones Extra & Production Asst CTV Feature Movie
Hopewell: Co-Lead Actor Independent Short
Waiting For Myra : Co-Lead Actor Independent Short
Francis Sherman: Actor, Extra, Publicist Indie Short
TDMI: Principal Actor/publicist Independent Short
Broke : Actor Independent Short
TELEVISION ACTING EXPERIENCE
Dark Radius: PA Shore Road Pictures – CBC 3-2-1 Award
Intervention: PA A&E
Commercial : Actor Work Safe NB
Corporate Video: Extra Atlantic Media Works
The 2010 Silver Wave Film Festival Recognition Award for a person, group or organization who has contributed significantly to film and video in New Brunswick in a professional capacity.