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    "MAKE TIME STOP"

    Julian Banos (prod.) is accepting submissions for Make Time Stop, a digital film for UC Santa Barbara. Dir. Jackie Barber, Eric Martinez. Two-day shoot starts Feb. 24. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is pay.

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    "SKYLIGHT"

    Peter Tolfree (prod./dir.) is seeking an A.D./P.A. and boom operator for Skylight, a sync-sound digital short for USC. Weekend shoot starts Feb. 23. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is no pay. Send resumé by Feb. 20 to 3640 Monon St., #312, L.A., CA 90027 ...

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    Klugman Leaving "Sunshine Boys?" Not!

    "Wrong! Wrong! Wrong! Wrong! Wrong!" So asserted a National Actors Theater (NAT) spokesperson, talking about an article in the March 18 Daily Variety which stated that Jack Klugman was leaving NAT's production of "The Sunshine Boys," in May.

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    "Mancha" Recording Released After Rights Confusion

    A recording of the musical "Man of La Mancha," made four years ago, is now available. The Sony album, which features Placido Domingo, Mandy Patinkin, and Julia Migenes, was made alongside a similarly-cast recording of "Kismet," and would have been released in tandem with it, but for one small detail ...

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    THE CRAFT: Acting Challenged - As with any character with an impediment, actors playing the mentally retarded must learn to honestly convey the special circumstance, then move beyond it.

    Mentally retarded people-those with subnormal intelligence, whatever the cause-are an integral part of the lives of many of us, myself included. Fortunately, our society is increasingly sensitive to "otherness," a concern reflected in film, TV, and theatre. More (and more fully developed) characters with diminished mental capacity are showing up ...

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    SAG-AFTRA to Dine Agents

    New York's franchised talent agents are about to partake of food for both tummy and thought. The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) are preparing to host the reps to a meal and discussion of upcoming commercials contract talks with

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    WORKING ACTOR: Strange But True Tales

    I was at a commercial audition last month when an extraordinary thing happened. Granted, it shouldn't have been this unique an experience, but I can think of no other time it's ever happened to me, and after speaking with a few close friends and fellow actors, it's ...

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