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In the movies
Tom Hanks he’s not, but hey–Rochester is no Planet Hollywood. So when Tony Cucci hits town this week, he can expect few groupies to distract him from his role in “Rochester Methods,” an action short produced locally by Atlas Capital Pictures and Great Atlantic.
Directed by Rochester firefighter John Cocca, the film–as cryptically outlined in a recent press release–spins a tale about movie actors who are hired to play gangsters, but who take their roles a bit too seriously.
Cucci, a regular on NBC’s “Cosby Mysteries,” is joined on the set by Vinny Pastore, who played in “The Jerky Boys,” another Hollywood classic. Shooting on “Rochester Methods” started Thursday and is scheduled through Sunday, April 23. No word yet on a location for the wrap party.

Making the list
Five homegrown firms landed on the Forbes 500 this year, published in the magazine’s April 24 issue: Bausch & Lomb Inc., Eastman Kodak Co., Frontier Corp., Rochester Community Savings Bank and Xerox Corp.
Forbes picks the top 500 companies in four categories: sales, net profits, assets and market value. Only Kodak and Xerox earned spots on all four lists. Kodak performed highest–No. 45–in market value; Xerox took the 71st spot in that category and ranked 38th in sales, 73rd in net profits and 57th in assets. Kodak placed 50th, 70th and 140th in those categories, respectively.
B&L was a no-show on all but the market value list, where it ranked 441th. Frontier appeared 475th in net profits, and RCSB was No. 472 in assets.

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