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    Have a Merry Christmas

    As the year winds down, I want all of you to hit the brakes on your acting careers. Trust me. Show business will still be here after Dick Clark rings in the new year. Christmas isn't about headshots and a new demo reel.

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    No Class, Parental Partners

    I'm 12 years old and just starting out. I don't think I should submit myself to any agents, because I need more experience. But again, I can't find any casting calls to gain experience. How do I break out of this annoying cycle?

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    Keeping It Real and Unique

    Veteran casting director Erica Palgon says it's important to show what makes you special during auditions, and uniqueness is the key to getting cast.

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    Top Tips for Playing Emotional Scenes

    The most important advice I can give is do not rehearse. Steven Spielberg said, "Anytime an actor says a line, they lose some of their innocence."

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    Bausch, Ballroom, and Ballet

    Before you bid your final farewell to 2010, you may want to check out three highly educational dance items that came out during the latter half of the year: "Understanding Pina," "Ballroom!," and "Mirrors & Scrims,"

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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.