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    You'd Better Watch Out

    Two recent controversies prove that if you use a beloved icon to make a political point, you'd better expect pushback from the forces of intolerance.

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    Googleless, Quit Fix, West Is Best?

    I'm a 26-year-old male actor who moved to L.A. from Chicago about two years ago. I haven't gone on any auditions here in L.A., but I'm going to start auditioning and submitting myself to agents pretty soon.

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    Brave, Beautiful New Worlds

    "I remember my first print audition like it was yesterday: I was 11 and thought I was so cool for leaving class early to go into the city." --Allison Strong

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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!

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    Mahogany Reynolds

    Mahogany Reynolds moved to central New Jersey from Detroit almost five years ago to pursue her goal of becoming an actor.

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    Saver the Feeling

    It is time to save money for yourself and have Uncle Sam help you with your savings account by giving you a credit for money you have "invested" in yourself. The Internal Revenue Service has come up with a good deal for those of us who can put some money ...

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    Into the Words

    In the beginning, there is the playwright. Then there is you. When the playwright and you, the actor, merge, when the playwright's words and your innermost self—your memories and thoughts and feelings—connect, the result is what we call a "character." Script analysis is a useful first step ...

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    Kazuki: This Is My Earth

    The Kaye Playhouse

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    The Top 20 Casting Directors for the Films of 2005 -- Part One

    Lisa Beach shares her experience in castingWalk the LineandWedding Crashers, while Scot Boland and Victoria Burrows talk about what it was like to castHostageandKing Kong.

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    Andy Richter: A Sidekick Speaks

    He spent seven years being a second banana on Late Night With Conan O'Brien before striking out on his own, so Andy Richter knows a thing or two about what makes a good sidekick. "You've got to know the parameters of your role," explains Richter. "You have to ...