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    Body Language

    Diet. Rest. Massage. Martial arts. Acupuncture. Dance classes. Yoga. Pilates. Stretches. Cycling. These are among the various ways that actors stay fit for physically demanding roles.

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    Truth and Lies in Filmmaking

    After spending years raising financing and developing my script, we were finally days away from production. I wanted the performances in our movie to be fresh and nuanced, and I was afraid to over-rehearse

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    Dream Works

    I knew deep down when I left that position to move to California and pursue my passion, it truly would be an arduous road. I just didn't realize how bumpy it would be.

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    The Longest Ride

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    The Character and I

    Recently, when I was interviewing Royal Shakespeare Company actor Monica Dolan, she made a curious comment. "One of my directors taught me something very important," she said, "to always say 'she' when talking about the character. I find it useful. When you start doing what you would do in a ...

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    Backstage Experts Answer: 14 Harsh Truths All Actors Will Face Throughout Their Careers

    This career is filled with trying times, but our Backstage Experts want to help make them a little easier. Here are 14 hard lessons you can expect to learn throughout your career.

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    Bargains in New York

    Even when the economy is good, actors can use bargains. Here are some favorites of the Back Stage staff.

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    Independent Worries, Looking Ahead

    I submitted myself for this commercial that I thought really fit me. They called me up today letting me know they might use me for it, but it's nothing for sure. What do you think I should do?

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    The Voice of God?

    I'm thankful every day for this extraordinary career. And yet I am often reminded of the voiceover industry's limitations when it comes to advancing women fairly.

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    Team Players

    Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Erika Sellin spent many an hour perfecting pirouettes as an aspiring ballerina.