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    BITS & BITES

    "Victor/Victoria"'s Dark

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    Some Answers

    1. First off, any "no experience necessary" ad should be suspect. (Film casting directors sometimes look for untrained young children--but why would any other professional prefer novices to pros for quality work?) Call the Better Business Bureau to check out the agency. (Remember that a clean record may not be ...

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    The Cruelest Months

    Here's a challenge: to contact casting directors who are scrambling to start pilot season and ask them to take a moment to discuss what is great and not so great about pilot season. In assembling this piece, I encountered responses such as, "Can I get back to you after ...

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    ABC to float musical Noah's Ark

    ABC has signed a deal with New York-based production company Creative Battery to develop a musical version of the biblical tale of Noah's Ark, only this time the 40 days and 40 nights are viewed from the perspective of the animals.

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    Eaker Speaks

    Back Stage Editor In Chief Sherry Eaker will discuss the reality of a career in the performing arts on Sat., Jan. 25, from 2-3 pm at Barnes & Noble, 4 Astor Place, between Broadway & Lafayette

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    Correction

    In our Oct. 8 lead story on the Screen Actors Guild election, we listed the New York candidates by position. The nominating sources for the 10th national vice president seat were reversed. Avis Boone was nominated by independent petition, and Maureen Donnelly was nominated by SAG's nominating committee.

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    Parody

    The lights come up on me wearing a toga-like thing with vines painted on it. Under this I'm sporting a pair of green tights. On my head is some sort of vegetablish crown. I think my face is painted green, too.

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    SAG rivals split on ATA deal

    It did not take long for the tentative franchise agreement reached last week between the Screen Actors Guild and the Association of Talent Agents to become a political hot potato in SAG's rerun election battle between presidential candidates Melissa Gilbert and Valerie Harper.

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    Glover's Movie Recalls 'The Misfits'

    Danny Glover remembers when "The Misfits" came out in 1961. Glover says he probably saw the movie when it was first released or shortly afterward.

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    TOMBUDSMAN

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