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    Worshiping a Technique and/or Teacher (aka The Cult Factor)

    "Everything I say is right. Everything I say is wrong. There are many conflicting opinions in this industry. Don't take one person's word as gospel. Including my own. Take what works for you."

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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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    The Root of Good Acting

    Personalization is the foundation upon which the house built. Step number one of my eight steps is phrased, "Who am I?"—think of that "I" as standing for identification.

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    The Almighty Assistant

    Most agents in this business started on someone's desk. That means they worked as an assistant to an established agent. Think Lloyd on "Entourage."

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    Touring Tune-Up

    An actor getting ready for a major tour—or any long stage run—is like an athlete prepping for the playoffs. You must be in top physical and vocal shape if you're to have any hope of success.

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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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    The Youth Market

    "Hannah Montana." "High School Musical." The youth market is taking Hollywood by storm. There's never been a better time for aspiring kid and teen actors to break into show business.

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    Major Issues for Minors

    When it comes to entertainment, kids are no longer in the minor leagues. Today, young actors are grabbing major roles—just look at Miley Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers, or the "Harry Potter" stars.

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    Publicity Blunders

    Fame and attention. Nouns conjoined, the two desires are often borne from one source: insecurity. It's a "Someone, anyone, please pay attention to me!" syndrome.

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    2009-10 College and University Programs in Theater and Dance

    The following is a list of accredited, degree-granting acting and dance programs at colleges and universities in the United States and the United Kingdom.