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    Retired Desire, Newcomer No-No

    I am 60 years old, male, multiracial, and live in Chicago. I am retired and have always wanted to be an actor. What are my chances and opportunities at this level?

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    From Within

    I have immense respect and empathy for those of you willing to act. As a writer-director, I get to hide behind the camera and send my scripts out to audition for me.

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    Experience vs. Sheepskin: Verdict?

    "Did you go to college?" I replied truthfully: "No." I was informed that my lack of a certificate from a secondary institution of learning would prevent me from teaching at this particular school.

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    Defend Your Celebs

    Defend Your Celebs

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    Alex Haven

    Alex Haven spent years developing a career as a musician, but deep down inside he always wanted to act.

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    One Dream, or the Other

    My sister Kiki is two and a half years younger than I am. Despite the difference, it always felt as though we were the same age because we were inseparable.

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    On-Set Etiquette

    The golden rule is being polite--even when they're not polite to you.

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    Greg Nutcher

    Greg Nutcher, a retired police detective turned actor, knew that his training and his experience on the beat would help him land the role of Jimmy Hampshire inThe Wallet.

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    Jessica Gerono

    Even before Jessica Gerono's audition for "The Crossing" was over, she had a strong feeling that she got the part. "Well, you know, honestly, I came in and I read, and it was like right away the director told me that I was perfect," says Gerono.

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    Los Angeles Production Listings

    Back Stage lists major U.S. film and TV productions that are currently casting or accepting submissions. On this page you'll find productions occurring in the Los Angeles area. Check for new listings every Thursday!