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    Walter Matthau Mourned: Honored Actor Died Saturday of Heart Attack at Age 79

    (BPI) LOS ANGELES-Walter Matthau's family and close friends attended a private funeral service Sunday for the actor whose characteristic slouch and wily grin charmed moviegoers for decades. Matthau died Saturday of a heart attack at age

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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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    AFTRA Inks TV Agreement - With PAX-TV

    The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) has signed its first agreement with Paxson Television, Inc., known as PAX-TV, the nation's largest owner-operator of broadcast television facilities, including WPXN (Channel 31) in New York City. Less than a year old, the Los Angeles-based PAX-TV is a family-oriented ...

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    RUSTY AND RICO

    Rico, the wannabe city councilman (Richard Lynch), and Rusty (Sondra Kerr Blake), the Jewish hooker, despite their disparate agendas, have the perfect relationship. She's his sexual fantasy, and he's her perfect partner fantasy; their midnight meetings in Central Park and in the back seats of cars have little ...

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    "LA GRANJA"

    Alex Mebane (dir.) is accepting submissions for La Granja, a TV show. Three-month shoot starts Mar. 19. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is pay.

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    REEL OPPORTUNITIES: On Location - Behind Bars With HBO's "OZ"

    "I know it's often hard to watch," says creator-producer Tom Fontana with a wicked grin, as he discusses HBO's "OZ," his latest hit series, beginning its third successful season this June. The show features murderers, drug dealers and addicts, racists, child-molesters, and just about every twisted type of ...

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    FULLY COMMITTED

    In a tiny dungeon of a room, pathetically decorated with Christmas lights and a few cardboard cutouts of Santa, sits Sam, a reservations operator for a New York "it" restaurant. Above him, people with names like Bunny Van de Veer dine on a menu of "global fusion," including Tureen of ...

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    "NEW LOOK"

    Jay Wilson (prod.) is accepting submissions for New Look, a beauty commercial. Three-day shoot starts Feb. 26. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is pay.

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    "HAPPY ENDINGS"

    Chris Fernando (dir.) is seeking a sound recordist/boom operator with equipment preferred, 1st and 2nd A.C., and gaffer for Happy Endings, a sync-sound 16mm short about a writer trying to finish a story. Three-week shoot starts Feb. 24. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is some pay. Send ...