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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.

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    Nick LaMedica... Got the Part

    Nick LaMedica jokes that he could just be a professional "Romeo and Juliet" actor and work his way through all the roles he hasn't gotten to yet.

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    They Grow Up So Fast

    Not all young performers have the same needs. Toddlers auditioning for Pampers commercials are miles apart from 20-year-olds competing for teen roles on a sitcom.

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    Auditioning the Parents?

    When I bring a child in for an audition, it's all about the work that they do in the room with me. Are they actively listening while they're doing the scene? Do they take direction well?

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    Less Coaching, Please

    If you've never experienced a waiting room jam-packed with children being coached by mom (or dad) for their commercial audition, you've missed a riveting sociological process.

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    Play Is the Thing

    Children under the age of 5 easily slip into imaginary worlds of their own making. Is it possible that they hold the keys to understanding the fundamentals of acting?

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    The Right Track for All Ages

    Always use common sense when contacting a casting director. Talent should know their boundaries and use proper etiquette.

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    Dance Training for Children and Teens

    It takes many years of study to acquire a professional level of dance technique, so aspiring dancers must begin training at a very young age.