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    Tony Gracia... Got the Part

    Persistence, determination, and resourcefulness paid off for Tony Gracia with a leading role. He plays the zombie hunter in the independent film "Scream, Zombie, Scream."

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    Readers React to Nicholas Roses Case

    On April 5, the L.A.City Attorney charged manager Nicholas Roses with seven criminal counts of violating California's Krekorian Talent Scam Prevention Act. Here are some reader comments.

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    New York Acting Schools and Coaches (Spring 2011)

    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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    Jerks Don't Work, Part 2

    Last week, I discussed the professional perils of being a jerk. Today, I'll talk about exceptions to the rule and some ways to cultivate nonjerkiness.

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    Don't Be Late

    Although we do everything we can to encourage our clients to file their tax returns as early as possible, more than half our business comes in during these last few weeks of tax season.

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    Getting Carded

    How do you get into the unions? The requirements are easy to understand, but the bigger issue for many actors may be deciding when the time is right to get your union card.

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    When to Say No to Work...

    Say no to work? Acting work is scarce enough as it is—so scarce that getting a job can seem a minor miracle. So why would any actor decline an offer of employment?

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    Turning Pro

    Acting school is an important tool to help you become an artist. However, a professional is defined as "one who follows an occupation as a means of livelihood or for gain."

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    A Cautionary Tale

    "I can't think of another profession where what they teach you in school is so completely different from what you have to do in the professional world," says Stephen Tobolowsky.

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    Received Wisdom

    Whether you've taken a few commercial classes or graduated from Juilliard, plenty of lessons probably weren't in your curriculum. I asked a few actor friends to expound on the subject.