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    Casting Director Reiner Dies at 72

    Mark Reiner, a longtime New York casting director, died at Cabrini Hospice Dec. 21. The cause of death was cancer, which unexpectedly spread from his prostate into his bloodstream and into his brain.

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    TV or Not TV: Network Stars Come to B'way

    The casting of television stars in Broadway shows, once a comparative rarity, has become a noticeable trend and now shows signs of becoming the rule. As with most decisions in show business, it has as much to do with business as show: Producers attempting to sell their shows in the ...

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    Gore, FTC Choke Film, Music, Video Violence for Kids

    Over a two-week period in the summer of 1999, President Clinton had called a summit on youth violence, announced that Hollywood couldn't be blamed for our abusive culture but should tone down gore in films, and flew to L.A. to raise $2 million from the film industry for ...

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    vh1, "I want to be a diva"

    VH1 is seeking a singer who also possesses diva-like qualities for a new TV pilot, "I Want to be a Diva." Lizz Winstead, prod'r; Paul Mettes, dir. No pay, but opportunity for exposure. Send videotape ASAP to "I Want to be a Diva," 1633 Broadway, 5th fl., NYC 10019 ...

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    allan albert prods., pa

    2/17 at 10AM, 12noon, 1:30PM, 2:30PM, 4PM, and 4:30PM at at Hershey High School, Homestead Rd., Hershey, PA.

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    50 Years Young, NYC's Duplex Celebrates Anniversary

    NYC's Duplex could easily use as its theme song Sondheim's "I'm Still Here." Since 1950, it has had seven ownerships, closed twice, and had two West Village addresses (55 Grove Street, and now 61 Christopher Street). There have been many ups and downs for this club, once ...

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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 ...

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    Guild Seeks Recipients of Old Royalties

    The invention of home video and prerecorded films did more than rearrange Americans' leisure patterns. It also provided a new source of income for some playwrights and songwriters whose works were adapted from the stage to the screen. For years, those royalties have poured into an office overseen by the ...