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    "Shakespeare" Edges Out "Ryan" at 71st Oscar Bash

    It was the brawl between the Bard and the battlefield with the former winning at the 71st annual Academy Awards on Sunday March 21. "Shakespeare in Love," John Madden's comedy of Elizabethan theatrics, edged out its nearest competitor "Saving Private Ryan," Steven Spielberg's World War II epic, winning ...

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    Lame Lithos, Teen Spirited

    Dear Tombudsman:I recently took a headshot to a print shop in the Valley to get 100 lithographs made. I picked up the lithos on a Friday evening and immediately noticed the quality was not good. Because I needed them quickly, on Monday morning I drove to a different print ...

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    Actors' Actors

    After the recent upheavals surrounding this year's Screen Actors Guild presidential rerun election, the Guild's board and its members took a well-deserved break from the political hullabaloo to once again unite in pride of profession and by association in a union that continues to fight to sustain acting ...

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    Independant Spirit Awards

    The Chinese martial arts epic "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" won three top awards at Saturday's 16th annual Independent Spirit Awards.

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    Hollywood fest reels off nominees

    Hollywood Film Festival chairman Earl Lestz revealed the nominees Monday morning for Hollywood movie, actress and actor of the year for the festival's awards. Lestz, also president of Paramount Studios Group, made the announcement at the Paramount lot in Hollywood.

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    CENTERSTAGE: Broadway Then and Now Share the Bill at National Theatre Confab

    When it comes to researching Broadway plays and musicals, one immediately thinks of the Performing Arts Library at Lincoln Center. But there's another resource that can serve you just as

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    What They're Making Keeps You Hoping

    "Although these middle-aged guys can still parlay their acting chops and marquee value into paydays of $20 million or more per film, Hollywood is scrambling to find the next generation of male stars."

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    SAG Earns $1.5B in '99 Contracts

    (BPI) LOS ANGELES-Active members of the Screen Actors Guild earned a record $1.52 billion under SAG contracts in

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    CENTERSTAGE: Our Features' Scope for 1999

    All over the world, people are busy preparing for Y2K and beyond, while I'm at my desk wracking my brain trying to prepare a schedule of feature stories for the mere next eight months of Back Stage. But my anxieties are worth it because I've come up with ...

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