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    Gaffigan Seeks Students

    Catherine Gaffigan is now interviewing students for January enrollment in her acting classes. She offers training in basic and advanced technique, commercials, teleprompter, musical comedy, and the classics, as well as film acting workshops and "How to Sustain a Career"

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    "Somewhere in the City" --Director Offers Performers Seminar

    Director Ramin Niami of the soon-to-be-released "Somewhere in The City," along with the film's casting director, Caroline Sinclair, will host a & A for performers on Sept. 20 at 5 pm, at New York Performance Works, 128 Chambers St., NYC. A range of topics will be discussed, including auditioning, Screen ...

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    High Court Backs SAG Contract Terms - Justices Reject Part-time Actress's Challenge to Contract Wording

    (BPI) WASHINGTON‹The Supreme Court handed the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) a victory recently by rejecting a part-time actress's challenge to a contract clause that requires actors to be a "member of the union in good standing" before they can

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    "EVITA"

    The Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theatre will hold auditions for Evita. Prod. Ben Bollinger, dir. Greg Hinrichsen, mus. Dir. Michael Skidgel, choreo Rikki Lugo. Rehearsals start Mar. 1. Performances run Mar. 30-May 20. There is pay.

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    "MIND FOREST"

    James Prince (prod./dir.) is accepting submissions for Mind Forest, a digital short for Internet broadcast about a young woman haunted by images of 1631 Plymouth, Massachusetts. Prod. Dustin Byerley. Two-weekend shoot starts Mar. 3 in L.A. and San Diego. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is no pay.

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    CENTERSTAGE: A Woman for All Seasons

    Jane Alexander has the distinction of having not only theatre, film, and producing credits on her resume, but government credits as well. After all, the actress-producer served a four-year term as chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, the agency's sixth chief in its 32-year

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    Press Pros Push Play Publicity

    A panel of five professional press agents and publicists is ready to provide theatre companies, independent producers, and individual performing artists with the keys to obtaining publicity for their shows. The quintet will appear at "Getting Your Play Press: Advice From the Pros," on Thurs., June 13 from 5:30 ...

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    Analysis: Is PBS Shooting Other Foot with Canadian Bullet?

    The Public Broadcasting System announced this week a new $40 million block of children's animated programming based on titles by top authors. While the pact is educationally commendable, it could create a quagmire for PBS, which has already reaped Congress' ire by sharing donors' mailing lists with political groups ...

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    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    David Craig, Singing Instructor,

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    BISTRO BITS : Knowing Who You Are

    IN THE WORLD OF CABARET, IT IS IMPORTANT that you understand who you are. As a performer, you must be comfortable with yourself if your act is going to work.