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    How to Lose $500

    "I sometimes take a few weeks to answer letters, but in this case we don’t have that kind of time. This is really simple: It’s a scam."

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    Adam Frost

    Canadian actor Adam Frost makes it a point to find new ways to sharpen his skills. "I just think it's important to stay busy in whatever aspect of the craft you think is important," says the actor.

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    Bonnie Piesse... Got the Part

    Before she was 20 years old, Bonnie Piesse was cast in Episodes 2 and 3 of the "Star Wars" prequel trilogy as Beru, the Tatooine farmer's wife who adopts Luke Skywalker as a baby.

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    Danielle Lozeau... Got the Part!

    After seeing the casting notice in Back Stage, Danielle Lozeau auditioned for the role of Olivia in "Red Hook Black," a feature film about six people living in Red Hook, N.Y.

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    Shark Attack on Sunset Boulevard

    In quick succession, five agents in five weeks have passed on representing me. They all used essentially the same reason:  "We have too many blondes with far more credits who are just like you."

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    Network Executive Rosters

    This list contains network executives who handle a variety of departments including: programming, development, acquisitions, operations, production, and casting.

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    2009 New York Acting Schools and Coaches

    Following is Back Stage's comprehensive list of New York acting schools and career counselors.

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    It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's... a Stuntperson!

    It could be a horrible car crash or a three-alarm fire or a simple slip-and-trip, but if it's in a movie or on television, chances are it's a stunt man or woman taking the hit.

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    Madeline Voges...Got the Part

    Currently a junior studying at NYU, Madeline Voges was home when she was contacted by co-producer William Dever about auditioning for "Gila!"

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    Bring Reality On the Stage With You

    Jackie Apodaca, an associate professor and the head of performance at Southern Oregon University, says before you go on stage, create a "moment before."