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    NEWS IN BRIEF

    Blade actor Wesley Snipes was sentenced to three years in prison April 24 for willfully failing to file U.S. income tax returns for 1999 through 2001. Snipes was convicted in February on three misdemeanor counts. U.S. District Judge William Terrell Hodges in Ocala, Fla., handed down the maximum ...

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    Do little green men cavort about during Untitled Mars (This Title May Change)? No. Jay Scheib's fantasia about science's efforts to launch manned flights to the red planet is inspired by the fact that such a thing looks increasingly likely. Scheib, an associate professor of music and theatre ...

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    Networks Expected to Renew More Series

    With most scripted series struggling from a writers' strike ratings hangover, the networks seem inclined to give some of the lagging shows a second chance this fall.

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    Strike Watch

    Follow our exclusive coverage of SAG and AFTRA as they try to avoid another crippling strike.

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    Strike Watch

    Follow our exclusive coverage of SAG and AFTRA as they try to avoid another crippling strike.

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    THE CRAFT

    Please don't get me wrong: I've been extremely fortunate to have had steady, well-paying work in highly regarded, well-awarded TV series, with a parking place on a studio lot all mine for 10 years—11 if you include a year on The Bold Ones back in the early ...

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    In 2004, rancor between Equity and the producers

    In 2004, rancor between Equity and the producers of nonunion tours was simmering. Equity felt that its members were losing jobs to nonunion tours and that nonunion actors were being exploited. If Broadway producers would be open to certain concessions, the tour producers said they would be open to producing ...

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    Actors on the Street

    think they have. There's still a lot of typecasting for, like, thugs and whatnot. I mean, work is work, you know. But you see more ethnic actors winning awards for stuff. Independent film is getting more popular, which means they're going to hire unknown talent. Hispanic directors will ...

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    Los Angeles; films include The Perfect Game,

    Los Angeles; films include The Perfect Game, Three Days to Vegas, The Santa Clause 2, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, Dick Tracy, The Breakfast Club

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    Actors' Petition Doesn't Sway SAG Board

    The prospects are looking dim for the proposal to limit which Screen Actors Guild members can vote in upcoming contract talks.