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    How to Lose an Agent and Manager in 10 Minutes

    The agent warned the actor, "I don't like the way this relationship is developing between us. This is not something I'm comfortable with."

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    Jemal Draco... Got the Part!

    "I feel I'm destined to get these kinds of roles and play some kind of animalistic, futuristic entity here to save the planet or something. Either that or Mowgli from 'Jungle Book.'"

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    Add Layers to Copy, Not Wardrobe

    Your clothes don't audition, you do. But what you wear can help auditors better visualize you in the role.  So, help the auditors along. Dress the part so they can visualize you in the role.

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    Area Code, Time Management

    I was just asked by a Los Angeles casting director if I was a "local hire." I replied, "I live in New York," which probably was a dumb answer. What's "local hire" and how should I respond?

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    Booking Ratios

    How many postal carriers have had their discs herniated by the sheer weight of all the actor submissions they deliver?

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    Ready for Your Close-Up?

    The second someone steps in front of my camera, my brain goes into overdrive to answer one question: How do I make this person look his or her best?

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    Developing Dialects

    The ability to speak convincingly in different dialects is an important part of an actor's tool kit. No matter how well you connect emotionally with a role, a false or inappropriate accent can diminish the final result.

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    What Do You Know Now That You Didn't Know When You Started Casting?

    "In voiceover casting, I have learned that the actors who take a risk and fully commit to what they're doing usually get the part."

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    Rosie Cosch... Got the Part!

    After a 15-year hiatus from acting, Rosie Cosch is back doing what she loves. Cosch hoped that getting cast would be an opportunity to network and build a new—or, in her case, second—career.

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    New Research in Dance Medicine

    Are you a professional or collegiate dancer between the ages of 18 and 40? Or a male ballet dancer aged 12 to 16? If so, you may want to participate in one of two new research studies in dance medicine being in New York City.