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    SAG's Very Political —And Cancelled— Agents Meeting

    The Screen Actors Guild couldn't have picked a more politically fiery time for an emergency national board meeting on the volatile talent-agents franchise issue. Which obviously is why Robert Pisano, SAG's national executive director-chief executive officer—with the approval of Melissa Gilbert, the guild's national president—this ...

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    Casting Ouch!

    In a service to protect our readers, this column is dedicated to exposing scams and other questionable incidents that occur at auditions and elsewhere. If you have experienced these or any other suspicious occurrences, please call the Back Stage West/Drama-Logue casting line at (323)

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    REGIONAL ROUNDUP

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    Aim Fire

    "Aim Fire," presented by The Acting Company at the Laurelgrove Theatre, 12265 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. Sun. 7 p.m. Aug. 15-Sept. 19. $15. (818) 760-8368.

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    Check Stub, Info Flub

    Dear Jackie: For the project on which I am currently working, there was initially some question about how the pay would be distributed. When I got my first check, which came to my house, I sent my manager her percentage and included a copy of the check stub so she ...

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    <strong>Commercial Acting </strong>

    The following institutions and individuals specialize in training for commercial work. Many of the larger institutions listed under "Acting Schools and Classes" and "Acting Coaching" also offer commercial training; check those listings for a complete look at training in this area.Click Here

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    The Oldest Profession

    One of the strong points of Signature Theatre Company's mission is to present works from every stage of a playwright's career as a part of a season-long exploration of the dramatist's oeuvre.

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    Fear Factor

    Confronting all the things that could go wrong in an audition will make you see that even the worst isn't all that bad.

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    Little Shop Of Horrors

    "Little Shop of Horrors," presented by East West Players at the David Henry Hwang Theater at the Union Center for the Arts, 120 Judge John Aiso St., L.A. Thurs.-Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 2 & 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. Feb. 5-Mar. 2. $30-60. (213) 625-7000.

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    Stro Beats Own Record at Astaire Awards

    For the third consecutive year, Susan Stroman has been named Best Choreographer at the TDF/Astaire Awards, this time for her high-kicking work on the revival of Rodgers