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Todd Parr, the well known children's author and co-creator of the series ToddWorld, has written a book exclusively for the Hilton Family of Hotels and the US Olympic Committee. Be Hospitable - A World United Editionis a limited-edition book published by SupperTime Entertainment that will be sold at USA House in Beijing during the Olympic and Paralympic Games and also through the Hilton Hotels website and USOC retail channels.

• Golden Sparrow 2008, the worldwide media festival that completely relies on a jury of kids has awarded KI.KA's KRIMI.DE: Quick Fingers the best cinema/TV-movie's trophy. The series of films follows children's and teenager's everyday life and conflicts and turns them into exciting stories.

• Producers at marblemedia and YTV are seeking 120 contestants for Season 2 of action-packed teen reality series The Adrenaline Project. Would-be competitors must be between age 14 and 16 and be available to shoot several days between June and October 2008, one hour from Toronto. Interested applicants should go to www.theadrenalineproject.com/casting.

BabyFirst has signed with Shanghai Media Group's (SMG) BestTV and will launch on the popular IPTV platform this month. Established by SMG in November, 2005, BesTV is the first IPTV new media company on the Chinese mainland.
May 1, 2008

Todd Parr, the well known children’s author and co-creator of the series ToddWorld, has written a book exclusively for the Hilton Family of Hotels and the US Olympic Committee. Be Hospitable – A World United Editionis a limited-edition book published by SupperTime Entertainment that will be sold at USA House in Beijing during the Olympic and Paralympic Games and also through the Hilton Hotels website and USOC retail channels.

• Golden Sparrow 2008, the worldwide media festival that completely relies on a jury of kids has awarded KI.KA‘s KRIMI.DE: Quick Fingers the best cinema/TV-movie’s trophy. The series of films follows children’s and teenager’s everyday life and conflicts and turns them into exciting stories.

• Producers at marblemedia and YTV are seeking 120 contestants for Season 2 of action-packed teen reality series The Adrenaline Project. Would-be competitors must be between age 14 and 16 and be available to shoot several days between June and October 2008, one hour from Toronto. Interested applicants should go to www.theadrenalineproject.com/casting.

BabyFirst has signed with Shanghai Media Group’s (SMG) BestTV and will launch on the popular IPTV platform this month. Established by SMG in November, 2005, BesTV is the first IPTV new media company on the Chinese mainland.

About The Author
Gary Rusak is a freelance writer based in Toronto. He has covered the kids entertainment industry for the last decade with a special interest in licensing, retail and consumer products. You can reach him at garyrusak@gmail.com

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