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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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    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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    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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    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.

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    Spotlight on Dance

    If dance is your passion, you may find that working as a backup dancer, a Broadway gypsy, or an ensemble performer in touring shows is just as rewarding as being a headliner.

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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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    SAG Voters Guide

    Welcome to Back Stage's exclusive guide to this year's Screen Actors Guild Award nominees in film and television. Here, you will find a write-up of every nominee for SAG Awards in 2011.