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    Challengers Sweep SAG Hollywood Vote

    The SAG faction that has harshly criticized the union's current leadership swept the election in the Hollywood division Sept. 23, significantly expanding its clout as the union prepares for critical contract talks. The MembershipFirst slate--led by former president William Daniels, Kent McCord, and others--took all 13 of the national ...

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    New Media Role for WGAW

    The Writers Guild of America West has launched a new media writers caucus to foster job opportunities and union membership for the scribes behind video game and other interactive projects.

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    The Fourth Wall

    "The Fourth Wall," presented by Royal Theatrical Productions at Theatre/Theater, 6425 Hollywood Blvd., 4th Floor, Hollywood. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. Sept. 17-Oct. 24. $15-20. (323) 930-1050.

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    Iraq War Film Scoops Spanish Festival Prize

    An Iranian-Iraqi film starring an amateur cast of war-scarred children won the top "Golden Shell" award at Spain's prestigious San Sebastian film festival Saturday.

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    Miramax Laying Off Another 55 Staffers

    As part of an ongoing effort to reduce staff size, Miramax Films confirmed Thursday that it has laid off 55 employees.

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    Ovation Noms Spotlight L.A. Stages

    The theatre community in Tinseltown began celebrating its own last week when the nominations were announced for the 15th annual L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Awards.

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    Bye Sharona: Schram Exits USA's 'Monk'

    The hit USA Network series "Monk" is losing Bitty Schram, the Golden Globe-nominated sidekick to series star Tony Shalhoub.

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    Unions Praise Tax Credits

    SAG and AFTRA seemed to be nearly tap dancing for joy in New York this week, and with good reason.

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    SSDC, League Face Contract Talks

    The current collective bargaining agreement between the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers (SSDC) and the League of American Theatres and Producers expires Aug. 31. Both sides, perhaps mindful of the publicity and divisiveness surrounding the recent contentious talks between the league and Actors' Equity Association, are being quiet regarding ...

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    Children's Letters to God

    This undeniably charming, solidly acted children's musical will entertain and stimulate children, though most adults won't be especially engaged.