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    Serve No Review Before It's Time

    "Gentlemen's agreement" is an archaic term that is nevertheless perfect for describing the unwritten contract between publications and theater producers known as the "review embargo."

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    Hope Jaymes ... Got the Part

    After attending Texas State University for a year, where she studied theater, Hope Jaymes embarked upon the brave journey to Los Angeles, leaving her theatrical roots for a career in film.

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    Casting Directors May be the Gatekeepers, But Agents are the Key Masters

    The entertainment industry is like a private party guarded by the finest security team in the business. If you're not invited, then you ain't getting in. That's why you need an agent.

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    Strip Search

    I am in Las Vegas and really want to get into TV and films. I wonder if I can get involved from here, or do I need to go to Los Angeles?

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    Making a Success of It

    The year is halfway over, and though I have added more experience to my acting résumé, I think the number of rejections we all face is a constant reminder of how stiff competition is in this industry.

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    Keeping in Step With Irish Dance

    This summer is a perfect time to catch up with the world of Irish dance. If you missed the St. Patrick's Day premiere and spring run of the Irish-dance film "Lord of the Dance 3D," you can now see it on DVD.

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    Acting is About Making Great Choices

    The following is an excerpt from "Acting With Impact: Power Tools to Ignite the Actor's Performance."

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    What Should You Look Out For in a Talent Representation Agreement?

    Once an actor secures a representative—whether an agent, a manager, or both—the actor will be presented with a representation agreement. It's a good idea to have it reviewed by an attorney.

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    How Did You Get Your Agent?

    An agent eventually signed me after I started writing on a television show, a job I got myself, which is, sadly, how it usually works.

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    Agents Offer Tips on the Best Ways to Contact Talent Reps

    Agents and managers are, after all, as diverse as the actors they represent. Back Stage recently spoke with four agents whose differences underscore the idea that securing representation is far from a "one size fits all" proposition.