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    College Guide 2008

    A fine arts program can enrich an actor's education, but can it aid a career?

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    Summer Training

    Summer isn't only about relaxation. In fact, summer is the perfect time to reflect upon your résumé and brush up on your skills or experience. Get started with Back Stage's Spotlight on Summer Training.

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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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    Acting Schools and Coaches

    Check out this list of New York-area stage and film acting schools, teachers, and coaches, divided into six categories: Acting Technique, Children/Teens, Comedy/Improv, Monologue/Audition/Coaching, Multipurpose, and On-Camera.

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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!

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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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    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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    PERSONAL MANAGERS FOR CHILDREN

    The following is a list of personal managers for infants, children, teens, and/or young adults on the East Coast. This list is extensive, but not all-inclusive. There may be managers not on this list who are equally legitimate and well-qualified. Back Stage advises getting recommendations and asking for references ...

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    The East

    The East If you worry about getting homesick during your summer theatre experience, you may want to check out Maine State Music Theatre. The group is considered by many to be a "home away from home" for professional artists and up-and-coming performers.

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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 ...