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Sherwood Oaks College offers seminar “Selling Your Spec Script” from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Hollywood Playhouse, 1445 N. Las Palmas in Hollywood. Agents, writers and buyers will be on hand, plus special guest William Morris agent Alan Gasmer. Info: (213) 851-1769.

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Helmer Arthur Hiller and Merv Adelson will co-chair the Friends of Sheba Medical Center humanitarian award dinner Sept. 16 at the BevHilton. Producer Saul Zaentz, who won an Oscar for “The English Patient,” is this year’s honoree. Info: (213) 381-5800.

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Dance music vet Lynn Hasty has expanded her Green Galactic PR, promo and consulting business with the addition of two partners. Joining the Hollywood-based concern are Susan Mainzer, who comes to Green Galactic from Priority Records, where she was head of publicity, and A.J. Peralta, formerly of Tokyo-based Lamuz, a media production company and computer software distributor. Before Priority, Mainzer spent four years at Island Records.

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Dean Stockwell has joined the cast of Tony Danza’s upcoming self-titled NBC sitcom. Stockwell will play Danza’s widowed father, who owns a bakery in New York’s Little Italy. “The Tony Danza Show” bows at 8 p.m. Sept. 24.

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Barbara Eden has been tapped to host PBS’ 17th annual “Championship Ballroom Dancing” special for pubcaster WGBH Boston. The 90-minute spec, to be taped Nov. 22 in Columbus, Ohio, is set to air in the spring.

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