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    (Hooray for?) Hollywood on Strike!

    In 2007, the WGA  went on strike over new media. The strike was settled, but then the SAG spiraled out of control, unwilling to accept the same terms the writers had but unable to muster a second strike.

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    Readers' Comments

    In response to our April 14 news item headlined "Two Soap Opera Staples Canceled," here is a sampling of reader comments.

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    Giselle Vazquez… Got the Part

    When a casting alert informed her that "Something Outrageous," an evening of sketch comedy, would be produced in New York, she responded, despite not having a comedy background.

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    How to Network a Film Festival

    For the aspiring actor, the film and TV business can appear to be an impersonal bureaucracy. But film festivals offer a possible respite from the industry's oppressive hierarchy.

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    Auditioning Ado, SAG Redo

    I've been called in to audition for a movie. They've given me the circumstances—pretty well defined—but no dialogue. Any tips for how to prepare?

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    Pitch Contest Results Revealed!

    My theory was that most actors don't know how to pitch themselves to agents. So I challenged you to prove me wrong. The results were fascinating.

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    Are Actors Swayed by Other Performers?

    When playing a classical or other oft-performed role, to what degree do actors find themselves influenced—intentionally or unintentionally—by the performances of others?

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    Choreographers Discuss Music and Dance

    To effectively perform a piece of choreography, a dancer needs to master not only its physical aspects but also its musicality.

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    How Can Actors Help Their Managers do Their Job?

    I wish every client asked this question. Representing actors is a team effort, and actors who simply sit by the phone waiting for it to ring are not going to succeed.

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    Graceful Goodbyes

    I have been taking acting and vocal classes with the same instructor for about a year, but now I want to do vocals with him and study with another instructor for acting.