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    Teaching Yourself a Dialect

    Knowing what to listen for, how to break it down, how to practice, and then turning your work into something that will convince a native speaker is not easy to do, at least without a little guidance.

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    How to Create Your own Feature, Short, Pilot, or Web Series

    Before you embark on a production that might cost you thousands of dollars, you need to weigh why you want to shoot something, how you are going to do it, and what the potential rewards might be.

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    Sebastian Hagelstein... Got the Part

    With four years of experience acting in community theater productions, including recent roles in "The Music Man" and "Oliver Twist," Hagelstein was ready to take his chances in the Big Apple.

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    The Arrival of Drop Season, Part 1

    This is the time of year when agents take a close look at their client lists and decide who can stay and who can go. Agents know that every actor is different, so we base our expectations on the individual.

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    Lost Equity, Double Jeopardy

    I'd like to join Equity, but it's been many years since I earned all those weeks in the EMC program. I am really nervous that I've blown it by missing the deadline. Will I have to start from scratch?

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    Casting Insider Offers Advice on Nailing Your Audition

    Your audition begins the moment you walk into the audition room, not when you say your first line. You may give the reading of your life, but if you don't look the part, it won't go further.

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    Cris Judd Found Success by Watching and Learning

    Judd directed, choreographed, and produced the "Fantasy" show at the Luxor resort in Las Vegas and has directed and created dances for numerous music videos, concert tours, films, and television programs

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    Do It Yourself

    This week's issue has the theme of "Do It Yourself." And while actors certainly rely on others to succeed in their profession, there are many ways that actors can take matters into their own hands.

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    Putting a Show Up Against the Odds

    While nonunion talent in Florida is scarce, the overwhelmingly talented and trained actors who make their way to New York are saliva-inducing to a playwright-composer like I am.

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    Astaire Award Nominees Talk About Dancing on Broadway

    The 2011 Astaire Award Nominees spoke to Back Stage about their dance training and how to make it as a performer in New York.