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    Anti-Runaway Clause OK'd by House Panel

    A last-minute fix was inserted into a $128 billion corporate tax cut bill the House Ways and Means Committee voted out Tuesday that could help stem the exodus of motion picture and TV production from the country.

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    Postal Service OKs Nonprofit Rule Change

    The U.S. Postal Service is moving forward with a controversial proposal to dismantle the "cooperative mailing" rules governing mailing rates paid by commercial fundraisers when they work on behalf of not-for-profit organizations.

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    Spot-Pact Ballots Due

    Eligible voters of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) must return their commercial-contract ballots by Mon., Oct. 27.

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    Lifetime Inks Harden to Top 'Young' Movie

    Marcia Gay Harden will star in an upcoming original film for Lifetime.

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    The Skinny

    This week's Skinny contains plenty of scholarships and fellowships, which are readily available for students willing to rise to the head of the class. You don't have to be a Tracy Flick to reap the benefits of a little hard work.

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    Governor Pataki Signs Child-Actor Bill

    Gov. George Pataki has signed the Child Performers Education and Trust Act of 2003, which protects wages and learning for young people working in NY's entertainment industry.

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    Has a funny thing happened to you while on an

    Has a funny thing happened to you while on an audition? On stage? On the set? Backstage? Tell us your story in 250 words. Email it and your headshot to ljacobs@backstage.com or mail to Leonard Jacobs, Associate News Editor, Back Stage, 770 Broadway, 4th Floor, New York, NY ...

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    Kaufman, Jonze give Col Creeps

    Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman are adapting their "Adaptation" talents to the horror genre for Columbia Pictures. Deals are being worked out for the duo to collaborate on an untitled horror film for the studio that Kaufman is writing, with Jonze set to direct.

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    Players, Willis Honored by BTI

    Gerald Schoenfeld, chairman of the Shubert Organization, will lead the presenters at the Broadway Theater Institute's 2003 Awards for Excellence on Mon., Sept. 15 at 7 pm at The Players Club.

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    Non-D

    Beginning with a splinter of an idea -- and inspired by the theme of "beginnings" -- playwright Andrew Irons has crafted a well-structured model of the perfect play.