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    My Rebuttal

    I realized there's a major disconnect between how actors see an agent's behavior and the reality behind our actions.

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    Miguel Belmonte... Got the Part!

    When Miguel Belmonte first happened upon the notice for the Off-Off-Broadway production "Memory Is a Culinary Affair," in the pages of Back Stage, it was no simple case of history repeating itself.

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    Let's Get Real About Reality

    Would you like to know my definition of a loser? It's someone who blames others for his or her own shortcomings.

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    Santa Claus Ain't Coming to Town. You Are!

    This is the time of year when agents start a betting pool to see which actors will remember to give us a little something as a thank-you for all the hard work we do.

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    Making It Look Easy

    Ever watch a film and think to yourself: "Where did they find these people? How did they get these town folks to act?"

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    How to Create a Natural Audition Look (Video)

    Hair and Makeup Artist Anthony Pazos demonstrates how to create natural looking skin, eyes, brows, cheeks, and lips for on-camera auditions.

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    Private Practice

    Like many actors, Carolyn Power gets private coaching. For an audition for Sarah Ruhl's play "The Clean House."

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    OPINION: How IMDb Cripples Below-the-Line Talent Too

    A top crafts agent questions the legality of a site that subjects behind-the-scenes job-seekers to age discrimination.

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    The Cattle Call: Slaughter or Refuge?

    Should represented actors—that is, those lucky enough to have an agent and/or manager—attend EPAs? Answer: Yes.

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    L.A. Noir

    It's 10:29 a.m. The city is Beverly Hills. I'm your narrator, Secret Agent Man. Those who know me say I'm a good man in a bad town. Those who don't wish they did. These are my stories.