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CALIFORNIALa Jolla PlayhouseP.O. Box 12039La Jolla, CA 92039(858) 550-1070, fax (858) 550-1075information@ljp.orgwww.lajollaplayhouse.orgChristopher Ashley, artistic directorEquity Lort B contractNon-EquityCasting: Casts productions in-house and through independent casting directors by invitation only. Send pix and resumes to above address, attn: Casting. See website for more information. Internships availableSeason: June - September. Shows: "Surf Report" (June); "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" (September); "Ruined" (November); "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (July); "Notes From the Underground" (September)Marin Shakespeare CompanyP.O. Box 4053San Rafael, CA 94913(415) 499-4485, fax (415) 499-1492management@marinshakespeare.orgwww.marinshakespeare.orgRobert S. Currier, artistic director; Lesley Currier, managing directorEquity Loa referenced to Lort contractNon-EquityCasting: Casts productions in-house. Send pix and resumes to Robert Currier. Please see website for specific audition dates and information.Internships and/or apprenticeships available.Season: July - September. Shows: "Travesties" (July 2-Aug. 15); "The Taming of the Shrew" (July 16-Sep. 26); "Antony and Cleopatra" (Aug. 20-Sep. 25)Pcpa Theaterfest800 S.
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DVD: Coraline, Hotel, Watchmen

Try to imagine this DVD release roundup in 3-D for maximum enjoyment.

What's new on DVD Tuesday? We'll bookend this roundup with the two best releases. Links to add them to your queues provided because I'm sweet and helpful like that.

Coraline - I loved the use of 3D in Coraline so I'm wondering how it will transfer to the flatter world of home entertainment: Will that tunnel into Other Mother be as beckoning? Would the transformative acrobatic sister act pay off quite so well? Even if they won't, the film's imaginative visuals and fun character play will pull you into its rewarding tale of a bored little girl suddenly fighting for her soul and her parent's lives in a fantasy world that's not quite like her own. Coraline's journey is often compared to Alice's trip through the looking glass or down the rabbit hole. Miyazaki's Spirited Away was also described that way.
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Summer Theatres and Festivals 2009

For Equity contract information, refer to our complete listings online at www.backstage.com/spotlight. If your company is not listed but you would like to be included in next year's list, contact Laura A. Butler, Research Editor, at Back Stage, at lbutler@backstage.com.California La Jolla Playhouse P.O. Box 12039 La Jolla, CA 92039 (858) 550-1070, fax (858) 550-1075 www.lajollaplayhouse.org Christopher Ashley, artistic director Casting: Casts productions in-house and through independent casting directors by invitation only. Send pix & resumes to above address, Attn: Casting. See website for more information. Internships available. Season: Mandell Weiss Forum Theatre: Continuous City (March 19 - 22). Future schedule Tba. Marin Shakespeare Company P.O. Box 4053 San Rafael, CA 94913 (415) 499-4485, fax (415) 499-1492 management@marinshakespeare.org www.marinshakespeare.org Robert S. Currier, artistic director Casting: Casts productions in-house. Send pix & resumes to: Robert Currier. Please see website for specific audition dates and information. Internships and/or apprenticeships available.
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'X-Files' director, producer Kim Manners dies

Kim Manners, a prolific director and producer on Fox series "The X-Files," died Jan. 25 of complications from lung cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 58.

Manners served as a producer on nearly 160 episodes of the series and directed more than 50, receiving four shared Emmy nominations for his work. At the time of his death, he was a director and executive producer on the CW series "Supernatural."

Manners' career started as a second assistant director on the 1971 feature "Valdez is Coming," which was produced by his father, Sam Manners.

The younger Manners also directed multiple episodes of such TV shows as "Charlie's Angels," "Simon & Simon," "21 Jump Street" and "The Adventures of Brisco County Jr."

Manners is survived by his wife, Marline; his daughters, Jessica and Chelsea; his parents, Sam and Joyce Manners; his brother, Kelly, who is the line producer on Fox's new Joss Whedon series "Dollhouse"; and his sister,
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Truly Indie wins fight for 'Life'

NEW YORK -- Truly Indie will handle the US theatrical release of Terry Sanders' Iraq war doctors docu Fighting For Life. The film, set for a March release, follows students at military medical school, doctors on the frontlines and a female Army soldier who's lost her leg in battle. The deal was negotiated by two-time Oscar winner Sanders with Truly Indie's Kelly Sanders and Jason Janego.

Truly Indie hooked on 'Broken'

NEW YORK -- Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban's Truly Indie distribution program will handle the theatrical release of Broken, a drug addiction drama starring Heather Graham, Jeremy Sisto, Jake Busey, Tess Harper and Linda Hamilton.

Graham plays Hope, an aspiring musician who moves to Hollywood to find success but ends up working the overnight shift at a run-down diner. She develops with junkie boyfriend (Sisto) a relationship as addictive as the heroin they share. Busey, Harper and Hamilton play some of the seedy Los Angeles denizens she encounters along the way.

Australian director Alan White's first American film premiered at November's AFI Film Fest. The producers on Broken are Brian R. Etting and Walk on the Beach Prods.' Jerry Wayne, who also financed the project. White's feature credits include Risk and Erskineville Kings.

Truly Indie will release Broken on Oct. 5 in New York, followed by distribution in Los Angeles and three other cities during the month.

The deal was negotiated by Wayne with Truly Indie executive director Kelly Sanders and head of business and legal affairs Jason Janego.

'Macbeth' plays via Truly, Union

NEW YORK -- Wagner/Cuban Cos.' Truly Indie and Union Station Media will domestically distribute Geoffrey Wright's updated film adaptation of William Shakespeare's Macbeth.

Set in the contemporary crime world of Melbourne, Australia, Macbeth features Sam Worthington, star of James Cameron's upcoming 3-D sci-fi film Avatar, as the title character. The film closely follows the original text, infusing it with modern-day sex scenes and violence.

The unrated feature will debut June 15 in Seattle, followed by openings throughout August in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Austin.

Macbeth won 2006 Australian Film Institute Awards for costume design and production design.

Aussie director Wright's credits include Romper Stomper, starring Russell Crowe, and Cherry Falls.

Truly Indie is a program for filmmakers seeking self-distribution at theaters nationwide. The distribution deal was negotiated by Union Station, Arclight, the film’s producer Martin Fabinyi and Truly Indie executive director Kelly Sanders.

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