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    Northern Exposers

    Casting directors Kathy Mooney and Janet Pound came together last May to form Michigan's Pound & Mooney Casting. Their credits include the Michigan casting for Clint Eastwood's Gran Torino and the upcoming films Whip It!, directed by Drew Barrymore; Youth in Revolt, starring Michael Cera; Demoted, with Sean Astin ...

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    Ian Loren ... Got the Part

    Audrey Hepburn and Debra Messing on "Will & Grace" inspired Loren and helped him land a web series.

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    Hit the Road, Jack

    Sometimes I wonder if actors are born with a genetic mutation that forces them to get in their own way. It's the only possible explanation for all the self-destructive behavior.

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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.