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    NEWS - From Bad to Diverse SAG Prez Masur on the Guild's Minority Stats

    "We're not saying that Screen Actors Guild employment rates among ethnic minorities, seniors, or women have to reflect their precise numbers in the population," said SAG president Richard Masur in a recent intervew. "But we are concerned that these groups are not seeing themselves in a meaningful way--in some ...

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    dance/movement

    In the interest of full disclosure, let me explain that I decided to devote this column to the New York Public Library's monumental Jerome Robbins exhibition long before I discovered that its accompanying brochure features a fabulous photograph of Bob Fosse's second wife, Joan McCracken, the woman whose ...

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    Producers Set Aug. Deadline for SAG Contract

    The studios have told SAG that if the union does not accept its final contract offer by Aug. 15 any proposed wage increases would not be retroactive.

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    The Next List

    On The Ex List, Reaser plays Bella, a successful business owner who's thrown for a loop when a psychic reveals that she's already dated her future husband. What's more, if she doesn't track him down within the next year, she'll be alone forever. Reaser was ...

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    Ellen Geer

    Veteran actor-director-teacher Ellen Geer tackles a juicy acting role at least once per season at Theatricum Botanicum, a charming outdoor theatre nestled in the hills of Topanga Canyon. This multitalented artist, who has served as Theatricum's artistic director since 1978, has certainly earned the right to treat herself to ...

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    Cate Blanchett Backing New Theater Project

    Oscar winners Cate Blanchett and Philip Seymour Hoffman are backing a project to promote collaboration among theater companies in London, New York and Sydney, Australia.

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    '24' Renewed for 2 More Seasons

    Fox's unusually late renewal for the Emmy-winning thriller "24" will allow Jack Bauer to keep saving the day through the 2008-09 season, which will be the series' eighth.

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    Nielsen: DVRs Behind Viewer Drop

    Nielsen Media Research said Thursday that the impact of digital video recorders is a leading cause of why television viewing dropped precipitously this year.

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    16 Routines

    "16 Routines," presented by Padua Playwrights Productions at 2100 Square Feet, 5615 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles. Thurs.-Sun. 8 p.m. Apr. 6-May 5. $15. (323) 692-2652.

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    Curtain Closes On Costly "Capeman" Caper

    After 10 years of work, 59 previews, four directors, and umpteen bad notices, the Paul Simon musical, "The Capeman," has posted a closing notice. The show will leave the Marquis Theatre on March 28. The show's $11 million price tag makes it the most costly failure in Broadway