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    Booking Ratios

    How many postal carriers have had their discs herniated by the sheer weight of all the actor submissions they deliver?

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    Ready for Your Close-Up?

    The second someone steps in front of my camera, my brain goes into overdrive to answer one question: How do I make this person look his or her best?

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    Developing Dialects

    The ability to speak convincingly in different dialects is an important part of an actor's tool kit. No matter how well you connect emotionally with a role, a false or inappropriate accent can diminish the final result.

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    What Do You Know Now That You Didn't Know When You Started Casting?

    "In voiceover casting, I have learned that the actors who take a risk and fully commit to what they're doing usually get the part."

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    Rosie Cosch... Got the Part!

    After a 15-year hiatus from acting, Rosie Cosch is back doing what she loves. Cosch hoped that getting cast would be an opportunity to network and build a new—or, in her case, second—career.

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    New Research in Dance Medicine

    Are you a professional or collegiate dancer between the ages of 18 and 40? Or a male ballet dancer aged 12 to 16? If so, you may want to participate in one of two new research studies in dance medicine being in New York City.

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    Changing It Up

    At commercial auditions, it's common to be asked to read a part several times.  That doesn't mean you shouldn't be ready to switch it up on your own when given the opportunity to read again.

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    Acting Is Action

    How does one go about finding the action? To begin with, you must discover the objective. This is the overarching need of the character: What does he or she want in the play?

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    Don't Cross the Line Online

    If you have a website, make sure you have something on it. There's nothing more annoying than going to a website and it says "Coming soon."

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    Union Provisions, Name Decisions

    "The big question: Do I de-ethnicize my name in favor of a more Anglicized/American moniker? If I don't, I might risk being pigeonholed into ethnic parts."