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    How Do You Deal with Rejection?

    "When I audition for something that I really want so badly and don't get it, I remind myself that this is show 'business', and rejection is part of it."

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    The A-List, Credit Problems

    The ethical dilemma with pay-to-meet "workshops" is that actors are being charged by potential employers or business partners for meetings. It's like bribery.

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    Casting Directors Give Advice at Readers' Choice Panel (Video)

    Back Stage Features Writer Jessica Gardner moderates a panel with Readers' Choice Favorite Commercial Casting Director Francine Selkirk and Favorite TV Casting Director April Webster.

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    Don't Be Late

    Although we do everything we can to encourage our clients to file their tax returns as early as possible, more than half our business comes in during these last few weeks of tax season.

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    Come Together, Right Now, Over Here

    Actors in productions from across the world will be performing as a part of the California International Theatre Festival 2010 season, July 17–25, in Calabasas, Calif.

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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 greater Los Angeles area. Check for new listings every Thursday! (Website members only.)

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    The Inspiring Story Behind ‘Couriers and Contrabands’

    Director and co-developer Kareem Fahmy discusses the development and casting of the new Civil War spy thriller “Couriers and Contrabands,” by Victor Lesniewski, running Sept. 5–26 at the Barrow Group Theatre in NYC.

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    Happy Thanksgiving!

    As we enter the holiday season, I'd like to urge all of you to give thanks to those who have helped make your path a little bit easier.

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    Favorite Memory of Acting in Los Angeles?

    "I did an episode of Alias in which I played a mob guy from an indeterminate European country. In the scene, Jennifer Garner is sitting poolside at a hotel wearing a bikini and dives into the pool and swims around a bit.

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    Turn a Loss Into a Promotion

    Stephen Tobolowsky talks about “The Mindy Project” and “The Dangerous Animals Club”