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    Don't Sweat It

    Summertime—full of sun, sand, surf, and, of course, sweat and sunburns. But if you're on camera or on stage, it's often imperative that you not show any signs of the summer heat.

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    The Art and Science of Getting Your Idea Across

    All successful scriptwriters are forced to master pitching before they can get paid to actually write. Just as auditioning is a separate skill every actor must develop, every writer must build a pitching muscle.

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    Nick Raio

    As a rule, actors shouldn’t fear playing unlikable characters, as Nick Raio has discovered.

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    Olunike Lockett-Smith

    Olunike Lockett-Smith, a Canadian-born, Jamaican- and Nigerian-bred actor with a penchant for accents calls the audition for her first student film "kismet."

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    Learning the Ropes of Broadway With ‘Memphis’

    Actor J. Bernard Calloway, who plays Delray Farrell in "Memphis," shares his journey with the show.

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    This Is Your Life

    Actors should care about the old buildings in Hollywood. It is their history. If we knew all the stories of all the actors in these buildings, every story would transfix us.

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    Arrivederci, A******

    "I recently interviewed with a new agent. While the office impressed me, there were some red flags."

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    Karin de la Penha... Got the Part!

    "It's a very muscular and at times extremely dark script that really wrestles with some rough stuff," says Karin de la Penha.

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    Young Actors and the Way In

    I have been teaching young people for the past 15 years how to find their way into acting. This calls for a far different set of skills than with the adult students.

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    Top 20 Casting Directors - Part 2

    Interviews with Lisa London and Catherine Stroud (Grandma's Boy); Mindy Marin (Thank You for Smoking); Roger Mussenden (with Ann Robinson) (Superman Returns); Rick Pagano (with Coreen Mayr and Heike Brandstatter) (X-Men: The Last Stand).