Unless you haven't had the Internet for the last few weeks, you already know X-Men: Apocalypse is currently being filmed in Montreal. But that's not the only thing currently being filmed in Montreal. You've probably seen the parking signs reserved for a movie shoot and wondered if there were any movie stars standing a few feet away, waiting to shoot their next scene. Well now you don't need to wonder because we have the complete list of all the movies shooting in Montreal and the stars you can expect to see.
"The idea about a year-and-half ago came to be because I was like, I can't be the only person living the situation. So my partners and I created Wide The Brand out of necessity."
Where do you see Montreal's fashion industry going in the future?
Montreal is such a creative hub. When it comes to fashion and design, I think that there's a lot of talent here. But it's not always easy for designers here in Montreal to broadcast their message where it needs to go.
There's a sensitivity to local production, which is something that we're really putting forward — local talent, local expertise, celebrating that through the production of all of our garments.
I think a lot of people are striving to revive the industry. With the new generation coming in, there's going to be also a new way of consuming local products and local production... it's nice to have a strong local economy and I think people are more and more sensitive to that for sure.
Can you give us a preview of what you'll be pitching to the Dragons?
Dragon's Den was excited to hear what we had to say and allow us to pitch the product and the brand to the Dragons. We're still waiting for the exact pitch date, but we're so excited to be able to show our project in our movement to the Dragons.
What we're looking for is obviously a key investor to help us take this worldwide. The goal is to be able to dress every wide man with quality products that are made in Canada, that are designed here in Montreal and bring this vision to the world through the magic of the internet age.
Our Kickstarter launched only weeks ago and we're already over our target. The demand is there and I think [the Dragons] were just also impressed with the branding, the story. What we really want is to offer to the wide men of the world something that they can be proud of for once.
Why do you think Wide The Brand important to you and the fashion industry as a whole?
The notion of sensuality and masculine fashion is all about chiselled bodies and there's this notion [that] wide bodies are not viewed as being attractive.
I also think that there is this misconception that plus-size men don't care about the way they look. And I think that for us, that's the root cause of everything.
It's not that we don't care about how we look. It's that we have no options to change the way we look. So if we have no options and no possibilities, how can we change our reality?
And that's what Wide The Brand is about. To give these men options, giving them the possibility to build their own persona show to the world instead of having to deal with the one that's offered to them because no one has ever shown them. There is no reason why plus-size fashions should not be as stylish comfortable.
The production wouldn't confirm which celebs were in town, but based on social media stalking, Jennifer Robertson headed home — leaving Montreal — on April 26.
Jennifer Coolidge posted a photo on April 10 with what appears to be an Air Transat plane in the background. However, we weren't able to confirm whether the photo is of her quarantine hotel room or whether she's currently in the city.
What's the plot of the movie?
IMDb summarizes the plot like this: "Desperate to avoid his family's judgment about his perpetual single status, Peter convinces his best friend Nick to join him for the holidays and pretend that they're now in a relationship."
The film is expected to be released this year — likely around the holiday season.
Where has production been spotted in Montreal?
The movie is being shot in Pointe-Claire, according to IMDb, as well as at Studio MTL Grandé in Pointe-Saint-Charles, according to Le Journal de Montréal.
But the production was also spotted on location in NDG and Montreal West on April 28. Two Montrealers filled MTL Blog in on what they'd spotted around the neighbourhood.
Pamela Breton told MTL Blog there were "no parking" signs related to the production all over Avenue Marcil in Monkland Village.
Linda Mundry said she saw crew — and possibly some of the cast — around the corner of Avenue Marcil and Avenue Monkland.
According to a filming notice from the production, Single All The Way filmed inside Saint Philip's Anglican Church on Avenue Connaught in Montreal West from April 23 to 26.
If you ever see the movie, keep an eye out for signs of Montreal.
During her early years in PR, she worked on campaigns with Eva Longoria, Kris Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, Lindsay Lohan, Bethenny Frankel and Brooke Burke!
She now represents reality stars like Jax Taylor from Vanderpump Rules, along with his wife.
Lori told MTL Blog that she takes on clients who "really pique" her interests. "Someone who is highly passionate and motivated, someone who is intentional and firm in their beliefs, their genuine and open-minded, creative thinkers."
You can read our interview with her below.
Answers have been edited and condensed for clarity.
What are some of the best parts about working with huge reality stars?
One of the best parts about working with reality stars is going along on this crazy journey with them.
There are many lows, so many highs — so many ups and downs — but working together to build something sustainable and impactful is truly the best part of the job.
Watching my clients evolve and grow while simultaneously bringing their visions and brands to life is just so rewarding to witness and be a part of (also, I would be lying if I didn't say all the free products and clothing weren't a perk! ha)
What are some of the weird requests you've gotten with clients?
As I'm sure you can imagine, working alongside reality stars comes with its share of crazy fans (most are great but you do get the crazies from time to time).
I would say, the strangest request was from a Wall Street Banker who offered to pay my client $10,000 for a pair of used shoes and socks!
Another one — Someone offered a client to attend their wedding for $50,000.
I can honestly say, nothing shocks me at this point!
Why do you choose to stay in Montreal when most of your clients live in the U.S.?
That's a good question and one that I ask myself every winter when it's -30 degrees here in Montreal!
I have decided to live in Montreal because being close to my family and friends (especially with having kids) is incredibly important to me.
I'm also extremely lucky that my job doesn't require me to live in any one place. All of my clients are from all over North America (Toronto, MTL, New York, LA, Chicago, Denver, Texas, Nashville, San Diego, etc).
I fly out when/where I need to. Today, mostly everything is done virtually or on social media so I'll really only travel if there's a photoshoot, red carpet event or specific press junkets that I have to attend!