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    Hits, Misses on Quest for Oscar Glory

    It's the time of year when everyone in the movie business makes lists. Critics compile their top films, and Academy members rank their favorites.

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    Hollywood's Happy, Even Without a Record Year

    Hollywood loves breaking box-office records, yet studio executives aren't griping that their 2008 lineup will fall a bit shy of the all-time high set a year earlier.

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    Stage Manager Accused of Stealing 'Lipstick' Clothes

    A stage manager has been charged with stealing $30,000 of designer bags and clothing from the television show "Lipstick Jungle" and trying to sell them on eBay.

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    AMC Developing Legal Drama

    AMC is developing a legal drama with actor-writer-producer Ray McKinnon that would star "The Shield's" Walton Goggins, perhaps recognized for his roles on HBO's "Deadwood."

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    'Losers' Comic Book Finally on Way to Big Screen

    "Stomp the Yard" director Sylvain White is in final negotiations to take the helm of "The Losers," breathing new life into the adaptation of the gritty DC-Vertigo comic book.

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    Visit the Virtual Back Stage Store!

    From spotlights to lists of acting schools to panels talks -- you have total access to all this content in PDF form at the Back Stage Store!

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    When Shakespeare Rambles

    Whoa, put down that club! I know Shakespeare doesn't ramble. Every word he puts on the page is to the point, and actors and directors ignore that at their peril. I do think that in The Two Noble Kinsmen, which the world agrees he wrote in collaboration with John ...

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    Commercial Break

    Actors want to be paid accurately for their commercial work, and the advertising industry wants an accurate accounting of its media buys. So, for the first time since the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists raised the issue of "adequate and feasible...systems for ...

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    Book Review

    Noël Coward led a fabulous life in the literal sense: like a fable. Although he had multitudinous ups and downs, both the ups and downs were often observed internationally and shared with many of the most important theatre, film, publishing, and government figures of the 20th century.

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    This is the rare product that does what it

    This is the rare product that does what it promises to do. On the cover it's described as a "definitive interactive guide for comics, writers, speakers, actors and anyone who wants to make money from being funny." It delivers.