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    The Business of Auditioning

    I've sort of become the Sherlock Holmes of reading résumés. My job as a casting director is to present the very best talent available for the project.

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    Finding Your Voice in NYC

    The voiceover landscape in New York is shifting beneath everyone's feet, but one thing remains constant: Getting work starts with getting an agent.

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    Making a Professional Dance Home in the City

    The key is to find a home base in New York, a place that will embrace your talents and support your work, so you don't feel like a stranger in a foreign land.

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    Moving Stories

    Whenever show folks address the subject of moving to New York, there's a tendency to emphasize the negatives, the challenges, the warnings. But there's another side to the story.

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    Rep Meeting, Round One

    Yes, I received an audition simply because of Twitter. So, as an actor, if you're not on there, what are you waiting for?

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    Trey Loney... Got the Part!

    After dabbling in theater, background work, and acting classes, 10-year-old Trey Loney was ready to audition for his first speaking role in a film: a three-minute short called "Shadow Man."

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    Pop Quiz

    I want you to put yourself in this girl's position. You don't have an agent and you desperately want one. This man has offered to sign you. But the guy makes your skin crawl. So what would you do?

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    Misleading Lady

    Are strange or seemingly miscast credits better than no credits at all? Will this turn into a problem that could hurt my chances at future professional auditions?

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    The Best Method Is No Method

    "I can't say I have a method." That's Jackie Presti speaking. "I never understand any method. Does any method fit every person? We're not cookie cutters."

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    Switching Hats

    An ever-growing number of agents have decided to shift gears in the world of representation, removing their agent's hat in favor of a manager's. Their motivations and circumstances vary.