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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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    Durst Wins Times Square Dismissal

    Douglas Durst, developer of the new Four Times Square tower, confirmed to Back Stage Tuesday that he had won a significant legal victory over dozens of area businesses forced to close last July after a personnel hoist collapsed during construction on the 48-story

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    "State Fair," Davidson Set Non-Union Tour

    Negotiations have broken down between producers of the upcoming tour of "State Fair" and Actors' Equity. The tour will go forth on a non-Equity basis, and its star, John Davidson, will have to resign from the

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    Food Local Sour on Merger

    Hollywood has one less labor union now that IATSE Motion Picture Crafts Services Local 727-the union that represents the men and women who serve food on Hollywood's TV and movie sets-has been forced to merge with IATSE Grips Local 80, the union whose members pull the camera dollies and ...

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    "HALF A PACT OF SUICIDES"

    Karin Jarlstedt (prod.) is accepting submissions for Half a Pact of Suicides, a 16mm sync-sound film for Cal State Long Beach about a man striving to fulfill a suicide pact. Dir. Erik Fetler. Two-weekend shoot starts Feb. 23. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is no pay.

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    Care Bares For Grown-Ups

    In a naughty triple-X burlesque, a host of chorus boys and girls will strut their naked stuff at the 10th Annual Broadway Bares benefit: "The Best of Broadway Bares." This highly anticipated event will be held on Sun., June 11, with shows at 9:30 pm and 12 midnight at ...

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    Unions OK Ad Shoots: 150 Companies Sign Interim Agreement With SAG And AFTRA

    As the actors' strike against the advertising industry entered its second week, Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television & Radio Artists officials said they have signed more than 150 companies to interim agreements allowing producers to shoot commercials on union terms during the

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    OBITURARIES

    Brendan Gill, 83, Writer,