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    At the Helm

    Back Stage spoke with an executive producer and/or showrunner from one new fall show on each broadcast network to see what actors can look forward to.

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    Amanda for All Seasons

    Judith Ivey is the deeply respected actor who has won Tonys and earned vast screen credits, but as Ivey tells it, Amanda, the iconic mother in "The Glass Menagerie," may be the role of her lifetime.

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    A Different Kind of Entourage

    Adrian Grenier's well-received documentary "Teenage Paparazzo" premiered this year at the Sundance Film Festival.

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    Easy Does It

    According to Owen Wilson, there are two types of actors. "There are people who can just sort of act natural or find things within themselves that they can play," Wilson explains in his Texas drawl. "And then there are actors. Those are the kind that can really transform themselves, like ...

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    Two For One

    SAG president Melissa Gilbert and AFTRA president John Connolly make the case for consolidation.

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    Laying It Bare

    Kristin Hanggi was apparently destined for a showbiz career from the time she was a child growing up in Orange County. She says, "I used to tell my little brother to put on a costume and makeup, and then I would try to round up enough money to put on ...

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    Reluctant Raconteur

    Deep in the View Askew Production bungalow at CBS studios in Burbank, Kevin Smith lightly tapped his cigarette lighter on his desk. Like the desks of most creative people, it overflows with papers and random objects, among them an Advil bottle placed haphazardly atop one pile and a Playboy magazine ...

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    The Business of Showcase

    Actors' showcases tend to get a bad rap in Los Angeles. Audiences have tired of seeing the same scenes played out time and time again by struggling artists. There is one shining exception: Beverly Winwood Presents the Actors Showcase has enjoyed a healthy L.A. run of packed audiences for ...

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    Close to Her Material

    Glenn Close opens the door of her hotel suite to greet me. "Hello, I'm Glenn," she says cheerfully, extending her hand to shake mine. She's understatedly dressed in jeans and a blouse. Beside the pleasant surprise of her soft, casual demeanor, I think to myself, "Glenn answers her ...

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    Hit List

    In an industry in which it's all too tempting to pigeonhole actors into a "type," it's interesting that Gary Cole seems to have cornered the market on two types of characters that couldn't be further apart. With his all-American good looks and an innate air of seriousness ...