We may be barking up the wrong tree, but it just might be that the Come ‘N Get It Canine Film Festival--hosted by Martin Mull and scheduled for Oct. 25 in New York’s Radio City Music Hall--is the first of its breed. Not a collection of Rin Tin Tin outtakes, the festival actually is the final leg of a national amateur canine talent contest looking for top dogs as captured on home movies or videos. As emcee, Mull will be awarding Poochy awards to the producers of the winning films and the films’ canine stars. The festival will also feature a special tribute to Lassie, honoring the collie’s contributions to motion pictures and television.
<i> Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press</i>