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    A Sticky Situation

    As I eyeball the pasties, it hits me that I have—basically—just signed up to be a human mannequin for the day.  A half-naked one at that.

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    Letter From the Editor

    It's that time of year when we get to pull our sweaters out of storage, leaves start to change colors—or at least fall off a few trees in L.A.—new TV series debut, and television production is back in action.

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    Rocky Mountain High

    I'm moving to Colorado. Will being part of SAG and getting my Equity card serve me any purpose there? Or should I pursue my passion nonunion?

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    Ghosts Past and Present

    "When I turned the key to my grandmother's door a few weeks ago, I expected to find her waiting for me behind it as she always did. Instead, all I found was an apartment full of memories."

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    How Do You Get Into the Mood to Act When You Just Don't Feel Like Acting?

    "I have days when I don't want to do the show, when I'm depressed, when I'm physically sick, and I just put it into the character."

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    Aimee Howard... Got the Part!

    Careful preparation and her ability to "use the space" helped Aimee Howard land the role of Gittel Mosca in William Gibson's classic two-hander "Two for the Seesaw."

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    When the Situation Gets Sticky…

    Remember, James Bond is licensed to kill. When you have representation, you're licensed to say, "Call my agent."

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    Actors' Rule

    I know that as union actors we're not supposed to do nonunion work. But, hypothetically, what happens if we do? I'm not saying I would. But what are the penalties? Do you get kicked out? Fined? Blacklisted?

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    Dance Schools in Los Angeles and New York

    As part of our Spotlight on Dance, here is a list of dance schools in Los Angeles and New York City. Each listing includes the school's specialties as well as their location and contact info.

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    How to Get Out of Sticky Situations

    Avoiding audition sabotage, working with stage blood, digging yourself out of a blown audition, fixing a bad first impression and many more ways to get out of those sticky situations.