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    I Want Curtains!

    It was my first day in a new 'revolving door' apartment. You know: Actors who sublet from actors who took over rooms from other actors who decided they didn't want to be actors anymore.

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    Finding the Perfect Fit in the Commercial World

    With more than 3,000 commercials under her belt, Los Angeles casting director Megan Foley has populated TV spots for clients ranging from Budweiser to American Express.

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    Sheila Karls

    Sheila Karls wore pigtails and a little dress to the audition, thinking she would be seen for one of the kid roles, but director D.J. Gray heard the warmth in Karls' voice and cast her as the spelling bee's moderator.

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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.

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    It's Indie Mail, Commission Impossible

    "Does it make sense to send my material to a director's agent or representative if I cannot find his or her company's address?"

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    Rescuing Voices

    Dave Stroud is a Los Angeles–based voice teacher who has been called to rescue many a tour or recording session.

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    Was Broadway Missing From the Tonys?

    Broadway was being pushed aside in this year's Tony Awards in favor of less-ratings-challenged forms of entertainment.

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    How Did You Choose Your Acting Teacher?

    "The teachers I learn the most from are the ones who challenge me and aren’t afraid to criticize my work, even when I think I’ve mastered it."

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    Get Nervous? Learn to Take Control

    Whether you get slight anxiety, or the deer-in-headlights, I'm-completely-paralyzed kind of fear, nerves of any sort can stifle your relaxation—which is essential for creativity and spontaneity.

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    How to Memorize: Don't Get Locked

    Most actors rush to have their lines down cold. It's the first thing they do. If you're one of these 'get these suckers down first' actors, you may be doing more harm than good.