That's right, our favorite cast will be reuniting on the big screen in the sequel to the comedy hit Anchorman The Legend of Ron Burgundy. The second film has been titled Anchorman The Legend Continues.
Will Ferrel (Old School, Elf) is Ron Burgundy, a top-rated 1970's San Diego anchorman who believes women have a place in the newsroom - as long as they stick to covering fashion shows or late-breaking cooking stories. So when Ron is told he'll be working with a bright young newswoman (Christina Applegate) who's beautiful, ambitious and smart enough to be more than eye candy, it's not just a clash of two TV people with really great hair - it's war! Filled with wicked wit and slapstick humor, Anchorman was a must-see comedy hit!
Anchorman: The Legend Continues, frequently referred to as Anchorman 2, is the sequel to the 2004 comedy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. This new film will continue the adventures of San Diego's top rated newsman and his crack news team. In Anchorman 2 Ron and the news team will leave their comfortable home of San Diego and head to New York, the holy grail for all newsmen.
In an April 2012 interview, director Adam McKay said the script was a work in progress. He stated that the story might include a custody battle and bowling. In a May 2012 interview, he was quoted as saying that nothing was set. The story is moved from San Diego to New York for the movie. Which will stop the famous line from the first film "Stay classy San Diego" but we are sure they will come up with another witty line for New York.
The film is scheduled to be released on December, 20, 2013. Director Adam McKay confirmed in February that actress Kristen Wiig joined the cast. Vince Vaughn confirmed that Wes Mantooth would indeed appear in the film, and even hinted at the possible appearance of Wes Mantooth's mother, Dorothy, who was mentioned in the first film. A surprise join to the cast was actor Harrison Ford who we don't see in too many comedy films. The star filled film doesn't stop there, in fact it seems the entire cast are big celebs and A-listers. Also in the film are funny man Jim Carrey, Liam Neeson, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, Kirsten Dunst, Nicole Kidman, James Marsden, Sacha Baron Cohen, John C. Reilly and more!
Filming began in March of this year. Filming is reportedly taking place in New Orleans, Louisiana, Atlanta Georgia as well as New York City. We can't wait to see what this hilarious cast and director Adam McKay have in store for us this time!
Miami talent Amin Brown has been requested to audition for some upcoming productions. He has the opportunity to audition for three upcoming shows. The Rocky Horror Show, Cabaret and I Don't Care.
Science fiction and horror film enthusiasts will delight in a two-night performance of "The Rocky Horror Show," the ultimate campy horror comedy musical.The parody follows the misadventures of a pair of innocents who cross paths with deranged villains, and features a blended cast of professional actors and local amateurs. The play was written by Richard O'Brien and preceded the wildly popular 1975 "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" movie. The show is being presented by Friends of the Key Largo Cultural Center, the show is directed by Debra Ginsberg.
Cabaret is where singer Sally Bowles meets writer Cliff Bradshaw. As the two pursue a life of pleasure in Weimar Berlin, the world outside the Klub begins to splinter. Sally and Cliff are faced with a choice: abandon themselves to pleasures promised by the cabaret, or open their eyes and face the coming storm.
I Don't Care is a new production!
Performances are to be at the 250-seat theater inside the Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center at mile marker 102 in Key Largo. The Rocky Horror show is set to run on October 31, 2013 and November 1, 2013. Cabaret is set for three different showings on March 28th, 29th, and 30th 2014. The showings of the new production I Don't Care are still being determined. Auditions for all three productions will be held Wednesday, June 5th and Thursday, June 6th at the Gulliver Miller Campus in Miami, Florida. Rehearsals are also set to take place in Miami as well. While the performances will be shown in Key Largo, Florida. Lodging will be provided for all of the cast members. Auditions are open to the public, and the client is seeing both new and experienced talent. Ginsberg Productions is a non-profit, community based, theatrical organization and actors are not compensated for appearances. For the audition, talent are asked to be prepared and to do a cold read from the script. The talent were asked to prepare themselves with the show. They are also being asked to have a one minute comedic or one minute dramatic monologue prepared for the audition as well. For the talent who will be auditioning to be singers in one or all of the shows, have to prepare16 measures of an upbeat song or ballad in their key. It is recommended that the selection is from the musical they are auditioning for, however, is not required. The talent have been asked to choose a piece they are comfortable with and one that shows off their strengths. For this particular audition sheet music is required, the talent will not be allowed to use a cd or to sing acapella. Talent who are also dancers must be prepared to learn a routine. These are auditions for the theatre's upcoming 2013-2014 season.
This is very exciting for Amin as he has only been a talent with us since May 7th! He is brand new to the industry. Congrats Amin!
