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    High Court Backs SAG Contract Terms - Justices Reject Part-time Actress's Challenge to Contract Wording

    (BPI) WASHINGTON‹The Supreme Court handed the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) a victory recently by rejecting a part-time actress's challenge to a contract clause that requires actors to be a "member of the union in good standing" before they can

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    "Somewhere in the City" --Director Offers Performers Seminar

    Director Ramin Niami of the soon-to-be-released "Somewhere in The City," along with the film's casting director, Caroline Sinclair, will host a & A for performers on Sept. 20 at 5 pm, at New York Performance Works, 128 Chambers St., NYC. A range of topics will be discussed, including auditioning, Screen ...

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    Gaffigan Seeks Students

    Catherine Gaffigan is now interviewing students for January enrollment in her acting classes. She offers training in basic and advanced technique, commercials, teleprompter, musical comedy, and the classics, as well as film acting workshops and "How to Sustain a Career"

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    BLUE MAN GROUP

    Blue Man Productions will hold an open call for Blue Man Group, an off-Broadway, non-verbal, musically driven production. Performances run in Las Vegas, Chicago, and Boston. There is pay.

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    BISTRO BITS : Knowing Who You Are

    IN THE WORLD OF CABARET, IT IS IMPORTANT that you understand who you are. As a performer, you must be comfortable with yourself if your act is going to work.

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    PBS Names Arts Head; "Playhouse" Goes Dark

    The man behind "Broadway '97: Launching the Tonys" is now behind all of the Public Broadcasting System's drama and performing arts programs. PBS has named Glenn DuBose, the producer of the Tony preview and lately managing director of Thirteen/WNET New York's cultural and arts programming department, as ...

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    Homeless, HIV+ Star in Housing Works Musical

    In conjunction with World AIDS Day (Dec. 1), the Theatre Project at Housing Works will present "Every Beat Face Ain't Beautiful," a new musical written and performed by "homeless and formerly homeless men, women, and queens living with

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    Analysis: Is PBS Shooting Other Foot with Canadian Bullet?

    The Public Broadcasting System announced this week a new $40 million block of children's animated programming based on titles by top authors. While the pact is educationally commendable, it could create a quagmire for PBS, which has already reaped Congress' ire by sharing donors' mailing lists with political groups ...