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    Show You're Special

    Special skills may not always change an actor's type, but all agree they certainly broaden employment opportunities, especially in commercials.

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    Working the Social Network

    Social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter have given actors new ways to connect with possible employers and representatives, but there's a downside to these easy online interactions.

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    You've Got the Look

    After you've determined what your type is, make sure your look—your physical appearance—fits your type, complements your type, and helps you sell yourself as that type.

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    Type Me

    Actors are trained to be versatile artists, gifted with the chameleonlike ability to transform from role to role. The fear of being typecast is prevalent—often before it's a legitimate concern.

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    Jackie Schram... Got the Part!

    Jackie Schram moved to New York just last fall to pursue her acting career, but she's already planning to leave town. She's been cast in the nonunion national tour of "The 39 Steps."

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    Money Is No Objective

    Back Stage spoke with four performers at different stages of their careers to find out how they make it in New York City.

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    It's Gotten Nicer in New York

    New York commercial casting director Mary Egan-Callahan, of House Casting, originally thought she wanted to be an actor, until she landed a casting internship and fell in love with casting.

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    What Do You Wish You Had Known Before Moving to New York?

    "As my grandmother used to say, 'The early bird gets the worm.' I never thought that would serve any purpose in my life, until I moved to New York."

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    Finding the Right Dance Class

    Daily dance classes are a fundamental part of the life of any serious dancer and even for working professionals. Here's what to consider when deciding on New York classes.

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    Sound Advice

    When it comes to building a voiceover career in New York, it's important to find what you do well and stick with it. Two veterans share how they found their niches and made their voices heard.