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    Writers Sue Producers of Reality TV Shows

    Hollywood writers have filed a lawsuit against producers of TV reality shows, as well as several networks, accusing them of violating California's labor laws.

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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. You can use the pass for any listed performance, but reservations are always recommended. This is a ...

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    Park Wins Film Award With 'Gromit' in Tow

    A clay dog and his grinning owner were the stars of the show Monday at Cinema Expo International as Oscar-winning animator Nick Park jetted in to present a sneak preview of DreamWorks' "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit."

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    Hamlet

    "Hamlet," presented by Independent Shakespeare Co. at The Great Lawn of Barnsdall Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Variable repertory schedule on weekends. 7:30 p.m. Jun. 17-Aug. 28. Free; donations accepted. (818) 710-6306.

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    How I Learned To Drive

    "How I Learned To Drive," presented by Vox Humana at the Century City Playhouse, 10508 W. Pico Blvd., L.A. Thu.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 & 7 p.m. Jun. 18-Jul. 10. $20. (323) 769-5794.

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    Stuff Happens

    "Stuff Happens," presented by Center Theatre Group at the Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave., L.A. Tue.-Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 2:30 & 8 p.m., Sun. 2:30 & 7:30 p.m. Jun. 5-Jul. 17. $34-52. (213) 628-2772.

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    Naomi Watts Celebrates IFC Center Opening

    Naomi Watts, along with John Sayles, Alfonso Cuaron and 400 movie-lovers, celebrated the grand opening of the Independent Film Channel's new independent cinema hub.

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    Comedy Best Bets 2005

    Once again, after a last-minute shower of April and May show invitations and tape submissions, here is our annual Back Stage Comedy Spotlight list of 10 standout standups. Choosing the list is actually an ongoing process; queries about next year will start to appear in our mail the day this ...

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    N.Y. Tax Incentives Generate $300 Million

    Film and television projects taking advantage of the "Made in NY" tax-incentive program credit have brought $300 million to the city and employed 6,000 locals since January.

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    50th Annual Obies Cite 'Engaged,' 'Glass,' 'Gabler'

    Theatre for a New Audience's revival of W.S. Gilbert's 1877 play Engaged, which opened at the Lucille Lortel Theatre just over a year ago, was heavily lauded when the 50th annual Village Voice Obie Awards were handed out May 16 at Webster Hall. Considered part of the ...