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    Dance Film Lab Aids Young Dance Filmmakers

    The monthly Dance Films Association series at Dance New Amsterdam, organized by Zach Morris, promotes the work of up-and-coming dance filmmakers.

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    The Contemporary American Theater Festival Celebrates 25 Years of New Plays

    Associate producing director Peggy McKowen tells Backstage what the Shepherdstown, W.Va.-based festival looks for in its auditioning actors (it ain’t easy!).

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    Larry Strauss

    Former pet supply distributor and actor Larry Strauss is a big believer in second chances.

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    Bargains in Los Angeles

    Yes, the recession has prompted L.A. actors to be ever more intrepid. Try these bargains, or contact us and let us know what else you've been doing to save money.

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    Is It Time for a Tablet?

    Whenever some shiny new tech gadget gets released, I involuntarily covet it.  But do I really need it? Are they worth the money? Can you deduct the expense? At least part of it, for sure.

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    Terry Schreiber on Mark Rylance in 'La Bete' and 'Jerusalem'

    Mark Rylance is an ideal example of what a stage actor should be. Not only is he truthful and courageous in his own character development; he is also generous and supportive to the actors with whom he works.

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    Iris Karina...Got the Part

    A notice for a project described as "a feast for the senses from the 19th century in a 20-minute film about the pros of cooking with cannabis" caught Iris Karina's eye online.

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    Actor Jealousy and Comparisons

    Comparisons, they happen. Especially in group settings such as the collaboration that is the performing arts. And they can destroy the harmony and productivity of any project.

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    Alexander von Roon

    When von Roon, a distinctly European actor who grew up in Germany and Croatia, read for a secondary role, the director and producer enjoyed his audition so much they cast him in the lead role.

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    New BlackBerry Devices Are Slightly Behind

    The big problem is apps. Whereas all the other platforms have had years to build up their libraries and develop intense followings, BlackBerry is starting from scratch in more ways than one.