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    IATSE Acts Locally

    Despite a decision by International Association of Theatrical and Stage Employees (IATSE) President Tom Short to shut the door on wage concessions to keep struggling Broadway shows alive, the six individual New York City Locals have agreed to offer those concessions to at least one more show.

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    Poesessed

    "Poessessed," presented by and at the Fremont Centre Theatre, 1000 Fremont Ave., S. Pasadena. Sun. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21-Dec. 9. $15. (626) 441-5977.

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    Morris Dance Group To Build Brooklyn Center: $5 Million, 3-Story Facility To Include Theatre, Low-Rental Studios

    The Mark Morris Dance Group is constructing a $5 million center in Brooklyn to include a large studio convertible into a 100-to-200-seat theatre, two small rehearsal studios that will also be available to outside groups for low rents, and a school in which Morris will teach dancers "interested in longer

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    New York Theatres Address Audience Security Concerns

    Not unexpectedly, in the wake of the Sept. 11 disaster, theatres nationwide are beefing up security, as are, indeed, movie theatres. At the New York City-based Big Apple Circus, for example, all packages are checked before ticket holders are allowed into the tent. Similar measures have been taken at "Les ...

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    The New Media Have Arrived - Almost: CD-ROM may not be the revolution once heralded, but no one can deny that we're all caught in the World Wide Web.

    The website for the Los Angeles company that hopes to become the West Coast's pre-eminent digital casting agency says it all: On a sunny yellow single web page flash the words "Still Under

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    Daniels Discusses SAG's Next Move

    illiam Daniels, the Screen Actors Guild national president, walked into this week with two choices: (1) dwell on failed negotiations of the historically long commercials strike; or (2) take on the strike with a raised level of dedication while prepping for other major issues facing the guild this fall through ...

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    Production Notes

    Dear Tombudsman: What advice can you offer on co-producing separate one-acts with strangers?

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    City Postpones Charges for Child Actor Permits

    New York City's Administration of Children's Services (ACS) has abandoned a plan to start charging child actors for the privilege to work, thanks to an onslaught of calls from angry parents.

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    BACKLOT BUZZ

    Peter Berg Transfers to Another TV

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    Tech Tools

    Once upon a time it was assumed that without Microsoft Word or WordPerfect, you couldn't write. But these programs aren't cheap—except when they come with your new computer—and they typically offer more features than most normal people (I say this knowing actors aren't normal people ...