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    'Cooler' chilling at ContentFilm

    ContentFilm, the New York-based production company founded in September by Ed Pressman and John Schmidt, has greenlit its first feature, "The Cooler," with William H. Macy signed to star.

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    'Gold!' Lawsuits Settled

    Celebrated composer Stephen Sondheim and writer John Weidman have settled their multi-million-dollar legal disputes with producer Scott Rudin over the musical "Gold!" The agreement could finally lead to the show's production, after its being grounded in Chicago, a result of the battle between the producer and the creators

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    Harried Hyphenate

    Dear Tombudsman: I'm hoping to get some advice on some career moves I've been planning. Before I move to L.A. I'd like to know if can I get myself an agent down there, and, if so, what steps I need to take. What is the best ...

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    SAG/ATA move closer to substantive proposal

    Actor, director and screenwriter Ossie Davis is returning home to Waycross to see a stage performance of "Purlie Victorious," a play he wrote and directed in 1961 about the civil rights movement in south Georgia.

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    Changes to Spare

    The 2001 tax season has a lot of new rules--but the golden rule is, (almost) everyone has to pay taxes.

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    AFTRA Code Ups Fees

    Members of the American Federation of Television & Radio Artists have voted overwhelmingly to approve the Network Code agreement reached Nov. 16 between the union and the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers.

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    Imitating Sam

    "Imitating Sam," presented by Chautauqua Theatre Alliance at the Egyptian Arena Theatre, 1625 N. Las Palmas Ave., Hollywood. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. Jan. 12-Feb. 10. $18. (323) 960-8865.

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    Inside Back Stage...

    In Focus 4-8, 46-48

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    Mail drive battles SAG revote

    Controversy abounds over the decision by the Screen Actors Guild national elections committee to re-run SAG's election for three officer positions. On Friday, SAG member Paul Petersen launched a letter-writing campaign calling for SAG national executive director-CEO Bob Pisano and current president

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    Firings urged over SAG ruckus

    Although the initial smoke has cleared from the Screen Actors Guild national elections committee decision to rerun the election for president, treasurer and recording secretary, at least two guild members are calling for the firing of the staffers complicit in the election debacle.