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    WGAW Looks to Halt Reality 'Sweatshop'

    WGA West launched a campaign Monday to organize reality television writers, producers and editors in pursuit of better contracts.

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    L.A.-Area Showbiz Takes Hit

    Although local production remained robust, Los Angeles' entertainment economy struggled in the first half of this year amid foreign incentives and a slumping boxoffice.

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    Equity, CORST Agree

    Actors' Equity Association has tentatively agreed to a new five-year pact with the Council of Resident Stock Theatres (CORST). In 2000-01, the pact generated 2,500 workweeks and $1.6 million in earnings for Equity members.

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    Elaine Stritch Reviews Her Colorful Career

    Many theatre lovers may not be aware of this, but there is a series of exclusive videotaped interviews available to the public that contain the oral histories of some of the stage's most enduring legends. The League of Professional Theatre Women, along with producer Alan Pally, sponsors the live ...

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    SAG VO Actors' Letter to Prez Cites Concerns of Possible Strike

    A coalition of SAG performers has sent a letter to Alan Rosenberg expressing concerns of a possible commercials-contract strike.

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    "Theater Fever": It's Catching!

    This February 19, more than 30 different Chicago theaters companies will participate in Theater Fever 2005, offering hands-on workshops free to children of all ages.

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    Playtime. The American Cinematheque presents this

    Playtime. The American Cinematheque presents this lost 1967 Jacques Tati flick in 70mm. The film features Tati's most famous character, Monsieur Hulot, lost in a stylish maze of modern architecture with a group of American tourists. Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 7 & 9:30 p.m. Through Nov ...

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    'Narnia' Roars Into Box Office

    "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe" worked its magic on audiences in its debut -- warming up an estimated $67.1 million at the box office.

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    Actors Dassie and Weir Discuss Improv, Marriage

    On Aug. 28, I.O. West in Hollywood hosted its monthly interview showInside the Improvisers Studio, a take off on the familiar format of James Lipton'sInside the Actors Studio.