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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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    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 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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    <strong>Musical Theatre </strong>

    The following teachers and schools offer training and coaching primarily for musical theatre. Other organizations and individuals throughout this issue also offer training that applies to musical theatre; check other categories for details.Click Here

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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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    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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    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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    Five Events For L.A. Actors

    Actors needing to fine tune their Twitter and Facebook pages can get some help next Tuesday when Social Media Week Los Angeles kicks off.

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    Spotlight on Colleges and Universities

    Heading to college? Back Stage asked six current undergraduate drama students from around the United States to describe their lives on campus.

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    Spotlight on Young Performers

    For young performers, show business is changing. Parents have to pay attention to ever-changing rules as well as be vigilant in protecting their children from the stress of auditioning.