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News Round-up: Zimmer, Colletti, Blangiardo, McClain

When Suds Subside: Shopping with Kim Zimmer
The New York Times ran an article on former GUIDING LIGHT star Kim Zimmer (ex-Reva) on Friday.

Ms. Zimmer is looking for new roles, a search that has her flying between coasts for auditions. So when her youngest child, Jake, 19, decided to pursue acting and music in Los Angeles, she had an idea: they could share an apartment, giving her a place to stay there.

“It’s two bedrooms, in Westwood, and he gets the master with the bath because he’s living there full time,” she said.

Shopping for furnishings — first online and then in small gift-and-accessories shops in Upper Montclair — Ms. Zimmer set two goals: to “mother up” the place so it wouldn’t feel like a dormitory and to embellish it with affordable creature comforts for those stressful days, for both her and Jake, when auditions are deflating.

Aspiring area actor cops role on AS THE WORLD TURNS
Damien Colletti isn't a cop. But he's probably starting to feel like one. The Fairless Hills resident has played police officers four times in his relatively young acting career, including an appearance on this Monday's episode of AS THE WORLD TURNS. Colletti earned one of four speaking roles for Monday's Philadelphia-set episode at an open casting call attended by about 400 people.

He plays Officer Daniel DeVito, sharing screen time with series regular Michael Park, who has played Detective Jack Snyder on the show since 1997. Colletti and Park chase a fugitive atop a Center City rooftop, and they also share a scene back on the ground.

CFA at Carnegie Mellon becomes soap opera setting
This week, AS THE WORLD TURNS filmed at the College of Fine Arts building on the Carnegie Mellon campus. Executive producer Christopher Goutman received his master of fine arts degree in directing from Carnegie Mellon University.

Sonia Blangiardo, line producer for the show and a staff member responsible for selecting locations, commented on Goutman’s choice.“The director for this episode (Goutman) remembered the College of Fine Arts building from his time here and we thought it would be good for what we needed location-wise,” she said. And in regard to the multi-episodic story arc, she said,“We’re not taking a cop-out; you will definitely be able to tell that you are in Pittsburgh.”

Cady McClain: Thank You Philadelphia!
"ATWT did some shooting in Phily not so long ago, and I must say I had a great time. The people were so friendly and so supportive of ATWT and all of us actors. It felt really good!"

Over 100 jobs cut at A&E, Lifetime
The consolidation between A&E and Lifetime has begun, with more than 100 pink slips handed out.

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