After their great success on the film Silver Linings Playbook, Bradley Cooper, Robert DeNiro and Jennifer Lawrence are teaming up once again, this time for the film American Hustle.
Silver Linings Playbook, which was nominated for an impressive 8 Academy Awards is a film about how life doesn't always go according to plan. Pat Solatano (Bradley Cooper) has lost everything -- his house, his job, and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother (Jacki Weaver) and father (Robert DeNiro) after spending eight months is a state institution on a plea bargain. Pat is determined to rebuild his life, remain positive and reunite with his wife, despite the challenging circumstances of their separation. All Pat's parents want is for him to get back on his feet-and to share their family's obsession with the Philadelphia Eagles football team. When Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a mysterious girl with problems of her own, things get complicated. Tiffany offers to help Pat reconnect with his wife, but only if he'll do something very important for her in return. As their deal plays out, an unexpected bond begins to form between them, and silver linings appear in both of their lives. Lawrence took home the Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role. She did have an embarrassing moment accepting her award with her now infamous trip up the stairs when she fell. The film was also nominated for Best Achievement in Directing David O. Russell (who yes is directing American Hustle as well..Coincidence? We think not), Best Achievement in Film Editing, Best Motion Picture of the Year, Bester Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Bradley Cooper, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role- Jacki Weaver and Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay David O. Russell. If Russell's name sounds familiar, it should, he directed the films I Heart Huckabees, Three Kings and The Fighter.
American Hustle is the 1970s-set true story of a con artist and his partner in crime, who were forced to work with a federal agent to turn the tables on other cons, mobsters, and politicians - namely, the volatile mayor of impoverished Camden, New Jersey. Christian Bale was cast in the lead role but he dropped out and was replaced by Bradley Cooper. He later joined the project again in the same role. Cooper now has the role of Jimmy Boyle.
The filming came to a halt when terror struck Boston after the Boston Marathon bombings occurred. The city was put on lockdown while authorities searched for the bombing suspects. Cooper visited with victims in local hospitals while on a break from filming. The film is being shot all over Massachusetts including Medford, Boston, Salem and Worcester.
The star filled cast includes 4 time Academy Award Nominee Amy Adams, 2 time Academy Award Nominee Jeremy Renner, Michael Pena and comedian Louis C.K.
The film is set for a Christmas Day release!
Incredible actor Tom Hanks and Catherine Keener (40 Year Old Virgin) are teaming up for a new film.
Columbia Pictures' action-thriller Captain Phillips stars the two - time Oscar winner Hanks in the true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. The film is directed by Oscar nominee Paul Greengrass. Paul also directed both the Bourne Trilogy and United 93. The film is from a screenplay by Billy Ray and based upon the book, A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea, by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty. The film is being produced by Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, and Michael De Luca. Also in the film are Max Martini, Yul Vazquez, Michael Chernus, Chris Mulkey, Corey Johnson, David Warshofsky, John Magaro, Angus MacInnes.
It is often hard to recreate a true story, but there is no one better than Tom Hanks in the driver's seat. Hanks is arguably one of the best if not the best, actor of our time.
The California born actor made a name for himself back in 1980 when he starred on the show Bosom Buddies. He appeared on Happy Days, Taxi and even made a few appearances on the show Family Ties before jumping over to film.
In 1989 he was nominated for his first Academy Award when he played a kid who was trapped in an adult body after making a wish that he would be Big, in the film with the same name. In 1994 he won the statue for his remarkable portrayal of a man with AIDS who is fired by his conservative law firm because of his condition. In 1995, he took home Best Actor in a Leading Role yet again for what is his most memorable film role and definitely one of the best characters ever created and played Forrest Gump.
In 1999 the actor was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Saving Private Ryan and again in the same category for the 2001 film Cast Away. Hanks has won Golden Globe Awards for his films Big, Philadelphia, Forrest Gump and Cast Away all for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama (Comedy/or Musical for Big). He was also nominated for Golden Globes for his films Charlie Wilson's War, Saving Private Ryan and the Meg Ryan love story Sleepless in Seattle. Some of his other notable films include Dragnet, The Burbs, Turner & Hooch, A League of Their Own, Apollo 13, You've Got Male, The Green Mile, Road to Perdition and Catch Me if You Can just to name a few. All in all, the actor has won 67 awards (on top of his 2 Oscars) and has earned himself another 62 nominations!
You can look forward to seeing who Hank portrays in the film and learning the true story of what happened on October 13th when the film is set to hit theaters!
11 of our Chicago based talent have been requested to take part in an upcoming commercial. The commercial is being done for the Lake Bluff Brewing Company.
