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    American Theatre Wing Provides 48 Grants

    In a gesture that seems to assure that the season of giving will get off to a good start for Off- and Off-Off-Broadway, the American Theatre Wing will dispense much-needed monetary gifts to a diverse group of not-for-profit theatre companies when the 47th annual ATW Grants are distributed on Fri ...

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    A Flea In Her Ear

    I feel terrible.

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    Effort to Revive Chi WIF

    Work has begun to resurrect the Chicago Women In Film chapter. Those leading the effort would like to hear from past members and anyone interested in the revitalization of a local branch. Information: Email Danielle Ostrowski - danielle@bridgesmedia.tv or Jennifer Polk - jenny@bridgesmedia.tv at Bridges Media Group.

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    CastingOuch!

    BSW has recently become aware of a reality program on AMC called Film Fakers that dupes actors into thinking they've been cast in legitimate films. A New York Times article running Oct. 24-26 stated that producers cast their actors through Back Stage. If you have been contacted to be ...

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    Actorfest in New York Arrives Nov. 20

    Actors can join top commercial, stage, television, and film casting directors—including Donna DeSeta, Joseph McConnell, Wendy McSwain, and Todd Thaler—along with talent agents and other entertainment professionals at this year's Actorfest New York, Back Stage's annual trade show for performers. A ticket to the gathering includes ...

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    Play7

    When you purchase an annual PLAY7 pass for $27, you can see as many L.A.-area plays as you want from the list of 25 member companies for only $7 per ticket.

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    A Thespian and a Gentleman

    Richard Gere's public image has mellowed while his craft has steadily sharpened.

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    Heart of a Dog

    "Heart of a Dog," presented by Elephant Stage Works at the Lillian Theatre, 1076 N. Lillian Way, Hollywood. Fri.-Sat 8 p.m., Sun. 7 p.m. Oct. 15-Nov. 21. $15-25. (323) 960-5563.

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    'The Producers' Set for Silver Screen

    Mel Brooks' production company, Brooksworks, LLC, has announced that the much anticipated $45 million film version of his hit musical "The Producers" will be filmed in New York City at Steiner Studios, the new, 280,000-square-foot, 15-acre film complex rising at the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard. "The Producers" is the ...