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    Dues Discussion

    "I have a difficult time understanding how the unions are protecting the "working actor," and I am hoping you can help to clear something up for me."

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    Facing Challenges, Past and Future

    "This is my last visit with you, and I wish I could give you every last piece of my experience, my joy, my successes, my ups and downs, so that you will have an easier time of it" - Beth Grant

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    A Little Bit of This… A Little Bit of That…

    As we head into the holiday season, here's a gift grab bag covering concerns that Back Stage readers have expressed to me either through letters or in person.

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    Quiet! Someone's Getting the Job

    Film and television are reactive media. The next time you're watching a TV show or movie, notice that the actors listen and react more than they talk.

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    An Eye for Talent

    As the founder and CEO of McCorkle Casting, Patricia McCorkle has worked on hundreds of projects for stage and screen since 1979.

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    Seeking Audition Feedback?

    "In my experience, CDs are more apt to give feedback if they had a strong feeling about the reading, good or bad. If I think the feedback will help the actor, I pass it along."

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    Dancing for Joy

    Despite the gloomy financial scene, dance lovers have plenty of reasons to celebrate. Here are a few.

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    Just Say No

    An actor knows he can count on one sure way to land the audition of a lifetime—simply make plans for a much-needed, much-anticipated, much-looked-forward-to-and-carefully-planned trip.

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    Sex Behind the Scenes

    Showmance is what happens between two emotionally charged people involved in a show are attracted and then collide. And sometimes even an airbag or condom can't provide safety.

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    How Can an Actor Be Proactive in His or Her Career?

    How to engage our developing clients in their own destiny, how to empower them, how to put them in the driver's seat -- those are the questions we confront daily.