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    How to Audition the Young (of All Ages)

    Casting is tricky in any film. There is always a certain gut instinct involved. But with children it becomes even trickier.

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    Breaking In Step by Step

    Joan Baker is on a mission. Not content to simply make a profit on her work, the 20-year voiceover veteran is pushing hard to find a cure for the disease that took her father: Alzheimer's.

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    Victoria Negri... Got the Part

    The idea of confronting a possessed murderer was not the most frightening part of Victoria Negri's audition. What terrified her was that it would consist of completely improvised scenes.

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    The Unshakable Skill Set

    We all yearn for the other to be reliable and trustworthy yet exciting and unpredictable. Never boring. Our relationship with ourselves follows this same blueprint.

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    Hollywood's Golden Age of Dance

    Today's dancers and emerging choreographers may know the great film musicals only through these influences, or through iconic images or references made by their dance teachers.

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    My Rebuttal

    I realized there's a major disconnect between how actors see an agent's behavior and the reality behind our actions.

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    Maryland Meltdown, Wardrobe Worry

    What advice can you give a 30-something mother from Maryland who has spent half her life dreaming of working as an actress in New York?

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    To Be an Actor

    Excerpted from "Harold: The Boy Who Became Mark Twain," by Hal Holbrook.

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    New York Acting Schools & Coaches

    The following is a list of New York–area stage and film acting schools, teachers, and coaches organized alphabetically and by category.

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    Talbot Perry Simons...Got the Part

    When he saw the notice for "Thursday's Speaker," a SAG Ultra Low Budget feature, he knew he'd found something that would let him do what he loved.