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    'Tis the Season to Get Prepared

    Acting opportunities slow down during the holiday season. You should use some of this available time to get started compiling your tax data. Better preparation leads to a larger refund, and most performers can always use more income.

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    Focus on Photography: Personal Style

    Getting a good headshot requires more than a good photographer. A good stylist can make all the difference in making you look your absolute best.

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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! (Website members only.)

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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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    NYC 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 NYC area, including the five boroughs, Long Island, Westchester, northern New Jersey and Connecticut. In addition, we list Broadway and Off-Broadway productions ...

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    Shirley Valentine

    THE ORANGE CURTAIN THEATRE

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    In response to Jackie Apodaca's May 5 column, The

    In response to Jackie Apodaca's May 5 column, The Working Actor, which defined job titles in the film industry:

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    THEATRE GUIDE 2003 -- LIGHTS, PROPS AND SETS, COSTUMES, MAKEUP & HAIR, SOUND RENTAL

    When you've got witches who need to boil and toil and trouble, you'll need a cauldron, some dry ice, and probably some good wax noses and warts. Eerie lighting and a blasted heath will help--and the sound of howling banshees wouldn't hurt.

    You get the idea. Here ...

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    FIND THE RIGHT ACTING TRAINING

    Back Stage West recently spoke with a trio of L.A. actors currently studying with a variety of acting schools and coaches who were willing to tell their tales of struggle in the belly of the beast.

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    How to Make an Editor Like You

    Be aware of what you are doing and how you are doing it from take to take and setup to setup. Often, great performances end up on the cutting room floor because actors didn't think.