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    More Recent Cable Pickups Get Casting

    Ah, upfronts week, when casting directors across the U.S.refreshed their entertainment blog RSS feeds, kept cell phones close at hand, and waited for news of renewals, cancellations, and pilot pickups.

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    '90210' Star Carteris Elected AFTRA L.A. President

    Actor Gabrielle Carteris has been elected president of the Los Angeles local of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, the union announced late Thursday night.

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    MTV Movie Awards Preview Future Films

    Besides passing out prizes for MTV viewers' favorite films, Sunday's ceremony featured world-premiere clips from some of the year's most anticipated movies.

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    Josh Duhamel and Stars Who Started on Soaps

    Josh Duhamel is reprising his role on soap opera "All My Children" in August -- one month before the soap opera signs off the air after 41 years.

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    Fine print

    an a member of one actors' union work a nonunion job in another union's jurisdiction?

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    Lynch Set to Self-Release 'Empire'

    David Lynch has sworn off movie studios forever. "A conventional distributor is a heartache, and I'm finished with that," the director said.

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    Close friends and colleagues of writer-publicist

    Close friends and colleagues of writer-publicist Kim Garfield agree that the things that made her so widely admired were her consummate professionalism, her intense enthusiasm about her work, her kindhearted spirit, and her zany—often delightfully ornery—sense of humor. The theatrical lights of Los Angeles seemed to dim last ...

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    ICM Vet Newman Exits Agency

    Robert Newman, head of motion pictures at ICM and a 17-year veteran of the agency has left ICM to join Endeavor as a partner.

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    TAKE 5

    Christopher Durang knows the idiosyncratic comic touch; his website, www.christopherdurang .com, symbolizes it. His homepage's keywords include "satire, dark comedy, parody, funny, absurdist," plus "coffee, Yale School of Drama, zippers, age, lapsed Catholic, hiccups" and "cursor, satire, parody, glaucoma drops, dog, dog food, bread, butter, cheese." His plays ...

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    Professional Resumes Inc. has signed a new, long-term lease on its offices in the Lincoln Building at 60 E. 42nd St.

    The company has been producing actors' resumes for 26 years--recently, with the aid of the latest technology. Fax and E-mail have made it easier for actors on the road to revise their resumes, according to company president David N. Klot.