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    "KALIFORNICATION"

    Tom Wozny (prod.) is accepting submissions for Kalifornication, a digital cult classic-like, rock-a-billy film about a turning point of life, tale of love, and the strength of friendship. Shoots Apr. 1. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is no pay.

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    Eight Inducted Into Hall of Fame

    The Theater Hall of Fame has tapped eight inductees for 1999, including playwright Tom Stoppard, actress and arts advocate Kitty Carlisle Hart, Los Angeles-based artistic director and producer Gordon Davidson, and five actors: Hal Holbrook, Robert Morse, Jerry Orbach, Frances Sternhagen, and Theresa

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    Laughing Matters- Toyota's Comedy Marathon

    IF YOU THOUGHT THE FILMING of the new version of Godzilla was the big invasion news in NYC, let me tell you there's another invader whose battle objective is to be a driving force in comedy, June 6 through 15. Yes, it's the fifth anniversary of the Toyota ...

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    "MAKE TIME STOP"

    Julian Banos (prod.) is accepting submissions for Make Time Stop, a digital film for UC Santa Barbara. Dir. Jackie Barber, Eric Martinez. Two-day shoot starts Feb. 24. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is pay.

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    "SKYLIGHT"

    Peter Tolfree (prod./dir.) is seeking an A.D./P.A. and boom operator for Skylight, a sync-sound digital short for USC. Weekend shoot starts Feb. 23. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is no pay. Send resumé by Feb. 20 to 3640 Monon St., #312, L.A., CA 90027 ...

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    Klugman Leaving "Sunshine Boys?" Not!

    "Wrong! Wrong! Wrong! Wrong! Wrong!" So asserted a National Actors Theater (NAT) spokesperson, talking about an article in the March 18 Daily Variety which stated that Jack Klugman was leaving NAT's production of "The Sunshine Boys," in May.

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    "Mancha" Recording Released After Rights Confusion

    A recording of the musical "Man of La Mancha," made four years ago, is now available. The Sony album, which features Placido Domingo, Mandy Patinkin, and Julia Migenes, was made alongside a similarly-cast recording of "Kismet," and would have been released in tandem with it, but for one small detail ...

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    THE CRAFT: Acting Challenged - As with any character with an impediment, actors playing the mentally retarded must learn to honestly convey the special circumstance, then move beyond it.

    Mentally retarded people-those with subnormal intelligence, whatever the cause-are an integral part of the lives of many of us, myself included. Fortunately, our society is increasingly sensitive to "otherness," a concern reflected in film, TV, and theatre. More (and more fully developed) characters with diminished mental capacity are showing up ...