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    U.K. superbody funds 11 films

    LONDON -- The Film Council, the U.K. government-backed financing and strategy superbody, has announced its second round of individual project development funding. In this round announced Friday, the council has pledged to pump a total of 202,636 pounds ($295,848) into the development of 11 projects in various stages ...

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    'Worst is over' at Disney World

    Comparing the current recession, fear of flying and subsequent drop in attendance to previous tough times Americans have had to face, Walt Disney Co.

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    Corrections

    In the Nov. 23 spotlight on agents, Carole J. Russo of Agents for the Arts, Inc. referred to the existence of "non-union tours" when she started in the industry. The reference should have read "no non-union tours."

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    Members Okay SAG/NY Lease; Guild Yeas Saban

    The Screen Actors Guild experienced a busy week with New York members approving the local's new lease for office space; the Hollywood branch prepping for state senate hearings on ageism; and the national guild reaching a tentative children's programming agreement, and joining with directors and writers in considering ...

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    Downtown Battles to Bring Back Biz

    The downtown scene—including Off-Off-Broadway—will no longer remain passive observers at its own demise in the wake of the Sept. 11 catastrophe. Its players (theatres, restaurants, galleries, jazz clubs, and other businesses) are joining forces to create a collective identity, promote it, and sell it. A recently formed downtown ...

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    'Amelie' wins four EFAs, but star loses to Huppert

    BERLIN -- Jean-Pierre Jeunet's urban fairy tale "Amelie of Montmartre" was the big winner Saturday at Europe's top film prize ceremony, the 14th annual European Film Awards, walking away with four statuettes, including best picture.

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    ATA counters SAG position that ruling vindicates guild

    The Association of Talent Agents on Monday continued its cross-examination of last week's ruling by California State Legislative Counsel Bion Gregory that ATA's most recent financial interest proposal was in violation of Chapter 4 of California's Labor Code (HR 10/26).

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    <b>Daily Dispatch: Oct. 22, 2001</b>: 'The Dance of Death'; 'The Late Henry Moss'

    At the curtain call for "The Dance of Death" at the Broadhurst, the subtext for the audience's bravos seemed to be "We're congratulating ourselves for getting tickets to a classic play with two top British stars."

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    Doctor Faustus

    "Doctor Faustus," presented by and at Lamb's Players Theatre, 1142 Orange Ave., Coronado. Tues.-Thurs. 7:30 p.m., Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 4:30 & 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. Oct. 12-Nov. 18. $16-36. (619) 437-0600.

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    Thou Shalt Not

    Were director/choreographer Susan Stroman, composer/lyricist Harry Connick, Jr., and book writer David Thompson on the same page while working on "Thou Shalt Not"? The musical drama at the Plymouth Theatre is a potpourri of styles and concepts