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    This is the rare product that does what it

    This is the rare product that does what it promises to do. On the cover it's described as a "definitive interactive guide for comics, writers, speakers, actors and anyone who wants to make money from being funny." It delivers.

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    The six-step program to settling in L.A.

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    Kidman Receives Australia's Top Civil Honor

    Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman, at home in Australia to make a new movie, was awarded Australia's top civil honor on Friday at a ceremony at Government House.

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    Sociology of 'Jericho' Intrigued TV Producer

    "Jericho" executive producer Jon Turteltaub admits that a bit of real-life worry over a nuclear attack helps make the new show more compelling.

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    Converting Computer Files

    Long gone are the dark ages when an actor would have to run all over town to pick up sides for an audition. Now most of us receive our sides (or the entire script) as an email attachment.

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    Watanabe: 'Iwo' Role Took Much Research

    Having starred in several TV series and films about samurai, Ken Watanabe understands sacrifice, honor and fierce battles to the death.

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    Seeking Actors Who Use Many Techniques

    For an upcoming spotlight on acting schools, Back Stage is looking to interview actors who employ more than one established technique or a combination of techniques in their process.

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    Actors' Equity Association and the International

    Actors' Equity Association and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees are challenging the outcome of a union election held in Lyndhurst, N.J., in late September. Employees of Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, a national company that stages reenactments of knightly battles and other things evocative of the Middle Ages ...

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    'Urinetown' Closed for Repairs

    Too much water at "Urinetown"?

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    "Of all the publications we used, Back Stage West

    "Of all the publications we used, Back Stage West drew the most appropriate responses for featured extras and stand-ins for the Coen Brothers' The Big Lebowski. Back Stage West's staff paid close attention to our needs, which resulted in an extensive, wonderfully suitable array of prospects. I would energetically ...