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    "ComedySportz," presented by ComedySportz Los Angeles at the National Comedy Theatre, 733 N. Seward St., Hollywood. Fri.-Sat. 8 & 10:30 p.m. Oct. 4-Nov. 15. $12-15. (323) 856-4796.

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    Strathairn Gears Up for 'Challenger'

    Oscar nominee David Strathairn is set to star in a new drama about a Nobel laureate's investigation into the 1986 explosion of the space shuttle Challenger.

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    Build It and They Will Come

    James Mellon and Kevin Bailey, longtime companions and frequent professional collaborators, have enjoyed wide-ranging and prolific careers, together and separately. A new chapter in their professional lives commenced in fall 2004 when they brought one of their most ambitious shared dreams to fruition. They bought the Renegade Theatre and converted ...

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    Director Val Guest Dies at Age 94

    Val Guest, best known for directing science-fiction classics "The Quatermass Xperiment" and "The Day the Earth Caught Fire," has died. He was 94.

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    AFTRA vs. AFTRA

    Talk about a family feud: The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) is opposing a proposed $8 million court settlement that its health and pension funds want to make with 15 recording artists—who are union members.

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    SAG Prosecutes Voucher Scammer

    Screen Actors Guild President Melissa Gilbert announced Monday, along with Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo, that the first criminal prosecution in the history of SAG membership scams is underway. The union has spent months compiling evidence against an alleged scam artist who profited from forging vouchers that actors thought ...

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    Let There Be Light: Designers Discuss Their Craft

    To illustrate just how elusive lighting design is, consider what three major lighting designers view as useful talents for their profession. Jennifer Tipton, a former dancer, says, "Dance taught me to see space. But anything that hones a sense of composition is helpful."

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    DGA Preps for Producers

    The Directors Guild of America's committees and councils have started to formulate the demands that will guide negotiators in upcoming contract talks, guild President Michael Apted told members in the latest issue of DGA Magazine.

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    ABT Names Chappell New Executive Director

    The American Ballet Theatre has a new leader at its helm. Wallace Chappell, 60, comes on board as executive director after a 15-year term as Director of the Hancher Auditorium at the University of Iowa, a well-respected leader in the commissioning and presentation of new works.