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    WGA Joint Meeting Eyes Merger Proposal

    WGA West proposed a merger with its affiliated union in the East at a weekend meeting that otherwise dwelled on their $1 million dues dispute.

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    Jerome Foundation Playwrighting Grants Deadline Approaches

    Five Playwrights' Center Jerome Fellowships, $9,000 each, will be awarded to emerging playwrights in 2002-2003. Fellows spend a twelve-month residency in Minneapolis, Minnesota using the Center's services, including readings and workshops with professional directors, dramaturges, and actors.

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    Play7

    When you purchase an annual PLAY7 pass for $27, you can see as many L.A. plays as you want from the list of 22 member companies for only $7 per ticket.

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    SAG Board Battles

    The Membership First faction has spearheaded a "no confidence" resolution demanding the resignation of Robert Pisano.

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    Location Report: New York

    When Fox wanted to shoot scenes on the Brooklyn Bridge last fall, the New York Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting had one answer: No problem.

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    NY Film, TV Production Off, Post-Production Up

    With so much carnage from the World Trade Center bombings, the loss of film production in New York City has been scarcely noticed except by those who make their living in that business. It is unlikely that filming on the city's streets will bounce back to its previous level ...

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    Ballet-Dancing Mermaids of Florida Win Reprieve

    Florida's endangered Weeki Wachee mermaids got a reprieve Tuesday when a state agency voted to keep their aging theme park open while renovations are made.

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    Actors: <I>Back Stage</I> Wants Your Opinion on National Tours

    For several years Actors' Equity has been plagued by a rising number of nonunion tours, while the number of workweeks in Equity tours have continued to fall. To combat this, the union has approved new contracts to cover low-budget tours. Most recently, to state its case, the union has held ...

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    WGAW to Honor Baer

    Television writer-producer Neal Baer will receive the Valentine Davies Award for public service from the WGA West at the guild's inaugural Honorary Service Awards luncheon Wednesday at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills.

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    An Evening With... "Glee"

    On Sat.., April 24th in Los Angeles, Back Stage presents An Evening With... "Glee" featuring an advance screening of the episode "Home" followed by Q&A with cast member Chris Colfer.