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    Casting for b/w "Guffman"-esque independent feature film shooting mid-Jan. in NYC. Seeking brilliant or highly medicated improv professionals with extensive formal improv training a la Second City. No pay, but meals, credit, and videocopy provided. Writer states: "Ignore your instincts" and send pix & resumes by Nov. 20 to ...

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    Word Up! Theatrefolk Snag Grammy Noms

    The 43rd annual Grammy nominees announced last week included works read by some of acting's most respected names, including James Earl Jones, Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier, and Susan Sarandon.

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    Diversity Rules at Chi's Jeffs

    In a lively two-hour show last Monday night, the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee handed out 29 awards in 28 categories at its 32nd annual ceremonies honoring outstanding work at union houses.

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    WGA, Producers Open Pact Talks

    After months of internal meetings and jousting in the press, the Writers Guild of America sat down with producers Monday to bargain a new feature-film and television contract.

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    kids for kids project

    The Kids for Kids Project, a national charitable organization that uses music and dance to teach about inclusion and tolerance, is seeking Equity and non-Equity immediate replacements for its 2001 national touring season of "A Generation for Change." All persons auditioning should be eight to 14 with prior professional musical ...

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    NEA Garners $105M

    A House-Senate conference committee last week approved a $7 million increase for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), finally funding the agency at $105 million for fiscal 2001.

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    Stage Exits and Entrances

    They come, they go, and they come back (sometimes). Theatrical venues in New York are canaries in a coalmine, in that their survival rate gives an idea of the whole endeavor's health status. When the spaces shutter, it indicates a dip in business across the industry. Conversely, when new ...

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    With the year 2000 drawing to a close, film critic

    With the year 2000 drawing to a close, film critics around the world have been busily naming their picks for the best movies of the year. In recent weeks, the New York Film Critics Circle, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and the Boston Society of Film Critics have made ...

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    East Meets West In a Blue Sphere

    When asked about the name of Blue Sphere Alliance, the L.A. theatre company that he co-founded in 1996, actor Christian Campbell explains somewhat sheepishly that he and his partners at the time were in a rush to come up with something. "We wanted something global-minded, [having to do with ...