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    The A-List, Credit Problems

    The ethical dilemma with pay-to-meet "workshops" is that actors are being charged by potential employers or business partners for meetings. It's like bribery.

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    Ryan Satterfield...Got the Part

    "I decided to really take my acting career seriously, so I resubscribed with BackStage.com," says Ryan Satterfield. That night, he found a casting notice for a music video, "Hey 14."

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    The Literate Letter

    Even though the agents, managers, casting directors, etc., you correspond with understand that you're trying to get work as an actor, not a copy editor or an 8th-grade English teacher, it is still important to make sure your writing is error-free.

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    TV's Top 20 Casting Directors - Part Three

    The hard work and dedication of the casting director is oftentimes overlooked when credit is given for a successful show. Not so inRoss Reports.

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    Stephen Tobolowsky Talks Life on a Press Tour

    Stephen Tobolowsky talks promotional brass tacks in support of his “Dangerous Animals Club,” from Simon & Schuster

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    Manager Bruce Smith on Getting 'Repped'

    OmniPop Talent's Bruce Smith, who reps Maria Bamford and Oscar Nuñez, gives advice on how to find a manager that fits your needs.

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    Playing Iconic Roles

    Shakespeare, Ibsen, Chekhov, Williams, Miller—all these playwrights and many more wrote memorable roles that over time have become iconic.

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    Solving the Puzzle

    Lisa Miller Katz lives for those moments of discovery, those special auditions when she knows an actor's nailed a part.

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    Jocelyn O'Neil

    In the past year, as nonunion actor Jocelyn O'Neil shifted her focus from theater to on-camera work, she was cast in five films she found thanks to Back Stage.

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    4 Must-Know Regional Dance Companies

    From sea to shining sea, here is a selection of top-notch dance studios open to everyone from beginners and kids to potential “So You Think You Can Dance” contestants.