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Nashville, TN Casting Call


We are looking for some babies to be FEATURED Extras on our new Feature Film and are hoping you can help us get the word out to the Twins/Multiples Community as we prefer to hire twins/multiples to perform the role.

Casting Notice with information is below and I have also attached a Flyer in jpg and pdf format that can be shared. 

Appreciate any assistance you can provide. I can be reached at 615-663-3621 or at this email address if you have additional questions. 

NASHVILLE, TN – CASTING NOTICE: Feature Film 
“The Violent Heart” for on SATURDAY 2/23/19

**PLEASE SHARE WITH ANYONE YOU KNOW in the NASHVILLE area that fits any of the below talent specs! Thanks!

Shoot Location: NASHVILLE, TN area

**PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU ARE NOT LOCAL or able to be Local to the NASHVILLE, TN AREA!!! (within a reasonable self-drive distance and able to provide own accommodation if needed)

Casting Director: Tina Kerr

SHOOT DATES: SATURDAY 2/23/19

We do NOT have a Call Time yet, so you MUST have FULL day availability if submitting to be available regardless of what Call/Wrap Times end up being to allow for changes. Please DO NOT submit if you do not have FULL DAY availability.

Pay Rate: $64.00 for 8 hours ($8.00/hour with a guaranteed 8 hours and you will be paid the full rate even if you work less than 8 hours).Overtime paid at time and 1/2 after 8 hours.

**FEATURED EXTRAS** 
‘BABY AARON’: BI-RACIAL NEWBORN BABY: Male or Female, BI-RACIAL (African American and Caucasian mix), age range newborn to 6 months (but should be VERY small if on the older end of that age range). Prefer TWINS or multiples. Will be playing the newborn baby of our two lead actors.

To SUBMIT: email to: nashvilleextras@gmail.com with subject line BABY AARON Submissions MUST include ALL of the following: parent first & last name, child first & last name, child age and date of birth, parent contact number and a couple photos of baby/babies. If submitting for twins/triplets, please send individual photos and also a photo of babies side by side.

Please Consider participating in this Global Initiative!

Please take a moment to read this information and participate in this Global Initiative!

In this world-first initiative, we are giving twins and multiples the opportunity to steer future twin and multiple-birth health research in the direction that matters to you.Help us to identify the top research priorities for twins and their families to enjoy optimal health and well being.

We are launching the Global Twins and Multiples Priority Setting Partnership with TAMBA UK, and St George’s University of London.  This initiative seeks to identify the top 5-10 priorities for research into twins’ and multiples’ health. Ultimately,our aims are to save lives and to improve long-term health outcomes for multiples.  

We believe there is insufficient attention given to the specific health needs of multiple-birth families even though the number of multiple births has increased overtime. 

It is important that decisions about future research priorities don’t rest with researchers or government funding bodies alone. Our partnership wishes to hear the voices of all stakeholders in multiple-birth care – twins, higher-order multiples, their parents and families, GPs, obstetricians, pediatricians, midwives, maternal health nurses and educators.  

Ensure your voice is heard by filling out an initial 15-minute online survey. You’ll be asked to nominate up to three important unanswered research questions on the health of multiples relating to issues such as pregnancy, birth, parenting, childhood development, diseases, emotional and mental well being etc.

You can complete the survey or find out more information by clicking on this linkThe survey closes soon so please take it ASAP!

We would also appreciate if you could share this survey with others in your circle e.g.  twin friends and families, multiple-birth clubs, your GP and specialists. It is open to everyone who supports twin lives and well being.

Let’s work together to identify the most pressing issues needing research, and to make sure research funding and resources are going where they are most needed. Generations of multiple-birth families – now and in the future – are counting on us.

Many thanks,

Monica Rankin

ICOMBO Chair

Twin to twin transfusion syndrome

Twin to twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) is a rare condition that occurs during a twin pregnancy when blood moves from one twin (the “donor twin”) to the other (the “recipient twin”) while in the womb. TTTS is a complication that specifically occurs in identical (monozygotic) twin pregnancies that share the same “egg” sac (monochorionic) that may or may not share the same amniotic sac (monoamniotic). TTTS usually develops between 15 and 26 weeks of pregnancy. The donor twin may be born smaller, with paleness, anemia, and dehydration. The recipient twin may be born larger, with redness, too much blood, and increased blood pressure, resulting in an increased risk for heart failure. Treatment may require repeated amniocentesis during pregnancy. Fetal laser surgery may be done to interrupt the flow of blood from one twin to the other. After birth, treatment depends on the infant’s specific symptoms. The donor twin may need a blood transfusion to treat anemia. The recipient twin may need to have the volume of body fluid reduced. This may involve an exchange transfusion. Medications may be given to treat heart failure in the recipient twin, per the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/National Institutes of Health

Approximately 15% of Identical Twin pregnancies develop TTTS.

Sources: 

Happy Thanksgiving

Multiples of America wishes you all a Happy Thanksgiving and we are thankful for the opportunity to provide support to all multiple birth families. #supportmultiplied

World Prematurity Day

November 17 is World Prematurity Day. Multiples of America honors all multiple birth families who have experienced premature birth. Per the CDC, 63% of multiple births are preterm. Learn more at www.multiplesofamerica.org #WorldPrematurityDay #wpd2018 #supportmultiplied.

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