ACTRA names Amanda Tapping 2015 Woman of the Year
Filed Under: Amanda, Articles & Interviews • Posted on March 12th, 2015 by Tori • No Comments »

Honour bestowed in celebration of International Women’s Day

ACTRA is shining the spotlight on Amanda Tapping, ACTRA National’s 2015 Woman of the Year. ACTRA bestows this honour on a member who excels in both her artistic and advocacy achievements.

“Amanda Tapping is a highly regarded actor, director and producer,” said ACTRA National President Ferne Downey. “She is so multi-talented that she has become a source of inspiration to all the women in Canada’s extensive TV, film and digital community. Amanda dove into the digital world early and is now recognized as a phenomenal trailblazer. Her brilliant work as a humanitarian is far reaching and powerful.”

Amanda is well known for her role as Samantha Carter on the science fiction TV series Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis and Stargate: Universe. She is the star and executive producer of Sanctuary, the first Canadian web series to make the jump to TV. Amanda has earned four Leo Awards for Best Actress, has been nominated for two Gemini Awards and four Saturn Awards and won the 2005 Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress. She played Naomi in the TV series Supernatural and is a recurring character on Package Deal. Her recent film roles include Taken Back, Random Acts of Romance, Hell in a Handbag and Space Milkshake. Amanda received a Best Director Leo Award nomination for Stargate: SG-1 and her recent TV directing credits include Primeval: New World, Arctic Air, Continuum, Strange Empire, Olympus and Dark Matter.

Amanda’s charitable foundation “Sanctuary for Kids” has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for causes both worldwide and locally in Vancouver. She supports numerous charities such as The Coast Foundation, a support agency for people with mental disabilities, The Canadian Cancer Society, UNICEF and V-Day by performing in The Vagina Monologues to help end violence against women and girls worldwide. Amanda has been honored with the “Woman of Vision” Award by Women in Film and Television, received the YWCA Women of Distinction “Connecting the Community” Award and was recently awarded the Jules Verne Award in Paris for her humanitarian work. She works with Women in Film and Television as a mentor for young women in the industry as well as being on the women’s advocacy committee.


Congratulations Amanda! This is so exciting!

Package Deal 2×09 HD Captures
Filed Under: Gallery • Posted on March 2nd, 2015 by Sophie • No Comments »

We have added over 180 captures from Amanda’s second episode of Package Deal: Everybody Loves Beth. Enjoy!

Package Deal: Dannys New Job Stills
Filed Under: Projects • Posted on October 30th, 2014 by Sophie • No Comments »

I’ve added 6 stills of Amanda in her first episode of Package Deal: Dannys New Job. Enjoy!

Random Acts of Romance HD Captures
Filed Under: Gallery, Projects • Posted on October 15th, 2014 by Sophie • No Comments »

We have added over 1000 HD screencaps from Random Acts of Romance. Such a wonderful film and a very different role for Amanda. A limited number of DVDs are being sold on their Facebook page so go and check it out! You won’t regret it.

Package Deal Season 2 air date announced!
Filed Under: Projects • Posted on August 13th, 2014 by Sophie • No Comments »

@packagedeal_TV: Have you heard the BIG NEWS #PackageDeal Fans?! SEASON 2 PREMIERES September 12th 9pmET on @City_tv! #EyeOnCanada

A few days ago, the Package Deal twitter announced that Season 2 will premiere on Sept 12 on City TV at 9pm. We still aren’t sure which episodes Amanda will be in yet, but we will keep an eye out and keep you updated. Amanda has filmed two episodes so far and she plays the boss of one of the leading characters. According to Amanda, her character is not the nicest of women and has a bit of a drinking problem, which makes her quite funny. Make sure you tune in!

New Article + New Amanda Projects!
Filed Under: Articles & Interviews • Posted on March 28th, 2014 by Tori • No Comments »

She is often referred to as the Grand Empress of Sci-fi after nabbing starring roles in TV series such as Sanctuary, Supernatural and, most significantly, the Stargate franchise.

But before her appearance at Oz ComicCon this weekend, Canadian actress and director Amanda Tapping will just be a normal mum taking her family on a quick holiday around Perth.

On her first visit to WA, Tapping flew in a few days early with husband Alan Kovacs and nine-year-old daughter Olivia to experience some of the State’s best sights before the madness of the event takes over tomorrow at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

“We are going to explore,” the star tells AAA. “We are going to take the train into *Fremantle * and wander around there.”

Despite her fame from playing Samantha Carter in Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis for more than 10 years, Tapping was initially nervous at the thought of appearing at her first fan convention several years ago.

But she was soon enchanted with the idea of people coming together from all around the world based on a mutual love for the sci-fi genre.

“The fandom is so socially connected and socially aware and that blows my mind,” Tapping says. “I love going to England and seeing people who have come from Egypt to meet their friend from New Jersey.”

Her dedicated support base around the world has also proved a platform for Tapping to spread messages about her charity Sanctuary for Kids, which aims to help children in crises including an orphanage in Nepal, a school in Haiti and homeless teens in her home town of Vancouver.

“The fans have taken up the mantle of this charity beyond my wildest dreams,” the 48-year-old says. “It’s crazy, fantastic and very humbling what people have done for us.”

As soon as she returns to Canada, Tapping will jump into filming a comedy sitcom and will then direct several episodes for what she calls the “next big sci-fi extravaganza”, Olympus. And though she admits her work on Stargate is now in the past, she would “never say never” to the right follow-up.

“There is still an opportunity for a cool Stargate movie that pools together all the series from the franchise,” Tapping says.

The West Australian

Amanda on RushTV (March 2014): Captures
Filed Under: Gallery • Posted on March 13th, 2014 by Tori • No Comments »

Amanda recently appeared on one of our favorite Canadian shows, The Rush! Amanda was paired up with Luvia Petersen and they chatted about their latest projects, Amanda’s move to directing and Luvia’s new podcast.

I’ve added over 300 captures from the interview to the gallery:

Christmas Nevermore
Filed Under: Charity • Posted on December 23rd, 2013 by Tori • No Comments »

Author Marc Cadieux has recently released a new book called Christmas Nevermore, and has partnered with Sanctuary For Kids to donate proceeds from the book sales to S4K.

The holiday season is approaching and Polik and Nika are filled with excitement. All of the children living in their Inuit village, Akilineq, are anticipating its arrival. But will this be the first time that Santa is unable to deliver his gifts on time for Christmas?

Big Oil has been drilling in the outskirts of Akilineq, affecting the locals’ way of life and culture. In order to save their grandfather and village, half-Inuit siblings Nika and Polik embark on an exciting, albeit treacherous journey. Along with the elves, Santa, and a few other unexpected helpers, the children will race against time to reverse the damage done to both worlds and find a way to save their grandfather and Christmas!

To purchase a copy of Christmas Nevermore, sleigh on over to the Official Christmas Nevermore website.

You can also find author Marc Cadieus on twitter or follow the Christmas Nevermore Facebook page.

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