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    Talent Never Ages

    Sometimes, I can't believe it. I'm performing with an Academy Award nominee and two-time Golden Globe winner, with a woman whose career shines alongside those of many of Hollywood's brightest stars.

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    Matias Ponce...Got the Part

    Most actors can point to a particular role they'd love to play, or a play they've always dreamed of acting in. For Matias Ponce, that play was "Short Eyes," the 1975 Tony Award winner written by Miguel Piñero.

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    Making the Jump From Co-Stars to Guest Stars

    If you're just starting out, your first acting job in television will probably be a co-star role. That's where everyone begins.

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    Hire Education, Out of Character

    Why is it that actors tend to book work when they don't care about the audition, don't need the work, or are sick or tired during the audition?

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    Learning to Sight-Sing

    Being asked to sight-sing—sing a piece of music you're unfamiliar with—can strike fear into the heart of even the most experienced vocalist.

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    What to Negotiate For on a Nonunion Shoot

    Working under a union contract—whether AFTRA, SAG, or Equity—provides an actor with many built-in protections.

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    'Gossip Girl' CD David Rapaport Discusses How He Finds New Faces

    My favorite method of finding new talent is going to the location where we're filming and casting real people, not actors.

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    Advice from Actorfest NY (Video)

    Actorfest NY panelists and exhibitors offer actors advice on how to get voiceover work, how to find a good acting teacher, how to know what casting directors want, and more.

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    A Halloween Tale

    They belong to agents and managers and casting directors. These people used to be my friends. Now they're holding torches, chanting my name like it's a dirty word.

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    Facebook Formalities, 'Tired' Tirade

    I've managed to add some top casting directors as friends on Facebook. I haven't met them; I took a chance and just added them and they accepted me. However, I have been waiting to message them.