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    CENTERSTAGE

    National Theatre Conference Honors the Great

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    ACTOR/DIRECTOR PROFILE - Welcome Back

    Ron Palillo knows from typecasting. "They wouldn't look at me here in L.A.," he told Back Stage West in a recent interview. "They didn't want to know what awards I won. Nobody wanted to know. Everybody thought I was that

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    "TIR NAN OG"

    Danica DeCosto (prod./dir.) is accepting submissions for Tir Nan Og, a sync-sound 16mm film for LMU about a girl who goes to a fairyland and finds her long lost sister. Shoot starts mid-Mar. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is no pay.

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    Dealing with People in Power

    In our Sept. 20 issue, we published "Role-Playing: A Substitute for Living Your Life"--an excerpt from Katherine Mayfield's "Smart Actors, Foolish Choices: A Self-Help Guide to Coping with the Emotional Stresses of the Business." The book, explains Mayfield--including this second excerpt--"is based on the premise that experiences ...

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    Strike Sides Dig In, Casualties Mount

    Any hope for a quick end to the eight-week-old actors strike against the ad industry evaporated on June 13 when federal mediators failed to persuade either side to compromise their hardened bargaining

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    "ZODIAC X"

    Warren Ortloff (prod./dir.) is accepting submissions for Zodiac X, a digital film about a serial killer seeking revenge on the media. Shoot starts June 23. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is some pay.

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    ONE LIFE TO LIVE: One Day in the Life of "One Life to Live" - At Work With Erin Torpey

    November 30, 1998: Just another day in the life of Jessica Buchanan, unwed mother-to-be, runaway, kleptomaniac, pyromaniac, kidnap victim. It's also a pretty typical day for Erin Torpey, the sweet-natured young woman who, since the age of eight, has portrayed the troubled-but-decent

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    SAG Elects 35 To National Board, 11 From N.Y.

    The Screen Actors Guild membership has elected 35 of its own--including 11 persons from the New York branch--to the SAG national board of

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    Feds Uphold SAG/NY Election

    The U.S. Department of Labor-Management Standards has dismissed a slate of independent candidates' complaints against the Screen Actors Guild/NY's (SAG/NY) 1998 national board of directors election. The federal agency ruled the charges as being "without