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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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    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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    Spotlight on Comedy and Improv

    Charlyne Yi talks with us about her her new role in "Paper Heart" and top comedians talk about transitioning from comedy to drama. Also read about the hot, new comics who are on their way to the top.

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    In Good Company

    A new type of actor-driven organization is proving a successful prototype for local theatre companies. Back Stage looked at four Los Angeles groups that have earned respect and praise for their contributions to the local scene.

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    2011 Casting Standouts

    Casting is a difficult business—crucial to the quality of your project, but the best of it should go unnoticed. No one understands that better than actors.

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    Spotlight on LA Acting Schools and Coaches

    Backstage talks to actors about the process of narrowing the field and what advice they would give to others.

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    Spotlight on Fall TV Casting

    Al Bundy returns to TV with a new family. Vampires in love.  We took a look at some of the networks' most promising series and spoke with the casting directors to see what casting opportunities actors can expect.

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    Spotlight on Comedy and Improv

    Hear from the masters at the Upright Citizens Brigade, get advice on making a perfect demo reel out of your stand-up, and find out how to apply comedy skills to your acting.

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    Spotlight on Agents: Reality Check

    Agent H. Shep Pamplin of Agents for the Arts said he couldn't stand it when an actor calls him and asks, " 'Can I send you a picture?' I'm not the post office. I can't stop you," Pamplin quipped. The audience laughed, as Pamplin offered another common scenario ...

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    Welcome to LA Spotlight

    Thinking of moving to Los Angeles? Check out Back Stage's comprehensive spotlight to ease your transition. Find out where to live, network, and launch your Hollywood career!