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December 26, 2002

Actors' Equity Gains Casino Contracts in Reno, NV, San Diego, CA

Opens at the El Dorado Casino (Reno) in January 2003
FOREVER PLAID Lights up the Holidays at the Sycuan Casino (San Diego)

Actors' Equity's Western Regional Board has approved the use of an Equity Casino Contract for a production of I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE at the El Dorado Casino in Reno. The comedy opens in late January under the auspices of John Freedson, Producer.

According to Equity Business Representative Don Hill, the production will be a Tier 2 Casino Agreement, employing four actors and a stage manager, for at least a ten-week run.

"With the upcoming production of MAMMA MIA! in Las Vegas, we're delighted to see increasing use of this agreement," he said. "We are continually exploring ways to get into casino market."

The WRB also approved a Casino Contract for the Sycuan Casino in San Diego, which ran a production of FOREVER PLAID during the holidays. Four actors and a stage manager were employed in the musical revue under a Tier 1 agreement.

In both instances, actors received full health, pension and per diems as per the contract.

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