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    Small-Screen Selector

    Over the years, John Frank Levey has amassed an impressive array of Emmy and Artios awards for his work on such groundbreaking shows as "ER" and "The West Wing."

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    Have a Merry Christmas

    As the year winds down, I want all of you to hit the brakes on your acting careers. Trust me. Show business will still be here after Dick Clark rings in the new year. Christmas isn't about headshots and a new demo reel.

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    Look Like Someone Famous?

    "That's a tough one. [In] the casting director game, it's half this and half that. There are situations where it could help." -- John Papsidera

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    Is It Time for a Tablet?

    Whenever some shiny new tech gadget gets released, I involuntarily covet it.  But do I really need it? Are they worth the money? Can you deduct the expense? At least part of it, for sure.

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    Worst Acting Conditions?

    "Once I hit the stage and experienced the hot glare of the lights, the oppressive heat transformed me into a fountain of sweat, with my leather pants sticking to every inch of my lower body."

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    Striking It Rich?

    "The talent's acting job is to convince the clients that they believe in and use the product and just happen to be an actor, rather than an actor playing a role."

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    I Dropped a Decade! Wooohooooo!

    So, last time I blogged I mentioned that I booked a gig. I know, that seems like forever ago. My awesome sister came to visit for the week, and I've been a bit distracted.

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    Atlantic Theater Company Kicks Off Its 30th Anniversary Season

    Managing director Jeffory Lawson walks us through the planning of an Off-Broadway theater season, and the many ways early-career thespians can get involved with Atlantic!

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    Kansas City's Veteran Ballerina Kimberly Cowen Retires After a 20-Year Career

    Kimberly Cowen ends a two-decade career of dancing Balanchine, Tharp, Cunningham, and Robbins at Kansas City Ballet.

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    It's Indie Mail, Commission Impossible

    "Does it make sense to send my material to a director's agent or representative if I cannot find his or her company's address?"