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    Film Agency Inquiry May Hurt L.A. Effort

    Seven years after Los Angeles-area politicians set up an agency to help stem the flow of Hollywood productions out of the area, its president has resigned and prosecutors are investigating its finances.

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    Brooklyn

    How refreshing to have a new musical on Broadway that is not a rehashing of an old show.

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    SAG Backs Pisano in Court

    SAG moved Nov. 15 to defend its national executive director and CEO, Bob Pisano, against a lawsuit that seeks to force his removal over an alleged conflict of interest in serving also on the board of online DVD rental company Netflix. The union filed a motion for summary judgment in ...

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    Brit Dancers May Await Pensions

    (The Stage) LONDON—Ballet dancers will face years of financial crisis when they retire, following new government plans to stop them drawing a pension before 55—20 years after their average retirement age.

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    Keira Knightley Donates Oscar Gown to Charity

    Britain's Keira Knightley has donated the Vera Wang dress she wore at the ceremony to Oxfam to raise money for their work in East Africa.

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    Woo: No Actors Flying by Wire in His Film

    John Woo is dipping into the popular Chinese historical genre with his latest project, "The War of the Red Cliff," but won't be zinging his actors around the screen on cables.

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    Malick, Perlman Joining Pilots

    Wendie Malick has been tapped to guest star as the female lead in the WB Network's untitled Ross McCall/Aaron Peters comedy pilot, Emmy winner Rhea Perlman will co-star in CBS' comedy pilot "Stroller Wars.

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    Making Honey Her Own

    Mireille (pronounced "mee-ray") Enos is keenly aware that she both physically and vocally resembles Sandy Dennis, the late actress who played Honey in the 1966 film version of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" Yet the 29-year-old Houston native refuses to be fazed by any comparisons that audiences may make.

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    Valparaiso

    "Valparaiso," presented by Meredith Anne Patt at the Sacred Fools Theater, 660 N. Heliotrope Dr., Hollywood. Tues.-Wed. 8 p.m., Sun. 7 p.m (Apr. 13). Mar. 25-Apr. 23. $10. (310) 281-8337.

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    Richard Daniels: This Night

    A warm, imposing presence, Richard Daniels is a large, heavily muscled man, attractive in a classically proportioned yet hearty, nonaristocratic way.