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    Gotham Boasts Five Year Film, TV Boom

    New York City has announced its fifth consecutive year of gains in film, television, and commercial production based on the number of shooting days and direct expenditures. The positive figures contrast to the West Coast, where, for the same period, the Entertainment Industry Development Corporation (EIDC) reported that Los Angeles-area ...

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    SAG Supports Safer 12-Hour Workday

    The Screen Actors Guild's (SAG) national board of directors, finding that excessively long workdays present "a very real danger to the health and safety of our members," has voted unanimously to work with the industry's other labor unions to establish a maximum 12-hour workday throughout the film and ...

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    The Golden Garlands

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    TV PILOT

    Chris Stoehr (prod.) is accepting submissions for a digital pilot. Shoot starts Feb. 10. Copy and meals provided. There is no pay.

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    Standhands Top Broadway League

    Proving that the negotiating table isn't the only place where they're handy with a strike, Local One of I.A.T.S.E, the Broadway stagehands union, won the 1997 Broadway Show League softball championship, beating Actors' Equity Associations team in a three-game series played Sept. 4 at ...

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    FACE TO FACE: Ronald "Smokey" Stevens - Rollin' On

    Ronald "Smokey" Stevens draws the line at "corking up," despite the fact that "Rollin' on the T.O.B.A," is a re-creation of black vaudeville of the teens and '20s, a theatrical era marked by African-American revue artists donning painted

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    New American Plays at 21st Humana Festival

    The Humana Festival of New American Plays, now in its 21st year at the Actors Theatre of Louisville (ATL), will offer six new, full-length works for the stage by up-and-coming playwrights in a rotating schedule of performances from March 4 through April

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    "Back Stage" Launches Its Own Website

    Back Stage has entered the worldwide digital environment with the official launch of its website. The site is meant to supplement the print version of the newspaper with daily updates of casting notices and theatre and entertainment

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    Four Win Swire Scholarships

    The recipients of the 1998 Willard Swire Scholarship Awards are Jennifer Berman, Sandra Berrios, Meg Bussert, and Neil Klein Benari. The awards are given out each year by the Actors' Work Program to assist with the financial challenge of obtaining tuition and training for new

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    "THE COMPLEX"

    Katherine Brooks and Jennifer Lane (prod.) are accepting submissions for The Complex, a lesbian version pilot of "Queer As Folks". Five-day shoot starts Feb. 15. There is pay.