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    December Decisions

    While you are planning your New Year's resolutions, focus on getting yourself financially healthy for the new year as well.

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    Classes Query, Need for Nerves

    I realized that when I'm super-nervous, I do much better. But once I realized that, I stopped getting nervous and therefore lost all the nervous energy.

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    Shari Gulley

    When actor Shari Gulley spotted a Back Stage West casting notice this summer forI Hate My Friends, a play premiering at the San Francisco Fringe Festival, she knew she was ready for the challenge.

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    Profile Purpose, Feedback Foul

    I cast extras and principals with Extra Talent Agency, and I have to disagree with a statement in your recent column "Rotten Request, Dumping a CD" (June 18–24).

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    Rocky Mountain High

    I'm moving to Colorado. Will being part of SAG and getting my Equity card serve me any purpose there? Or should I pursue my passion nonunion?

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    Jackie's Last Column

    Be kind to yourself as you seek your own balance, and always remember that acting is not your calling. It's your choice.

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    Production Listings LA

    Back Stage lists major U.S. film, TV and theatre 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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    Fees to Meet You

    Casting directors, especially those who deal with musical theater, have taken the liberty to view themselves as teachers.

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    Taking Control

    Welcome to the Actor's Finance Workshop. For the next eight weeks, this column will explore the basics of personal finance.