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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 ...

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    First Time's a "Beauty" - Writer Alan Ball's experience with his first produced screenplay, American Beauty, couldn't have been better.

    Alan Ball realizes he's been extremely fortunate. After all, most writers, especially those having their first film script produced, are not able to participate in the project once their screenplay has been optioned. Ball is one of those rare exceptions. As the Oscar-nominated writer of American Beauty, he not ...

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    Long Live the Kings! and BAM Revamps: Happenings in Brooklyn

    The block of 42nd Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues is not the only place in New York City where dilapidated theatres deserve renovation--and Bruce Paul Friedman wants the public, the city, and developers everywhere to know

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    Karen Kondazian's The Actor's Way : Going for It

    Casting director Jaki Brown-Karman has followed her instincts in her own career, and advises actors to do the

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    Triple Threat: Three MinorityTheatres Unite in Marketing Message

    A couple years ago, INTAR Artistic Director Max Ferra was sitting in his office on West 42nd Street, contemplating his company's less-than-bounteous audiences and the lack of press attention, while bemoaning the absence of advertising dollars that might reverse both situations. Still, he took some solace in the knowledge ...

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    MAKING CHOICES: WHEN THE ACTOR'S DREAM BECOMES A NIGHTMARE

    You've had a great day! You've just gotten home from a callback for a big, juicy part in a new play that's going into an Off-Broadway house at the end of next month, and they told you right away that you've got the role! Rehearsals start ...

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    "Buckley's Finest Hour" Arrives

    The New York premiere of "Lord Buckley's Finest Hour," a biographical play about the late humorist, will be performed at Robert's, 50th Street and 10th Avenue, on Sat., Dec. 21, at 8:30 pm, and Tues., Dec. 31, at 9:30 pm. Tom Calagna and the Jazz Orchestra ...