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    Playing it Proud

    Olympia Dukakis' social activism takes firm hold with her latest film, The Event.

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    Theater Renovation Benefit Draws Stars

    A theater created from a Westport barn drew Hollywood and Broadway names to a gala benefit that raised $1.5 million for a renovation project.

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    Duvall Wets Whistle for Comedy

    Robert Duvall is ready to kick around with Will Ferrell, landing a lead role in an untitled soccer comedy due to start shooting in January.

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    Local Cemetery Offers a Final Reading Place

    In an idea that may seem clever, campy, or just plain morbid, actor/producer Merrill recently began presenting a series of staged screenplay readings titled "Playing Forever"--at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Santa Monica Boulevard.

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    Equity, Western CLO Stages Reach Pact

    Actors' Equity Association and the Western Civic Light Opera Association have agreed to a new three-year contract, effective Sept. 8, 2003 through Sept. 4, 2006.

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    Godspell

    "Godspell," presented by Patrick Foley and the OLV Theatre Company at the Madrid Theatre, 21622 Sherman Way, Canoga Park. Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 2 & 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. Aug. 22-Sept. 7. $15-21. (818) 347-9938.

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    Equity, AFTRA Begin Eyeing An Alliance

    The entertainment-union consolidation chess game has continued with the announcement that Actors' Equity Association and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) are moving toward a cooperative alliance.

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    A Funny Thing Happened...Opening Night

    I was backstage at the premiere of my one-woman play, "Cirque Jacqueline." Five minutes before curtain, I suddenly realized I desperately needed to use the bathroom, which was down the hall. The bathroom was accessible to the audience, but I assumed since the play was to begin in five minutes ...

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    TV Networks Scout for More Viewers

    When TBS Superstation executive Steven R. Koonin received a draft news release about upcoming TBS college football broadcasts, one word stopped him.

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    Artios Noms Announced; Awards Set for Oct. 8

    The Casting Society of America will present its 19th annual Artios Awards to recognize outstanding achievement in casting by CSA members in 17 categories of theatre, film, and television.