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Young Actors in 'Fame' Enjoy the Hard Work of Performing

September 23, 2009

The new movie "Fame," which comes out Friday, takes place in a high school and features lots of catchy music and dancing by students -- a formula that has been pretty successful at the movies recently.

But unlike the "High School Musical" films, "Fame" takes a more realistic look at just how hard you have to work to become a stage or film star. It's an exciting and creative process, for sure, but the movie makes it clear that the path to fame can be full of disappointment, too.

Set at a fictitious performing arts high school in New York, the film follows a group of talented students through four years at the school, both in and out of class. Read More