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    Favorite Memory of Acting in Los Angeles?

    "I did an episode of Alias in which I played a mob guy from an indeterminate European country. In the scene, Jennifer Garner is sitting poolside at a hotel wearing a bikini and dives into the pool and swims around a bit.

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    Turn a Loss Into a Promotion

    Stephen Tobolowsky talks about “The Mindy Project” and “The Dangerous Animals Club”

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    Happy Thanksgiving!

    As we enter the holiday season, I'd like to urge all of you to give thanks to those who have helped make your path a little bit easier.

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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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    Come Together, Right Now, Over Here

    Actors in productions from across the world will be performing as a part of the California International Theatre Festival 2010 season, July 17–25, in Calabasas, Calif.

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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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    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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    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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    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.