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    Taking Your Best Shot

    Every day, I get phone calls from prospective clients telling me it's insane out there with so many photographers competing for headshot business. How do you know who's good and who's not?

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    The Art of the Pitch

    No, I'm not talking about baseball. Knowing how to pitch is especially important when you're trying to introduce new actors to the casting community.

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    Casting Suggestion, Directing Direction

    "Is there any way I can gracefully, directly or indirectly, suggest to the directors that they audition my friend?"

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    I'm Not That Guy

    When creating a character, are actors limited by who they are? Actors sometimes play an idea of a character instead of a specific, idiosyncratic, actual person.

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    Coaching the Black Swan's Rival

    Choreographer and dancer Alexandra Blacker talks about coaching actress and dance neophyte Mila Kunis for her role in the critically acclaimed "Black Swan."

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    The Dos and Don'ts of Deductions

    Hopefully, by now you have started the process of preparing your tax return. You should be compiling a list of all the expenses you had in 2010 in every allowable deduction category.

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    From Within

    I have immense respect and empathy for those of you willing to act. As a writer-director, I get to hide behind the camera and send my scripts out to audition for me.

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    Jessica Gordon... Got the Part!

    There's nothing better than getting the call saying, "You got the part." Unless it's the call saying you can have your choice of two parts.

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    Name Dropping, Feeling the Burn

    "How can one choose a stage name? I have a headache from thinking about it 24/7 for the past few weeks."

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    Branding? Apple, Honda, and You

    "Branding is like when an actor who's good with comedy promotes himself as being good at comedy."