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• For those of you who couldn't make it, check out American Center for Children and Media president David Kleeman's live blog from Showcomotion, taking place this week in Sheffield, England, at http://kidvidkid.blogspot.com/.

• After a cross-Canada search, 12 young hopefuls have been selected to participate in YTV's first-ever talent series, The Next Star. The series premieres on Friday, July 18 at 6 p.m.

• Summer reality series, High School Musical: Get in the Picture bows Sunday, July 20 on ABC in the US. Mr. 98-degrees Nick Lachey is hosting surprise regional auditions across the western half of the US, as well as a massive open casting call in Long Beach, California to find the lucky talent who will earn a part in High School Musical 3.
July 4, 2008

• For those of you who couldn’t make it, check out American Center for Children and Media president David Kleeman’s live blog from Showcomotion, taking place this week in Sheffield, England, at http://kidvidkid.blogspot.com/.

• After a cross-Canada search, 12 young hopefuls have been selected to participate in YTV‘s first-ever talent series, The Next Star. The series premieres on Friday, July 18 at 6 p.m.

• Summer reality series, High School Musical: Get in the Picture bows Sunday, July 20 on ABC in the US. Mr. 98-degrees Nick Lachey is hosting surprise regional auditions across the western half of the US, as well as a massive open casting call in Long Beach, California to find the lucky talent who will earn a part in High School Musical 3.

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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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