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    Getting Dropped Part 2: The Five Phases of Grief

    There's a right way and a wrong way to drop an actor. The worst thing an agent can do is send an email. Taking human interaction out of the equation makes getting dropped a hundred times worse.

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    Across the Ponder

    I was wondering if you could lend any insight into the experience of trying to be a working American actor in the U.K. Are they generally accepting or do they prefer it if you attended drama school in the U.K.?

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    The Tony Awards Take Over

    The 2010-11 Broadway season has been one of the busiest and most diverse in recent memory. This year Back Stage celebrates this amazing season with one of our biggest Tony Awards Spotlights ever.

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    How to Market Yourself for Roles

    To succeed, actors must also be effective at marketing themselves. It is a valuable exercise to view marketing from the perspective of your target audience.

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    How to Cast an Equity Showcase

    Since 2005, casting director Joy Dewing has worked at Clemmons/Dewing Casting in New York. Back Stage asked Dewing for her advice on casting your own Equity showcase in New York.

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    Creating Your Own In-Home Recording Studio

    One of the beauties of voiceover work is that you can do it at home by creating your own mini-studio. But you've got to find the proper equipment. That takes research.

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    Teaching Yourself a Dialect

    Knowing what to listen for, how to break it down, how to practice, and then turning your work into something that will convince a native speaker is not easy to do, at least without a little guidance.

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    How to Create Your own Feature, Short, Pilot, or Web Series

    Before you embark on a production that might cost you thousands of dollars, you need to weigh why you want to shoot something, how you are going to do it, and what the potential rewards might be.

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    Sebastian Hagelstein... Got the Part

    With four years of experience acting in community theater productions, including recent roles in "The Music Man" and "Oliver Twist," Hagelstein was ready to take his chances in the Big Apple.

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    The Arrival of Drop Season, Part 1

    This is the time of year when agents take a close look at their client lists and decide who can stay and who can go. Agents know that every actor is different, so we base our expectations on the individual.