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    SAG Resumes Agents Talks

    The Screen Actors Guild and the Association of Talent Agents have resumed talks for a new set of regulations governing talent agents—but time is fast running out on the chance for a new deal.

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    SDCF Panel Takes on Property Rights

    Intellectual property rights: It's a thorny issue in the theatrical community, one that has drawn staggered battle lines involving producers, playwrights, directors and choreographers. So, on Thurs., Jan. 21, the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) hosted a panel discussion on how these rights affect directors and choreographers. Designers ...

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    BISTRO BITS: Blue Skies

    In her new show, "From Broken Hearts to Blue Skies"-at the Oak Room at The Algonquin, through July 17-jazz singer Susannah McCorkle presents an eclectic program that might just be her finest to date. Since emerging in the late '70s, McCorkle's star has been rising, and today she ...

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    Amazon.com Gives Indie Filmmakers New Marketplace

    Warner Bros. uninterested in distributing your latest project? Disney not returning your phone calls? Amazon.com, one of the world's largest online retailers, claims it has the solution to the dilemma faced by just about every budding film director or frustrated movie

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    League, Equity Rally NEA SupportProducers, Union Emphasize Import to Non-Profit Theatre

    Broadway's producers, theatre owners, and actors union came to the forefront recently in rallying support for the National Endowment for the Arts' (NEA)

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    AFTRA TELEVISION"UNDRESSED"

    Slater/Brooksbank Casting will hold an open call for Undressed, a dramtic series for MTV. Shoot starts Mar. 7. There is pay.

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    PROFILE - Gut Instinctby Jamie Painter

    Back Stage West recently spoke to actress/comedian Janeane Garofalo, star of the upcoming romantic comedy The Matchmaker, in which she plays the reluctant target of an annual matchmaking event in a small Irish town. Her screen credits include Cop Land, The Truth About Cats and Dogs, Romy and Michele ...

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    Free 4th of July Concert at Battery Park

    Three blues greats will be playing in Battery Park, NYC, at a free afternoon concert on Saturday, July 4, at 3:30pm. The Battery 4th of July Festival, presented by the Alliance for Downtown New York and SANYO, hosts Keb'Mo', Charlie Musselwhite, and John Hammond. There are no chairs ...

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    Court Orders NYC to Restore BMA Funds

    U.S. District Judge Nina Gershon has restored $7.2 million in funding and secured the home of The Brooklyn Museum of