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    Submission Boo-Boos

    If you're an actor looking for representation, there are a lot of ways to go about it.

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    Talk Back: What Actors Must Do!

    Inspiration is when you can't stop working because an actor has crossed your path and shown you something that you have never seen before, that you never even knew existed.

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    Headshots: Border or Not?

    Recently a reader sent me a question about the latest headshot trends: whether a headshot should have a border or be full bleed. Every five or so years the "in" headshot format alters.

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    Puffing on Illusion

    Some people do yoga. I hang out in a little cigar shop on Melrose Avenue. I come here to center myself, to think, to contemplate the meaning of my existence, and existence in general.

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    Voice Activation

    Want a new way to be proactive in your voiceover career? Here are the best-known websites geared toward voice talent.

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    The Technique of Process

    What inspires you? What blocks you? What rocks you? What delights and repels you?

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    Audition As If You're Rehearsing

    Todd Thaler launched his career as a casting director 25 years ago by overseeing background casting for Woody Allen, a position he held on 14 of Allen's films.

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    Residual Reassurance, Group Dynamic

    "If my son has a credited principal role in a major motion picture, will he still get residuals if he's nonunion?"

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    Common Mistakes

    "Doing too much in their montages. Even having a montage. Directors and casting directors really want to cut to the chase with you, not see little bits of everything you've ever done."

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    When Less Is More: The Art of the Thumbnail Photo

    Thumbnails—those miniature headshots posted on casting websites—are identical to their 8-by-10-inch counterparts. Except, of course, they're smaller.