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    AFTRA Delays Recommending SAG Merger Some Leaders Concerned Over Balking, Budget, and Health Plan

    The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) hopes to decide in October whether to recommend that its 30,000 members merge with the 90,000-member Screen Actors Guild (SAG). AFTRA's national board met in plenary session last weekend, agreeing to a joint SAG-AFTRA national board meeting in ...

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    SAG, Film Dept. Ink First Deal

    If there is an actors strike, at least one indie film company won't be affected.

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    All the Pubs a Stage in Growing Art Form

    A growing trend to mix pub culture with playhouse art is seeping into traditional drinking dens across London and beyond.

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    SAG Nods: Nicholson, Hunt, NBC

    Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt were once again told that their big screen performances were "As Good as It Gets" at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild awards, while "The Full Monty" surprised the crowd with an underdog win for best ensemble

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    NEWS IN BRIEF

    The Broadway box office enjoyed a very Merry Christmas as its post-strike holiday box office skyrocketed to $21 million in the week before the holiday—and that doesn't include the estimated gross of $1.55 million for Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein. With musicals such as Wicked and Dr. Seuss ...

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    LONDON CALLING : The Good News First

    A £56 billion increase in public expenditure, announced July 14 by Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown, targets health and education (and is intended, according to cynics, to encourage voters to return the Labor government for a second term). Evidently in response to widespread criticism of Labor's apparent neglect ...

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    Ex-Tony Voters File Action

    Three disenfranchised members of the League of American Theatres and Producers have filed a petition in New York State Supreme Court to obtain league corporate records for their inspection. The petitioners, Stephen G. Wells, Gail Berman-Masters, and Seth L. Schapiro, had first requested the records Sept. 9, in connection with ...