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    Spot-Pact Strike Begins Worldwide

    Members of the Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists kicked off their strike against the commercial production industry Mon., May 1 with rallies in major cities nationwide. The strike, a walkout of 90,000 in SAG and 80,000 in AFTRA, involves a lucrative contract ...

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    Actorfest Offers Career Advice on Nov. 13

    Three career seminars cover job opportunities in different media: both finding employment and creating your own.

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    ISPA Conference Hits Highs and Lows

    The focus of the International Society for the Performing Arts' 49th annual conference will be "High Art/Popular Culture," and the conflicts and distinctions

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    Weaving to Book Tours for William Morris Agency

    A new theatrical touring division of the William Morris Agency will be co-directed by Susan Weaving, who recently joined the agency as a vice president. Formerly the head of Tour de Force International, Weaving will be the East Coast partner of the new Morris venture, working in tandem with v ...

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    Bit Parts - "Rent" to Go West

    The Ordway Music Theatre in Saint Paul, Minn. will be the site of the Midwest premiere of "Rent," the smash rock musical by Jonathan Larson that has already conquered New York and

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    Defining Deductions

    We promised you last month that we would delve into the differences between Standard and Itemized Deductions. Since we explained the Standard Deduction in a previous column, this time let's explore

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    "SEX & VIOLENCE"

    Robbie James (prod.) is seeking lighting technicians/electricians, dolly grip, second grip, and third grip for Sex & Violence, a 35mm film. Dir. Ray Hamilton Sharp. Four-day shoot starts Mar. 9. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is no pay. Send resumé to 8706 Wiley Post Ave., L.A. CA 90045.