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    Getting organized

    You return from an industry party pretty pleased with yourself. Not only did you work up the courage to go but, once there, you also managed to avoid wallflower status by introducing yourself to several people who sounded almost sincere when they gave you their business cards and told you ...

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    '20,000 Leagues' Director Fleischer Dies

    Richard Fleischer, who directed films from sci-fi classics such as "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" to war movies as "Tora! Tora! Tora!", has died. He was 89.

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    Sept. 11 Plane Drama to Open NY Film Festival

    A film dramatization of the events on the hijacked plane that crashed in Pennsylvania will have its world premiere at a New York film festival next month.

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    >> "Battle of the Bards." This

    >> "Battle of the Bards." This one-night-only event is the culmination of a competition in which seven New York City theatre companies—Labyrinth, Ma-Yi, Intar, Studio 42, Youngblood, Partial Comfort, and Vampire Cowboys—have two weeks to write, cast, and rehearse a world-premiere one-act play. The winner will be chosen by ...

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    Did You Get an Acting Job Through Back Stage? Tell Us How!

    Each week, Back Stage East and Back Stage West run a profile -- including their headshot -- of an actor who has landed a role through one of our casting notices in the past year.

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    Travolta Returning to Music in 'Hairspray'

    After a long break, John Travolta's got the music in him again.

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    'Crash' Leads Film 'Image' Nominees

    Mariah Carey was poised to keep her comeback going Saturday as a leading contender for the 37th Annual NAACP Image Awards, including best song and album.

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    Canadian Corp. Urges Rights Initiative

    Canadian broadcasters and independent producers were urged Thursday to find an equitable way to share and monetize rights for emerging digital content.

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    'Diaries' Star Garcia Bernal to Direct First Film

    Mexican star Gael Garcia Bernal will make his directorial debut with a low-budget feature film that focuses on class differences in Mexico.

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    Chappelle Said Unhappy with Network Plans

    Dave Chappelle says he may never return to Comedy Central if the cable network goes through with plans to air material he filmed before leaving the series.