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    What Actor Do You Regret Overlooking?

    "Perhaps the biggest mistake I ever made was turning down Danny DeVito. This was before 'Taxi,' and he was an unknown."

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    The Busy Smell of Success

    What defines a successful actor? Having roles offered without needing to audition? Being labeled "A-list" in the tabloids? Winning an industry award?

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    Some Tax Myths Debunked

    This week I thought I'd take on a few durable tax myths. Free yourself of these misconceptions, and your filing can be a much happier and more productive experience.

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    Turning on the Heat

    Secret societies and yacht clubs aside, Evan and I were both in the same city, in the same bar and—as it turned out—in the same business. "I'm a producer," he said shyly.

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    A Survival Guide to Pilot Season

    It's that time of year again. Los Angeles is about to be inundated with actors from New York and further abroad, hoping to secure a series-regular role in that mystical and wondrous thing known as a pilot.

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    Avoiding Pilot Error

    Pilot agreements with actors are often negotiated under considerable time constraints, sometimes closing just minutes before a screen test. This gives the studio a major advantage.

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    What to Expect When Testing for a TV Pilot

    For many actors, getting cast as a series regular on a television pilot is a dream come true. But testing for the pilot can feel more like a nightmare.

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    A Master Class With Michael Feinstein

    By the time the two hours had elapsed in Michael Feinstein's master class, he had encountered—and made strides to correct—just about every problem faced by both new and seasoned singers.

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    Groomed for Success

    Acting since childhood, Penny had played the daughter in a rather well-known television series. I looked up to her like a mentor. She'd gotten to live out the childhood I always wanted.

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    Maggie McGuire.... Got the Part!

    After moving to New York about three months ago, Maggie McGuire landed the role of Madeline in "The Mysterious Mystery of Mystery Street."