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    Teamsters To Rep CDs in Contract Talks

    The casting directors and associates, unionized and represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, is soon to begin negotiations for its first agreement. It will take steps toward solidifying a contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers Oct. 6.

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    Bottom Line Evicted

    After months of legal wrangling and court appearances and lots of publicity, the Bottom Line, the venerable Greenwich Village nightspot, has lost its battle to keep its home in a New York University-owned building at Mercer and West Fourth streets.

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    Girl Director Almost Barred from Own Film at Venice

    The 14-year-old Iranian girl, Hana Makhmalbaf, whose first feature film debuted at the 60th Venice Film Festival Thursday, was almost barred from attending her own premiere.

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    NEWS IN BRIEF

    Two mediators have been named in a bid to restart stalled labor talks between Canadian actors and North American producers. Stephen Waddell, national executive director and lead negotiator for the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television, and Radio Artists, said Nov. 2 that the Quebec Labor Board named Richard Champagne in ...

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    ith the ever-present digital readout at the

    ith the ever-present digital readout at the bottom of the screen, Fox's 24 literally has to work like clockwork or the whole thing breaks down (cue the mountain lion!); and if the show is a precision timepiece, each cast member is a moving part that must function perfectly every ...

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    Keeping the 'Dream' Alive

    Filmmaker Bill Condon is a gentle, unassuming man. When he says, "I don't know what I'll be doing next; at the moment, nothing," he is simply being honest. It still hasn't registered that 'Dreamgirls' is one of the hottest movies of the season.

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    Script Scrap

    Dear Tombudsman: I am wondering about the most professional manner in which to decline a part in a project that has a very poorly written script. There are times when I have purposefully performed under par in order not to be considered for a part, but I would like to ...

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    Bay Resume

    Dear Tombudsman: I am moving to Los Angeles in September. Most of my credits are from relatively small theatre companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. Should I list them as S.F. Bay credits, or is it better to keep that information off the resume?

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    NJ Performing Arts Center Plans Musical Series

    The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) will present a new four-show musical and variety series beginning in December. Series subscriptions for "Annie," "West Side Story," and "Grease" will go on sale beginning Sun., Sept.