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    Lions Gate Runs with 'Skinwalkers'

    Lions Gate Films has snapped up North American rights and plans a wide release for "Skinwalkers," a contemporary werewolf action-thriller to be directed by James Isaac.

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    Indie Film Players Reshape Entertainment Biz

    Change is in the air. Seismic change. Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner are pioneering new ways of releasing movies and home videos.

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    Sing Out, Louise, but Watch the Feedback!

    From flatness to finances, there are many considerations in deciding to mike singers these days, despite huge commercial halls and loud electronic accompaniment. Back Stage West asked a group of notable musical theatre artists for, well, feedback about the growing reliance on electronic augmentation to tell a story in song ...

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    Disconnect

    Rob Ackerman's "Disconnect," a play about couples, is an oddly discombobulated mess, with thin characterizations, implausible dialogue, and an inconsistent tone veering from naturalism to surrealism.

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    Residencies Announced for Five Scribes

    New Dramatists has announced the names of five individuals who will receive seven-year residencies with the organization.

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    The Cider House Rules

    Peter Parnell's dramatization of John Irving's staggering novel is a monumental undertaking.

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    Committee Considers Tony Eligibility

    Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines: The race for the 2004 Tony Awards is shifting into high gear. The Tony Awards' administration committee, which determines what productions and performers are eligible for nomination in which categories and why, is set to meet on Thurs., Jan. 8.

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    Shelly Award Goes to Maryam Keshavarz

    The Sundance Institute, in collaboration with the Adrienne Shelly Foundation, has awarded the inaugural Adrienne Shelly Foundation Women Filmmakers Grant to filmmaker Maryam Keshavarz.

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    any artists mix politics and entertainment, but few do it as well as Rod Lurie. In his feature directorial debut, the 1999 drama Deterrence, which he also wrote, he focused on a U.S. president (Kevin Pollak) who faces the dilemma of launching a nuclear attack on Iraq. Lurie has ...

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    Can Serialized Dramas Reheat Ailing Genre?

    Last year, serialized dramas were red hot. Now the genre's in the freezer after the majority of ambitious series with continuous story lines crashed and burned. Will spring see the drama curse lifted?