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    State Labor Chief in SAG-ATA Tussle

    Both sides in the ongoing battle between the Screen Actors Guild and the American Association of Talent Agents are courting California's labor commissioner, who could play a key role in shaping the future of Hollywood's talent agency business. On Feb. 13, SAG president William Daniels and a large ...

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    National Leads Oliviers

    The Royal National Theatre—which led the nominations list for this year's Laurence Olivier Awards with 22 citations—won awards in eight categories, including the highest number of awards for a single production when half of those went to its revival of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons." The ...

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    Why Keep Receipts?

    "Is it really necessary to keep all those receipts and little slips of paper? My apartment is only so big!" This is a question heard in our office so many times at this time of year. Well, let's not lose sight of the ultimate reason that one keeps those ...

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    A HUEY P. NEWTON STORY

    Roger Guenveur Smith's masterful play returns to Los Angeles, and it offers a haunting and mesmerizing look at one of the late co-founders of the Black Panther Party. The script is primarily a compilation of Huey P. Newton's writings and interviews, but it is Smith who recreates one ...

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    It's that time of year again. Back Stage West

    It's that time of year again. Back Stage West invites readers to predict the winner in the film acting categories of three upcoming awards: the Screen Actors Guild, Independent Spirit, and Academy Awards. (You SAG members out there: Don't forget to vote officially, too.) The lucky entry with ...

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    FORTINBRAS

    As a kid, I never thought Bob Hope was funny, but instead was a ponderous bore, completely obvious, and without a fresh take. I laughed at him silently to myself—haha, that's supposed to be funny. Lee Blessing's riff on Hamlet, rife with witless pubescent sexual vulgarity and ...

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    ATA to SAG: We're Ready To Bargain

    The Association of Talent Agents' (ATA) executive director-while popping a criticizing whip-has told the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) that agents are ready to bargain. Meanwhile, ATA's attorney wants to meet with SAG's counsel to straighten out legal interpretations of the actors-agents franchise agreement.

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    The Practice

    This believable menagerie of mobsters won the SAG Award for ensemble last year, and rightfully so. From the grumpy stubbornness of Dominic Chianese as Corrado "Junior" Soprano to the wise-ass impetuousness of Michael Imperioli as Christopher Moltisanti, this crew of criminals was dead-on. The creativity of the show's casters ...

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    Our Feb. 15 winner: We asked readers to connect

    Our Feb. 15 winner: We asked readers to connect Carl Weathers to Marcia Gay Harden and received... no responses. Obviously you wimps don't have the eye of the tiger, so we'll help you out. Marcia Gay Harden starred in Spy Hard with Hulk Hogan, who also starred in ...

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    A memorial to commemorate the life of Werner

    A memorial to commemorate the life of Werner Klemperer will be held this Tues., March 6 at the Broadhurst Theatre, located at 235 W. 44th St.