Lake Bluff Brewing Company started as a concept in the winter of 2009 while home brewing in Rodd's Lake Bluff, Illinois kitchen. Scotch Ale was the style that night, and an IPA, a Bourbon Stout and a Pilsner soon followed. The more they brewed, the more passionate they became about starting their own brewery. Soon the demand for their beer among friends, family and neighbors became overwhelming and Lake Bluff Brewing Company was born.
Lake Bluff Brewing Company is a small craft brewery devoted to upholding the lofty standards of quality beer being produced by so many fine Chicagoland microbreweries. They strive to create the finest beer available while minding the rich traditions of the brewing craft with a company that embraces the ideals of the close knit community of their beloved hometown.
Although Lake Bluff Brewing Company values tradition, they are a progressive business that encourages inspired and bold vision. Their brewery is a bit of the old coupled with a lot of the new: uncommon beers, environmentally sound practices and fresh ideas. And they are local. Whenever possible, they buy local, they distribute local and they team with other North Shore businesses.
The company has an array of craft beers on tap including Honey Badger, an easy drinking golden ale flavored with caramel, Munich and Vienna Malts, and locally farmed honey. Balanced with three varieties of hops to give a refreshing, clean finish, he's the perfect beer for fighting cobras, eating bees or any other seasonal activity! Mike's Everyday Rye, a well-rounded amber beer with strong caramel flavors complimented by subtle spice notes from the rye malt and perle hops. A bit of citrus from Galena hops pulls it all together into a great beer for any season. Inspiration Pale Ale, a classic American Pale Ale, Inspiration is a clean, crisp beer with full-bodied character, floral hints, and slightly spicy flavor. This is the beer that keeps them inspired to try new things and make the most of their lives. Derailleur, an approachable, yet full-flavored IPA with of Centennial and Columbus hops to give it a refreshing citrus flavor and aroma. Skull and Bones Double Pale Ale, the first batch brewed on their brewing system, this beer was intended to be their Inspiration Pale Ale, but ended up being more malty and stronger than intended. Black Squirrel Bourbon Stout, a sweet, malty Imperial Stout with notes of vanilla and chocolate. Velvet Hammer Vanilla Porter, a rich, dark imperial porter with a balance of roast and caramel sweetness touched off with undertones of vanilla from a slew of Madagascar beans added during fermentation.
For this particular commercial, the client was looking to cast hip, young urban looking talent to take part. The commercial shoot is taking place this week at the brewery. If you live in the Chicago area, be sure to look for the commercial soon! Congrats to all of our talent who were booked!
The Oscar winning actress made the decision to undergo a double mastectomy upon learning she carried a gene that made it extremely likely she would develop breast cancer. She lost her mother to the disease back in 2007.
In an exclusive interview with USA TODAY just hours after his fiancee went public, mega movie star Brad Pitt said he's "quite emotional about it, of course." He went on to say why her coming forward was important. "It doesn't have to be a scary thing. In fact, it can be an empowering thing, and something that makes you stronger and us stronger."
Angie and her longtime partner Brad Pitt made the announcement in the form of an op-ed she authored for Tuesday's New York Times under the headline, "My Medical Choice." She writes that between early February and late April she completed three months of surgical procedures to remove both breasts.
This is what the 37 year old had to say. "My mother fought cancer for almost a decade and died at 56," Jolie writes. "She held out long enough to meet the first of her grandchildren and to hold them in her arms. But my other children will never have the chance to know her and experience how loving and gracious she was." Striving to inspire women everywhere she continued "My own process began on Feb. 2 with a procedure known as a ‘nipple delay,'" she writes, "which rules out disease in the breast ducts behind the nipple and draws extra blood flow to the area." She goes on to describe the major surgery saying it felt "like a scene out of a science-fiction film," then writes that nine weeks later she had a third surgery to reconstruct the breasts and receive implants. "I do not feel any less of a woman," Jolie writes. "I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity." She also wrote that Brad was at the Pink Lotus Breast Center in Southern California for "every minute of the surgeries."
The actress is one of the biggest movie stars in the world, but at the end of the day, she is just human like everyone else. She and her partner Brad, have six children together. Three of whom they adopted, Maddox, Pax and Zahara and three of their own Shiloh and twins Vivienne and Knox.
Angie has acted in 45 films, produced 3 films and has directed 2. She took home the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in 2000 for her unbelievable portrayal of Lisa Rowe in the film Girl, Interrupted. She was nominated again in 2009 for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for Changeling. The actress has been nominated for three Golden Globe Awards for the films The Tourist, Changeling and A Mighty Heart. She also took home 3 Golden Globes for Girl, Interrupted, Gia and George Wallace. It is no doubt she makes very strong film choices and coming from both a mother and father who are actors (her father is Jon Voight) it is not surprising how talented the actress is.
