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    Stuck in Rep, Pay to Play

    "It was with a mix of relief and sadness that I recognized the agent in question in your recent column ["Arrivederci A******," Oct. 29, 2009]. Because, unfortunately, I'm signed with him."

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    Oscar Night Offers Few Surprises

    Meryl Streep's Best Actress win was the evenings biggest surprise, while Octavia Spencer and Christopher Plummer both landed expected wins.

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    Castnet Files Chapter 11

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    Just Say 'NO'

    An actor new to Hollywood can often greatly benefit from a can-do attitude—a willingness to do what is asked of you. However, knowing when to sport a "cannot do" attitude may help even more. Need examples? Read on.

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    They're Just Neil and Oliver to Her

    Over the course of her two-decade career, Los Angeles–based casting director Heidi Levitt has worked with everyone from blockbuster king Michael Bay ("The Rock") to indie darlings like Wim Wenders ("Don't Come Knocking").

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    Preparing Your Own Return

    Every year, I caution people to be careful about preparing their own tax returns. Coming from a tax preparer, this advice may appear self-serving, but it isn't. Just the other day, something happened that called into question the idea, so heavily promoted in TV ads, that doing your own ...

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    CURRENTLY CASTING

    CURRENTLY CASTING

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    Preparing and Recording Your Album

    There are no shortcuts when you make a CD. And there's a lot more to preparing and recording your album than singing on pitch when the tape is rolling. Too often, a cabaret artist's decision to record is made without proper research and knowledge.

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    Los Angeles Area 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.

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    Zap, Bam, Pow

    "Action has to drive the story and articulate character, but what I really like about action is that it's a visceral medium," says Anthony De Longis.