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Nicole Oliver has worked for over twenty-five years in the entertainment industry as an actor, producer, and director. Ms. Oliver has been nominated by her peers for several Leo Awards for her work on both the small and big screen and has won the UBCP/ACTRA award for Best Voice for her work in animation. In 2014, UBCP honoured Nicole as their Woman of the Year in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the Union, the industry, and causes of social justice. This multi-talented, incredibly busy mother and professional has mastered the balance between family and work, and has furthered her education with a Masters of Arts in Communication from Royal Roads University (2011). She is the recipient of both the Founders Award for leadership and sustainability and the Chancellors Award for highest academic achievement.
The multifaceted Ms. Oliver is in high demand in the television, feature film, animation, corporate communications, advertising, and video game markets. She has provided her voiceover expertise to over 100 companies including American Express, Wireless Wave, Club House, and McDonalds, and she has voiced innumerable animation programs such as My Little Pony, Littlest Pet Shop, Tom and Jerry, and the LEGO and Barbie™ franchises.
Ms. Oliver’s credits in film and television as a performer include numerous leads in various MOWs, television shows, and feature films in both Canada and the United States (See IMDB.com for a more detailed list of credits). As a Director, Producer, and Host, Ms. Oliver worked on the hit Slice Network series Crash Test Mommy for four seasons, helping 52 well-deserved mothers get a break and a heap of praise from their families for all the work moms do to keep a household running smoothly. Other Directing/Producing credits include The Centre (pilot- Producer/Director), feature film NOROC (Co-Producer), and voice director on several animated series for Netflix, PBS, and YouTube.
Ms. Oliver believes that diversification is the key to success, and that with success in life there can be balance. She resides in Vancouver with her husband and their two sons.
Peter New is a writer, actor and voice actor with well over 100 professional credits. Besides playing playing Doctor Whooves, Big Macintosh, Goldie Delicious and nearly 40 others on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, New has also voiced Sunil Nevia and almost 70 more characters on Littlest Pet Shop, as well as voices in Chuck’s Choice, Megaman: Fully Charged, Saving Goola, Dinosaur Train, Tobots, Inuyasha, and, most recently, Ninjago, to name a few.
On camera, he's done everything from baring his chest for Daphne in Scooby Doo Too: Monsters Unleashed to tazing himself in Jim Henson's Turkey Hollow to stuttering in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus to attempting "to get away with it" in Supernatural’s crossover episode, "Scoobynatural." He wrote the multiple-award-winning short film, WoodMan, in which he also starred and the utterly absurd radio-play-style podcast, Voyage of the Oeverwal, in which he plays Columbus, Hodding Vermeer, and others. Look for his next project soon, a feature film called Con of the Dead. He likes milk chocolate, single malt scotch, sunny evenings, and traveling.
Gail Simone is proof of many things. Her contribution of the final season of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, the Celestia-and-Luna-centric "Between Dark and Dawn" proves that a hot guest star doesn't have to be a voice actor.
Her emergence as a goddess of comic book writing proves that if you make enough of a nuisance of yourself to enough of the right people, as Gail did by starting the Women in Refrigerators web site in the late '90s, they might just say, "Well, fine! YOU try writing comics if you think you know so much!"
So she did, and she's been knocking all our socks off ever since on titles like Wonder Woman, Deadpool, Birds of Prey, Batgirl, Red Sonja, Secret Six, All-New Atom, Welcome to Tranquility, Domino, Clean Room, and too many more to list here.
Oh yeah, Gail’s Twitter feed has been known to cure boredom, depression, snark-deficiency, and the desire to quit Twitter entirely.