The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


August 21, 2009

UPJ grad creates 'Live in 5,' a Web series


In addition to producing “Live in 5,” she portrays one of the characters, Lesley Lovet, the ditzy tree-hugger who is obsessed with everything organic.

Lovet is the field reporter, but her personal mission is to get her space-aged health segments on the air.

Other characters include a geeky weatherman; annoyingly perky lead anchor Miss Perfect, played by Mozino; The Black Widow, a make-up artist who wants Miss Perfect’s job; and producer Debbie Downer.

Episodes already online have dealt with an on-air wardrobe malfunction, Tom Cruise being a celebrity guest and Miss Perfect having to enlist the help of arch rival The Black Widow.

Hedrick is acting and producing full time right now in addition to working on getting advertising and donations for “Live in 5.”

“I’m constantly auditioning,” Hedrick said. “Acting is what I always wanted, but I was intimidated. After working with celebrities like Jennifer Garner as a producer, I found out they’re just like me.”

Hedrick has produced shows for “Martha Stewart Living,” Style Network, MTV, Sony Music, Nike and the History Channel.

She foresees “Live in 5” getting picked up by network television.

“The show is within reach of being picked up by a network or being put on a network Web site,” Hedrick said.

Hedrick’s goal for herself is to act and produce on network television.

“Some of my friends are hitting it big on TV shows, so it’s just a matter of time,” Hedrick said.

While vacationing, Hedrick was brainstorming ideas and getting ready for a second season of “Live in 5.”

With her busy life, Hedrick finds it essential to get regular doses of Johnstown.

“I require a visit every three months,” she said. “I call it my green therapy. I just love Johnstown. You don’t realize what you have until you’re gone.”

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