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Agent Sue Mengers Dies; Artistic Directors Leaving

Berger•  Sue Mengers, renowned Hollywood agent, died at 79. During her long career, she represented the likes of Barbra Streisand, Candice Bergen, Michael Caine, Cher, Bob Fosse, and Gene Hackman. Mengers was known for acerbic tongue and also seen as a trailblazer for women who want to work behind-the-scenes, especially agents. Read her obituary at The New York Times and a more extensive one at Deadline.

•  Royal Shakespeare Company's artistic director Michael Boyd will leave his post after ten years by the end of 2012, reported Playbill. Richard Peña, Film Society of Lincoln Center's program director and chairman of the New York Film Festival’s selection committee, will also step down from both of those posts by the end of next year. Check it out The New York Times.

•  At New York Comic Con, the writers of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" discussed the hasty revamp the show underwent and their budget concerns. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Glen Berger mentioned that in the original Marvel contract he received it was stated the musical had to have state-of-the art technology, which the creative team later nixed to focus on the story. Also, originally there were plans for holograms in the aisle. Because it's not as if audiences should keep watching the stage.

Pictured: Glen Berger (Photo: Getty Images)

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