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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 Los Angeles area. Check for new listings every Thursday! (Website members only.)

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    THEATRE GUIDE 2003 -- LIGHTS, PROPS AND SETS, COSTUMES, MAKEUP & HAIR, SOUND RENTAL

    When you've got witches who need to boil and toil and trouble, you'll need a cauldron, some dry ice, and probably some good wax noses and warts. Eerie lighting and a blasted heath will help--and the sound of howling banshees wouldn't hurt.

    You get the idea. Here ...

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    C. Stephen Foster

    There are few actors who can cross gender lines and effectively play male and female roles. With his soft Southern lilt and his 5-foot frame, C. Stephen Foster has always been in touch with his masculine and feminine sides on stage.

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    Experience vs. Sheepskin: Verdict?

    "Did you go to college?" I replied truthfully: "No." I was informed that my lack of a certificate from a secondary institution of learning would prevent me from teaching at this particular school.

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    Networks Make Final Pilot Orders

    Josh Gad, Roseanne Barr, Mindy Kaling, Becki Newton, Sarah Silverman, Rebel Wilson, Reba McEntire and more lead this season's pilots.

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    'Tis the Season to Get Prepared

    Acting opportunities slow down during the holiday season. You should use some of this available time to get started compiling your tax data. Better preparation leads to a larger refund, and most performers can always use more income.

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    Which Actor's Career Would You Most Like to Have?

    "I would love to have Robert Downey Jr.'s career. I can only imagine the ups and downs that he has had in his career." --Amore Leighton

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    LETTERS

    Closet Land

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    Flappers Comedy Club Owners Share Their Training Secrets (Video)

    Barbara Holliday and Dave Reinitz, owners of Flappers Comedy Club in Los Angeles, talk to Back Stage about their comedy training philosophy and how to teach someone to be funny.

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    How to Make an Editor Like You

    Be aware of what you are doing and how you are doing it from take to take and setup to setup. Often, great performances end up on the cutting room floor because actors didn't think.