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    Act with Class, Please

    Professional etiquette is critical for actors. It’s an essential component of hirability. Actors who don’t comport themselves professionally may find themselves unhirable no matter how talented and well-trained they are.

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    2009 Los Angeles Acting Schools and Coaches

    The following individuals or companies in Los Angeles that specialize in one-on-one acting coaching.

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    2009 New York Acting Schools and Coaches

    Following is Back Stage's comprehensive list of New York acting schools and career counselors.

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    Liz Beckham

    Auditioning is hard enough without the presence of a major star in the room, but that's exactly what happened to Liz Beckham when she went in for 'Accomplice: Hollywood'.

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    If You Have Tears to Shed: 'Death of a Salesman' 60 Years On

    Some years back, my wife and I accompanied Arthur Miller to a performance of 'Death of a Salesman'. When we came out, her face was wet with tears.

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    Top 25 Casting Directors in Film and TV

    The following is a list of the top 25 Power Casting Directors in film and television.  In some cases, collaborations were so closely tied that we considered multiple people as one entity. 

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    College and University Programs in Theatre and Dance

    The following is a list of accredited, degree-granting acting programs at colleges and universities in the United States and the United Kingdom.

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    If It's Tuesday, This Must Be...?

    An actor friend asked me to recommend software to remind her of important dates. She felt overwhelmed trying to keep track of all the details of her life. Don't we all?

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    Zap, Bam, Pow

    "Action has to drive the story and articulate character, but what I really like about action is that it's a visceral medium," says Anthony De Longis. 

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    What Is Personalization?

    Every role, every creative situation, every professional job—whether on stage, in front of a camera, or at a microphone—is unique and requires you to use different tools from your actor's toolbox.