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2008-11-11 09:00:27

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- In front of over 800 Industry professionals at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, the Casting Society of America announced the winners of the 24th Artios Awards(R), November 10, 2008. Presented yearly for outstanding achievement in casting, awards are given on the criteria of originality, creativity and the contribution of casting to the overall quality of a project. The Casting Society of America also recognizes Industry notables...

2008-10-27 09:00:25

WILMINGTON, N.C., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Disney and ABC Family channels are conducting a nationwide search for new, young talent to act in upcoming shows. The Producers are looking for talented, teen-aged comedic actors and actresses to audition for upcoming original movies and television series. The Southeastern portion of the audition process will be held in Wilmington, North Carolina during the week of November 3 - 7, 2008 at the offices of Fincannon & Associates, Inc., an...

2008-10-14 15:00:26

ATLANTA, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Calling all babies, kids and proud parents -- super tot stardom may be no farther away than a trip to the Gap! Today, Gap announced that it will be hosting Casting Call photo-ops on Friday, Oct. 17, at its Lenox Square GapKids store from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday, Oct. 18, at its North Point Mall GapKids store from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children, 10-years-old and younger, will have the opportunity to participate in a free photo shoot with a...

2008-10-13 00:00:21

By CRAIG D REBER Foundry facts A foundry is a factory that produces metal castings from either ferrous or nonferrous alloys. Metals are turned into parts by melting the metal into a liquid, pouring it into a mold, then removing the mold material or casting. The most common metal alloys processed are aluminum and cast iron. However, other metals, such as steel, magnesium, copper, tin and zinc, can be processed. Casting is most often used for making complex shapes that would be otherwise...

2008-10-07 15:00:25

THOU shall not shave -- if you want work as an extra in a big- budget blockbuster movie about Jesus Christ to be filmed in Wellington next year. In the Bible men are instructed to not clip their beards -- and the same directive will apply to those who land roles in Kingdom Come, with an open casting call this weekend. Having dark hair, dark skin or a tan will also be an advantage. The film, which is using Peter Jackson's studios, has advertised for "a large number of extras" for...

2008-10-07 09:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Calling all babies, kids and proud parents -- super tot stardom may be no farther away than a trip to the Gap! Today, Gap announced that it will be hosting Casting Call photo-ops at its New York City concept store at 54th & 5th in Manhattan from Oct. 9 to Oct. 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Mondays through Saturdays) and 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Sundays). Gap will also be hosting photo-ops at its GapKids stores at Kings Plaza in Brooklyn and at...

2008-09-29 03:00:25

By Tode, Laura The works of art on the shelves around the furnace room at Billings Bronze look like soft, sugar-coated marshmallow ghosts, hardly the regal sculptures their artists intended. It's taken weeks to get to this stage, the pouring room, where the plaster and sand casts wait to be filled with molten bronze. The forms will start to take shape here, but the sculptures are still a long way from finished. "When people see a bronze, they really don't appreciate and understand all...

2008-09-29 00:00:23

By William Loeffler It's the kind of problem that could only happen in the movies. In 1990, casting director Donna Belajac received a call from a production assistant on "The Silence of the Lambs," which was shooting in Pittsburgh. The scene called for Anthony Hopkins, who played serial killer Hannibal Lecter, to escape by impersonating a police officer -- by cutting off the cop's face and wearing it like a mask. The New York actor who had been fitted for the prosthetic face had...

2008-09-17 12:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Calling all babies, kids and proud parents -- super tot stardom may be no farther away than a trip to the Gap! Today, Gap announced it will be hosting Casting Call photo-ops at its store at The Grove on Friday, Sept. 19, and Saturday, Sept. 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PDT, as well as at its stores at the Third Street Promenade, Glendale Galleria and The Oaks on Friday, Sept. 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PDT. Children who attend the event will...

2008-09-05 03:00:22

By Timelli, Giulio Lohne, Otto; Arnberg, Lars; Laukli, Hans Ivar The influence of solution heat treatment time and temperature on the microstructure and mechanical properties and the mode of fracture of a high-pressure die-cast AlSi7MgMn alloy is reported. Metallographic and image analysis techniques have been used to quantitatively examine the microstructural changes occurring during solution heat treatment. A solution heat treatment of 15 minutes at 475 [degrees]C, or even more at 525...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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