Heartland puts out casting call for young Alberta girl who speaks her

first_imgAdvertisement “They need to be confident, outgoing, not shy,” Fisekci says. “Those are the traits I would be looking for in the audition room. Kids who have no fear.”While experienced child actresses will not be rejected, Fisekci stresses that experience is not needed for the role.“I find that kids at this age, if you just ask them to be themselves you get much better performances,” she says.Heartland has a good track record in discovering young talent. Vancouver actress Alisha Newton joined the cast in Season 6 and quickly became a fan favourite as Georgie Crawley.Fisekci could not reveal more about the new character for fear of spoilers. Whoever is chosen will be required to work periodically between Aug. 9 to Sept. 28, which is when the season’s later episodes will be shot. Production on Season 12 of Heartland begins June 1. It was unclear how many episodes the new character will appear in.Auditions will be by appointment only and will take place in mid to late June. Parents are asked to submit a recent photo (camera phone pictures are fine) and a small bio that includes the child’s date of birth, height and parent or guardian contact information.The deadline is June 10.  Submissions should be made to rfcasting18@gmail.comBy ERIC VOLMERS LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitter Producers of CBC’s Alberta-shot, Heartland are looking to their own backyard for its newest cast member, who will play a recurring character in the show’s 12th season.“They just really want to give a local person the opportunity,” says Rhonda Fisekci, Heartland’s casting director. “Heartland is a staple in Alberta so they do want to reach out to the local community. I’m sure we can find her here.”Fisekci says the girl should be Caucasian, aged six to (a small) nine, have blond hair and blue eyes. She will be playing “a little busybody who has opinions on everything and speaks her mind.” Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With:last_img read more

Activists call for more money to fight AIDS

first_imgAPTN National NewsAIDS activists across the country are calling on the federal government to invest more in new drugs and treatments for HIV/AIDs.APTN’s Chris Stewart reports.cstewart@aptn.calast_img

Rep Garcia resolution honors birth defect awareness efforts

first_img Categories: Garcia News,News 25Jan Rep. Garcia resolution honors birth defect awareness efforts A resolution introduced by state Rep. Daniela R. Garcia, of Holland, to honor and recognize families affected by an abdominal birth defect received unanimous support on the House floor today.The resolution declares Tuesday, Jan. 31, as Omphalocele Awareness Day in Michigan.An omphalocele is a birth defect that prevents the abdominal wall from closing properly during the course of a pregnancy, which allows for organs to partially or completely protrude outside of the baby’s body. Typically discovered during an ultrasound, the defect affects 1 out of 5,000 pregnancies with a small protrusion, 1 out of 10,000 for a large protrusion.“Too many children in Michigan and across the United States are born with an omphalocele,” Rep. Garcia said. “Though the challenges faced by these babies and their families can be significant, many children often go on to live happy, healthy lives. The more we educate people about this defect and honor the efforts of the families affected by this condition, the better it is for everyone.”House Resolution 10 specifically mentions the Mothers of Omphaloceles (MOOs) as “a group of parents from around world created to provide hope, support and information to families with babies diagnosed with an omphalocele.”Six guests impacted by an omphalocele were in attendance for Rep. García’s dedication, including Ellie Hopke and her mother Mindy Hopke of Zeeland. They were joined by Brianna Steffen and her mother Kim Steffen of Chesterfield Township, as well as Brianna’s grandparents Keith and Sallie Rengert of Richmond.“These children and their families should know we stand with them on Tuesday and every day,” Rep. Garcia said. “An omphalocele does not limit their strength and character. That is proven by what they do to draw attention to this and show it does not dictate what they do day-to-day.”Jan. 31 will be the sixth observance of Omphalocele Awareness Day.last_img read more

Local residents can meet with Rep McCready on May 7

first_img Categories: McCready News State Rep. Mike McCready will host an open office hour on Monday, May 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Baldwin Public Library, 300 W. Merrill St. in Birmingham.“I always encourage residents to share their thoughts and concerns on matters of state government,” Rep. McCready said. “As a legislator, I continue to strive for solutions that help us work toward a better Michigan for our children and grandchildren.”No appointment is necessary. Those unable to attend may contact Rep. McCready at 517-373-8670 or via email at MikeMcCready@house.mi.gov. 25Apr Local residents can meet with Rep. McCready on May 7last_img read more

Polish pay TV operator Canal Plus Cyfrowy has hire

first_imgPolish pay TV operator Canal Plus Cyfrowy has hired Marta Szwakopf as director of children’s channels.Szwakopf will head up MiniMini Plus, TeleToon Plus and Hyper Plus.Swakopf, who was previously head of Nickelodeon Poland and was responsible for the launch of the Nickelodeon HD channel in the CEE region, amongst other things, will replace Jolanta Adamowicz, who has left the company.last_img

Russias GS Group has developed a device that is d

first_imgRussia’s GS Group has developed a device that is designed to combine the functionality of a games console and a digital HD receiver.The set-top box maker and technology firm presented a prototype of the device at the Winter Nights Mobile Games Conference 2015 in St. Petersburg last week, having first unveiled it at the CSTB television and telecoms expo in Moscow in January.GS Group said that the console supports video game playback on the TV, various channels in HD and is currently being developed in cooperation with Eastern European video game developer, Sperasoft.“The new console is close in the technical characteristics to the flagship models of modern mobile device manufacturers, which support today’s games. The console has a high performance CPU and powerful graphics accelerator,” said GS Group.last_img read more