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    "THE PASSING"

    Earl Berman (prod.) is seeking a D.P./camera operator, art director, production manager, sound engineer, gaffer, grips, makeup artist, set decorator, wardrobe person, and P.A.s for The Passing, a digital film. Shoot starts Apr. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is deferred pay. Send resumé by Mar ...

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    First Time's a "Beauty" - Writer Alan Ball's experience with his first produced screenplay, American Beauty, couldn't have been better.

    Alan Ball realizes he's been extremely fortunate. After all, most writers, especially those having their first film script produced, are not able to participate in the project once their screenplay has been optioned. Ball is one of those rare exceptions. As the Oscar-nominated writer of American Beauty, he not ...

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    Long Live the Kings! and BAM Revamps: Happenings in Brooklyn

    The block of 42nd Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues is not the only place in New York City where dilapidated theatres deserve renovation--and Bruce Paul Friedman wants the public, the city, and developers everywhere to know

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    Labor Rehab Council Returns to New York

    The Central Labor Rehabilita-tion Council has been the "Social Service Arm of the Trade Union Movement" in New York City for 37 years. In recent years, however, the Council suffered several setbacks. In 1998, it lost its State Funding; funding through the United Way was reduced and other sources of ...

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    Strike's New Targets: Pickets continue as feds arrange N.Y. meet.

    At the request of federal mediators, the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television & Radio Artists will send their chief negotiators to New York on June 13 to meet with ad industry representatives for the first time in two months. SAG president William Daniels, however, has cautioned that ...

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    NABET Rejects ABC Contract

    The National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians (NABET) has rejected the most recent contract offer by the ABC Television Network, a subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company. The "no" vote represents a wide majority of the union's membership. It is the first major development in the protracted labor ...

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    Bessies Bestowed on Downtown's Best

    The audience howled with delight as dancer-choreographer Doug Elkins masterfully mimicked Mark Morris, gallivanting about the stage in a long, curly wig, attempting to stage movements for aria-singing Varla Jean Merman (the creation of drag artist Jeffrey T. Roberson). Later, Elkins had spectators convulsing with laughter as he swatted the ...

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    Tax Exemption for B'wy Producers Stalls in Senate

    Proposed state legislation which could exempt Broadway producers from a city sales tax, approved by the Assembly on Aug. 4, has evidently stalled in the Senate. Unless the Senate reconsiders the bill in a special session later this year, the legislation--which could save producers as much as $1 million a ...

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