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    When Should an Actor Get a Publicist?

    "I would advise actors to not hire a publicist until they have an important and visible project or role to promote—for example, a television series, studio film, or great indie film" - Lee Wallman

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    Alex Chester

    In 2009, Christmas came early for Alex Chester, who fulfilled a longtime dream when she booked the role of Punky Who in the Los Angeles production of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas."

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    A Not-So-Perfect 10

    When Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Sid Ganis announced last June that there would be 10 Oscar nominees for best picture, the general reaction was one of confusion.

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    Hard Nips and Such

    Next to the inscription was a bright cartoon illustration of a slender woman in a strapless evening gown standing on a stage. She has a look of triumph and satisfaction on her face.

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    Simple Resolutions

    This year I'd like to take a stab at some less overarching but altogether worthwhile objectives. Use these resolutions to get started on some practical goals of your own.

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    A Fresh Take (5)

    "September through December is a very busy time in our profession. This is my second full season on NBC's "30 Rock." -- Richard Rella

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    New Year, New Start

    If you're taking the time to read this column this early in the year, then congratulations on your wisdom in wanting to be prepared.

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    Bald Is Beautiful

    There's little disagreement that less hair on top can be a very good thing when it comes to working in commercials. Unfortunately, it's an ego blow that some men find too much to take.

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    Bad Audition Recovery?

    "The funny thing about auditions: Sometimes when I think I've totally blown it, that's when I get the callback. The same can be true for a performance," --Scott Kerns

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    Magic in the Chair

    If actors come with the goods to create the miracle in the chair, then they'll be forgiven for their lack of experience and knowledge about the proper way to do auditions.