We send our love and well wishes to Angie for her brave decision and commend her for going public inspiring women everywhere.
76 of our New York talent were contacted to attend an open call to be an extra in the upcoming film The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
In "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy - between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can't come quickly enough. Peter hasn't forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen's father to protect her by staying away - but that's a promise he just can't keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past.
In the first film one of the world's most popular characters came back to the big screen as a new chapter in the Spider-Man legacy is revealed in The Amazing Spider-Man. Focusing on an untold story that tells a different side of the Peter Parker story, the new film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, with Martin Sheen and Sally Field. The film is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay written by James Vanderbilt, based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad, and Matt Tolmach produced the film in association with Marvel Entertainment for Columbia Pictures, which is out on Blu-ray & DVD now!
The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents' disappearance - leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Ifans), his father's former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors' alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.
The film, which was released last year killed the box office with an astounding 754 million dollars worldwide! The film did have an estimated budget of 230 million! The film was nominated for several Teen Choice Awards, a Screen Actor's Guild Award and more! With most sequels to successful films, we see the box office increase. We can't wait to see what this second film is going to bring in! Filming is set to take place in various places in New York.
We will have to wait a whole year for the sequel however, as The Amazing Spider-Man 2 isn't set to hit theaters until 5/2/14. Good luck to all of our talent that attended auditions!
6 of our New York kids have been requested to audition for an upcoming Fruit of the Loom print ad!
7 year old Ariana Guerra, 5 year old Jerellie Pena, 5 year old Mackenzie Rivera, 8 year old Vian Santiago, 7 year old Luciana Vicendeseand 7 year old Mia Otuzova were all requested to audition for the upcoming print ad.
We all are very familiar with the Fruit of the Loom brand and we should be as Fruit of the Loom was born in 1851 when brothers Benjamin and Robert Knight bought their first mill and started producing cotton cloth and textiles in Warwick, Rhode Island. In 1871, Fruit of the Loom was registered as an official trademark, making it one of the world's oldest brands -- predating the invention of light bulbs, cars and telephones! Today, more than 160 years later, Fruit of the Loom is now a global underwear and casual wear business, employing more than 32,000 people worldwide. Their colorful T-shirts and underwear are known by consumers in all corners of the globe and our name is synonymous with providing quality, value and style. Staying true to their roots and close to their heritage, their collections are authentic, timeless and unmistakably Fruit of the Loom. Fruit of the Loom offers an unconditional guarantee on all the products it sells. The brand has significant market share for basic apparel. The familiar logo with the apple, leaves, green grapes, currants, and purple grapes is a widely recognizable trademark.
Our kids will be auditioning this week for the shoot. The photo shoot for the ad is set to take place on May 30th or May 31st. If any kids are chosen, they will be paid flat rates for their day rate, usage fee and for the fitting! The photos from the shoot will be used for 1 Year Unlimited Print, Web, POS, In Store, and Industrial use on all images. They will be used in North America only with no Broadcast or Video.
They are putting together family units for the shoot. They wanted talent that could act, even though it is being done for a photo shoot. The client was looking for adorable kids with great energy. They wanted kids who are playful and perhaps had a unique feature--like freckles or beautiful eyes. The roles for the print ad include a Caucasian girl ages 7 - 10 years old. A Caucasian boy ages 5 -8 years old. The client was also looking to cast an ethnically ambiguous girl that was in the age range from 5-8 years old as well as an ethnically ambiguous boy that was 7- 10 years old.
This is an amazing opportunity for our talent. All of our kids and their parents are really excited for this audition. Good luck to all of our cuties! Hopefully you will get the chance to see some of them in the upcoming print ad!
Ryan Reynolds is getting ready to bring the action in the upcoming film R.I.P.D. This time he will team up with The Dude himself, Jeff Bridges for the film.
The duo headline the 3D supernatural action-adventure R.I.P.D. as two cops dispatched by the otherworldly Rest In Peace Department to protect and serve the living from an increasingly destructive array of souls who refuse to move peacefully to the other side.
Veteran sheriff Roy Pulsifer (Bridges) has spent his career with the legendary police force known as R.I.P.D. tracking monstrous spirits who are cleverly disguised as ordinary people. His mission? To arrest and bring to justice a special brand of criminals trying to escape final judgment by hiding among the unsuspecting on Earth.
