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    NEWS IN BRIEF

    The National Theatre of the Deaf, a Connecticut-based company struggling financially due to the loss of a federal grant in 2004, is under pressure from the National Endowment for the Arts to repay $75,000 it owes the federal agency. The theatre, which lost $687,000 in annual funding from ...

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    Roz Coleman had it easy earlier this week,

    Roz Coleman had it easy earlier this week, because she only had to do two things at once: fix a mac-and-cheese dinner for her child and talk to a reporter on the phone. Surely, the actor-filmmaker-teacher handles much more taxing to-do lists than that. As such, Coleman will bring her ...

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    Sedgwick in Disney's 'Game Plan'

    Kyra Sedgwick will star opposite Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in Walt Disney Pictures' family football comedy "The Game Plan."

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    Study: Fewer Gay Characters on TV in 2006

    Nine homosexual characters are depicted in network-TV series scheduled for the 2006-07 season, a decrease from last year's 10, GLAAD said Monday.

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    AMC 'Mad' for First Original Drama Series

    AMC has greenlighted its first original drama series, giving a 13-episode order to "Mad Men," which follows the personal and professional lives of 1960s New York advertising execs.

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    Maybe in the entertainment industry it's a bit

    Maybe in the entertainment industry it's a bit idealistic to hope that body size won't impact an actor's ability to earn roles. But is it too much to assume that once a performer lands a role, he or she shouldn't lose the job over gaining a ...

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    Los Angeles Gets New 'Code' Word

    Broadband television firm Code Networks expanded its programming resources and staff to support the launch of content specifically targeting the young and wealthy of Los Angeles.

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    CBS Floats TV Episodes on Innertube

    CBS will have a significant presence on the Web in the fall, posting its most popular primetime programming on its broadband channel Innertube free.

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    Meet, Connect, and Stay in Touch on the Message Board

    As an actor, it's crucial to stay connected to your peers in the industry, but it can be difficult to develop those key relationships -- that's why we created the Message Board.

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    Tour News: U.S. to Get 'All Shook Up'

    "All Shook Up," the rock 'n' roll musical of Elvis Presley songs that played for 213 performances (and 33 prevues) last year at the Palace, will begin its first national tour Sept. 12.