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    Society Saves Singers Who Send Out SOS By

    The little known Society of Singers (SOS) is a high note when a singer hits a low note, metaphorically speaking.

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    SAG, AFTRA Storm Seethes

    The Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists are suddenly experiencing a rift which endangers their 20-year practice of co-negotiating major contracts.

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    Entertainers Plan Gennaro Memorial

    Singer Judy Collins, dancer Chita Rivera and cabaret star Barbara Cook are among the entertainers scheduled at a memorial performance on Monday at the Broadhurst Theatre that will celebrate the life of Broadway dancer-choreographer Peter Gennaro.

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    SAG lists main strike issues

    When the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television & Radio Artists begin negotiations for a new film and TV contract, the unions' main issues will focus on residuals, salary compression, industry consolidation, diversity, digital technology and the Internet.

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    SAG Storm Over Business Reps

    The Screen Actors Guild's business representatives in Los Angeles, complaining of hostile supervision and skimpy paychecks, reportedly are looking to organize through the Teamsters.

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    Musical Notes Getting Cast On or Off-Broadway Today

    This week, Back Stage spoke with casting directors, musical directors, and just plain old directors affiliated with 20 current or upcoming musicals, in hopes of ascertaining what the opportunities are for being cast in those shows.

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    Screen Version of 'Wit' to Premeire at Berlin Film Festival

    Ridley Scott's "Hannibal" and a version of Fritz Lang's 1926 silent classic "Metropolis" with a new score are among 16 world premieres scheduled at the 51st Berlin International Film Festival, to be held Feb. 7-18. In the main competition, 24 features and 11 short films will compete for ...

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    AFTRA Names New National Agency Head

    Megan Capuano has been appointed manager, agent relations for the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA).

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    Web Tones Down Sundance Presence

    Internet companies swarmed the Sundance Film Festival last year, snapping up short movies and pitching the Web as the next big thing in film distribution.

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    Sundance Entries An Eclectic Mix

    Some entries in the Sundance Film Festival may sound familiar