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    "THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOLLYWOOD"

    Shirley Hillard (prod.) is accepting submissions for There's No Place Like Hollywood, a musical madcap romp through Hollywood's history. Dir./choreo Rick Sparks, mus. Dir. Bob Brandzel. Performances start June 1 at the Stella Adler Theatre.

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    Exemption for Fair Use Stalls WIPO Accord in House

    (BPI) WASHINGTON--Lawmakers broke off negotiations over World Intellectual Property Organization treaty legislation that would protect copyrighted works delivered via the Internet, squabbling over who could qualify for a "fair use" exemption, sources

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    INDEPENDENT MEANS: American Dream - Chris Smith follows a struggling Milwaukee filmmaker's journey in American Movie.

    There's a scene in the feature documentary American Movie in which the film's subject, Mark Borchardt, drives around a Milwaukee cemetery making sure no visitors are locked in after hours. Borchardt isn't just working a literal graveyard shift. He's also a struggling filmmaker with a mountain ...

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    "Chairs" Tabled, as Equity Takes Stand

    The ongoing argument regarding the flow of actors and productions across the Atlantic has flared up again. Actors' Equity has, at least for the time being, denied a Broadway visit to the British mounting of Ionesco's "The

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    Academic Weighs in on Directors' Rights Debate

    Directors, playwrights, and a gaggle of lawyers have had their say. Now an academic has weighed in on the currently broiling debate about directors' intellectual property

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    Talent Agencies Act Out

    (BPI) LOS ANGELES-Ten agents will exit the William Morris Agency before the end of the year, marking the first significant cutbacks since new management joined WMA this summer. The departures were

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    BIT PART - Designing Your Own Act

    IN STRUCTURING THE RIGHT ACT, PART OF THE fun of putting it all together is the creative freedom that cabaret allows the artist. If you're at the level of Barbara Cook or Rosemary Clooney, you can sing the phone book and get away with it. For others, it takes ...

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    Audrey Hepburn Mementos on Block

    The Audrey Hepburn Hollywood for Children Foundation will hold a Valentine's Day party, along with a silent auction of Hepburn memorabilia and Broadway-related items, on Fri., Feb. 14, 8 pm-midnight at The Ambassador Galleries, 137 Spring St. Suggested donation for admission to the event is $35. Information: (212)

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    BISTRO BITS: Lessons and Cautions

    There are lessons to be learned from several recent shows. At Danny's Skylight Room, Lynne Charnay reprised her latest offering, "One Day at a Time," directed by Jan Wallman and musical-directed by Ellen Starr. Her performance was what I would have expected: the work of an accomplished actress-singer who ...

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    SAG-AFTRA Summit Heads Off Battles - Performers' Unions Keeping Close Ties Despite No Merger

    (BPI) Leaders of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television & Radio Artists met last Friday in New York at a "summit meeting" called to head off any disputes that might arise from the recent defeat of the unions' proposed