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    The Naked Truth: Ronnie Larsen and Caryn Horwitz have created a cottage industry of porn-star comedies, but the stories still come first.

    Caryn and Ronnie-it sounds like a sitcom title. Indeed, the colorful fire-and-water chemistry and gossipy banter between audacious gay writer/director/actor Ronnie Larsen and his diminutive but dynamic lesbian producer Caryn Horwitz are endlessly entertaining. But the unique cottage industry that has proven to be so successful for Horwitz ...

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    "LIFE! (IT AIN'T LIKE IN THE BROCHURES...)"

    Peter Russell (dir.) is accepting submissions for Life! (It Ain't Like in the Brochures), a digital film. Shoot starts Apr. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is pay.

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    VIEW OF THE DOME

    When Theresa Rebeck's political satire, View of the Dome, first played in Chicago in 1996, audiences loved it while critics trashed it, saying, "It could never happen here!" There are a lot of words being eaten now that Monicagate is a reality of record, its fallout still washing around ...

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    This Is Our Youth

    Though it's rare to find a truly original story anymore, David Gordon Green has attempted to do just that with his debut feature, George Washington—a film that, refreshingly, has nothing to do with presidential matters. Instead, the title of the picture refers to an impoverished, introverted 13-year-old African ...

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    Carnegie Study: Drama Tops For Learning

    A decade-long nationwide study of youth organizations espouses drama programs' power to instill strong values for language and

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    "DONNIE & LUKA"

    Mehrad Brooks (dir.) will hold auditions for Donnie & Luka, a non-sync-sound 16mm film for USC about two lifelong friends turned hitmen struggling emotionally with their latest assignment. 10-day shoot starts Feb. 23. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is no pay.

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    The Clowns at the Big Apple's Core

    There's nothing dark about the three gentle clowns in the Big Apple Circus' latest offering, "The Medicine Show"--at Damrosch Park in Lincoln Center, Oct. 24-Jan. 12. Indeed, they're at the opposite end of the spectrum: fundamentally benign, if silly and designed to amuse children of all

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    ACTOR'S ACTOR

    Expanding"I really approach the work like work," said actress Diane Venora when asked if she ever gets nervous about performing opposite such heavy hitters as Al Pacino in Heat, Anthony Hopkins in Surviving Picasso, or Richard Gere and Bruce Willis in the upcoming The Jackal. "I've got to ...