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    Kushner, Ivey Keynote Speakers at Americans for Arts Convention

    Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner and William Ivey, recently appointed chairman of the National Endowment of the Arts, will be keynote speakers at Americans for the Arts' 1998 annual convention, June 6-9, in

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    16MM COMMERCIAL

    Douglas Rodgers (dir.) is accepting submissions for an untitled 16mm commercial. Shoot starts early Mar. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is no pay.

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    Strike Talks to Resume on Oct. 19

    The chief negotiators for the striking actors unions said on Oct. 2 that commercials made for the Internet remain a key stumbling block to an agreement that would end the 5-month-old strike against the advertising industry. Numerous industry observers, however, said the unions are prolonging an already too-long strike over ...

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    "HEY ANITA"

    Bob Ballantyne (prod.) will hold auditions for Hey Anita. Recording starts late Feb. There is pay.

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    STAGE

    OPEN CALL, "TOMMY" &

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    "Hairy" Union Problems Solved

    The New Victory Theatrical Union Coalition has reached a collective bargaining agreement with Frederick Zollo and other producers of the Wooster Group's mounting of Eugene O'Neill's "The Hairy Ape" at the Selwyn Theatre on 42nd

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    THE CRAFT: The Right Touch of Evil - Good people playing bad characters balance motivation and the "magic if."

    In a recent interview, Academy Award nominee Brenda Blethyn said, "Normally, we actors like to play nice people that audiences

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    TCG Goes Corporate? Group to Run AT&T: Onstage, Gets Seagram Support for Playwrights Program

    In a seeming departure from its staunchly not-for-profit posture, Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has entered into relationships with two high-profile corporations. TCG henceforth will administer AT&T: Onstage, the communications company's 15-year-old program to support innovation and cultural diversity in the creation of theatre. And TCG and its partner ...

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    Ruth Franklin Voice-Over Class

    Ruth Franklin will teach her master class in voice-over techniques for actors starting in October. This professional seminar meets once weekly in a professional recording studio for eight weeks. Each student's work is recorded and each graduates with a demo tape. Those interested in studying with her should call

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    Off the Bookshelf - How-To Times Four

    How-to books frequently combine an unendurable smugness with psycho-babble. A virtual model of that repellent coupling is one of the four books reviewed here: Smart Actors Foolish Choices--A Self-Help Guide to Coping with the Emotional Stresses of the Business (Back Stage Books, an imprint of Watson-Guptill Publications, softcover, 176 pgs ...