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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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    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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    Spotlight on Regional Casting

    Why cling to the major hubs when there's work to be had from the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters?

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    Spotlight on the Tony Awards

    Back Stage gives an in-depth look on the Tony Awards, with everything from critics picks to nominees' favorite performances.

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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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    Spotlight on Comedy and Improv

    From improvising at auditions to the ten comedians to keep your eye on, Back Stage explores how to make it in the comedy and improv business while remaining in good humor.

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    Spotlight on... New Media

    From optimizing your social media skills to creating webisodes and uploading them correctly, Back Stage takes a look at new media tools for actors.

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    Edge Odds and Ends

    AUGUSTA AND TWO OTHER RANDOM ACTS Only the program can prove these three disparate works came from the pen of a single writer. Cheryl Lilko certainly shows range and—in one case—depth, humor, and humanity. Wedding Date finds a woman (Stacy Marr) with a new boyfriend (Jon Malmed) needing ...

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    IGNORE:  Spotlight on Comedy and Improv

    This week, Back Stage shines the 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.

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    Spotlight on LA Acting Schools and Coaches

    Finding the right acting school can be critical when building an acting career. Backstage talks to actors about the process of narrowing the field and what advice they would give to others.