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    Acting School and Coach Specialties: Finding the Help You Want

    Robert Cohen, author of various acting books including “Acting Power: The 21st Century Edition,” says when he’s watching an actor, he takes into consideration “their command of a role, their ability to show both great confidence and great confusion, and, of course, their experience, training, discipline, and how these ...

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    New in Call Sheet: 6 Tips for Submitting Your Scripts to Production Companies

    The new January-February 2014 issue of Call Sheet is now shipping to a bookstore near you. But you can also access all of the great resources from Call Sheet by visiting Backstage.com/CallSheet, where you'll find details about hundreds of casting directors, talent agents, managers, and production companies ...

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    Los Angeles Acting Schools and Coaches

    The following is a list of Los Angeles–area stage and film acting schools, teachers, and coaches organized by category and alphabetically.

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    Animation Production Companies

    Animation production companies are located in the two major markets – the Los Angeles area and New York.

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    5 Film Schools with Great Summer Programs

    Continue your education during the warm months with abbreviated courses in filmmaking at schools such as NYU Tisch, New York Film Academy, Vancouver Film School, School of Creative and Performing Arts, and Columbia College Hollywood.

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    SAG-AFTRA in the Pacific Northwest

    Commercials make up a large portion of actors’ incomes in the Pacific Northwest, which is why SAG-AFTRA negotiated a specific deal to cover its performers doing regional spots.

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    The Importance of Studying Theater History

    To be an informed theater actor, you have to learn about and embrace the lasting effects of the industry classics.

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    3 Things to Know to Nail Your College Audition

    Early admission deadlines will be here before you know it, and Backstage spoke to professionals at Carnegie Mellon and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts to get you the need-to-know.

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    Los Angeles Acting Schools & Coaches

    The following is a list of Los Angeles-area stage and film acting schools, teachers, and acoaches organized by category and alphabetically.

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    An Actor's Guide to Student Films

    Of all the performance options actors have available, student films are encumbered by more than their share of shortcomings. However, the benefits of working on these productions can be incredibly and vastly rewarding, so long as the performer has an idea of how to take advantage of the opportunity.