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    The Top 20 Casting Directors for the Films of 2005 -- Part One

    Lisa Beach shares her experience in castingWalk the LineandWedding Crashers, while Scot Boland and Victoria Burrows talk about what it was like to castHostageandKing Kong.

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    Andy Richter: A Sidekick Speaks

    He spent seven years being a second banana on Late Night With Conan O'Brien before striking out on his own, so Andy Richter knows a thing or two about what makes a good sidekick. "You've got to know the parameters of your role," explains Richter. "You have to ...

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    Mahogany Reynolds

    Mahogany Reynolds moved to central New Jersey from Detroit almost five years ago to pursue her goal of becoming an actor.

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    Turn the Beat Around 

    The adage "You don't get a second chance to make a first impression" is undoubtedly true. But although second impressions may not eradicate a lousy first one, they can go a long way in the art of damage control.

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    On the Verge or The Geography of Learning

    New York-WATTS Collaborative will present On the Verge or The Geography of Yearning by Emmy nominated playwright Eric Overmyer. The acclaimed James Alexander Bond to direct. Thursday, Friday, Saturday performances start at 8:00PM. Sunday matinees start at 3:00PM. Tickets are $16.00.

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    You'd Better Watch Out

    Two recent controversies prove that if you use a beloved icon to make a political point, you'd better expect pushback from the forces of intolerance.

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    Googleless, Quit Fix, West Is Best?

    I'm a 26-year-old male actor who moved to L.A. from Chicago about two years ago. I haven't gone on any auditions here in L.A., but I'm going to start auditioning and submitting myself to agents pretty soon.

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    Add Rep, Stock Options, Act Now

    My 6-year-old daughter gets plenty of commercial auditions, but not a lot of TV/film. Is it because well-known casting directors don't use breakdowns and go straight to the big agents?

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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.