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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).

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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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    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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    A Dolt's Only XMA$ Pageant

    Theatre Tehatre

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    Actors Generating Jobs Via The New Producers

    Nearly gone are the days of the sole producer who stumbles upon or nurtures an obscure project with an inevitable eye towards commercial presentation.

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    Unions, Guilds and Associations - REDIRECTED

    The following organizations support the film, theatrical and television industries.

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    From Better to Curse

    Nancy Raffa, currently ballet mistress for American Ballet Theatre, is appearing onstage in "The Sleeping Beauty." She is the witch, Carabosse, who curses Aurora with the prediction that as a teen, she will prick her finger and die.

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    Ditto for D.C., Reading List

    "I was wondering if by any chance you can recommend a couple of acting books that will help me in my career. I need to learn how to get my confidence up—I get so nervous in auditions."

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    Stavellie Salomon

    Stavellie Salomon was not supposed to be an actor. In fact, the Scotland native and youngest of 12 children has spent most of her life trying to live up to her family's desire that she be a doctor.