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    Casting Notice Policy

    The casting deadline is Friday at 1:30 p.m. for the issue which hits newsstands on the following Thursday. Items may be mailed, faxed, or brought in person to Back Stage West, Attn: Casting, 5055 Wilshire Blvd., 5th flr., Los Angeles, CA 90036. Fax number: (323) 965-1340. Website: www ...

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    National AFM Finds $400,000 Fund Discrepancy

    The national American Federation of Musicians appears to be dealing with discrepancies in its Sound Recording Special Payments Fund, which has led to the ouster of the fund's executive director and a demand for restitution of $400,000

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    <strong>Conservatories </strong>

    The following schools offer two-year acting programs. Many offer other shorter programs in a variety of plans and performing-related areas.Click Here

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    Obituaries

    Art Carney (1918-2003); Dorothy Loudon (1933-2003); Dorothy Fay Ritter (1915-2003); Penny Singleton (1908-2003)

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    Movie Studios Crack Down on Oscar Screening Tapes

    Hollywood's major film studios announced on Tuesday they are ending their long-held practice of sending videotapes and DVDs of Oscar contending movies to Academy Award voters in a bid to thwart copyright piracy.

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    Standing Room Only

    In the competitive L.A. theatre arena, it's gratifying and rare to mount a show that finds its audience and sets down roots for a healthy extended run. Whether the show turns a nice profit or merely dodges red ink, it can be a huge boon to the reputations ...

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    Bayfield, Callaway Awards

    Dakin Matthews, who plays dual roles in "Henry IV" at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater, has been tapped to receive the annual St. Clair Bayfield Award, recognizing the best performance by an actor in a Shakespearean play in the New York area. Matthews plays both Chief Justice Warwick and ...

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    Bates Memorial

    The Los Angeles theatre community is invited...

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    Kerrigan-Harding Saga Now a Musical Opera

    The Nancy Kerrigan-Tonya Harding soap opera is now a musical opera.

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    CORRECTIONS

    The following was inadvertently omitted from our Acting Schools & Coaches listings, BSW, 9/18/03: