A call for comedy writers


SO YOU WANNA be a comedy writer? Been hacking out scripts in your spare time and don't know what to do with them?

Listen up. The call is out by the Maryland Film Commission for the second Warner Bros./Lorimar TV Comedy Writer's Workshop be held at the Tremont Plaza Hotel in May.

Interested writers should call the Film Commission hot line at 333-6632 for an entry form to accompany a half-hour script for an existing sitcom.

Last year, 17 area writers were selected for the workshop including the writing team of Karen Raper and Eunetta Boone, who currently have a contract with Warner Bros. and are expected to make a guest appearance at the workshop.

XTC Deadline is April 2, so get cracking! Tinseltown beckons.

THE FAMILY WAY: Pikesville's E. Dean Crawford Evans and family will go for the big bucks April 3 when they appear on the TV show "Family Feud," which airs on WBAL-TV at 7:30 p.m.

Don't look for the name Evans, though, since Ms. Crawford Evans used her maiden name, Crawford. Do they win or lose? We'll never tell.

ARTS AND ENDS: Jack Hampson, a 68-year-old artist from Dundalk who's been painting since 1943, will have his first public art exhibition opening April 5 at Dundalk Community College, where he's been studying art.

The retired Bethlehem Steel worker will be joined by Dundalk photographer Bill Roth in the "Views of Dundalk" exhibit, which runs through May 5.

Art historian Emyle Jenkins and writer-horticulturist Katherine Whiteside will be guest speakers at the 1991 Baltimore Antiques Show, which opens May 3 at the Baltimore Museum of Art. For info, call 396-6310.

FORMER ORIOLES SHORTSTOP Mark Belanger will be a guest at WCAO-AM's fourth annual Good Neighbor Awards April 28 at the Days Inn on Dorsey Road.

The awards recognize special people for their efforts in support of their community. To nominate your "Good Neighbor," send your entry to WCAO by April 5.

EYE OPENERS: Heidi Krause has bought out Gary Hashagen's Headlines in Stevenson, which she's changing into a "new age" day spa starting April 1.

Called Heidi and Friends, the spa will feature bodywork rooms, ++ yoga, facials, aromatherapy and other various things we do in our quest to beautify ourselves.

Baltimore attorney E. Scott Johnson, who's with the firm Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver, is making quite a name for himself in the entertainment field.

A former studio musician and record producer, Scott, who's president of Maryland Lawyers for the Arts, currently represents such notables as Leon Redbone, Lonnie Liston Smith and original members of the Lovin' Spoonful.

Most recently, the legal beagle attended the Grammys as a rep for Sunsplash/Toots & the Maytals, who were nominated for an award (but didn't win).

ON THE WATERFRONT: HarborView Marina and Yacht Club has become the "in" spot for boaters, largely because of the efforts of Capt. Bill Eggert.

Now headquarters of the Baltimore City Yacht Association, HarborView is the site of the coming Woman's Yacht Race, the R.P. Sail for Sight Regatta and the Columbus Cup Races in the fall.

On April 2, the marina and Rags magazine will sponsor a free boating seminar featuring world cruisers Jim and Diana Jessie, who've sailed 52,000 miles since Oct. 12, 1985. Call 752-1122.

THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND Medical Center hosted a dinner Wednesday night at the Maryland Science Center to honor members of the Homer and Martha Gudelsky Family Foundation, which generously donated $5 million to the center.

"This is the largest single gift ever given to the University of Maryland," said Dr. Morton Rapoport, president and CEO.

AND, FINALLY, a night of poetry and music featuring works by Rosemary Klein, Tom DiVenti, Brian Blanchard and Buzz Merrick will be presented Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the BAUhouse to benefit Gary Blanchard's "Baltimore Divertimento" this spring. Admission is $3.

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