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    SAG Educates Actors on Membership

    The Screen Actors Guild will host "Ready on Cue: Everything You Wanted To Know, But Didn't Know Who To Ask" July 13, 6:30–8:30 p.m. in the James Cagney Room at SAG's Los Angeles office. The free event is open to members and nonmembers of ...

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    ACROSS 1 Acts like the bridegroom

    ACROSS 1 Acts like the bridegroom in

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    Talk Back

    Since the day I started acting in junior high, I've been waiting for my big break. After working in the industry for over 10 years, I can't complain too much. I have acted alongside some Hollywood greats—like Halle Berry, Mark Wahlberg, and Debbie Reynolds—and have racked ...

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    The next acting frontier?

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    Managing Editor Dany

    Managing Editor Dany Margolies

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    Goodspeed Reverses Speed

    Like the heroine in a Clyde Fitch 19th-century melodrama, Goodspeed Musicals has been pulled between rival suitors. Just when it seemed a done deal that the Tony Award-winning theatre on the banks of the Connecticut River would be rescued by "heroic" Middletown from "villainous" East Haddam, the sides switched. Not ...

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    WGAE Targets Bergman for Hunter Award

    Andrew Bergman, who penned screenplays for "The In-Laws," "Fletch" and other classic film comedies, will receive the WGA East's Ian McLellan Hunter Award for lifetime achievement.

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    Claire Danes to Make Broadway Debut

    Claire Danes will make her Broadway debut later this year as Eliza Doolittle in a play that inspired the award-winning musical "My Fair Lady."

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    Patrick Quinn, a former president of Actors'

    Patrick Quinn, a former president of Actors' Equity Association who was about to assume the union's top post of executive director, died of a heart attack early in the morning of Sept. 24 at his summer house in Bushkill, Pa. He was 56 years old and lived in Manhattan.

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    ARTS & THE LAW

    Last month's column discussed the applicable legal standards when a writer charges that someone has ripped off his or her script. This time we discuss ways to avoid being ripped off in the first place.