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    THE ACTOR'S WAY: No Guts, No Glory - Casting for theatre and indie film has given Marilyn Mandel great respect for actors and little patience for safe choices.

    In a town fueled by film and TV production, Marilyn Mandel is a rare entity: a casting director for the theatre. As a casting director at the Pasadena Playhouse, the resident casting director at the Matrix Theatre Company, and a consultant for many other L.A. theatres, Mandel has carved ...

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    CENTERSTAGE: Getting an Agent: Some Steps to Put You In the Right Direction

    Unfortunately, there's no magic formula to tell you exactly how to go about getting an agent, but there are certainly a lot of steps you can take to increase your chances of attracting

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    "SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST"

    Scott Baugh (dir.) is accepting submissions for Survival of the Fittest, a 35mm short. Shoot starts early Mar. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is possible pay.

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    Object Lessons

    Any child can turn a sandbox into a theatre: A shovel becomes an evil wizard. A plastic bucket is a king's castle. As we grow up, most of us lose this ability to endow inanimate objects with life and personality. But actors who work in puppet theatre can never ...

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    Bryant Park to Shutter Ticket Booth

    The Bryant Park Music and Dance Half-Price Ticket Booth, source of discounted tickets to the theatre, ballet, opera, and other performances for 13 years, will close on June

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    Correction

    A photo was incorrectly captioned in our June 6 feature, "Making and Marketing an Indie Film." Manny Siverio, identified on page 25 as "calling the shots," was actually the stunt coordinator on "Love Walks In." The film's director is Juan

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    Gore Requests Runaway Report

    WASHINGTON-Vice President Al Gore has asked the Commerce Department to investigate the runaway production phenomenon and issue a report by the end of next

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    More Free MDs at NYC Clinic for the Arts

    Physician Volunteers for the Arts (PVA), a free clinic for entertainment professionals, has expanded its services from one part-time doctor to 10 specialists and a low-cost referral network, thanks to a $100,000 grant from Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA). The service, which is sponsored by The Actors ...

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    NEWS WIRE - Off the Wire

    NORTHERN CALIFORNIA--Chicago, the same production which won six Tonys last year for its Broadway run, comes to Sacramento's Community Center Theater, Apr. 23-26. The production features Charlotte d'Amboise and Jasmine Guy in the lead roles. (916) 557-1999

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    Jerome Fellowships

    St. Paul, Minnesota's Jerome Foundation has awarded a two-year grant of $24,000 to New York City's Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in support of the participation of New York City and Minnesota-based playwrights in the 1996 and 1997 National Playwrights Conference.