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    Noted Actors Support Bard for NEA

    The NEA is going to school on the nation's entertainment unions, forming a "Players' Guild" to support its new Shakespeare in American Communities initiative.

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    When you purchase an annual PLAY7 pass for $27,

    When you purchase an annual PLAY7 pass for $27, you can see as many L.A. plays as you want from the list of 22 member companies for only $7 per ticket. You can use the pass for any listed performance, but reservations are always recommended. This is a savings ...

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    Equity, Disney Still Talking

    Actors' Equity Association and the Walt Disney Company, which in August began negotiating a new Disney World Eastern agreement in Orlando, will soon resume talks following the cleanup from a very heavy hurricane season.

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    The Skinny

    Plenty of opportunities for the musically inclined in this week's Skinny. All you tone-deaf actors out there will have to sit this one out.

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    Actors Studio Appoints Three as Directors

    The New York-based theatrical workshop the Actors Studio has appointed board members Carlin Glynn, Lee Grant, and Stephen Lang to serve as co-artistic directors. Ellen Burstyn, Harvey Keitel, and Al Pacino remain as co-presidents, and Deborah Dixon will continue as executive director.

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    Foxx, Swank Lead SAG Noms

    Nominations for the 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced Tuesday morning. Jamie Foxx and Hilary Swank led as multiple nominees. The stars and ensembles of the feature films "Sideways," along with "The Aviator," "Finding Neverland," "Hotel Rwanda," "Million Dollar Baby," and "Ray" received noms in several categories.

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    New Dance Theatre Workshop Digs Almost Done

    "We're nearing completion—the building is up," beamed David R. White, Dance Theatre Workshop's executive director and producer, the man whose 27-year tenure reaches a pinnacle with the grand unveiling of a new, state-of-the-art West 19th Street headquarters. DTW will occupy four floors (one below grade) and 27 ...

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    WGAW chief: Franchise deal needed for talent managers

    Writers Guild of America West president Vicki Riskin added an unexpected twist to the ongoing turmoil over representation for Hollywood's creative community by proposing the implementation of a franchise agreement for talent managers.

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    Ballots, Views Mailed

    The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) mailed out ballots this week on the proposed new three-year, $200 million feature film and TV pact, known as the Television/Theatrical contract.