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    Jessie Losch

    It was the first time she'd sent out her brand-new professional photos, and when she was called in about a week later, it was her first "real" audition in New York City for her first nonstudent film.

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    Open a New Window

    I had no idea I would ever be performing live theater. Even though so many people said I would be perfect for Broadway, I never pictured it.

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    VIDEO: Casting Director April Webster Talks "Star Trek"

    Back Stage talks to casting director April Webster about the process of casting "Star Trek" and her tips for actors going into auditions.

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    New York Acting Schools & Coaches

    The following is a list of New York–area stage and film acting schools, teachers, and coaches organized by category and alphabetically.

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    The Essentials

    We asked the staffs of the Drama Book Shop in New York and Samuel French in Los Angeles for their picks of the top 10 books every actor should own. Here are their choices.

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    By the Books

    But the "book" is more than just proverbial. It's constantly being written and rewritten, with publishers releasing a steady stream of new tomes on the craft and business of acting each year.

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    And the Winner Should Be…

    The Oscars are still six weeks away, but I'm already thinking about all the talented actors who aren't going to get nominated.

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    Stuck in Rep, Pay to Play

    "It was with a mix of relief and sadness that I recognized the agent in question in your recent column ["Arrivederci A******," Oct. 29, 2009]. Because, unfortunately, I'm signed with him."

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    Look Like Someone Famous?

    "That's a tough one. [In] the casting director game, it's half this and half that. There are situations where it could help." -- John Papsidera

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    If the IRS Calls

    There are numerous reasons why the Internal Revenue Service may contact you throughout the year, so if you receive an IRS missive in the mail, don't panic.