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    Experts Share Their Wisdom

    Whether it's how to handle your finances or how to handle a casting director, the real world presents the working actor with an endless series of challenges.

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    A Sense of Entitlement

    When graduation day arrived, I had a sense of entitlement that cannot be measured; I was ready to take Hollywood by storm. It took me less than six months to realize I knew nothing.

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    Bonnie Piesse... Got the Part

    Before she was 20 years old, Bonnie Piesse was cast in Episodes 2 and 3 of the "Star Wars" prequel trilogy as Beru, the Tatooine farmer's wife who adopts Luke Skywalker as a baby.

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    Getting an Extension

    There continues to be the perception that getting an extension allows you to put off both filing your tax return and paying your taxes until the extension deadline of Oct. 15. It's not so.

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    What Acting Teacher Inspired You?

    Sande Shurin—who wasn't my first teacher but was the first teacher who made me deal with me—stopped me in my tracks. I learned how to become present in a way I had never experienced.

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    All Sizes, All Types, All Ethnicities

    Do you feel that your height, size, ethnicity, or idiosyncratic dancing style may be preventing you from having a successful dance career? Roberto Villanueva is seeking you.

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    Clare Fogerty... Got the Part

    Fantasy became reality for Clare Fogerty when she booked the role of Ariadne in "Kaptara," an animated sci-fi/horror feature based on a creature of Greek mythology: the Minotaur.

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    Jerks Don't Work, Part 1

    I wish there was a way to tell these kids that they're really damaging their reputations—and possibly their futures—by burning these bridges. I just don't know how to do it.

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    Los Angeles Acting Schools and Coaches (Spring 2011)

    The following is a list of Los Angeles–area stage and film acting schools, teachers, and coaches organized by category and alphabetically.

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    Remembering a Star and a Character Actor

    Last week, screen legend Elizabeth Taylor died Wednesday, March 23, at 79; character actor Helen Stenborg died just a few hours earlier at age 86.