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    SAG, AFTRA Oppose Canadian TV Lockout

    The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) have gone public with their support of the Canadian Media Guild, whose members have been locked out for the last four weeks by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). The guild represents announcers and others who ...

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    Kennedy, Guirgis Win Laura Pels Awards

    Playwrights Adrienne Kennedy and Stephen Adly Guirgis won the PEN/Laura Pels Foundation awards for drama on Monday.

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    Franchise Sequels Send DVD Biz Direct to Bank

    With the DVD business no maturing, Hollywood studios are looking to the nontheatrical and direct-to-video arenas to boost the bottom line. Indeed, the latest studio estimates are that only 35% of the DVD business comes from new feature films, putting the onus on home video executives to feed their own ...

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    My Children! My Africa!

    The setting for this taut drama is a small township classroom in South Africa before 1990, when apartheid was in full force.

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    National Board Names 'No Country' Top Film

    The Coen brothers' searing take on crime and carnage is the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures' pick for best film.

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    The Night of the Black Cat

    "The Night of the Black Cat," presented by and at Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main St., Santa Monica. Fri.-Sat. 7:30 p.m. (Also Mon. Feb. 14, 8 p.m.) Feb. 17-Mar. 26. $18.50-22.50. (310) 392-7327.

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    Back Stage West is proud to announce the

    Back Stage West is proud to announce the recipients of our 2005 Garland Awards, voted on by the critics of BSW. Each recipient was named on at least three critic's "best of the year 2004" lists, based upon shows each critic saw on a Southland stage in 2004.

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    The Ballad of Baxter Street

    Interracial marriage, lesbianism, family violence, and a thriving theatrical scene -- of course, we are speaking of New York in 1855.

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    Ray Romano Looking at Deal with HBO for Series

    Ray Romano is back on the clock with "24" creators Joel Surnow and Bob Cochran.

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    Pilot Programs Lift Bay Area Playwrights

    "Playwriting is a lonely art, until tons of people get involved all of a sudden and you lose control," says Amy Mueller, artistic director of San Francisco's Playwrights Foundation.