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    Welcome to Hollywood

    This week's Spotlight is: Welcome to Hollywood.  Topics include deciding the right time to move, financing your arrival, the commercials market, and a revealing interview with Leslie Mann in which she talks about her days in Hollywood.

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    Give Yourself Credits: A Special Guide to a Proper Resume

    Although it's definitely a plus, a great headshot alone won't usually get you work as an actor—your 8x10 photo definitely needs something to back it up. And that something, as we all know, is a solid resume. Across the board, industry representatives point out that a clear ...

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    NY Acting Schools & Coaches

    Got books? Acting teachers' top picks on the best books. Plus Back Stage's comprehensive N.Y. coaching listing.

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    Spotlight on SAG: A Tribute

    Back Stage looks back -- and forward -- at SAG, detailing many of the union's special committees, reminiscing with former presidents, and finding out how actors snagged their SAG card.

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    2003-04 College Guide to the Performing Arts: Theatre Departments, 2003-04

    The following is a list of selected theatre departments at colleges, universities, and conservatories in the United States offering degrees or certificates. Those that are members of NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre), NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance), and U/RTA (University/Resident Theatre Association) are indicated ...

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    Spotlight on the 63rd Annual Tony Awards

    Back Stage shines the spotlight on the 63rd Annual Tony Awards.  This week's spotlight includes a roundtable discussion with nominees and a profile of all 40 nominees.

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    Welcome to New York

    Sisters are not the only ones doing it for themselves. Performers are taking their careers into their own hands and, rather than waiting to be discovered, they’re launching their own futures. And there’s no better location to do it than New York.

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    Agents and Managers Sound Off

    Let's get this out of the way quickly. Bona fide agents and managers are all gung ho on several points, starting with the fact that they never ask potential clients for money—for any purpose. Indeed, they do not receive funds from their signed clients either, short of a ...

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    Actors to Watch

    We set about choosing performers from film, TV, and stage we believed our readers should be watching out for in the next year.

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    An L.A. State of Mind

    Shallow, superficial, self-involved, sprawling, segregated, smoggy, history-free and earthquake-prone, nipped and tucked and lifted and peeled, the place where the only cultural advantage is that you can make a right turn on a red light....