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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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    The Inspiring Story Behind ‘Couriers and Contrabands’

    Director and co-developer Kareem Fahmy discusses the development and casting of the new Civil War spy thriller “Couriers and Contrabands,” by Victor Lesniewski, running Sept. 5–26 at the Barrow Group Theatre in NYC.

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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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    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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    Terumi Shimazu

    Actors are constantly asked to perform at their best with little preparation. But sometimes little preparation can serve the character.

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    Naked Girls Drinking!

    Kraine Theater

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    Common Mistakes

    "Doing too much in their montages. Even having a montage. Directors and casting directors really want to cut to the chase with you, not see little bits of everything you've ever done."

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    Jamie Bell Dancin' Days

    Jamie Bell's youth belies his remarkable talent and considerable experience as a dancer and an actor. Now 14, the northeast England native started dancing when he was 6 years old, participating in numerous competitions, and toured England with a musical theatre group when he was 9. But with his ...