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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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    Have a Merry Christmas

    As the year winds down, I want all of you to hit the brakes on your acting careers. Trust me. Show business will still be here after Dick Clark rings in the new year. Christmas isn't about headshots and a new demo reel.

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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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    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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    Look Like Someone Famous?

    "That's a tough one. [In] the casting director game, it's half this and half that. There are situations where it could help." -- John Papsidera

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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.

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    10 Rare DVD Performances

    Back Stage introduces you to ten rare DVD performances that every actor should have in their collection.

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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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    When Computers Crash

    All is not lost, however, even if you haven't backed up. When your computer crashes, some data, if not all, may be recoverable without going to an expensive data-recovery company.

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    The Play's the Thing...

    It's tough to write a critical review of Final Draft 8 when the screenwriting software—now with stage play and musical theater components—offers such elegant ease of use.