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    Michael Moore Organizes Film Festival

    Director Michael Moore is bringing a film festival to this tourist town in his native Michigan that will feature free outdoor showings of classic movies on an inflatable screen.

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    Comedy of Course

    For Matt Komen, talent coordinator at the Hollywood Improv, comedy is all relative. We ask him whether or not one can learn to be funny.

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    Lawmakers Okay COBRA

    The state Assembly and Senate last week both approved the state COBRA subsidy bill, a high priority of New York's entertainment unions.

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    More Stars Slated for Celine's Vegas Colosseum

    The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, the state-of-the-art Las Vegas showroom built for Celine Dion, is getting some new, high-profile guests.

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    Conran Tapped for 'Princess'

    Alphaville's sci-fi adventure-action picture "A Princess of Mars" is closing in on a new captain: director Kerry Conran.

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    The Great Election

    "The Great Election," presented by John Stark Productions at the Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West L.A. Thu.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 7 p.m. July 31-Aug. 22. $15-19.50. (310) 477-2055.

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    New Honor at Actors' Equity

    Actors' Equity Association has announced a newly created musical theatre award available to Equity membership candidates. The honor is named for the late casting director Roger Sturtevant, who died last year at age 56 and who adored musicals.

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    Rants and Raves

    I always thought I would be the last person to be writing in, but something really got my goat last week. I have seen several casting notices in the last couple of weeks for various projects that involve homosexual male characters. Please keep in mind that I am a male ...

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    Cast of Sideways Joins Back Stage West For Evening

    As part of Back Stage West's ongoing "An Evening With..." series, the cast of Sideways joined readers for a conversation following a screening of the film Nov. 16. The Fox Searchlight film is the fourth feature from Alexander Payne, director and co-writer (with Jim Taylor) of Citizen Ruth, Election ...

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    The Hasty Heart

    Best known for "The Teahouse of the August Moon," playwright John Patrick was a consummate craftsman.