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    There's No Business Like... Paying to Meet Agents

    Someone thought it would be great if actors could meet agents and managers without having an "in"—a referral of some kind. Now, they are as commonplace as insurance commercials.

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    Island Wisdom

    "Lost's" wisdom can be applied to almost anything in life, and that includes your acting career. So let's take a closer look at some of the best lines from "Lost" and see what you can learn from them.

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    Commission Explainer, Hairy P.R.

    "I also know that one of the main things you get a manager for is so they can get you an agent. But what if I get an agent first? Do I still need to pay the manager as much, since I got the agent on my own?"

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    Danielle Lozeau... Got the Part!

    After seeing the casting notice in Back Stage, Danielle Lozeau auditioned for the role of Olivia in "Red Hook Black," a feature film about six people living in Red Hook, N.Y.

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    Angels and Whores

    If film directors can have a director's cut of a movie when released for DVD, what about authors with manuscript material that may have been cut because it was considered too controversial?

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    Karnell Matthews... Got the Part!

    In earning the role of Ben in "The Rainbow Room," Karnell Matthews proved that hard work, sincerity, and initiative produce results.

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    Green in WeHo

    My cell phone rang. Well... it could be important, I thought.  As unknown numbers usually do, the caller lived up to the unexpected. It was a manager asking to meet me.

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    The Upside of Uploading

    Getting your webisode online doesn't have to be harder than making it.

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    Thanks For Nothing

    If CD's can't take a couple of minutes to comment on the work I just did, why should I spend the time and money to send them a thank-you card?

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    A Healthy Harvest

    Ever since I started pursuing acting, there have always been nice and supportive people around me to whom I am very grateful. And who would have known that writing this column for Back Stage might end up landing me an acting job?