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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - April 4, 1990, Winnipeg, Manitoba 30 Winnipeg free april chronicles Aims to beat gimmicks Hollywood building a to series around a gimmick is a Tricky sometimes it works the wonder with its grownup narration of childhood is the Best example in the current crop of primetime which seemed to come up with a innovative though not always effective gimmick every was also successful in deviating from the conventional to other using a bit of scriptwriting sleight of hand Only results in an producer Richard Rosenstock Hopes his new the Marshall chronicles tonight at on Abc and generates the same level of interest As its commercially successful the which stars newcomer Joshua Rifkind As a somewhat Geeky new York teenager trying to Cope with All the usual Post pubescent relies As much on its gimmick As it does on its follow routine during the course of each half hour we follow Young Marshall through his Day today but he knows were and occasionally offers comments and asides directly to by breaking Down the invisible fourth Wall that separates the characters from the Rosenstock Hopes to give viewers another level of insight into whats going on in marshalls there Are Only so Many especially in a situation where youre shooting a show in front of a live that you can get into the mind of a he told to critics gathered at the networks Winter press youre sort of left with either narration or somebody addressing the character to try to get that extra because that what the show is we didst want to do the wonder years does its on the same network Abc and they do it very so there really Are very limiting factors to How you get into somebody that where the monologues came it int an entirely new the style is very much like that used by Woody Allen in his big screen comedies in theres an obvious comparison to be made Between Rifkind a slightly paranoid Rifkind Centre with Nile Lanning Meredith Lynn in the Marshall watching to Brad Oswald Young jewish new yorker with Active hormones and frustrated romantic intentions and the fourth Wall technique was also used effectively last season in Eddie Murphys onetime comedy whats Alan watching for the most it works most of that Success has to do with the Way Rifkind handles his the 24 year old performer is really quite Good a pleasant considering that this is his first big time acting Job he quit his other As a waiter in a trendy local dim sum when he got the its particularly easy because i went through a lot of the same things that Marshall is going Rifkind Marshall i very out of place in High i think Hes hype aware of the malaise of and i was very aware of that same malaise and i always Felt a Little out of a lot of my friends teased me about growing up too fast and being older than i was supposed to be when i was in High i think that Marshall is very much the same that recollection of awkward adolescence is also shared by the shows its an Odd accumulation of every horror i Ever thought about in High said whose background includes stints As head writer for Laverne and Shirley and Mork and Mindy and As producer of it taps into a very specific Point of View that you have when youre going through High the wonder years works because its grownups narrator trick merely adds punch to terrific Little stories about captivating the Challenge facing Rosenstock and Rifkind is to build a show that Strong enough to keep gimmickry from stealing Centre walk or jog to the store and support the Manitoba Marathon by enjoying our product of the Beatrice fruit Bottom with the taste that True to Moo Beatrice will donate five cents for every 500 or Container of fruit Bottom Yogurt sold in one cent for every 175 or the More you the More Money goes to the Marathon in support of the mentally handicapped in in a ital Rita Muni Lolia Marathon Heslop us is go Mii Aua fleece null in this torn i with i Lor cum enable Lui Ixl raw n j flavour Branico i run Goitom a Nice Ipili inc Clr la nolo Jav Alicc i Mun Tolu Mii Mulhim Kiccio natural Yogurt Iii m ii Imi ill n k i Oll Jill i i a Beatrice childrens publishing slowly gains ground in Canadian Market by Andrew Malcolm times news service Toronto nearly 10 years ago Valerie Hussey went to her first Bologna Book fair for As the new publisher of kids can press she was looking to buy More than at this years being held this the opposite is and the Success of this fast grow ing Canadian childrens Book pub Lisher is also a nonfiction tale of growth for this country childrens publishing Industry in a Market once considered too Small to support a National our first years sales were Hussey for the year ending last we had sales of about 15 per cent of that comes from International half in the United Canadian childrens said Ricky is experiencing a younger version of the same maturing process As Cana Dian adult when kids can press was founded As a cooperative in the goal was to publish profit was no problem there was none because books were Given like a flurry of such efforts the operation was underwritten largely by government Grants designed to promote Canadian Cul according to Debbie Rogo the director of the Canadian childrens Book what was a cottage Industry just 15 years ago has become a viable Industry of some 50 Canadian publishers like kids and Greey de which have Chil Drens lists totalling More than 300 new titles each kids can accounts for about 20 of while government Grants provide Only four per cent of its the first Best seller to emerge from kids can was cats owls eyes a Book of string by Camilla based on traditional Finger string games among the Canadas Northern it contained direct ions that youngsters could in eight weeks in it sold copies at a time when copies constituted a Best it has now sold More than copies in can Ada and including an american edition by Morrow Junior a More recent Best seller is to All the stars have Canad an poems for a full color collection that drops the word Cana Dian in its United states Viking Kestrel about 70 per cent of kids can books have the potential for foreign the others have More Canad an like pay cheques and lets celebrate Canadas special we want to publish books with a said a for Mer but the statement cant overpower the its got to be a natural part of the Reading a Book that just naturally takes place in Vancouver or Toronto with Canadian characters and unobtrusive Canadian references can also be a novel and exciting feature for canadians who grew up on books that were always set in London or the United diverse there Are six million children among the 26 million people scattered across Canadas four million Square making the country More sparsely settled than saudi Arabia and certainly More ethnically kids can named last years publisher of the year by the Canad an booksellers tries to meet that Challenge in part by regularly publishing childrens books in two including one major problem is that adults buy most childrens they tend to favor those they liked As but there were no Canad an childrens books when today parents were the Good news is that while parents Are hav ing fewer they do seem to spend More on Joe versus Volcano nillion source exhibitor rotations Togut incr in clicking see Worth Shai d s Prog is just off the and the mood is definitely buoy your spirits with nautical fresh Navy blues to deck you out from head to trimmed with a to brass Crew of Clever

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