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''X-Files'' Actor Joins Back Stage West Actorfest '99


Posted 01-18-99

Business Wire
01-08-99
Entertainment Editors

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XWP/HTLJ casting director Beth Hymson-Ayers, will be part of a panel of "Hollywood's Hottest Casting Directors" at the Actorfest '99 (April 17, 1999) in Universal City.

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   Actor Chris Owens, who plays Special Agent "Jeffrey Spender" on
the successful Fox-TV series "The X-Files," has joined Back Stage West's Fifth
Anniversary Celebration of the acting profession -- Actorfest '99: A Day For
Actors -- slated Saturday, April 17 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at The Hilton Universal
City & Towers, 555 Universal Terrace Parkway in Universal City.

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    Other first-time-ever highlights of this year's event will be 21 hours of
advice from Hollywood's hottest casting directors. This simultaneous three-room
running series is titled "Casting Directors -- Up-close and Personal": An
intimate one-hour session with Hollywood's Hottest Casting Directors to ask the
questions you've always wanted to ask. A partial list of the participants
include:

    CSA's Mark Teschner ("Port Charles" and "General Hospital"); CSA President
Beth Hymson-Ayer ("Xena/Hercules"); Theater/Film/TV-Independent Casting Director
Richard DeLancy; CSA Commercial Casting Director Jessica Overwise; Eddy Foy III
("Beyond Belief"); and Dick Clark Productions' Lila Selik ("Boys of Summer,"
"America's Most Wanted" and many others).

    For more information on Actorfest '99, stay tuned to the Web site at
http://www.backstage.com.

    For exhibitor, ticket and event information, call 323/525-2225.

   CONTACT: Media Monster Communications Inc., Studio City, Calif.
                        Stacey Kumagai, 818/506-8675


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