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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?

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    In on the Joke

    It's not that Sarah Silverman tries to court controversy. Yes, her jokes tend to fly in the face of political correctness, and audiences are often left gasping once they've finished laughing.

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    Commercial Break

    On-camera commercials are not the only way to succeed in the commercial world. With specific marketing material and smart research, you can start to make your presence known in the worlds of commercial print and voiceovers.

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    Corrections

    In Andy Propst's interview with Emily Mann (Industry Insider: "Albee There," Jan. 17, 2008), it was mistakenly reported that identical twins in Albee's new play Me, Myself & I at the McCarter Theatre Center would both be played by the same actor, Michael Esper. The roles will be played ...

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    Designer Adds New Accent to Chinese Films

    None of the recent wave of Chinese martial arts films would be complete without the protagonists' jewel-coloured silk robes rippling across the screen.

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    Anything but Standard

    —bookers chiefly among them—maintain that audiences like to hear songs they know. Only the most adventurous patrons, it's believed, welcome a program of tunes entirely or mostly new to them. So it's the fearless performer who attempts to present predominantly obscure material. And sometimes, one suspects, that ...

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    Scapin

    It's quite difficult to perform outdoor summer theatre as well as New York Classical Theatre does in "Scapin," now being energetically presented in and around various knolls in northern Central Park.

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    Have You Seen Rachel Becker?

    In a time of dramatic transition, Michael Cahill continues to try and maintain some order among the chaos.