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    SKiNNY

    Panels, we've got panels, we've got lots and lots of panels: If you want to get your indie film produced and promoted or you want to find out how to kick up your heels on Broadway, take a look.

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    Allen Hits Hollywood for 'Match Point'

    Almost as unlikely a combination as Dostoevsky at Disneyland, Woody Allen seems strikingly out of place in Hollywood.

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    Start here

    If you are just getting into the business of acting, the one thing you should do before getting headshots and beginning to promote yourself is make certain you have something to promote. Garnering the skills necessary to thrive in this business can be accomplished only through time and training. But ...

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    Singer Netrebko Not Ready for Carnegie Hall

    It is not often today that an opera singer captures pop culture's imagination. So the success of soprano Anna Netrebko is that much sweeter.

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    CD-Actor Follow-Up, Kissing Edict

    Regular readers will remember that last week I promised a follow-up about a commercial casting director who also works as a commercial actor. You were concerned that this CD's proximity to the clients and director would give him or her an unfair advantage.

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    L.A. Auditions at a Glance

    Culled from the hundreds of casting notices listed daily on BackStage.com, below are this week's audition highlights, organized by West Coast and by the day the auditions are being held.

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    Laura Allen: Down to Earth

    If this acting thing doesn't work out, Laura Allen has at least one career option to fall back on. The actor studied criminology and sociology at Wellesley College, and she worked as a domestic violence counselor with the New York Police Department shortly after graduation. "Coming out of Wellesley ...

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    Equity Members Meet Jan. 9

    Members of Actors' Equity Association's three regions will all meet Fri., Jan. 9 in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

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    Romeo and Juliet: The Last Battlefield

    "Romeo and Juliet: The Last Battlefield," presented by Rustix Theatre Co. at the Next Stage Theatre, 1523 N. La Brea (2nd Floor), Hollywood. Wed. 8 p.m. Through Aug. 27. $10. (323) 850-7827.

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    The Mouse Speaks: Disney Execs Discuss Plans with Back Stage

    Disney Theatrical Productions (DTP) President Thomas Schumacher and Walt Disney Studios Chairman Peter Schneider announced in April that two DTP executives have been given new titles. Former Senior Vice President of Business Affairs Stuart Oken was promoted to executive vice president, and former Vice President Alan Levey has been given ...