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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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    Riding the Regional Circuit

    You may have moved to New York or Los Angeles from America's hinterlands to pursue a career as an actor, but if you don't have an agent or can't seem to land paying work consistently, your best bet -- ironically -- might be to move back.

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    Hail Britannia!

    Why would Americans travel across the ocean to Britain to study, starting anew in technique, living where one can barely understand the native speakers?

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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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    5 Hotly Anticipated Sundance Films (Slideshow)

    We're gearing up for Sundance! Here are five of the films premiering at this year's festival that we can't wait to see.

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    The How to Issue

    Back Stage helps explain how to know your type, market yourself, produce your own film, behave on a set, and much more in this annual guide for actors.

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    Welcome Knights of Velour!

    Costuming for Period films set in the days of knights, shining armor, and toothless peasants can be quite a challenge. Thankfully we arranged a brief interview with the master of King Arthur period clothing and part owner of "Wilde Knights Clothing Design" Chuck "Sir Galahad" Loosyer.

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    Actors to Watch

    Meet the next superheroes and other thesps about to break big including Rooney Mara, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Billy Gardell, Andrew Garfield, Chris Hemsworth and many more.

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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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    Spotlight on Representation

    So, what's the difference between an agent and manager? The line between agent and manager is blurring. Back Stage helps explain the changes that can affect you.