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    SAG Reaffirms 'Phase One' with AFTRA

    SAG won't let its hard feelings toward AFTRA derail labor solidarity in upcoming contract talks.

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    AFTRA's Connolly Tapped for Fed Council

    The San Francisco district of the Federal Reserve Bank appointed AFTRA President John Connolly to its economic advisory council.

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    SAG, Before Panel, Challenges ATA

    The Screen Actors Guild wants the California legislature to alter the state Talent Agency Act to better police and heavily penalize agents and personal managers who violate the law. Also, the guild has again challenged the legality of a waiver which talent agents have proposed to their franchise agreement with ...

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    Howard, Bana on List for 'Factor X'

    Eric Bana and Terrence Howard are attached to star in "Factor X," a thriller being written by Gregory Allen Howard for New Line Cinema telling the true tale of how the BTK killer was captured.

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    'Life in the Theatre' Keeps 'Moving On'

    In times of trouble, the theatre is one of the few escapes from the intense nerve-wracking, gut-checking, soul-searching angst that grips even the most jaded Americans when faced with the prospects of war and incomprehensible terrorism. Still, it's seldom a true escape.

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    Tippet, Tudor, & de Mille Make for a Memorable ABT Matinee

    Back Stage will be closed on Thurs. Nov. 22 and Fri. Nov. 23 for the Thanksgiving Day holiday. The Nov. 23 issue will be on the newsstands on Wed. Nov. 21, one day earlier than the usual Thursday date. The deadline for that issue will be Thurs. Nov. 15 at ...

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    The Wicked Stage

    Folklore of stage and screen is ready-made fodder for TV biopics and docu-plays eager to capitalize on the familiarity of legendary figures whose private lives are as much a part of the culture as their performances and productions. Such fare tends to be either ultra-reverent or queen-bitchy, or some unholy ...

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    LONDON CALLING

    Whither the

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    Bikel Leads Four As

    The Associated Actors and Artistes of America (Four As) have re-elected actor/singer Theodore Bikel as president for the next two years. He and other international officers were selected at the organization's 20th biennial convention in New York on May 21.

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    "Back Stage West," Gina Keena Win BPI Awards

    Back Stage West has won The Donaldson Award, BPI's highest honor given annually for editorial quality and service. Gina Keena, manufacturing and operations director for Back Stage, Back Stage West, and Shoot, has been named a winner of BPI's President's Award for commitment and