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    'Tis the Season

    'Tis the season to be jolly—to give gifts, go to a holiday show, or drop by places of worship, especially if we haven't been there in a while. But amid all the holiday cheer, amid the candles and wafting mulling spices, perhaps we can also take a few ...

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    ACTOR'S ACTORAlan Arkin

    All the DifferenceAlan Arkin is a man who refuses to compromise, whether it's in his career choices or in his daily performance choices as an actor. Trained in the theatre, Arkin was in the original company of Chicago's improvisational revue, Second City, an experience which led to his ...

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    Union Vet Jordan Derwin Dies at 68

    Jordan Derwin, actor, union activist, and former Screen Actors Guild/New York board member recently honored for his more than 20 years of service to the guild, died January 10, at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, at age 68. The New York native had been struggling with cancer for the ...

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    Drama Dept. Makes Film Deal

    Drama Dept., a nonprofit theatre formed last year and populated with some of New York's best-known actors and writers, has secured a two-year development deal with New Line Cinema and Fine Line Features. The deal will underwrite upcoming workshops of new plays by company member playwrights Douglas Carter Beane ...

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    Karen Kondazian's The Actor's Way : Know Your Place Casting director Deborah Barylski advises actors on the preparation and the proper etiquette for TV show guest spots.

    Deborah Barylski got her start in casting working with Eileen Knight on the series Lou Grant. As a casting assistant and then associate at MTM Television, she also worked on St. Elsewhere, Newhart, and Remington Steele. Barylski has done many series and pilots since then, but is best known for ...

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    "MORNING CALM"

    Helen Lee (dir.) is accepting submissions for Morning Calm, a 16mm Korean language short about a comfort woman who returns home after the war. Shoot starts Sept. 17 in New York. Copy, credit, meals, travel, and lodging provided. There is pay.

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    ACTOR'S ACTOR: Seattle's Sovereign

    As youthful and attractive as Barbara Dirickson appears in real life, I have no trouble envisioning this chameleon-like actress as the aging, monstrous Regina Giddens in Intiman Theatre's production of The Little Foxes. The reason for this is my having seen her in such diverse and dissimilar roles as ...

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    Feeding Off Feedback: Playwright Mark Medoff returns to River Stage Playwright's Festival of New Works

    Unlike an actor or director, a playwright's process starts solo, with just the scratch of a pencil on a legal pad or the hum of a laptop computer to break the silence. Said solitary confinement of one's own ideas is, thankfully, a short-term sentence thanks to the proliferation ...

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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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    "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.