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    Add Layers to Copy, Not Wardrobe

    Your clothes don't audition, you do. But what you wear can help auditors better visualize you in the role.  So, help the auditors along. Dress the part so they can visualize you in the role.

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    Jeanette Steiner... Got the Part!

    With the help of Back Stage, the creators of the indie action thriller "Delivered" were able to locate their femme fatale in L.A.-based actor Jeanette Steiner.

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    What's on My Desk?

    Secret Agent Man reveals eight essential items on his desktop that are integral to his day-to-day operation or that play an important role in his identity.

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    Casting Myself

    I was willing to make one last big effort, and go out with a bang, so to speak. Making a feature film could be just that: One that I wrote and in which I appeared as the lead.

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    Teacher Travails

    We recently had a very bad experience with a neglectful, abusive, and incompetent studio teacher.

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    Chase McGuire... Got the Part!

    Not many actors get to play the lead in their first film, and not many have the chance to discover the depths of emotion required to take on such a role. But that's what happened to Chase McGuire.

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    Cass Collins... Got the Part

    After a 35-year hiatus from acting, Cass Collins has recently started landing roles, thanks in part to technological advances in the casting process.

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    Looks Bad on Paper

    When it comes to lying on your resume, be it a slight exaggeration or a full-blown falsehood, we can offer but one piece of advice: Don't. Not only does it irritate the casting director but there's no need for it.

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    Parent Trap, Photo Flap

    I'm an actor who happens to also be a mother—not a big deal. Like any professional, when I have a job, I balance my work with life with my husband and childcare.

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    Gotta Be Me

    Remember that old Army recruitment ad, "Be all you can be"? One of the ways to be all you can be when acting is to blend your own behavior with that of your character.