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    A Little Bit of This… A Little Bit of That…

    As we head into the holiday season, here's a gift grab bag covering concerns that Back Stage readers have expressed to me either through letters or in person.

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    Laura Cook

    A combination of flexibility, training, and careful preparation helped Laura Cook land the role of Fruma-Sarah in the AIM Management tour of "Fiddler on the Roof."

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    How Do You Help an Actor Who Is Struggling to Create a Role?

    "I think my job usually is to be like a second instinct, brain, and conscience for the actors. I have to work at least as hard as they do, especially prior to and during rehearsal. I have to be able to come in and provide options."

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    The Lovely 'Drones'

    Recently, the real-life couple of Amber Benson and Adam Busch teamed up to co-helm "Drones," a screwball sci-fi comedy set in a seemingly mundane cubicle farm.

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    Forget the Unions, Make a Film

    I want to share ideas about movies in an economy that has failed us all. The unions may find my ideas controversial; but with a weak economy, something has to give.

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    2009-10 College and University Programs in Theater and Dance

    The following is a list of accredited, degree-granting acting and dance programs at colleges and universities in the United States and the United Kingdom.

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    Fall Network TV Preview: NBC, The CW

    NBC will enhance its current roster of programs with shows that lean heavily toward the dramatic; The CW kicks off its second season with three new dramas, two new comedies and four reality series.

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    Stuck in the In-Between

    Actors spend the majority of their time preparing for the moment when they can perform or auditioning for those who can grant them that moment.

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    Don't Start, Tipping the Scales

    I'm a 44-year-old male, and I was just wondering if it's possible to start an acting career at this stage in the game.

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    Northern Exposers

    Casting directors Kathy Mooney and Janet Pound came together last May to form Michigan's Pound & Mooney Casting. Their credits include the Michigan casting for Clint Eastwood's Gran Torino and the upcoming films Whip It!, directed by Drew Barrymore; Youth in Revolt, starring Michael Cera; Demoted, with Sean ...