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    How to Ace an Audition

    Sig De Miguel, the casting director of independent films such as “Gun Hill Road,” “United 93,” and “The Good Shepherd,” tells actors how to make the most of their time in the audition room and the best way to self submit.

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    Kiss and Don’t Tell?

    Michael Kostroff delves into the issue of audition respect—and the kiss-happy readers who don’t give it to you.

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    How Social Media Can Promote a Child’s Acting Career

    Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter are becoming as important as headshots in promoting a child’s acting career. Experts talk to Backstage about the pros and cons of promoting your child's career online.

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    Staying Fresh and Alive With Theater for One

    Ana Margineanu, director of the recent “Hotel Project,” discusses the ways in which performers and spectators feed and replenish one another.

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    Watching My Words Come to Life

    Michelle Clunie, star of TV's "Queer as Folk" and "Make It or Break It," on the satisfaction of writing her own work, seeing actors bring her words to life on stage, and performing her own pieces. Clunie's new play, "Us," is now running in New York.

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    5 Ways to Promote Your Play or Solo Show Through Facebook

    Here are five tips to market yourself using social media, and ensure that you get some of your Facebook followers to come out from behind their computer screens and join the audience at your live shows.

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    How to Take a Web Series From Concept to Reality (Part 3)

    Welcome to post production, where all of the editing, color correction, music, and sound of a web series come together. Follow these tips to get the best results from your time in the editing room.

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    A Portable Dolly for Your iPhone Camera

    There’s a lot to like about the new iStabilizer Dolly, a portable four-wheeled dolly that ensures smooth motion when used with the camera on your iPhone, iPod, or other mobile device.

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    How to Successfully Set Up a DIY Recording at Home

    While recording music in a professional studio will yield the best results, the cost of purchasing studio time can be prohibitively expensive. Thanks to falling equipment prices, high quality recordings can be made from the comfort of your own home for a fraction of the cost of studio time.

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    A Safe Place for the Unrepresented

    Secret Agent Man visits the Island of Misfit Actors, populated by those dropped by their agents, and walks in on a pity party.