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    1 Technical Skill All Film Actors Must Learn

    The Emmy-winning editor for “Homeland” offers some practical advice for actors looking to avoid the cutting room floor!

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    It Takes a Village to Satisfy a Comedian

    It is a lot easier to make a room full of 500 people laugh than it is to make a handful of people, even if they are your friends, laugh.

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    Combining the Art and Biz of Acting

    The art and the business of acting are often at odds; in order to get work, or even agent representation, one must learn to "sell oneself"—that is, represent oneself as a business.

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    'Spider' Cents

    At an estimated cost of $65 million, "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" is the most expensive musical in Broadway history. We thought it might be interesting to figure out what that kind of money could buy for Back Stage readers.

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    Beth Sobo

    While on vacation in Portland, Beth Sobo checked BackStage.com for acting opportunities in the area and discovered a casting notice for the musical "Gracie and the Atom" at Portland's Artists Repertory Theatre.

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    Watch and Learn

    If you ask most people if they know who John Cazale is, chances are they'll scratch their heads. But show them a picture from the "Godfather" saga, and they'll likely reply, "Oh, you mean Fredo."

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    Simple Resolutions

    This year I'd like to take a stab at some less overarching but altogether worthwhile objectives. Use these resolutions to get started on some practical goals of your own.

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    Latest News from the Film Front

    An October production start date has been planned forNothing but the Truth, a film that mirrors the case of outed CIA agent Valerie Plame. The drama focuses on a female reporter who reveals a CIA agent and goes to jail for refusing to give up her source.

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    New York City 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 New York area.

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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.)