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Jorge Sciupac Joins LATC As Managing Director

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PRESS RELEASE LOS ANGELES (March 20, 2017) — Following an extensive search, Jorge Sciupac has been chosen as managing director of both The Los Angeles Theatre Center and the Latino Theater Company. The Latino Theater Company has operated the City-owned Los Angeles Theatre Center since 2006. Sciupac will oversee the development and execution of the LATC’s strategic plan and manage day-to-day theater operations, sales and ...

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Press Release: New Board Members for Actors’ Gang

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  PRESS RELEASE LOS ANGELES (January 23, 2017) — The Actors’ Gang Artistic Director Tim Robbins, Executive Director Simon Hanna, and chair of the Board, Collette Brooks proudly announce the addition of two new members to The Actors’ Gang Board of Directors since January 2017. The newly elected board members are Billie C. Greer and Malissa Feruzzi Shriver. “We are thrilled to welcome Billie and Malissa ...

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Press Release: 8 Theaters Split $400K Gift

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PRESS RELEASE LOS ANGELES (January 14, 2017) — Honoring the wishes of his sister Pearl Bordy Frazier, who passed away on October 9 of last year, Drama-Logue founder Bill Bordy has donated a total of $500,000 to LA STAGE Alliance and eight of its member theatres in the Los Angeles area. “Pearl loved going to work each day,” said Bill Bordy. “Despite what some considered her ...

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Press Release: 3 99-Seat Remounts at Kirk Douglas Announced

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Press Release: LOS ANGELES (December 20, 2016) — Center Theatre Group has selected three local productions for the inaugural Block Party: Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Block Party will remount Coeurage Theatre Company’s production of Failure: A Love Story  by Philip Dawkins, Echo Theater Company’s production of Dry Land  by Ruby Rae Spiegel and Fountain Theatre’s production of Citizen: An American Lyric  ...

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Press Release: Pro99 Calls For New Referendum

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Press Release: LOS ANGELES (December 14, 2016) — Members of L.A.’s “Pro99” theater community continue to gather signatures to demand a new referendum on Actors’ Equity’s 99-Seat Theater Plan, which is scheduled to end today. Despite an overwhelming “No” vote by over 66% of the Los Angeles membership on a referendum put before it last April, the union moved forward to eliminate the existing plan ...

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BREAKING: Plaintiffs Will Fight To Be Heard

PRESS RELEASE From Lawsuit Plaintiffs LOS ANGELES (Dec. 9, 2016) — In response to a court decision on Thursday, Dec. 8 dismissing their lawsuit against Actors’ Equity Association, the Plaintiffs announced that they will continue to fight for the survival of the 99-seat theater system. Gary Grossman, an actor, producer and one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, stated that, “We are very disappointed in ...

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LA Drama Critics Circle Addresses Impending Equity Deadline

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PRESS RELEASE LOS ANGELES (October 17, 2016) — The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC) has issued the following statement on behalf of the current situation regarding the current proposed changes by Actors Equity Association (AEA) to the Los Angeles intimate theater community: As the dispute over the Los Angeles theater’s 99-Seat Plan nears a crisis point, with a new policy set to be unilaterally ...

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LA Actors Speak Out Against Union Actions

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PRESS RELEASE LOS ANGELES (July 27, 2016) — Members of Los Angeles’ “Pro99” movement, including actors Frances Fisher and Alfred Molina, spoke out today about recent attacks leveled by Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional stage actors and stage managers, against its own Los Angeles members who are part of the movement. After ending talks to forestall a lawsuit brought by Los Angeles actors ...

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Press Release: Plaintiffs’ Response to Equity Motion

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PRESS RELEASE From Lawsuit Plaintiffs LOS ANGELES (July 25, 2016) — As expected, Equity filed a motion to dismiss our lawsuit. We stand behind our claims and are going to file our response with the federal court. We are confident the court to see the validity of our lawsuit. Equity clearly violated the terms of our 1989 settlement agreement that established the Review Committee, refused to ...

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Actors’ Equity Tells Its Story to Members

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In addition to distributing an official statement on its website, Actors’ Equity told its side of the story to end the 99-Seat Plan in Los Angeles in a letter to its members today.  Significantly, no union official nor any elected union representative was attached to the letter: Over the past year, you have probably become aware of our union’s efforts to organize some of the ...

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