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    All About Agents

    For the actor just beginning his or her career, agents can seem like UFOs — just as hard to define as they are to get in your sights.

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    Actorfest, Back Stage's yearly trade show, will

    Actorfest, Back Stage's yearly trade show, will present Marc Hirschfeld, executive vice president of casting at NBC, on a panel called "Diversity in Casting: Breaking the Barriers on Stage and Screen," Sat., Oct. 13, at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. For the first time, Actorfest will also include an ...

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    Amendments End East-West WGA Feud

    Members of WGA East and West overwhelmingly approved a series of constitutional amendments that were proposed in the fall as a means of settling decades of animosity.

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    Lohman Finds Place in 'Hell'

    Alison Lohman will replace Ellen Page in Sam Raimi's horror film "Drag Me to Hell."

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    Finalists Named for Blackburn Prize

    Bryony Lavery and Jenny Schwartz are among the finalists for the annual award given to female playwrights.

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    'Lost' Fans Swamp Waikiki to See Actors

    Thousands of fans swamped Waikiki to get a glimpse of the stars of ABC's castaway drama "Lost" and see a preview of the third season.

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    Commercial Break

    An actor's physical appearance is a major factor in deciding who gets a commercial callback or booking. Does he or she fit the targeted market? Is the actor "aspirational"—does the audience identify with or want to be like the person in the commercial? Advertising agencies do extensive research ...

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    By Company No. of Garlands

    By Company No. of Garlands

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    "Life" Masters "Class"; "Caveman" Clubs "Phantom"

    The following are the Broadway Show League scores for the games played May 22,