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    The Screen Actors Guild celebrated its 75th

    The Screen Actors Guild celebrated its 75th anniversary June 21 and 22 in the face of a grim reality: There are just a few days left to negotiate a deal with the major producers and studios before the union's TV/theatrical contract expires June 30. Adding to the headaches ...

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    convinced him his career was a failure. He got

    convinced him his career was a failure. He got the lead role in the romantic comedy Chasing Papi after a chance meeting with a vice president of casting for 20th Century Fox. Armed with the raffish good looks of a stereotypical Latin lover and the physical presence of a professional ...

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    Health Plan, Actor Fan

    I'm the emergency assistance administrator at the Screen Actors Guild Foundation. I sympathized with the SAG member who expressed concern about losing health benefits during the strike.

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    Latifah Sets Headline Stop in 'Vegas'

    The actress-rapper-singer will make a cameo appearance in Fox's "What Happens in Vegas... ," starring Ashton Kutcher and Cameron Diaz.

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    Take Five: Take Two!

    Back Stage follows the careers of five working actors in Los Angeles, mapping their successes, failures, and dreams. Check out this year's fresh faces!

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    NEWS IN BRIEF

    The League of American Theatres and Producers, which has been negotiating intently with the stagehands union for the past several weeks, inched closer to shutting down the majority of Broadway when it gave the union its "final offer" Oct. 9: a 16 percent raise over five years and other benefits ...

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    UPDATED: Indian Film Fest Announces Openers

    Jag Mundhra's dramaProvokedwill open the 5th annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles April 17 at the ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood.

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    Goodman, Sarandon on 'Speed'

    Susan Sarandon and John Goodman are in negotiations to play parents in "Speed Racer," the live-action version of the anime cartoon that follows the adventures of young race car driver.

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    The Merry Wives of Windsor. North Coast Repertory

    The Merry Wives of Windsor. North Coast Repertory Theatre presents youth theatre production of the Shakespeare play. North Coast Repertory Theatre, Lomas Santa Fe Plaza, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Dr., Suite D, Solana Beach. 7 p.m. Through Aug. 27. $12. (858) 481-1055. www.northcoastrep.org.

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    THE WORKING ACTOR

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