Television production firm casting for HGTV series

Orion Entertainment is currently casting for real estate agents and their buyers for a new television series on HGTV.

Each episode of “Living Alaska” will feature a real estate agent and a potential buyer, as they tour three different properties within their price range.

Orion Entertainment, a Colorado-based production company, currently is looking for buyers in such situations as a family from the Lower 48 that is moving to Alaska for business, a military service member relocating to Alaska with family and a couple looking for a vacation getaway.

“Realtors and buyers should be outgoing, engaging and dynamic,” according to the release.

For casting consideration, agents and potential buyers should submit the following information to contact information, reason for new home purchase, area and price range of new home.

Filming will begin in April and both agents and buyers will be paid a fee for their time, according to the release.

Governor names Ninilchik veteran to advisory board

Gov. Sean Parnell recently announced his latest boards and commission appointments. Among them was Art Peters of Ninilchik to the Alaska Veterans Advisory Council.

Peters, retired, spent 23 years in the U.S. Army and worked remote areas of Alaska as a physician’s assistant. He was commander for the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Kenai Peninsula Chapter 830, and senior vice commander for the Military Order of the Purple Heart for the Department of Alaska. He will serve on the board in an at-large seat.

Also appointed to the council were Pam Beale, Joseph N. Felts and Irene Washington. The council advises the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and makes recommendations concerning the needs of and benefits for the state’s veterans, for developing public and private partnerships to meet those needs, for providing information regarding veterans’ benefits and services, and for improving recognition of veterans in the state.