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    Shut Out of SAG

    Dear Tombudsman:

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    Union, "Pigs," Not in Harmony Over Contract

    Local 802 of the American Federations of Musicians recently faced off with the hit Off-Broadway musical "When Pigs Fly," emerging from the fray with a union contract for the show's single

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    "ROMEO AND JULIET REVISITED"

    N. Barry Carver (prod.) is seeking a 1st and 2nd A.D., A.C., grip, gaffer, set dresser, hair/makeup artist, and P.A.s for Romeo and Juliet Revisited, a 16mm period comedy short. One-week shoot starts Mar. 4. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is no pay. Send ...

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    Unity Fest Presents One-ActsFestival Meeting

    Theater Resources Unlimited is sponsoring an upcoming meeting, "The Artistic Reasons and Economic Realities of Play Festivals" on June 25 at 7:30 pm., at Plays For Living, 505 8th Ave. (at 34th), 22nd floor. The evening will feature several representatives from such venues as the New York International Fringe ...

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    Casting Changes...

    Cherry Jones will return to the New York stage in March when "Tongue of a Bird" comes to the Public Theater. She is currently starring in the Los Angeles Mark Taper Forum production of the play with Marian Seldes and Diane Venora. Her co-stars will not reprise their roles on ...

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    ACTORS MEAN BUSINESS: They Mean Business, Too! Business Theatre Producers

    The following is a list of companies that produce industrials under an Equity Business Theatre Contract. Those companies designated with an asterisk (*) produce only non-union industrials. Some business theatre producers cast via agencies, some from submitted pictures and resumes, and some through casting

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    CASTING PRINCIPLES: Not Just the Perfect Face - When casting pop icons, legitimate actors have it all over uncanny impersonators.

    "Has anyone ever told you that you look like [insert famous name here]?" Just because you may be a dead ringer for some famous person with a great life story doesn't mean you're ready to play that icon onscreen. You'll need a little thing called talent to ...

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    RSC's Henry VI Is Black

    Black actors in Shakespeare? Hardly a revolutionary concept. African-Americans were in Richard III in New York in 1821. Nevertheless, there has been more than a ripple of interest in the Royal Shakespeare Company's decision to cast David Oyelowo in the title role of Henry VI, which opens in Stratford-upon-Avon ...

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    Actors' Equity Honors Rosetta LeNoire

    Veteran actress Rosetta LeNoire will receive the Paul Robeson Award presented annually by Actors' Equity Associ-ation. The award honors those artists who are committed to the struggle for social justice and equality. Throughout her career, spanning close to 75 years, LeNoire has fought against racial discrimination.