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    Walter B. Smith...Got the Part

    Since getting his first professional review in Back Stage as a young man, "appropriately handsome with a fresh scrubbed–naiveté," Walter B. Smith has shuffled through casting notices in the publication.

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    Fit Body, Fat Résumé

    For many actors, maintaining physical fitness is essential to marketability and craft.

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    A Transition Toolbox

    Whether you are just starting out as an actor, thinking of leaving the business, or changing roles within the business, going through a transition can be complicated and emotionally draining.

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    Grace Gawthrop

    According to director Ryan Barger, "a degree of naturalism" and an ability to "give extremely simple dialogue an emotional subtext" made Grace Gawthrop the best candidate for the role of Eleanor in his film Anniversary.

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    Replete With Misinformation

    I write in response to Back Stage's April 1 opinion piece by Sam Mraovich entitled "Forget the Unions, Make a Film."

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    Thoughts from Acting School Alums and Working Actors

    "Starting your own company and producing your own plays in a major market is a viable alternative to sitting in a theater lobby all day, waiting for someone to give you a shot."

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    Animation Production Companies

    The following animation production companies are located in California and New York. The companies that accept voice-over demo submissions have indicated their preferred format.

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    Cheryl King on Renewing the Play

    Playwright, director, and actor Cheryl King sheds light on learning how to prune and shape as a writer-performer.

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    Headshot Heaven and Resume Reality

    More than anything, the hardest thing for you as an actor to do when it comes to headshots-beside learning how to choose one and use one-is to truly commit securely to the image looking back at you.

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    Erik McKay

    Erik McKay's persistent approach to his career certainly paid off when he landed the lead role of Detective Al Barden in the nonunion feature filmAsbury Forever.