Once the wise-cracking Roy is assigned former rising-star detective Nick Walker (Reynolds) as his junior officer, the new partners have to turn grudging respect into top-notch teamwork. When they uncover a plot that could end life as we know it, two of R.I.P.D.'s finest must miraculously restore the cosmic balance...or watch the tunnel to the afterlife begin sending angry souls the very wrong way.
R.I.P.D. is directed by Robert Schwentke (Red) and produced by Neal H. Moritz (Fast & Furious series, I Am Legend), Mike Richardson (Hellboy, Hellboy II: The Golden Army) and Michael Fottrell (Fast & Furious series, Live Free or Die Hard)
Also starring in the film are Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, Stephanie Szostak, Robert Knepper, James Hong, Marisa Miller, Mike O'Malley and Devin Ratray.
Reynolds captured everyone's attention when he played Van Wilder in the film National Lampoon's Van Wilder. He played an outgoing, friendly, and extremely popular student who has been at Coolidge College for seven years. For the past six years, he has made no effort to graduate, instead spending his time organizing parties and fundraisers, doing charity work, helping other students, and posing for figure drawing classes. But after seven years, with no return on his investment, Van's father (Tim Matheson) decides it is time to cut his losses and stops paying Van's tuition.
The actor quickly started landing more and more roles. He went on to appear in Buying the Cow, The In-Laws, Foolproof, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Blade: Trinity, Just Friends and Definitely Maybe. The former husband of Scarlett Johannsen and current husband of Blake Lively played Wade in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and teamed up with Sandra Bullock in the film The Proposal. In the past couple years the actor had starring roles in Green Lantern, The Change-Up and Safe House.
Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges is definitely one of the best actor's of our time. He has been on the scene since 1958! Some of his most recognizable films are King Kong, The Vanishing, K-Pax, Seabuscuit, True Grit and Tron: Legacy and Crazy Heart. His most memorable role is that of "The Dude" in The Big Lebowski. The actor took home the Academy Award in 2010 for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading for for Crazy Heart. He was also nominated for Oscar's for the films True Grit, The Contender, Starman, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot and The Last Picture Show.
You can catch the hunky Reynolds and the screen legend in the film R.I.P.D. this July!
Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade are teaming up yet again this time for the film Grown Ups 2!
In the first film we saw just because you grow older doesn't mean you have to grow up! The comedy superstars are at their hilarious and outrageous best playing childhood friends who reunite one holiday weekend to relive the good old days. It doesn't matter that these five guys are now respectable businessmen, husbands and fathers. Once they get back together, nothing is going to stop these kids-at-heart from having the time of their adult lives in this hilarious and heartwarming film that proves men will be boys from the people who brought you Click.
Sandler first broke onto the scene back in 1987 when he played Smitty in The Cosby Show. He went on to appear in Coneheads and Airheads. He really captivated everyone's attention in the 1995 smash hit Billy Madison. Sandler appeared in Saturday Night Live from 1990 and 1995. In 1996 Sandler returned to the big screen as Happy Gilmore where he played a rejected hockey player who puts his skills to the golf course to save his grandmother's house. Sandler has made a huge name for himself brining us comedies we can't help but love like Bulletproof, The Wedding Singer, The Waterboy, Big Daddy, Mr. Deeds, 50 First Dates, Click, and You Don't Mess with the Zohan to name a few.
Kevin James appeared on tv show Everybody Loves Raymond from 1996-1999 where he played Doug Heffernan. In 1998 he played the same character in the show The King of Queens. The show ran for 9 years. He made his big jump to the big screen in the film Hitch with Will Smith. He then teamed up with Sandler in I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry and You Don't Mess with the Zohan. James went on to do Paul Blart: Mall Cop, The Dilemma and Zookeeper.
Chris Rock is one of the great comedians of our time. The actor has won 4 Primetime Emmy awards. He has appeared in 52 films and tv shows including Saturday Night Live, In Living Color, Martin, Dogma, Down To Earth, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, You Don't Mess with the Zohan and Death at a Funeral.
Also in the film is comedy actor Rob Schneider. Rob has teamed up with Sandler several times.
In the sequel to Grown Ups, the all-star comedy cast returns (with some exciting new additions) for more summertime laughs. Lenny (Adam Sandler) has relocated his family back to the small town where he and his friends grew up. This time around, the grown ups are the ones learning lessons from their kids on a day notoriously full of surprises: the last day of school. Making appearances in Grown Ups 2 are Steve Buscemi, Colin Quinn, Tim Meadows, Jon Lovitz and Shaquille O'Neal. Also returning to the cast are Salma Hayek and Maya Rudolph.
You can check out the film this summer when it hits theaters July 12th.
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