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    I Love to Laugh

    Adding laughter is one of the best things an actor can do to take a performance from safe to spectacular.

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    Theater Space, Self-Producing Promoter

    Budgeting, marketing, fundraising for, and managing a show—with your own money at stake—may take a few years off your life, but it can teach you a lot.

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    Getting Actors to Sing

    Voice teacher Roger Love has helped prepare Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon for "Walk the Line" and Jeff Bridges and Colin Farrell for "Crazy Heart," among many others.

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    Cool Gadgets to Help Your Career

    When it comes to technology for actors, it's not just which gadgets we use, it's how we use them.

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    Working the Social Network

    Social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter have given actors new ways to connect with possible employers and representatives, but there's a downside to these easy online interactions.

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    Being Real

    All casting directors talk about the importance of a headshot looking like the actor, but this is essential for actors interested in appearing in independent films.

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    It's Showtime

    I can hear the assistant director intone into the walkie-talkie: "This is now a 'closed set.'" In movies, closed sets happen when nudity is involved. In this case, mine.

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    How Rising Content Creators Can Utilize YouTube Spaces

    Eileen Rivera of YouTube Space L.A. discusses how the maker space is pushing creators to be their best, as well as the resources they offer content makers.

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    Who Can I Trust to Help Me With Filing Taxes?

    I am sure that a significant number of readers will try to prepare their own return this year using computer software. If you do, you won't be alone.

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    William Esper on Alfred Lunt in 'The Visit'

    Lunt filled his performance with the genuine inner agony that gave birth to his performance. I understood that in acting, no matter how vivid the external form, if it lacks inner content, it ultimately leads to an empty experience.