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    Video: Voice Actor Candi Milo

    Veteran voice actor Candi Milo shares her over 20 years of experience creating voices that bring animated characters to life.

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    Los Angeles Acting Schools and Coaches

    The following is a list of Los Angeles–area stage and film acting schools, teachers, and coaches organized by category and alphabetically.

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    The Acting Career You Dream of Doesn't Exist

    If there were a button to bring me a stream of meaty roles, I would push that button now. Here's the thing: That button doesn't exist for anyone.

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    How to Lose an Agent and Manager in 10 Minutes

    The agent warned the actor, "I don't like the way this relationship is developing between us. This is not something I'm comfortable with."

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    Jemal Draco... Got the Part!

    "I feel I'm destined to get these kinds of roles and play some kind of animalistic, futuristic entity here to save the planet or something. Either that or Mowgli from 'Jungle Book.'"

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    Add Layers to Copy, Not Wardrobe

    Your clothes don't audition, you do. But what you wear can help auditors better visualize you in the role.  So, help the auditors along. Dress the part so they can visualize you in the role.

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    Area Code, Time Management

    I was just asked by a Los Angeles casting director if I was a "local hire." I replied, "I live in New York," which probably was a dumb answer. What's "local hire" and how should I respond?

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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.