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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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    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 Dance and Movement_IGNORE

    From 'Glee' to clowning, Back Stage investigates the latest in how dance and movement can boost your career.

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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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    To Join or Not To Join? The New Actor's Dilemma

    Anyone who wants to be a serious actor in this town will need to join that benevolent behemoth known as the Screen Actors Guild. A fractious and sprawling organization made up of 118,000 members, SAG includes everyone from the Tom Cruises and Michelle Pfeiffers of the world to bit ...

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    <strong>Commercial Acting </strong>

    The following institutions and individuals specialize in training for commercial work. Many of the larger institutions listed under "Acting Schools and Classes" and "Acting Coaching" also offer commercial training; check those listings for a complete look at training in this area.Click Here

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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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    Spotlight on Summer Training and Performing Arts camps

    Backstage shines a spotlight on summer training and performing arts Camps.

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    2010 SAG Awards Voters Guide

    Check out Back Stage's exclusive guide to this year's SAG Award nominees in film and television.

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    <strong>Conservatories </strong>

    The following schools offer two-year acting programs. Many offer other shorter programs in a variety of plans and performing-related areas.Click Here