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    To Live and Dance in L.A.

    If you want to perform with a professional concert-dance company but everyone keeps telling you that Los Angeles is not the place to be, here's your chance to prove them wrong.

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    How Do You Cast Biopics and Historical Figures?

    It's a much more specific demand when we're casting really current figures—figures in the media, very visible figures. They're not just in history; they're people our audience would know very well.

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    The Big Bill

    Hollywood's history is thick with legendary tales of hopeful young starlets and dashing young leading men packing up their meager belongings in their beat-up old suitcases and heading west to seek their fame and fortune in the movies.

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    Heard 'Em Say

    Upon my arrival in the City of Angels 10 years ago, one of the first things I did was race to the legendary street known as Hollywood Boulevard.

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    Just Say 'NO'

    An actor new to Hollywood can often greatly benefit from a can-do attitude—a willingness to do what is asked of you. However, knowing when to sport a "cannot do" attitude may help even more. Need examples? Read on.

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    Bukowski and Popsicles

    Pirates?" I reply. "Is it recent?" I'm sitting across from one of the biggest directors in Hollywood, and he's trying desperately to remember the name of a film.

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    Actor Breakdowns Over Breakdowns: Part 1

    If you're not familiar with the term "breakdown" it's the casting notice that casting offices release to agents through a service called Breakdown Services.

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    Playing Doctor, Preying Agent

    Most of my acting credits are in Equity-waiver theater from about seven years ago, and I'm not a member of the Screen Actors Guild. I took time off to go to nursing school, finished school, and am currently working as a registered nurse, but I want to get back ...

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    Dariean Henderson

    Having faith is important for all aspiring actors. But Dariean Henderson's faith factored in a little more when the actor responded last year to a notice for a nonunion feature called "True Riches."

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    You and the Role and the Music

    Auditioning is possibly the world's quickest job interview. In as little as 16 bars, you need to convey that you're a great singer, a great actor, and a responsible professional.