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    Franks' Ballpark

    Jerry Franks knows the talent business from both sides: He worked for a time as an agent for Metropolitan Talent, though he's best known as the award-winning casting director of Bagdad Caf and as the former head of talent at 20th Century Fox

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    Tax Exemption for B'wy Producers Stalls in Senate

    Proposed state legislation which could exempt Broadway producers from a city sales tax, approved by the Assembly on Aug. 4, has evidently stalled in the Senate. Unless the Senate reconsiders the bill in a special session later this year, the legislation--which could save producers as much as $1 million a ...

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    Director Clubs "Caveman" for Share of the Hunt

    Rob Becker is defending more than just the caveman these days.

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    Equity Renews Eisenberg, Creates New Posts

    Actors' Equity Association's council has renewed long-time executive secretary Alan Eisenberg's contract for five years. Eisenberg has held the union's top post since

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    SAG Honors Benigni, Paltrow

    (BPI) LOS ANGELESā€¹Life was beautiful for Roberto Benigni and Gwyneth Paltrow on Sunday as they emerged big winners during the fifth annual Screen Actors Guild

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    Broadway Box Office High for Holidays

    Broadway box offices had a white-hot Christmas this year, grossing $14,090,973 for the holiday week. The figure is up 18% from last week's tally. Despite the fact that top ticket prices climbed to $80 for Broadway shows this year, the figure falls just short of last year ...

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    SAG Responds To Anti-Mergerites And WIPO

    Actors signing a petition opposed to the SAG-AFTRA merger "are misinformed," according to John Sucke, executive director of the Screen Actors Guild's New York office. Sucke rebutted the document's major implications in a Back Stage interview on Mon., Feb.

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    SCRIPTS

    Pantheon Pictures is seeking scripts for future production. Send script or treatment to Pantheon Pictures, PMB 191, Santa Clarita, CA 91321-2253.