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    Casting Directors Give Advice at Readers' Choice Panel (Video)

    Back Stage Features Writer Jessica Gardner moderates a panel with Readers' Choice Favorite Commercial Casting Director Francine Selkirk and Favorite TV Casting Director April Webster.

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    Los Angeles Production Listings

    Back Stage lists major U.S. film and TV productions that are currently casting or accepting submissions. On this page you'll find productions occurring in the greater Los Angeles area. Check for new listings every Thursday! (Website members only.)

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    The Character and I

    Recently, when I was interviewing Royal Shakespeare Company actor Monica Dolan, she made a curious comment. "One of my directors taught me something very important," she said, "to always say 'she' when talking about the character. I find it useful. When you start doing what you would do in a ...

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    Don't Be Late

    Although we do everything we can to encourage our clients to file their tax returns as early as possible, more than half our business comes in during these last few weeks of tax season.

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    I'm Not That Guy

    When creating a character, are actors limited by who they are? Actors sometimes play an idea of a character instead of a specific, idiosyncratic, actual person.

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    Recording Show Tunes With Broadway Royalty

    In his new book, “Album Produced By…More of My Rollercoaster Life,” Bruce Kimmel shares stories about working with Elaine Stritch, Dorothy Loudon, and more.

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    Stacy Citron

    Stacy Citron literally tap-danced her way to the role of Julia Thomas III in "Aunt Fondeen and the Lost Dutchman Goldmine," an original children's show for the Culver City Public Theatre.

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    Sneaky Students? Calling Comment

    I wish that student filmmakers would stop trying to disguise their little student projects as something other than what they are: a student project.

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    Three New Dance Biographies

    Coinciding with Lincoln Center's 50th anniversary this theatrical season, three new biographies of dance artists who made significant contributions to dance at Lincoln Center have been published.

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    Paranoia, Phonies and 'Phrauds'

    When my visibility went from 'that guy behind the audition table' to Paul Russell, I fully realized just how cautious actors are about relatively unknown casting and other opportunities.