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    Putting Yourself Out There

    "Recognize the event that's taking place," he said. "You're being impertinent in the face of the opportunity of your lifetime. I'm about to make you a star."

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    Isabelle Zufferey Boulton...Got the Part

    After graduating from the Stella Adler Studio of Acting's two-year conservatory program in June, the nonunion actor spent every morning on BackStage.com searching the latest casting calls.

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    3 Easy Steps to Standup

    Trying to do your first standup comedy performance without any instructions can be like learning to drive with mittens: It's not fun and you'll probably crash. Here are three steps that will increase your chances of success.

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    How to Make an Editor Like You

    Be aware of what you are doing and how you are doing it from take to take and setup to setup. Often, great performances end up on the cutting room floor because actors didn't think.

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    Ways to Make Your Film Crew Like You

    There are 1,001 things on set that can injure you if you are not paying attention. When a grip yells, 'Make a hole!' or 'Points!' they're saying it for your safety so you don't take a piece of dolly track or a c-stand to the face.

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    An Emmy-Nominated Editor Offers Nine Tips for a Dynamite Demo Reel

    Start with the work. You can also start with your name, but launch into the work as soon as possible. Do not have anything fancy like a slide show or montage at the top.

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    10 Monologues They Haven't Heard Yet

    We asked the staff of New York's Tony Honor–winning Drama Book Shop for its picks for monologues that casting directors haven't already heard a thousand times.

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    Three Tips to Improve Your Resume

    Enhance those credits that make you salable, says Paul Doherty, partner and head of the Los Angeles division of Cunningham-Escott-Slevin-Doherty (CESD) Talent Agency.

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    Networking Organizations You Should Know

    In an industry so dependent on connections and who you know, it's important to get out there and meet people. But how and where? Consider these networking organizations.

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    The 5 Essential Components of an Effective Career Strategy

    Creating a list of goals is vastly different from a) defining a clear focus that is centered on what you are most passionate about achieving and b) designing your life to feed that focus.