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    THRAUCO'S DAUGHTER

    Francisca Fuenzalida (dir.) is accepting submissions for Thrauco's Daughter, a sync-sound 35mm short for L.A. City College about a teenage girl who is the daughter of the maid of a rich man and becomes pregnant by her half-brother though the countryside blames a mythical dwarf called El Thrauco ...

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    MTV SPEC SPOT

    Steve Sarno (prod./dir.) is accepting submissions for a 35mm MTV spec spot for Art Center. Shoot starts late Feb. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is no pay.

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    First Time's a Charm

    For 16 years, the San Diego-based Playwrights Project has worked toward imparting the "power of language" as well as the joy of collaboration to California's would-be Millers and Wassersteins, Albees and Enslers. Through its California Young Playwrights Contest and Plays by Young Writers festival, fledgling scribes in sixth grade ...

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    SAG/NY Actors Earn $422 Million in 1998

    The Screen Actors Guild/New York's 1998 production report shows members earning $422.3 million for 1998, a 16% increase over the previous year's $415.5

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    FACE TO FACE: "Tongue of a Bird" Stars & Author - Women in Flight

    Admittedly, it's an oblique connection at best. But playwright Ellen McLaughlin, as well as two of the actresses in "Tongue of a Bird"‹a play centering on flying, literally and metaphorically‹are dealing with issues of flight in this or past plays and/or

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    STAGE AND SCREEN: Playing Boss - For L.A. actors, success often comes only after they take responsibility for it.

    Lynnda Ferguson is a woman of extraordinary, statuesque beauty, as well as a rare talent that has made her one of the most sought after regional theatre actors of her generation. At South Coast Repertory, she received kudos, and our Garland Award, for her stunning turn as Amanda in No ...

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    Actors' Fund Opens Landmark Aurora Residence

    City officials, Broadway stars, and thankful actors turned out for the grand opening of the Actors' Fund of America's new housing development, The Aurora Residence, on Fri., June

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    Creating a Monster: Boyd Gaines Unravels "The Shawl"

    Boyd Gaines has created a smiling, charming, tastefully dressed monstrosity. He knows it, though he's hesitant to summarize his character that way. Meanwhile, audiences at the Jewish Repertory Theatre most certainly know it, and they're not at all hesitant about booing and hissing at him for what he ...

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    REGIONAL ROUNDUP

    Atlanta's usually somnolent summer has been shattered by the onslaught of the Olympics. The city is full of people and traffic. But it isn't just about sports: Theatre, music, dance, film, and lectures are all over