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    "Of all the publications we used, Back Stage West

    "Of all the publications we used, Back Stage West drew the most appropriate responses for featured extras and stand-ins for the Coen Brothers' The Big Lebowski. Back Stage West's staff paid close attention to our needs, which resulted in an extensive, wonderfully suitable array of prospects. I would energetically ...

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    Grad Glad, Two No Avail

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    New Playwrights Honored

    The 2001-02 Van Lier Fellowships have been announced by New Dramatists, and the three recipients are Eisa Davis, J. Holthan, and Betty Shamieh. The trio will spend the next 18 months working with mentor playwrights and honing their craft, using the full resources and services of New Dramatists. In addition ...

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    AGMA, AFTRA Vying Over Live Airings

    The American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) is complaining that its members shouldn't have to join a second union to receive payment for live opera or ballet performances aired on television and radio.

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    WGA Vies With USA Over Reality TV

    The Writers Guild of America, aware of producers' reliance on increasing the number of reality shows both for income and to fill air time during a possible strike, is challenging Studios USA over its "Arrest & Trial" reality series.

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    "WATSON, SHERLOCK, AND ME"

    Paul Guadarama (dir.) is accepting submissions for Watson, Sherlock, and Me, a digital comedy/ adventure. Four-week shoot starts May 24 in San Francisco. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is no pay.

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    No Fancy Cars

    Actress Marthe Keller believes the time is ripe for "Judgment at Nuremberg," an emotionally charged play that examines the culpability of German judges who sent hundreds, if not thousands, of innocent people—gypsies, gays, but mostly Jews—to their deaths in concentration camps during the Nazi regime.

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    Shakespearean Directs Milton Play

    Often called Britain's greatest poet after Shakespeare, John Milton made two forays of his own into theater. The Folger Shakespeare Library, with a stage built like stages of the 1600s, will put on four performances of one Milton play, beginning Friday.

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    Actor Goes To Market

    Actor's Actor: He's emerged as one of most intriguing leading men working today, largely on the strength of one role: that of the intense, uncompromising defense attorney Bobby Donnell on ABC's hit series The Practice. But as this in-depth one-on-one discussion with acting teacher John Ruskin will ...