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    One Is 1, and It's Wonderful

    One Is 1, and It's Wonderful

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    "CURRENCY"

    Leona Whitney Beatty (prod./dir.) is accepting submissions for Currency, a 16mm film for LMU. Three-day shoot starts Mar. 9. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is no pay.

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    Laughing Matters : You've Come a Long Way, Baby!

    I OFTEN JUDGE COMEDY CONTESTS and attend school shows, because it gives me the opportunity to see performers' early work. Time is an incredible teacher and watching a performer grow is still exciting to me every time.

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    FEATURE-LENGTH SCREENPLAYS

    LJMI Productions is seeking feature-length comedy, thriller, and horror screenplays, one location preferred, also seeking writer to develop concept for future production. There is deferred pay. Send script or writing sample to P.O. Box 461075, L.A., CA 90046.

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    "XIRA"

    Colin Plank (prod.) is accepting submissions for Xira, a digital short about four teen popstar superhero girls who kick ass and rock. Four-day shoot starts Mar. 9. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is no pay.

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    Goodman Optimistic About Tax Break For Broadway

    State Sen. Roy Goodman (R-Manhattan) said last week that he was optimistic about proposed legislation which could exempt Broadway producers from New York City's 4% share of the state sales and use

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    Encores! Scores a Fund Via Weisslers

    Barry and Fran Weissler, producers of the current revival of "Chicago"-- the first City Center Encores! production to transfer to Broadway--have created a fund to ensure that that show won't be the last unearthed musical to benefit from the popular

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    Notable Passings

    In 1996 the performing arts community bade farewell to its own, from Jonathan Larson, 35, to George Burns, 100. We will also miss:

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    A Life in the Theatre: Recalling 20 Years of Back Stage

    Let me open by wishing all of you a very happy New Year. And, begging a bit of self-indulgence, wishing myself a hearty congratulations! Friday, January 3, 1997, marks my 20th year as editor of Back Stage. Twenty years may seem like a long time in one position, but you ...