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    CENTERSTAGE

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    Currently Filming Features

    The Devil's Own with Brad Pitt and Harrison Ford, and Donnie Brasco starring Johnny Depp and Al Pacino are both set to wrap this week. But there are still plenty of features and series filming in the

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    Arts and the Law - Net Profits--Ha! Ha!

    How unusual it is for "talent"--actors, screenwriters, and directors--to challenge a Hollywood studio. Except for a very few stars, most actors until recently have accepted the unfair and sometimes unconscionable terms demanded by the major Hollywood

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    Luckman Brings the Noise - A Noise Within will move to Cal State L.A.'s lavish Luckman Theatre.

    Last Wednesday night, members of Glendale's classical repertory company, A Noise Within, arrived by 6:45 p.m. sharp at the former Masonic temple that has housed their scrappy, steadily growing efforts since a production of Hamlet in 1991. The assembled actors, directors, and designers had been called to ...

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    Durst Wins Times Square Dismissal

    Douglas Durst, developer of the new Four Times Square tower, confirmed to Back Stage Tuesday that he had won a significant legal victory over dozens of area businesses forced to close last July after a personnel hoist collapsed during construction on the 48-story

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    "State Fair," Davidson Set Non-Union Tour

    Negotiations have broken down between producers of the upcoming tour of "State Fair" and Actors' Equity. The tour will go forth on a non-Equity basis, and its star, John Davidson, will have to resign from the

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    Food Local Sour on Merger

    Hollywood has one less labor union now that IATSE Motion Picture Crafts Services Local 727-the union that represents the men and women who serve food on Hollywood's TV and movie sets-has been forced to merge with IATSE Grips Local 80, the union whose members pull the camera dollies and ...

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    "HALF A PACT OF SUICIDES"

    Karin Jarlstedt (prod.) is accepting submissions for Half a Pact of Suicides, a 16mm sync-sound film for Cal State Long Beach about a man striving to fulfill a suicide pact. Dir. Erik Fetler. Two-weekend shoot starts Feb. 23. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is no pay.