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    An Insider's Guide to the Casting Standouts of 2009

    In anticipation of the 2010 SAG Awards, Back Stage spoke with the casting directors, actors, and directors of several of the year's most prominent movies to find out what went into creating their films.

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    Who's in the Running: Actors

    As awards season arrives, Back Stage takes a look at the actors who've stood out over the last year for their film performances.

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    Who's in the Running: Actresses

    As awards season arrives, Back Stage takes a look at the actresses who've stood out over the last year for their film performances.

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    AADA: 125 Years and Counting

    "To this day, when I say that I went to the American Academy, people are very impressed. The reputation of the school has always been fantastic," says Don Rickles.

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    Spotlight on Young Performers

    In this week's spotlight, Back Stage explores the varying ways young performers can enter show business and how to avoid pitfalls along the way.

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    Annual College Guide

    In this week's spotlight, we discuss the varying paths young actors and dancers have chosen at colleges and universities across the country, what to expect after graduation, as well as a comprehensive list of undergraduate and graduate programs.

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    Spotlight on Headshots and Marketing Tools

    In our Spotlight on Headshots and Marketing Tools, Back Stage is focusing on tips for taking a specific type of headshot, ways to enhance your thumbnail photo, and tips from demo reel producers on how to avoid common mistakes.

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    The New Survival Jobs

    While the weakened economy and competition from unemployed nonactors may mean that traditional survival jobs are harder to find, actor are learning to adapt.

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    Spotlight on Acting Schools and Coaches

    In this week's spotlight on acting schools and coaches, we discuss the script breakdown as well as provide a comprehensive list of training in the Los Angeles area.

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    Spotlight on Dance

    In our Spotlight on Dance, Back Stage is focusing on two unique niches in the dance community: Cheerleaders for sports teams, and back-up dancers for pop stars.