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Katharine Kramer, daughter of producer-director Stanley Kramer, talks about her father and her recent tribute to Lucille Ball at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 2 on “Hollywood Beat.” Also appearing will be trial consultant and actor David Tunno, who discusses the similarities between drama and trial consulting. Broadcast on the Century TV cable system, show is co-hosted by Dale Kanter and Larry Leverett, who also co-produce. Donna Jeffries writes and co-produces.

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The Pasadena Playhouse has named Sheldon Epps artistic director. Epps, who directed “Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting” at the Playhouse in January, had been associate artistic director at San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre.

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The Women of the Motion Picture Industry’s 44th annual international convention this year will be hosted by the group’s Kansas City, Mo., chapter, and runs Sept. 3-7. Info: (310) 369-3537, (913) 334-2869.

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Jerry Burke has been named director of news and dayparts for VH1. Responsible for developing new concepts for news segments, Burke comes to the music cabler from “Inside Edition,” where he was a senior producer.

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