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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...

2008-09-03 03:00:16

By Kirgin, Ken Casting shipments continue to decline this year, leading to a slight uptick next year. A preliminary analysis of the use of metal castings in the U.S. indicates that the slowdown forecast for 2008 continues, and a loss of 3.8% in casting shipments is to follow the drop in tonnage in 2007. The slowdown experienced in the first six months of this year in most casting market sectors is expected to continue into 2009; however, shipments should increase 2.8% over this year's...

2008-08-15 09:00:44

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Major Los Angeles agents, casting directors, and managers are converging on Austin -- the entertainment capital of Texas -- to meet with aspiring actors young and old. Agents who discovered Ashley Tisdale and Zack Effron of High School Musical, and represent John Krasinski of The Office and Josh Duhammel of Transformers, among many others, are sharing their insights and intuition with the Lone Star State's up-and-coming stars. Austin, home of the...


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