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    Jackie Chan, Zhang Yimou in Talks

    Jackie Chan is in talks with famed Chinese director Zhang Yimou about a possible collaboration, his spokesman said Monday.

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    Placing the Face

    "I think history has dictated that there has been more opportunity for women in casting to forge a career than there has been in other arenas," says Mindy Marin, a feature film casting director who began her career on the sitcom "Taxi." "Only recently have those other arenas widened for ...

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    Communion

    Aidan Mathews' "Communion," currently being given its American premiere by Origin Theatre Company, might be considered by some to be old-fashioned.

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    So You Want to Be in Show Business: A Hollywood Agent Shares the Secrets of Getting Ahead Without Getting Ripped Off

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    Women's Theatre Fest Gives Voice, Explores Choices

    To address the controversies sparked by the recent changing of the guard at the Supreme Court and to advocate for Planned Parenthood, Women Center Stage 2005, a multidisciplinary arts festival celebrating women since 1996, will look at issues surrounding the idea of "choice."

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    George Axelrod, 81, Stage and Screen Writer

    George Axelrod, one of the most successful stage and film writers of the 1950s and '60s, died of heart failure on Sat., June 21, at his home in Los Angeles. He was 81.

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    Back Stage publishes reviews of over 400 NYC

    Back Stage publishes reviews of over 400 NYC theatrical productions every year. Because of space limitations, it can sometimes take a while for a review to see print, so make sure you check our website at www.backstage.com, where all reviews are posted the same week they are filed.

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    Zellweger Says Audiences Want Top Roles for Women

    Renee Zellweger said Sunday she believes there's a simple reason films are featuring more strong women characters -- it's what audiences want.