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    'Daily Show' Players Ready for Primetime

    For years, all eyes were on the Not Ready for Primetime Players onSNL; now it'sDaily Showplayers who seem destined for sitcom and feature stardom.

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    Artistic innovation and technological advances

    Artistic innovation and technological advances continue to break down barriers in creating entertainment. These days not even death is an impediment to getting work: Steve McQueen sells cars in TV commercials; Ray Charles sings backing vocals on a hip-hop song.

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    Crystal Shards

    John Shaner's play After Crystal Night takes its name from the infamous night of Nov. 6, 1938, when Nazi thugs stoned windows of Jewish shops and homes throughout Germany, portending horrors to come. This "Night of Broken Glass" is also in bitter retrospect called Crystal Night. A week after ...

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    At Gunpoint

    At Gunpoint," presented by 3Walls Entertainment at the Elephant Space at the Lillian Theater, 6322 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. Fri.-Sun. 8 p.m. Sept. 14-Oct. 13. $16. (323) 769-5669.

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    WGA Reshuffles Fresh Deck For TV-Film Pact

    The Writers Guild of America resumed negotiations for a new contract with film and TV producers on Monday, six months after a previous contract deal was narrowly

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    Film Invite, Strike Hang Tight

    Jackie gives readers the low-down on postcard promotions, keeping up your acting skills during the strike, and assessing whether now is the time to try to land an agent.

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    What's Life Like, Post-Strike?

    Were you directly affected by the strike? What are the challenges to get started up again after the long layoff? Share your story!

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    "Guitars," "Molly," "Rent" Win NY Drama Crix Awards

    August Wilson's "Seven Guitars" was named the best play of the season by the New York Drama Critics Circle after four ballots of

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    Have You Tried On-Camera Training?

    Back Stage is interested in interviewing actors who have taken classes in on-camera training for soap operas, sitcoms, commercials, and more.