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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.

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    Flappers Comedy Club Owners Share Their Training Secrets (Video)

    Barbara Holliday and Dave Reinitz, owners of Flappers Comedy Club in Los Angeles, talk to Back Stage about their comedy training philosophy and how to teach someone to be funny.

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    Not Waitin' on the World to Change

    Taking that leap of faith to pursue acting more seriously last year was not nearly as life-changing as the decision I made a few days ago: I quit my desk job.

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    A Healthy Harvest

    Ever since I started pursuing acting, there have always been nice and supportive people around me to whom I am very grateful. And who would have known that writing this column for Back Stage might end up landing me an acting job?

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    New Year, New Start

    If you're taking the time to read this column this early in the year, then congratulations on your wisdom in wanting to be prepared.

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    Referral Riddle, Contact Conundrum

    The director and I got along really well. I could tell he was sincere when he said, "If you ever need a referral, let me know." How do I use this offer to my advantage?

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    Heroes: Super-Sized

    They're not really superheroes — they just play one on TV. But the all-too-human actors who portray these save-the-day types have pretty big costumes to fill.

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    Talent x Technique = Self-Assurance and Success

    Talent isn't all that's needed to build an acting career. Supplement your talent with the study of a specific technique and you'll become a stronger, more confident, more successful actor for it.

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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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