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    That's Show Biz, Kid

    Commercials hold many opportunities for young performers, but to take advantage of them, parents need to educate themselves in the vocabulary of the industry, understand the casting process, and, most important, be able to see past their (or their child's) dreams of stardom to the working reality of the ...

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    Oliver Stone to Receive Lifetime Award

    Oliver Stone will receive a lifetime achievement award at the Stockholm International Film Festival, which celebrates its 15th anniversary this week.

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    Fine print

    an a member of one actors' union work a nonunion job in another union's jurisdiction?

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    Lynch Set to Self-Release 'Empire'

    David Lynch has sworn off movie studios forever. "A conventional distributor is a heartache, and I'm finished with that," the director said.

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    Close friends and colleagues of writer-publicist

    Close friends and colleagues of writer-publicist Kim Garfield agree that the things that made her so widely admired were her consummate professionalism, her intense enthusiasm about her work, her kindhearted spirit, and her zany—often delightfully ornery—sense of humor. The theatrical lights of Los Angeles seemed to dim last ...

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    ICM Vet Newman Exits Agency

    Robert Newman, head of motion pictures at ICM and a 17-year veteran of the agency has left ICM to join Endeavor as a partner.

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    TAKE 5

    Christopher Durang knows the idiosyncratic comic touch; his website, www.christopherdurang .com, symbolizes it. His homepage's keywords include "satire, dark comedy, parody, funny, absurdist," plus "coffee, Yale School of Drama, zippers, age, lapsed Catholic, hiccups" and "cursor, satire, parody, glaucoma drops, dog, dog food, bread, butter, cheese." His plays ...

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    Professional Resumes Inc. has signed a new, long-term lease on its offices in the Lincoln Building at 60 E. 42nd St.

    The company has been producing actors' resumes for 26 years--recently, with the aid of the latest technology. Fax and E-mail have made it easier for actors on the road to revise their resumes, according to company president David N. Klot.

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    SPOTLIGHT ON SUMMER TRAINING PROGRAMS: Authority Figures - Interns in adminstration and management leave their egos, and clear job descriptions, at the door

    Although perhaps no longer in its infancy, theatre management and administration as an academic major, as compared to other areas of theatre arts, is certainly pre-adolescent. That translates into both advantages and disadvantages for those looking for summer internships that will teach the ins and outs of development, audience services ...

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