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    Tall Horse

    Julie Taymor's "The Lion King" might just have to move over for a few days. There's a new magisterial theatrical beast in town: "Tall Horse."

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    Color Copies

    Dear Jackie: I have three quick questions for you. Demo reels: On video or DVD? Headshots: Black-and-white or color? Are these passing trends or the new norm?

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    Boyle Chairs UCLA Media Department

    Veteran producer Barbara Boyle has been named chair of the UCLA Department of Film, Television and Digital Media. "Barbara Boyle's stellar career embodies the school's commitment to combining the highest standard of professionalism with an uncompromising spirit of independence."

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    Crisis 'Tribute' raises $150 million

    The official tally is in. "America: A Tribute to Heroes," the star-studded two-hour special Friday night, has raised more than $150 million in pledges for a fund to aid victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.

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    EdgeAdd

    The following additions have been made to the Edge of the World Theater Festival schedule:

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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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    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