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    Don't Waste My Time

    At this point in my life, I've been in hundreds of meetings with actors, and they all ask the same pointless questions over and over.

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    Gay for a Play

    "I'm extremely concerned (almost terrified) about how my "traditional" family, friends, and potential bosses or directors would react if they were to Google my name and find it associated with a gay-and-lesbian event."

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    IMDbPro Knows Who's a Star

    IMDb.com, the Internet Movie Database, is a destination visited by many entertainment industry pros—from executive producers to directors to casting assistants—when they seek information.

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    Transitioning From Opera to Broadway

    Richard Lissemore is a New York–based voice teacher who has had great success in both the classical and Broadway worlds. He has helped students make the shift from classically trained singer to successful musical theater actor.

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    What Should Be On Every Actor's Demo Reel?

    "Your demo reel is your commercial. With it, you hope to convince the viewers that you, the featured product, are the one they should spend their money on. It needs to be fast, short, sweet, and to the point."

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    Weaving Your Web(site)

    Thanks to the Internet, a headshot and résumé don't have to be an actor's sole calling card anymore. A website can help you raise your visibility and spotlight your talent.

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    Capturing the Real You

    A headshot is like a logo, so be sure that the product can live up to the brand. Jeff Mitchell of Mitchell/Rudolph Casting in New York has a thing or two to say about actors' headshots.  

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    Political Play: Getting Ahead as an Actor

    Should represented actors—that is, those lucky enough to have an agent and/or manager—attend EPAs? Answer: Yes.

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    The Top 10 Apps for Actors

    With so many so delightfully useful apps around, it's a challenge to narrow them down to a top 10. The explosion in app popularity means your favorites are likely coming to your mobile device sooner rather than later.

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    What's on My Desk?

    Secret Agent Man reveals eight essential items on his desktop that are integral to his day-to-day operation or that play an important role in his identity.