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    "HAPPY FLOWER"

    Lajos Petro (prod.) is accepting submissions for Happy Flower, a non-sync-sound 16mm short for Chapman University. Dir. Dave Conseco. Eight-day shoot starts Mar. 8. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is no pay.

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    Runaway Production Bills Closer to Law

    Two bills designed to stem the flow of runaway production have cleared another hurdle in the California Assembly. The bills, which would give tax incentives to producers who film in California, were passed on May 26 out of the Assembly's Appropriations Committee in a bipartisan vote. The proposed legislation ...

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    N.E.T.C. Auditions Application Available

    The New England Theatre Conference (N.E.T.C.) will hold its annual non-Equity auditions on March 15, 16, and 17, 1997, at Boston's 57 Park Plaza

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    ACTORS' TAXES: Yearly Review

    Let's review a few of the professional deductions that are most asked about by actors preparing their own returns. They are professional gifts, business meals and entertainment, professional clothing, stage makeup, and gym

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    Shakespeare Auditions in NYC

    Actors planning to "brush up their Shakespeare" this summer, can audition for the National Shakespeare conservatory on April 4, in New York City. Each year, 50 actors from throughout the U.S. are invited to train in this intensive summer program, located in the Catskill Mountains.

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    Ott Named Seattle Rep Artistic Director

    Sharon Ott, who has led the Berkeley Repertory Theatre for the past 12 years, has been named the new Seattle Repertory Theatre artistic director. She will assume her role in July 1997, succeeding Daniel

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    TCG Announces Grant Deadlines

    The Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the application deadline for its next round of grants for the National Theatre Artist Residency Program and the NEA/TCG Career Development Programs for Directors and

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    Catholic League Boycotts ABC's "Nothing Sacred"

    Attacks from conservative religious groups continue on the Walt Disney Co. as the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights has called for a boycott of sponsors for "Nothing Sacred," the ABC drama about a rebellious Catholic priest. Disney owns

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    Backlot Buzz : New York Sundancers

    If actor Sam Rockwell, currently starring Off-Broadway in "Goose-Pimples," was dubbed this year's 'Parker Posey' for appearing in three films simultaneously at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival ("Jerry and Tom," Saul Rubinek's Tarantino-esque black comedy; "Safe Men," a screwball comedy about the mob by New York University grad ...

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    Drama Desks Honor On & Off-B'waynations with 10 each.The awards are presented by the Drama Desk, an organization of theatre critics, Reporter wordss, and editors.

    Unlike the Tony Awards, which only honor Broadway shows, the DDs consider productions from Broadway and Off-Broadway in all categories. Thus "Big" and "Rent" will be competing for Outstanding Musical with the now-closed OB offerings "Floyd Collins" and "Bed and Sofa," as well as Main Stem tuners "Bring in 'Da ...