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    Rants and Raves

    I need to take a minute to rant about actors who ask other people if they can cut in line at auditions. They usually come in on the cell phone, chatting frantically away. They rush all hurriedly up to the sign in sheet and sigh loudly at the number of ...

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    Foster Files 'Flight Plan' at Touchstone

    Jodie Foster is set to star in "Flight Plan" for the Walt Disney Studios' Touchstone Pictures label. Robert Schwentke is directing, while Brian Grazer is producing through Imagine Entertainment.

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    WGA: Concessions Would Put Guilds at Risk

    The WGA reassured its members Thursday that it will not jeopardize other Hollywood guilds by conceding on issues that could set a poor precedent when the actors and directors enter similar contract negotiations this year.

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    Riot Police to Shield Cannes Festival from Protests

    Six hundred riot police will shield this year's Cannes film festival from protests by part-time French actors angered by planned cuts to their welfare benefits, officials said on Friday.

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    Bogosian, Orlandersmith Win Guggenheim

    Playwrights Eric Bogosian, Dael Orlandersmith, and Timberlake Wertenbaker are three recipients of the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowships this year.

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    AFTRA Petitions Senate

    The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) continues to challenge Congress' efforts to place heavy fines for indecency on broadcasters and on-air artists. The union considers such legislation unconstitutional.

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    Helmer Davis on Watch for Dis' 'Guardian'

    Holes" helmer Andrew Davis has dug up a new directing gig at the Walt Disney Co., signing on to helm the drama "The Guardian."

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    Theatre Artists Tapped to Travel

    Imagine what it would be like to travel to Russia or to Eastern or Central Europe to share ideas and work with theatre artists who emerge from totally different cultural traditions. If you were one of the fortunate handful chosen by Theatre Communications Group (TCG) to receive a TCG/ITI ...

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    Ragtime

    "Ragtime," presented by Cabrillo Music Theatre at the Fred Kavli Theatre for the Performing Arts at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Thu.-Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 2 & 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. Mar. 26-Apr. 4. $14-38. (805) 449-2787.

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    Father Charged with Shooting 'E.R.' Actor

    An elderly Queens man was charged with attempted murder Monday in the shooting of his son, an actor who has appeared on episodes of "ER" and "The Drew Carey Show."