Remember Yahoo Groups? If you thought those online discussion forums had gone the way of MySpace, GeoCities, or Wreckx-n-Effect, tell that to the current 10,426 members and counting of Austin Film Casting. Dan Eggleston, a retired middle school teacher whose cotton candy beard has since popped up in 50-plus Austin-made films, created the group in 2000 on the Miss Congeniality set by passing a notebook down the line of extras. The group kept growing from there and today it remains an essential haunt to get info on projects ranging from blockbusters to bare-bones student shorts.
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