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    hat do you do when the person auditioning you is

    hat do you do when the person auditioning you is rude, even insulting? If you go out on enough auditions, you will eventually encounter some less-than-amiable and perhaps less-than-competent people who have the title casting director.

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    book REVIEWs

    If you're interested in the machinery of theatrical production, you probably already own a copy of William Goldman's 1969 book The Season. If you want to learn how things have changed (or stayed the same) since Goldman's study, you will find this rich new anthology of essays ...

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    NEWS IN BRIEF

    Frozen River, a film about a struggling single mother (Melissa Leo) who teams with a Mohawk woman to smuggle people across the Canadian border, won the grand jury prize for best U.S. drama at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 26. The Wackness, starring Ben Kingsley as a psychiatrist ...

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    Grammys Get Interim Deal with Writers

    The Grammy Awards will be in full voice next month, with the striking writers guild agreeing to allow its members to work on the show.

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    Record keeping means just that—keeping

    Record keeping means just that—keeping your records. That means save your receipts; write down your appointments, meetings, and classes; and record your income. It sounds simple, but you'd be surprised how many of us don't do it successfully. And chances are you're one of them.

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    What Are Your Pet Peeves About Other Actors?

    Braggarts? Name droppers? What are your gripes about other actors? Share with Back Stage!

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    In American Gangster, veteran star of stage,

    In American Gangster, veteran star of stage, screen, and television Ruby Dee revisited the very Harlem of her youth. "On Thanksgiving [the gangsters] would come around with shopping bags with a turkey for the people..." Dee told EUR web.com. "There was a feeling of protection. If you needed something ...

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    The Company Line

    As a fledgling actor, one of the first things you should do is get involved with a theatre company. Beyond training and getting headshots, few things can be more beneficial to an actor than having a home base at which you can work steadily, try new things, and grow as ...

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    TV Networks Still Have Plenty of Shows

    Despite the strike, the TV networks have more than a hundred episodes of scripted series ready to roll out over the next few months.