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    'Welcome' Wagon

    There's no question Melissa Leo is a busy woman. In addition to appearing on the HBO series “Treme,” the Oscar nominee for “Frozen River” has no fewer than four films set for release in 2010.

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    First Steps

    Geoffrey Soffer, a former ABC casting exec and the CD for 'Ugly Betty,' offers his advice on launching your career.

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    Filmmaker Jim Mickle Offers a New Take on Vampires

    Jim Mickle's "Stake Land" may ostensibly be yet another vampire movie, but it offers a refreshing approach to the increasingly worked-over genre.

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    Playing Dead

    Meaghan Rath enjoys being seen as a lonely ghost on 'Being Human,' the new series  adapted from the British show of the same name.

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    Tapping Into History

    hile most 11-year-olds occupy their free time riding bicycles and playing video games, Newark, New Jersey-born Savion Glover was busy working on his flourishing career as a tap dancer at that age. Glover made his Broadway stage debut starring as the title role in the Tony Award-winning musical The Tap ...

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    The Elephant in the Room

    Elephant, directed by Gus Van Sant, was inspired by the mass shootings at Columbine High School in April 1999. Using the routine of a an ordinary high school day as its backdrop, Van Sant worked with actual high school students to create a film that depicts the lives of average ...

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    Nothing Doing

    Before I ever had my first formal acting class, I took improvisation classes. San Francisco old-timers may remember the Committee and its offshoot, the Wing, and the public workshops the Wing held in North Beach.

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    Prince of a Guy

    There's a unique and universal reaction one encounters when mentioning Cary Elwes' name. While the actor may not boast the marquee power of a Tom Cruise or the pin-up status of a Brad Pitt, it seems everyone knows his name. People's eyes light up immediately, generally followed by ...

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    Theatre's True Revolutionary

    Edward Albee, arguably our greatest living playwright, is sitting in his Tribeca loft home, pondering the lingering effects of his Tony Award–winning play The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? recently playing at the Mark Taper Forum. Adamantly opposed to the idea of purposeful shock or controversy in playwriting, he ...

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    The Way We Were

    "Acting is such a test of self-confidence when there isn't such a thing as a contract," reflected studio system veteran Marsha Hunt, who acted under contract for 20 years, from 1935 through the 1950s.