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    The unions' brief was filed as a

    The unions' brief was filed as a friend-of-the-court letter in support of the challenges by Fox, NBC, and CBS in the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals against the million-dollar indecency fines handed down by the FCC last year.

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    A Trip on the Tony Time Machine

    Brock Pemberton, Perry's frequent producing partner, chaired a Wing committee to propose a tribute. An idea of a monument like a plaque, statue, or building was rejected in favor of a perpetual honor—an annual award for theatre people presented by their peers. The Wing's board would determine ...

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    'Sopranos' Star Takes a Spill from Scooter

    "Sopranos" actor James Gandolfini took a tumble after his motor scooter collided with a taxi, but was said to be unhurt.

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    Review: 'An Ideal Husband'

    Oscar Wilde's comedyAn Ideal Husbandis an inspired choice for Porchlight Theatre Company.

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    Poll: 61 Percent Favor Consolidation of SAG, AFTRA

    SAG members continue to show strong interest in consolidating with AFTRA, especially if modifications are made to the plan and strategy that went down in defeat in July, according to national poll results released on Dec. 9 by SAG.

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    Flipzoids

    "Flipzoids," presented by FASGI and RCIG Productions at the Marilyn Monroe Performance Space at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, 7936 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A. Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 3 & 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. Sep. 16-Oct. 9. $13-18. (323) 960-7829.

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    AFTRA Losses Lower in FY05

    The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists lost fewer members during the 2005 fiscal year than it did the previous fiscal year, according to a report filed by the union with the U.S. Department of Labor, a sign that the ire over AFTRA's 2003 dues increase may ...

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    Screenwriter Helped Mel Cut to the Chase

    For Farhad Safinia, Mel Gibson's screenwriter and co-producer on "Apocalypto," it all began with a love for chase scenes.

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    New Plays Explore Variety of Black Life

    Four world premieres of plays that provide a broad view of life among American blacks are being offered.

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    SOUTHLAND STAGES

    Having just finished her June run in the comedy Christmas on Mars at The Old Globe in San Diego, Colette Kilroy says she had planned "to play with my kids the rest of the summer." But then Douglas Steinberg's script for Nighthawks, being produced at the Kirk Douglas Theatre ...