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    Cass Collins... Got the Part

    After a 35-year hiatus from acting, Cass Collins has recently started landing roles, thanks in part to technological advances in the casting process.

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    Looks Bad on Paper

    When it comes to lying on your resume, be it a slight exaggeration or a full-blown falsehood, we can offer but one piece of advice: Don't. Not only does it irritate the casting director but there's no need for it.

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    Network Executive Rosters

    This list contains network executives who handle a variety of departments including: programming, development, acquisitions, operations, production, and casting.

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    Worshiping a Technique and/or Teacher (aka The Cult Factor)

    "Everything I say is right. Everything I say is wrong. There are many conflicting opinions in this industry. Don't take one person's word as gospel. Including my own. Take what works for you."

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    Aaron Merken... Got the Part!

    Aaron Merken fell in love with the Morgan-Wixson Theatre in Santa Monica, Calif., last summer, when he saw its production of "A Chorus Line."

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    Stop Focusing on Yourself and Start Telling Great Stories

    As great acting teachers have pointed out, you are at your worst as an actor when your attention is on yourself.

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    Helpful Links

    Please see our list of helpful links.  If you would like to suggest a link for this page, please send an email to backstage@backstage.com.  Include "Helpful Links" in the subject line.  

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    Deep Thoughts

    An insight into a day in the life of Secret Agent Man and a exclusive look at his inner monologue.

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    Such a Deal, Too Weary for Words

    Not that I'll be offered one of these any time soon, but what exactly is a "holding deal"? I've heard that term several times recently in conversations, and I don't want to look like I don't know what it is.

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    If I Ruled the World

    Actors be warned! I've finally pulled it off. On the first of April, a statute goes into effect that bans one-person shows from being performed in the city of Los Angeles.