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    U.K. Actors Could Strike Over Y2K Pay

    (The Stage) LONDON-Strike action is being threatened by BECTU (Broadcasting Entertainment Cinematograph and Theatre Union) over a dispute about payment for its members who have to work during millennium weekend.

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    Stars Dominate SAG Election

    Celebrities carried the day in the Screen Actors Guild's Hollywood board election, defeating many of the incumbents and rank-and-file members who had led the guild during its recent six-month strike against the advertising industry. The new board will have more celebrity faces than any SAG board in decades. Celebrity ...

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    "TUESDAY TEA WITH NANNA"

    Heather Kelsey (prod./dir.) is accepting submissions for Tuesday Tea with Nanna, a sync-sound 16mm short for LMU about the relationship between a grandmother and granddaughter. Shoot starts mid-Mar. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is no pay.

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    Whose Rights Are These, Anyway?

    It seems that the only way to protect an artist's work is to copyright it. But the Copyright law only applies to "tangible" items--work that can be measured and documented. What does a stage director do then, when his unique contributions to a production are setting the tone, creating ...

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    ARTNOW Plans D.C. Pro-Art Demonstration

    A national demonstration in support of arts funding, going by the name ARTNOW, will converge on Washington, D.C., on Oct.

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    "P.O.W."

    Tanya Ryno (prod./dir.) is accepting submissions for P.O.W, a 35mm feature drama. Shoot starts Oct. in New Jersey and New York City. Copy, credit, meals, travel, and lodging provided. There is pay.

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    Jennie Schulman is Dance Editor for Back Stage. If you wish to submit material and information regarding your dance performances for her consideration, send all materials to Jennie Schulman, Dance Editor, c/o Back Stage, 1515 Broadway, 14th fl., NYC 10036. Include a contact phone

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    Equity Election Includes Recent Foes

    Actors' Equity national council election ballots go out April 16. They'll include names of three members involved in last year's election