Strike A Pose! CTV Announces First-Ever CANADA'S NEXT TOP MODEL Nation-Wide Casting Tour



    
    - Five-city casting tour begins January 16 in Vancouver with stops in
                 Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal, and Toronto -
    

    TORONTO, Jan. 9 /CNW/ - Dream of strutting on the runway? The chance is
closer than ever as CTV brings the catwalk to malls across the country in a
CANADA'S NEXT TOP MODEL first. CTV announced today details for the first-ever,
regional open casting tour. Girls with hopes of jumpstarting their modelling
career have another great opportunity to prove they have what it takes to be
Canada's next 'IT" girl. Set to strut from coast-to-coast, the five-city tour
hits malls nationwide beginning Friday, January 16 at the Brentwood Town
Centre in Vancouver. As announced last night on ETALK, the tour also includes
stops in Edmonton, Halifax and Montreal, before concluding in Toronto on
January 23. Nearly 4,000 applications from across the country have already
been submitted to date online (another TOP MODEL first) and by mail. Now, even
more will throw their hat into the ring. But in the end, only 10 women will be
chosen to compete on-air.

    (xx) Media Note (xx) - Download photos from CANADA'S NEXT TOP MODEL at
www.ctvmedia.ca

    "CTV aims to identify and nurture raw Canadian talent, so it is only
fitting that CANADA'S NEXT TOP MODEL would trade the catwalk for the sidewalk
in search of a new crop of undiscovered talent," said Susanne Boyce,
President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. "By introducing online
applications this year and going coast to coast, on tour, we have broadened
the application process to provide even more model hopefuls this amazing
opportunity."

    CANADA'S NEXT TOP MODEL open casting calls will be held in the following
five cities on the dates listed below (all information subject to change).
Visit model.ctv.ca for rules and regulations and information on what to bring
and wear.

    
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    City            Dates         Venues
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    Vancouver, BC   January 16    Brentwood Town Centre (4567 Lougheed Hwy.)
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    Edmonton, AB    January 18    West Edmonton Mall (8882 - 170th Street)
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    Halifax, NS     January 20    Halifax Shopping Centre (7001 Mumford Road)
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    Montreal, QC    January 22    Les Cours Mont-Royal (1455 Peel Street)
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    Toronto, ON     January 23    Fairview Mall (1800 Sheppard Avenue East)
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    Potential candidates should be aware of the following:

    -  Applicants must be female, between the ages of 18-23 (as of Friday,
       January 30, 2009), Canadian citizens and/or permanent residents of
       Canada, and at least 5'8" in height. The age of majority is as
       follows: 18 years of age in Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Prince Edward
       Island, Quebec and Saskatchewan; and 19 years of age in British
       Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest
       Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut and Yukon.

    -  All competitors must be legally eligible to work in Canada and
       applicants must not have a substantial modeling career (as determined
       by Producer in its sole discretion) or have modeled in a national
       advertising campaign in the past five years.

    -  All competitors must provide two pieces of identification, including a
       government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver's license or passport), at the
       audition.
    

    Hosted by Jay Manuel, CANADA'S NEXT TOP MODEL provides dramatic twists
and turns as hopefuls compete to master essential skills and live together,
all under the watchful eye of TOP MODEL cameras. One cast member is eliminated
each week and the last model standing wins the coveted title of CANADA'S NEXT
TOP MODEL.

    CANADA'S NEXT TOP MODEL is a format of AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL(R), which
is produced by 10x10 Entertainment and Bankable Productions. Executive
Producers are Tyra Banks, Ken Mok and Daniel Soiseth. The dramality series was
created by Tyra Banks and developed by Mok and Kenya Barris. ANTM is licensed
in over 100 countries. AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL and the AMERICA'S NEXT TOP
MODEL format are sold internationally by CBS Paramount International
Television.

    CANADA'S NEXT TOP MODEL is produced by Temple Street Productions in
association with CBS Paramount International Television and CTV Inc. Executive
producers are Sheila Hockin, Ivan Schneeberg, David Fortier, and Jay Manuel.
Production executives for CTV are Jordan Schwartz, Senior Vice President and
General Manager, Entertainment Group, CTV Inc. and Jay Levine, Director of
Production, FashionTelevisionChannel. Susanne Boyce is President, Creative,
Content and Channels, CTV Inc.

    About CTV

    CTV, Canada's largest private broadcaster, offers a wide range of quality
news, sports, information, and entertainment programming. It has the
number-one national newscast, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LLOYD ROBERTSON, and is
the number-one choice for prime-time viewing. CTVglobemedia Inc. is Canada's
premier multi-media company which owns CTV Inc. and The Globe and Mail. CTV
Inc. also owns radio stations across the country, and leading national
specialty channels. Other CTVglobemedia investments include an interest in
Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, and in Dome Productions, a North American
leader in the provision of mobile high definition production facilities. More
information about CTV may be found on the company website at www.ctv.ca.




For further information:

For further information: Matthew Almeida, Communications Coordinator,
CTV, (416) 591-7400 ext. 2629, matthew.almeida@ctv.ca; Graham Machacek, Unit
Publicist, CTV, (416) 575-2899, graham.machacek@sympatico.ca; Karen Tyrell,
Acting Manager of Communications, CTV, (416) 591-7400 ext. 3004,
Karen.tyrell@ctv.ca; Sonia Brum, Publicist, CTV, (416) 332-5374, sbrum@ctv.ca


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