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    "HAPPY FLOWER"

    Lajos Petro (prod.) is accepting submissions for Happy Flower, a non-sync-sound 16mm short for Chapman University. Dir. Dave Conseco. Eight-day shoot starts Mar. 8. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is no pay.

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    Drama Desks Honor On & Off-B'waynations with 10 each.The awards are presented by the Drama Desk, an organization of theatre critics, Reporter wordss, and editors.

    Unlike the Tony Awards, which only honor Broadway shows, the DDs consider productions from Broadway and Off-Broadway in all categories. Thus "Big" and "Rent" will be competing for Outstanding Musical with the now-closed OB offerings "Floyd Collins" and "Bed and Sofa," as well as Main Stem tuners "Bring in 'Da ...

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    Backlot Buzz : New York Sundancers

    If actor Sam Rockwell, currently starring Off-Broadway in "Goose-Pimples," was dubbed this year's 'Parker Posey' for appearing in three films simultaneously at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival ("Jerry and Tom," Saul Rubinek's Tarantino-esque black comedy; "Safe Men," a screwball comedy about the mob by New York University grad ...

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    On the Road: "Funny Girl" Is Broadway Bound

    "Funny Girl" opened in Pittsburgh, PA, on Oct. 1, launching a 30-city national road tour ideally culminating in a Broadway opening this spring. This is the first major mounting of the famed Jule Styne-Bob Merrill show since the mid-1960s when the smash musical hit Broadway, ran for three years, and ...

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    PSM, "PERFECT CRIME"

    Poet-Star Visual is hiring a production stage manager for the long-running Off-Broadway thriller "Perfect Crime," on an Off-Broadway C Contract paying $616/week. Position would begin ASAP. Seeking someone with strong directorial as well as technical skills. Fax (212) 779-2394, or drop off a resume to: Catherine Russell, General Manager ...

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    Tony Forecast

    It's been a banner year for Broadway. Box-office receipts top last year's figures, attendance is way up, and the Broadway houses are practically all lit. And, despite the fact that people in the industry are complaining that, critically, it's been a mediocre season (sure, not every one ...

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    SAG's Last Gathering? Guild's Jan. Annual Meetings Precede Historic Merger Vote Count

    The Screen Actors Guild national board of directors meets in committees and plenary session Jan. 10-17 in Los Angeles. Depending on the results of a late January vote count, it could be the last gathering of SAG's leaders under their guild's 60-year-old

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    BIT PARTS - Getting The Word Out

    Sherry Eaker, Editor in Chief of Back Stage, joins a group of other communications pros to help NYC theatres solve the problem of "Getting the Word Out." They'll instruct theatre execs on how to get noticed, especially if producing on a limited

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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 ...