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    Bully For You

    Dear Tombudsman: Lately I feel I have fallen into a vicious cycle with my agent. I feel I am at a stage at which I need to make decisions and sacrifices based on my desire to build a career. Your thoughts?

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    Third Hip-Hop Theater Festival Opens

    Danny Hoch and Kamilah Forbes of the Hip-Hop Theater Junction want to make room for a new roster of hip-hop voices and stories.

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    THE FINE PRINT

    hich clause of the Screen Actors Guild's motion picture and television contract triggers a lot of questions for SAG staff? "If I work on Monday and Thursday, do I get paid for Tuesday and Wednesday?" The answer is yes, you do get paid even if you don't work ...

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    A Short Look at Long Runs

    Long runs are one thing, physically demanding roles another. But what if the two are combined? How do you preserve your stamina and health? How do you decide when to call in sick? How do you know when it's time to quit?

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    Milestones for 'Family-friendly' TV: Primetime

    NBC dramas "Chuck" and "The Bionic Woman" and the CW drama "Life Is Wild" are the upcoming primetime series that have earned the seal of approval from the Family Friendly Programming Forum, which is marking two milestones in the fall.

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    Unions Decry Decency Bill

    The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists is challenging the constitutionality of new legislation in Congress that would increase broadcast performers' fines for indecency from $11,000 to $500,000. The Screen Actors Guild is also pushing for amendments to protect actors.

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    The Last Five Years

    "The Last Five Years," presented by and at North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Dr., Solana Beach. Thu.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 & 7 p.m. Nov. 20-Jan. 2. $27-$32. (888) 776-6278.

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    w, the president's in his underwear and a

    w, the president's in his underwear and a bathrobe, and it's creepy. Martin Sheen has stepped from Oval Office to CBS's Two and a Half Men, which stars his real-life son Charlie Sheen. Sheen père soon makes us forget any other of his roles. Dignity, respectability, humanity ...

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    ASCAP Web Adds Musicals

    ASCAP has added a website section exclusively devoted to the musical theatre genre. It includes announcements of upcoming workshops, theatre premieres, honors, awards, and other news relevant to musical theatre.

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    New Equity Contract Generates Cheaper Ads

    During the tense negotiations that led to the newly signed contract between Actors' Equity Association and the League of American Theatres and Producers, some of the more hotly contested issues were quite well known: higher wages and minimums, nonunion-tour proliferation, the need for producers to give more to the actors ...