Toronto Pictures creates its first Advisory Board and appoints members

Jan 25, 2010, 15:56 ET from Toronto Pictures Inc.

TORONTO, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Toronto Pictures, Inc. (TTOPF), announced today that it has created a twelve-member Advisory Board to consult the Board of Directors on different activities and strategies of the company that range from research and development, production, publicity and marketing, distribution and finance as well as corporate expansion and new ventures.

Advisory Board members:

Dr. Cheryl Briantbruce, M.D. is recognized as the expert in concierge holistic wellness management. She has been seen on Access Hollywood, CNN, CBS, The Doctors, as well as on the Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World Alternate 100 list, USA Today, New York Daily News, the NPR radio program "To The Point," and more.

Mr. Marcelo Brito is a Travel Executive, film Executive Producer and an expert in Brazilian film production. He is in negotiation with Toronto Pictures to become the Executive Producer of the company's two upcoming films scheduled for production this year. At present, Mr. Brito is the V.P. of Sales & Marketing at Blisscape, the ultimate resource for up-to-date travel to the most sought-after destinations, the richest resorts and the finest restaurants ( He is also the Managing Director at Brazilian Best Hotels, the world's leading sales outsource company in the United States selling the largest portfolio on International Hotels and Resorts in North America and Latin America. He is a graduate of the Universidade Paulista in Brazil.

Ms. Jo-Ann Dean is a Producer, grant writer and member of Women in Film Los Angeles. As an educator of the deaf in Los Angeles for fifteen years, she established the American Sign Language Project to promote the visibility and accessibility of sign language programming through a U.S. Department of Education federal grant. The grant funded a Digital Television and Imaging Studio at Marlton School in Los Angeles, and her students have won competitive awards in video production nationally. She is a passionate producer for new voices and socially conscious media, as well as a co-founder of One Vision Media.

Ms. Anna Ivlieva is the Managing Director of Toronto Pictures' office in New York. She was born in St. Petersburg, Russia to a family of an actress and a theater play writer. Today, Ms. Ivlieva resides and works in New York City. She holds a BA in Communication/Electronic Film-Making from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Her resume includes positions at SonyBMG Music Entertainment, Bank of America and Goldman Sachs. Ms. Ivlieva is an entrepreneur and she has just launched her exclusive website

Ms. Tovi Kitron is an International Attorney, World Traveler and Entrepreneur. She was born in Israel. Today, a California resident, Ms. Kitron owns properties in Venice and in Santa Monica (

Mr. Morris Kuzemchuk is the Manager of Market Research at General Motors of Canada. He lives in Toronto and he is a major shareholder of Toronto Pictures. Mr. Kuzemchuk has been with the company since its inception and he is Associate Producer of the feature films MAYBE and PUNCTURED HOPE.

Ms. Miri Lerner is a renowned Architect. She was born in the Czech Republic and raised in Israel. She lived and worked in South Africa for over 20 years in the 70's and 80's. Ms. Lerner now owns and develops properties in Venice, California.

Mr. Michael Lindlay, Vietnam War Veteran, President of the Veterans for Peace Los Angeles ( and volunteer coordinator of the Arlington West Memorial in Santa Monica ( Each Sunday from sunrise to sunset, a temporary memorial appears next to the world-famous pier in Santa Monica. This memorial, known as Arlington West, a project of Veterans For Peace, offers visitors a graceful, visually and emotionally powerful, place for reflection.

Ms. Adriana Hellinger Orlando is a Los Angeles Realtor and Board Member of the Canadians Abroad California. She has organized screenings for Toronto Pictures' feature film PUNCTURED HOPE at the Kodak Company in Hollywood. Prior to moving to Los Angeles, she was a social worker in Montreal, Canada for over 20 years and she helped to reform troubled teenagers.

Mr. Silvio Orlando has worked in the field of child welfare since 1970. He worked as a child care worker, social worker, social work supervisor, residential director, and assistant executive director in Montreal, New York, and Los Angeles before becoming the executive director of Optimist center ( in Pasadena, California in 1999. Mr. Orlando received his Masters in Social Work (MSW) degree from Boston College. He is also a past president of the California Alliance of Child and Family Services and is currently the president of the Association of Community Human Service Agencies in Los Angeles.

Dr. Nygel Poche, M.D., MBChB was raised in England and he began his undergraduate work at 14 and completed his medical degree at the University of Chicago at 23. Dr. Poche completed his residency at Harlem hospital and worked with Doctors Without Borders. He has conducted Neurolinguistic Training for the Tony Robbins Group, studied with J. Abraham, formatted and facilitated Life Redirection Seminars across the country, taught The Art of Listening workshop for The Summit Organization and completed advanced training with Landmark Education.

Mr. Dan Spelling is the C.E.O and Founder of Spelling Communications. Prior to starting Spelling Communications (, Mr. Spelling held previous positions that include: Director of Account Services at Design Communications; Media Coordinator for the public relations firm P.J. Roth & Associates; Principal at Reed/Spelling Associates; VP of Sales/Marketing at Book Source; and imprint publisher for Perigee Books, a division of Putnam Publishing Group. Mr. Spelling is a member of the American Marketers Association, the Entertainment Publicists Professional Society and the Public Relations Society of America. He has served on numerous advisory boards including Variety's Showbiz Expo, the IDG EnterTech Expo, the Hollywood Reporter's Post LA Expo. Mr. Spelling is also on the board of directors of Multimedia Tutorial (NASDAQ MMTS) and The Children's Bureau, a 100 year-old philanthropic organization. A native of California, he holds a B.A. degree from University of California at Davis.

About Toronto Pictures: Targeting a global audience, Toronto Pictures explores different cultures and addresses controversial issues of our time in dramatic format. Toronto Pictures develops, produces and releases Hollywood standard, 35 mm feature films that provoke thought not violence.


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