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    Welcome to New York: Where to Find Medical Care

    If you're a young, sturdy performer new to New York and feel that finding health care isn't important, you'll quickly learn the reality: Just read the trade news stories about the grave concerns that professional actors, singers, and dancers have about medical coverage. Even the major performers ...

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    'Fur' Flies for Morton in Arbus Role

    Samantha Morton is in negotiations to play Diane Arbus in a biopic of the seminal American photographer's life to be titled "Fur" and to be directed by Steven Shainberg.

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    Unions Praise Tax Credits

    The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) seemed to be nearly tap dancing for joy in New York this week, and with good reason.

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    Equity Awarded 'Springer' Musical

    Jurisdiction over the upcoming Broadway production of "Jerry Springer – The Opera" goes to Actors' Equity Association, according to a recent ruling by Theodore Bikel, president of the Associated Actors and Artistes of America (4As), the AFL-CIO body that resolves jurisdictional disputes arising among performers' unions.

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    Legal Move Against SAG's Pisano

    Two SAG members who have repeatedly sought the resignation of national executive director/CEO Bob Pisano have launched a legal action in U.S. District Court to force his removal, the members confirmed Monday.

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    Laughs Fest Wraps with Deals All Around

    The 22nd annual Just for Laughs comedy festival put the spotlight on a few new stand-up comers as it concluded Sunday with dealmaking and agency signings.

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    Olivier Clips Used in Movie 'Sky Captain'

    It has been 15 years since the death of renowned British actor Laurence Olivier -- but he's making a Hollywood comeback.

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    World, Meet Westwood

    No less an institution than The New York Times has described the UCLA Live series as "the dominant player on the scene ... the King Kong of Southern California performance."

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    P.S. 122's Denin Aims for Counterpart

    Anne Denin, a professional fundraiser and arts management consultant, has been named executive director of Performance Space 122, the East Village mainstay for emerging solo artists and specialists in the theatrically cutting-edge and hard-to-define.

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    Seattle Rep's Ott Out

    Sharon Ott, who became artistic director of Seattle Repertory Theatre in 1997, will relinquish her post when her current four-year contract ends in June 2005. The announcement, which surprised the tight-knit Seattle legit community when it was released on June 15, was unusual in that Ott, in addition to the ...