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    SAG-AFTRA East Okays Film-TV Pact Masur Meets NY Members May 5 on Contract Controversy

    Two of the nation's major performers' unions have completed the second of four steps needed to approve a new, controversial film-TV contract.

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    ACTOR'S ACTOR: Camryn Manheim - Shattering Performance

    In the Hollywood stable of performers, there are the no-talents who want everyone to believe that they are the talented ones. There are the actors who are so dedicated to their "art" that they make life hell for everyone else. There are the unstable artists who are busting their butts ...

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    Promoting Your Project: Mailing Post cards Or Flyers?

    Not only do they seem to be the wave of the future, but also they make better fans on a hot day. Promotional postcards of varying shapes and sizes, with multiple photos and four-color art, or simple, straightforward messages with minimal graphics and text are popping up in mailboxes

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    EQUITY CONTRACTS

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    Equity Health Plan Improves: Lower Deductible, Shorter Waits for Eligibility Highlight Changes

    Members of Actors' Equity Association's health plan are seeing improvements to their benefits and the eligibility waiting period. The positives include a lower major-medical deductible and elimination of mandatory second opinions for

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    "HALF A PACT OF SUICIDES"

    Karin Jarlstedt (prod.) is accepting submissions for Half a Pact of Suicides, a 16mm sync-sound film for Cal State Long Beach about a man striving to fulfill a suicide pact. Dir. Erik Fetler. Two-weekend shoot starts Feb. 23. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is no pay.

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    Theme for '96 Tonys:

    "Let's Go to the

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    THE 1998 THEATRE LA OVATION AWARDS: OVATIONS INFORMATION

    The fifth annual Ovation awards, hosted by Nathan Lane, will take place Monday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Shubert Theatre, 2020 Avenue of the Stars, Century City. Tickets are $15, $35, and $125 (VIP section), and are available by calling Tele-Charge at (800) 447-7400. Group discounts ...

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    Casting Notice Policy

    The following are a few helpful hints to keep in mind when attending an audition. If you encounter these or any other questionable requirements on an audition, please call Casting Editor Behnoosh Khalili at (323) 525-2358.

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    Durst Wins Times Square Dismissal

    Douglas Durst, developer of the new Four Times Square tower, confirmed to Back Stage Tuesday that he had won a significant legal victory over dozens of area businesses forced to close last July after a personnel hoist collapsed during construction on the 48-story