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    Spotlight on Gay Pride

    Men for all seasons: Cheyanne Jackson leads a new breed of out actors embraced by audiences in a variety of roles.

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    Training Abroad

    Training AbroadBackstage talks to actors who have chosen to train outside of the United States. Actors discuss learning the language, different methods, the joys and the challenges.

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    Who's in the Running: Film Actors

    As awards season arrives, Back Stage takes a look at the actors and actresses who've stood out over the last year for their film performances.

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    Comedy and Improv

    The standup comedy playbook has changed. New media have created more ways to get your act to the masses, so success performing live is less likely to earn you a trip to the sitcom big leagues.

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    cousins middle

    Gerry Cousins fashioned her studio as a direct segue into the professional world of film and TV—emphasizing craft, focus, relaxation and commitment.

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    Spotlight on Video Games

    Our Spotlight on Video Games goes behind the scenes to highlight the talented actors who use voiceover and motion capture techniques to bring the most popular and recognizable video games to life.

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    Spotlight on the Healing Arts

    Strains, sprains, breaks, aches, and pains are all-too-familiar results of the extreme movement work required of many professional performers.  This week Back Stage shines the spotlight on the healing arts.

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    2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards Voters Guide

    Back Stage takes an in depth look at all the nominees in every category of the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards.

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    Surviving the Recession

    Those who embark on the acting life often experience a vast array of financial ups and downs. With the economy in decline, this balancing act is getting trickier and trickier, so managing your money responsibly is more important than ever before.

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    It's All Academic

    In this year's college guide, Back Stage tackles the question: Is earning a degree in performing the right pathway for you? Plus, check out our comprehensive college listings.