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    Mistakes Better Not Be Made

    Michael Shannon navigates 100 minutes of roller-coaster speech in his Off-Broadway triumph. How does he do it? Lots of water and no phone calls.

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    'Tis the Season to Get Prepared

    Acting opportunities slow down during the holiday season. You should use some of this available time to get started compiling your tax data. Better preparation leads to a larger refund, and most performers can always use more income.

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    The Art of the Ask

    Having conversations and building relationships with people who are established in this industry can significantly accelerate the development of your career.

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    What a CD Really Does

    Casting directors work very closely with the director, sharing ideas and lists, educating the team, and narrowing down the pool of options until the right actor is chosen to play the role.

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    Michael Wien... Got the Part!

    When student actor Michael Wien read a casting notice for PMSports.com. he immediately knew that he wanted to be part of the team. There was one problem, though: Auditions were for female actors only.

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    Christmas on a Budget

    Secret Agent Man is here to help you make an impression on your industry friends without having to break the bank.

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    Surviving the Survival Job

    "My survival job is sucking the lifeblood out of me. I am drained both mentally and physically. Is there any hope for me?"

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    Read the Room

    What actors fail to understand is how vital it is for them to read the room. An actor should be able to tell when the session director is about to have a breakdown.

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    Making Dances in Myriad Realms

    If you are looking to diversify your choreographic career path, there is perhaps no better model than 38-year-old Long Island, N.Y., native Larry Keigwin.

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    Who Has Taught You the Most About Acting?

    "Movies and television were my first teachers and taught me the most. There's a combination of all the great actors that I watched in movies and on television while growing up."