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    SAG report: Hollywood roles decrease in 2001

    Film and television roles for members of the Screen Actors Guild plummeted 9.3% last year from the previous year, with minority actors making negative gains, according to SAG's 2001 "Employment Statistics Report."

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    "Ragtime' Actor Files NYC Claim

    Alton Fitzpatrick White, the current Coalhouse Walker in "Ragtime," has filed a "notice of claim" with the City of New York in connection with his false arrest in July by New York police in the vestibule of his Harlem apartment building, and the subsequent violation of his

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    "HIGH SOCIETY"

    Ray Ragenious (prod./dir.) is accepting submissions for Crazed, a digital film. Shoot starts Feb. in Las Vegas. Copy and credit provided. There is deferred pay.

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    "BABY, IT'S BEING IN LOVE WITH YOU"

    Amir Blachman (prod.) is seeking a 1st and 2nd A.C., UPM, production coordinator, A.D., key grip, grip, best boy, electrician, gaffer, video playback operator, sound mixer, and boom operator for Baby, It's Being in Love with You, a digital nostalgic film short about a lounge singer's ...

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    "RAZOR BURN"

    Rob Powell (prod.) is accepting submissions for Razor Burn, a non-sync-sound 16mm extreme Razor scooter mockumentary for USC. Dir. Michael Buckner. Two-week shoot starts Feb. 22. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is no pay.

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    To expedite your reservation process, fill in the

    To expedite your reservation process, fill in the information below and fax or mail it to us. Our fax number is 323-525-2226; mail to BackStage West/Actorfest, 5055 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

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    ART/NY Grants Deadline Approaches

    The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York) application deadline for the Fund for Small Theatre grants is May 18. Now in its fourth year, the fund, which is underwritten by J.P. Morgan & Co., Inc., makes general operating grants to theatre companies in New York ...

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    Woody Allen Sues Former Producer

    Woody Allen, the Oscar-winning comic and filmmaker, has sued former friend and producer Jean Doumanian, charging that she cheated him out of profits from the last eight movies they made together.

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    Tour 'Star' Awards Named

    Theatregoers across America showed somewhat sophisticated tastes when voting for the National Broadway Theatre Awards, a new award instituted this year to honor shows that toured the country over the 12 months. Nearly 1,500 audience members participated in balloting for the honors, nicknamed the Star Awards, naming their favorite ...

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    Congress Giveth and Taketh Away

    Advocates for federal arts funding must feel like the worker who learns he got a raise only to find out his car was stolen. They've seen a more generous attitude for arts funding, but a slash of the estate tax which has been a catalyst for heavy giving to ...