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    SPOTLIGHT ON SUMMER TRAINING 2000: Musical Theatre - Back to Play School:

    While it is possible to make a living working in musical theatre all over the country (and all over the world, for that matter), New York is arguably the best place to hone those required skills-and that doesn't mean just singing, dancing, and acting. A successful career in musicals ...

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    Hessinger Named AFTRA's Acting Exec

    Greg Hessinger, the assistant national executive director of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), has been named the union's acting national administrator, effective June 1. He will replace Bruce York, the present executive director who has

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    Learning About Protecting Your Work

    One reason that producers and studios insist scripts and treatments be submitted through an agent or an attorney is to avoid legal problems if a writer later feels his or her idea was stolen. Most scripts get little attention, so a similarity is often coincidental-but plagiarism does exist. An agent ...

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    ATA Regulations Expire

    Hollywood has entered a "period of uncertainty" because of the expiration of the Screen Actors Guild's regulations governing talent agents on Oct. 20, Association of Talent Agents executive director Karen Stuart said.

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    Potential Production Problems or Covering Your Assets

    Permits? Regulations? Penalties! If you're a first-time theatrical producer in Los Angeles, you probably have enough to worry about without agonizing over zoning restrictions and securities law. But don't get too stressed out. While you will need to take legal precautions, things are not as complicated as they ...

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    Wanted: America's Funniest Folks

    So you think you've got what it takes to compete with the funniest people in North America? Call Judi Brown. The producer of festival talent for the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, Brown travels to 20 cities across the United States and Canada to find people she believes to ...

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    Theatre Songs Glorify NYC: Two Centuries of Broadway at City Museum

    Actors slightly intimidated by the Main Stem auditioning and casting process might take comfort in knowing that the feeling goes back at least as far as 1913. The cover of the sheet music for "I'm a Little Bit Afraid of You, Broadway" shows a timid young actress crossing Madison ...

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