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    NY Acting Markets: Commercials

    One longtime commercial casting director (speaking anonymously) says she cast far more nonunion jobs—60 to 70 percent—than union jobs last year.

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    NY Acting Markets: Television

    When it comes to assessing the health of the television market for actors in New York, experts disagree.

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    NY Acting Markets: Broadway, Off-Broadway & Off-Off-Broadway

    With the economy in the doldrums, daytime dramas being canceled, and Broadway shows closing despite good reviews, is it still possible to make a living as a performer in Gotham?

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    Adios, Amigo

    Every agency I know evaluates its list at least twice a year to see who can stay and who should go. These aren't fun meetings, but they're absolutely necessary.

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    Back on Track, Mom to the Rescue

    "I consider myself an actress for life. So thanks for telling people not to worry, and if it's time, to just do it. The road to every acting gig is paved with fun, friendships, and love."

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    Cities Can Give You the Business

    A number of cities across the country have instituted a business tax that applies to individuals who receive cash income.

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    Regional Theater Roundelay

    It's 2010 and the theater gods have blessed you with your first out-of-town gig at a regional theater operating under Actors' Equity Association's League of Resident Theatres (LORT) contract.

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    Acting Rock Songs

    Sheri Sanders has figured something out about the relationship of rock musicals to rock music that she claims few others guiding rock-musical aspirants these days have wised up to.

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    Manager and Agent Working Together?

    "When building a team, an actor hires agents—legit, commercial, voiceover—and a manager who can work together, complement each other, and provide opportunities to achieve success."

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    Clayton Farris

    When Clayton Farris got the part of Paul in “Kiss Me Kate” at the Glendale Centre Theatre, he knew a dream of his would be realized: He'd get to sing and dance to the iconic “Too Darn Hot.”