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    Nick LaMedica... Got the Part

    Nick LaMedica jokes that he could just be a professional "Romeo and Juliet" actor and work his way through all the roles he hasn't gotten to yet.

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    They Grow Up So Fast

    Not all young performers have the same needs. Toddlers auditioning for Pampers commercials are miles apart from 20-year-olds competing for teen roles on a sitcom.

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    Auditioning the Parents?

    When I bring a child in for an audition, it's all about the work that they do in the room with me. Are they actively listening while they're doing the scene? Do they take direction well?

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    Less Coaching, Please

    If you've never experienced a waiting room jam-packed with children being coached by mom (or dad) for their commercial audition, you've missed a riveting sociological process.

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    Play Is the Thing

    Children under the age of 5 easily slip into imaginary worlds of their own making. Is it possible that they hold the keys to understanding the fundamentals of acting?

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    The Right Track for All Ages

    Always use common sense when contacting a casting director. Talent should know their boundaries and use proper etiquette.

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    Dance Training for Children and Teens

    It takes many years of study to acquire a professional level of dance technique, so aspiring dancers must begin training at a very young age.

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    Actors' Motivations, Callback Proclamations

    Why do people like acting? If you ask me, it's sadomasochistic. Lots of movie characters have things happen to them that you definitely wouldn't want happening to you in real life.

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    Your Child's Taxes

    Sometimes the rules we explain to parents who have invested in their child's career conflict with what they have heard on the street from other parents.

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    If I Ruled the World

    Actors be warned! I've finally pulled it off. On the first of April, a statute goes into effect that bans one-person shows from being performed in the city of Los Angeles.