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Cin Cin and Brightlight Pictures 5th Annual Red Carpet Gala for Vancouver International Film Festival

Sep 26, 006

By Catherine Barr


The Vancouver International Film Festival, which opened last week, may be mostly about the films - but don't forget all the galas and parties. One of the best pre-festival parties is held annually at Jack Evrensel's chic Cin Cin on Robson where celebs pull up in their limos and walk the red carpet. Brightlight Pictures hosted this, their "5th Anniversary" soiree, last Tuesday complete with famous faces and fabulous food to kick off the week in style.

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You've seen actors Ben Ratner  and Steph Song on many tv shows, including "Stargate SG-1" and "Godiva's" respectively. Look for Ben in both "Expiration" and "Mount Pleasant" and Steph in local writer Douglas Coupland's "Everything's Gone Green" during VIFF.
Actors Sonya Salomaa (left), a Leo award winner for "The Collector", and West Vancouver's Joely Collins, famed daughter of musician Phil Collins, looked both blonde and beautiful in black. Look for Joely in "Almost Heaven" during VIFF.
CityTV morning news gal Dawn Chubai was thrilled to meet up with actor Corbin Bernsen who is probably best known for his work on tv's "JAG" and "L.A. Law".
Actor Ian Tracey (left), of "Da Vinci's Inquest" fame, and actor Bernie Coulson, who plays Ian's brother on screen in "Intelligence", cuddled up to actor Lara Kelly who can be seen in the VIFF's "Run Robot Run".
Actor Ian Tracey (left), of "Da Vinci's Inquest" fame posed beside CFUN 1410 radio's newest afternoon co-host, Joe Leary.
North Shore Studios's (formerly Lions Gate) director of operations, Paul Clausen, cuddled up to Sophie McGarry, president of Women in Film and Video Vancouver (WIFVV).
Actor Corbin Bernsen (left), who is probably best known for his work on tv's "JAG" and "L.A. Law" met up with the North Shore's own Sophie McGarry, president of Women in Film and Video Vancouver (WIFVV), and North Shore Studios' (formerly Lions Gate Studios) Director of Operations, Paul Clausen.
Brightlight Pictures' exec Steve Hegyes (left) with VP of production Brad van Arragon, post production assistant Aisla Webster and development's Matt Sinclair.
Brightlight Pictures' exec Steve Hegyes (left) always holds his pre-festival, red carpet party at Jack Evrensel's famous Cin Cin restaurant on Robson. Jack lives in West Van and also owns Blue Water Cafe, West and Araxi restaurant in Whistler.
Sophie McGarry, president of Women in Film and Video Vancouver (WIFVV), caught up with X-Files actor Nicholas Lea, best known for his role as Krycek, and now for his role in "Whistler" as Ethan McKaye.
Local Vancouver actor Nicholas Lea, who is best known for his role as Krycek in "The X-Files", is now earning praise for his role in "Whistler" as Ethan McKaye.



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