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    CENTERSTAGE: With a Song in Their Hearts

    Passion is the driving force behind most of us who have careers in the arts. Just listen to what the directors who are interviewed in this week's feature story have to say about having passion for the projects they work

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    Almost Famous

    Though the ensemble recognized by SAG includes only four people (Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Gary Lewis, and Jamie Draven), the performing power of these gifted actors more than fills the screen with emotional fervor. The individual relationships and collective interactions illustrate the very human bonds shared by what could be ...

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    "GUITAR SHOP"

    Jennifer Collins (dir.) is accepting submissions for Guitar Shop, a video for LMU. Shoots Mar. 21. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is no pay.

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    MAMET METHOD

    As a polemic against Method acting and its acolytes, "True and False"

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    Breakout Talent - Not Obvious

    "He's extremely committed to going all the way with the character, and he's one of those actors who lives the character off the set," said writer/director John Patrick Kelley of Jeremy Davies' impressive work in The Locusts, currently in

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    FACE TO FACE: Sandra Bernhard - She's "Still Here....Damn It!"

    Sandra Bernhard notes that anyone who says her shtick appeals to self-hating sexist stereotypes "must be a therapist." The remark has Bernhardian resonance: pointed, ironic, and dead-on (well, within parameters). "My work is introspective, there's no self-loathing, and those who see it are looking for

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    "WALL OF SHADOWS"

    James McClelland (prod.) is accepting submissions for Wall of Shadows, a digital film. Prod. Larry Varinelli, dir. John Kenneth Wagner. Shoot starts Oct. in Sacramento, Reno, and Mendocino. Copy, credit, meals, travel, and lodging provided. There is some pay.

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    Fed Dismisses Equity Complaint

    The federal Labor Department has dismissed a complaint filed by two Equity members, regarding the 1998 national council

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    Parnell Wins ATCA Award

    Playwright Peter Parnell has received the top New Play Award from the American Theatre Critics Association for his "The Cider House Rules, Part II," adapted from the novel by John Irving.