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    "the claddagh story"

    Casting for independent feature film shooting on digital video in Nov., "The Claddagh Story." No pay, but meals and videocopy provided. Seeking—Old Irish Storyteller: 65-plus, accent a must, eccentricity a plus; Boy; six to eight, bright eyes. No experience necessary. Send pix & resumes ASAP to Caitlin Doyle, Box 0041 ...

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    Dramatist Tuan Gets Downtown Arts Projects Theatre Award

    Playwright Alice Tuan, dancer William Shannon, film artist Marco Brambilla, and five other emerging creative artists won the first Colbert Awards for Excellence at a gala benefit Mon., Nov. 13. The awards were created this year to identify and support promising early career artists who have been active in the ...

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    Raising Standards

    To compensate for inflation, the standard deduction for 2000 has been increased. On your 2000 return, you are allowed a standard deduction, which may be claimed regardless of your actual expenses. This deduction is fixed by law according to your filing status and age.

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    "Passion play"

    2/8 and 2/9 from 9:30AM-5:30PM at AEA Audition Center, 165 W. 46 St., 2nd fl., NYC.

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    tsi/playtime, "mocha latte or..."

    TSI is interviewing directors for an award-winning one-act by Bobby Fishkin, "Mocha Latte or Cookie Dough." Producer states: "Inside a world of avant-garde tinkering with theatrical conventions that pits stagehand against actors and audience, is a comic and hip exploration of the role of superficiality in our lives." Send resumes ...

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    SAG Storm Over Business Reps

    The Screen Actors Guild's business representatives in Los Angeles, complaining of hostile supervision and skimpy paychecks, reportedly are looking to organize through the Teamsters.

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    For your convenience, Back Stage is providing a qu

    For your convenience, Back Stage is providing a quick reference chart for the various acting schools and teachers. The six acting school categories below list by name or title in alphabetical order.

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    DGA Decries Diverse Hiring

    "Industry employers have consistently failed to hire women and minorities in numbers that demonstrate any true commitment to the encouragement of diversity in the directorial team."

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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 ...