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20 Nov 2010

etalk host Tanya Kim shares her love for the arts on the Gemini nominated series STAR PORTRAITS airing this fall on Bravo!

EtalkTanyaKimTORONTO-With the return of the much anticipated Gemini nominated television series STAR PORTRAITS, etalk anchor Tanya Kim will be profiled on the show airing October 23, 2010 at 8 pm ET/ 5pm PT on Bravo.

STAR PORTRAITS, hosted by Louise Pitre resumed its second season on September 11, 2010. The Canadian reality series explores and celebrates the art of portraiture, while providing a unique and compelling twist on a celebrity profile.

In the episode, Tanya Kim’s portrait will be painted by three unique artists, Fiona Smyth, Derek Mainelle and Jean Miller Harding, with three different visions and interpretations. Tanya Kim’s identity is a secret to the artists prior to meeting them, with the only clue being the location. The artists are then given three hours to study, sketch and photograph Tanya, before they are given two weeks in their own studios to complete their work.

The episode concludes two weeks after the sitting, with the exciting unveiling of three completely different portraits, from which Tanya Kim will choose her favourite. The other two portraits will be auctioned off with proceeds going to the charity of her choice, Blessings in a Backpack, a philanthropic initiative to feed the future of Canada.

Widely recognized as anchor of CTV’s etalk, Tanya Kim is more than just one of Canada’s most familiar television personalities. Raised in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Tanya’s passion extends beyond entertainment and celebrity culture. Classically trained as a pianist and dancer, this Broadcast Journalism (specializing in Television) graduate started her TV career at Much Music. She went on to become the music reporter for CTV’s The Chatroom, and then became the special correspondent for the first two seasons of Canadian Idol, reporting on music and style.

Tanya’s role as etalk anchor has given her a slew of exciting opportunities, including hosting red carpets at the Academy Awards®, Juno Awards, Grammy Awards and reporting backstage with the artists at Live8 Canada. In July 2007, Tanya reported live from London during both the Convert for Diana and Live Earth. In February 2010, Tanya had the opportunity to report on entertainment news from the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games for CTV as well as for Olympic Morning.

Recognizing the importance of philanthropy, Tanya supports charities that are close to her heart. She shares her love of music with Canada’s youth through her role at MusiCounts, an organization that provides instruments to schools across the country. She travelled to Zambia in November 2008 as national spokesperson for CARE Canada to help launch their “I Am Powerful” initiative, and is also a Director of Blessings In A Backpack, a charitable organization headed by Hilary Duff, that provides meals for school-aged children in Canada and the US. In 2009, Tanya along with Ben Mulroney returned as hosts of Free The Children’s We Day youth empowerment events in Toronto and Vancouver.


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About STAR PORTRAITS:

Star Portraits is produced by PTV Productions, associated with Bravo! and with the participation of Rogers Cable Network Fund. STAR PORTRAITS is based on a format created and devised by Hotbed Media. The series was directed by Gail Gallant and produced by Andrea Nemtin and Ian Dunbar.

About PTV Productions Inc.:

PTV Productions Inc. is an established, diverse and innovative producer of documentaries, lifestyle and factual series. It is owned and operated by Andrea Nemtin and Ian Dunbar. PTV Productions works with broadcasters and co-producers in Canada and around the world, and owns a growing library of more than 60 hours of award-winning and award-nominated documentaries and series.

About Bravo!:

Bravo! is an oasis in the television landscape providing stimulating, enlightening and entertaining programming for viewers across Canada. Whether it’s a Bravo! original performance At The Concert Hall, an award-winning dramatic series, a classic opera, an documentary, or a cutting-edge film, Bravo! provides viewers with thought-provoking Canadian and international programming.


Related Information

For more information on Tanya Kim, please visit: http://www.tanyakim.ca

For more information on STAR PORTRAITS including host, celebrity and artist bios, please visit: http://www.starportraits.ca

Available for interviews: Tanya Kim

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