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    This Is Your Life

    Actors should care about the old buildings in Hollywood. It is their history. If we knew all the stories of all the actors in these buildings, every story would transfix us.

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    Giving Thanks

    If you were a doctor, nurse, or anyone forced to stay at Hackensack Hospital between 1993 and 1995, you likely saw my hallway renditions of Bell, Ariel, Snow White, Jasmine and Pinocchio.

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    Advice From Actorfest LA (Video)

    Actorfest LA panelists and vendors share advice on what to do at an audition, how to be proactive, and how to succeed as an actor.

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    Cinthia Leon...Got the Part

    Once in a while a simple hunch, with perhaps a bit of faith, may provide sufficient confirmation that a play is just right for an actor.

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    Crazy is Just a State of Mind

    Note to readers: Secret Agent Man is not available this week. He is on a medical retreat in Northern California. We received the following information from his psychiatrist, Dr. Jeffrey Newbauer.

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    Price Line, Screen Door

    My goal is to make a living as an actor. Would it make sense to just make the decision that I will no longer work for free?

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    Singing With Mr. Darcy

    A tall, good-looking lad—he wouldn't have been playing Mr. Darcy if he weren't—Doug Carpenter more than once refers to singing as his passion.

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    How to Film a Video Audition

    You're not expected to shoot a professional-quality video, but do make sure it's good enough that you can be seen and heard clearly throughout before you send it.

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    How Has Technology Changed Your Acting Career?

    "Acting and technology have been inexorably linked since the beginning of the technological age." - Kevin McCorkle

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    When Life Hands You Lemons...Sing Through It

    Today, for the first time, my voice malfunctioned in an audition. Contrary to what I would have expected, the sky didn't come crashing down.