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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!

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    Brave, Beautiful New Worlds

    "I remember my first print audition like it was yesterday: I was 11 and thought I was so cool for leaving class early to go into the city." --Allison Strong

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    Saver the Feeling

    It is time to save money for yourself and have Uncle Sam help you with your savings account by giving you a credit for money you have "invested" in yourself. The Internal Revenue Service has come up with a good deal for those of us who can put some money ...

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    The Big Bill

    Hollywood's history is thick with legendary tales of hopeful young starlets and dashing young leading men packing up their meager belongings in their beat-up old suitcases and heading west to seek their fame and fortune in the movies.

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    In Defense of 'Workshops'

    "Can you honestly tell me there's any other way other than workshops to get in front of major casting directors or casting associates for one-on-one face time, guaranteed?"

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    Flash in the Pan, Unkindest Cut

    "I have a question that is too tough to ask of people in a position to hire me, so I beg for your help!"

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    Renee Colvert

    The unequivocal adulation, the young, squealing audience members, the occasional moment when an enthusiast will rush the stage, these are the things that cause musical theatre actress Renee Colvert to admit, "I'm a Beatle, in a way."

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    Turn the Beat Around 

    The adage "You don't get a second chance to make a first impression" is undoubtedly true. But although second impressions may not eradicate a lousy first one, they can go a long way in the art of damage control.

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    Letter From the Editor

    It's that time of year when we get to pull our sweaters out of storage, leaves start to change colors—or at least fall off a few trees in L.A.—new TV series debut, and television production is back in action.

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    Making a Success of It

    The year is halfway over, and though I have added more experience to my acting résumé, I think the number of rejections we all face is a constant reminder of how stiff competition is in this industry.