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    Do You Create Characters With Certain Actors in Mind?

    TV writers for hit shows discuss how they write their characters and whether they have other actors in mind when they create them.

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    Need an Acting Job? Start a Theater Company

    Why open a theater company? Simple: So you can work. Starting a theater company can be an alternative to struggling as an aspiring actor.

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    Dyonna Harrison... Got the Part!

    Role: Maverick in 'Happy Fliers School of Aeronautical Knowledge,' a short nonunion film

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    Coast Conundrum, Waiting Worries

    I'm an actress on the East Coast and I was offered a sweet sublet deal in New York.  I also got a call from a management company in L.A. Do I go to New York and pound the pavement there or go to L.A. with this manager?

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    Size Matters

    I've been a Hollywood agent for more than 10 years. During that time, I've worked with the big boys and a few boutique agencies. I've learned that signing with the right kind of agency is crucial if you want to succeed as an actor.

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    Making the Old

    It is typically now, at the beginning of January, when we are marking the start of a new year, that we become fixated on throwing out the old and embracing the new.

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    Don't Dismiss the Dramaturge

    To actors, the function of a dramaturge can be somewhat mysterious. But there are many ways they can help actors, so befriend them.

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    Watching Movies on a Budget

    As awards season sweeps in every year, I immediately start scheming how I can see as many movies as possible for as little money as possible.

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    Playing Along

    How do you handle embarrassing, insulting, or just plain odd direction? Do you do it, however unlikely the commercial will be shot that way? Or do you think, "I'm not playing along with this crap!" and refuse?

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    Preparing Your Return

    There is no simple way to put in plain words how a tax return gets prepared. It's like explaining something to a child who keeps asking "Why?" Every time you clarify one part, you have to explain something else.