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    James Dickson

    Dickson was going through an acting dry spell and starting to lose hope about his career, when a phone call came from Shaun Duffy, a casting director at Billy Dowd.

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    9 Tips for a Flawless College Audition Day

    You’ve done plenty of research and preparation to get to this point, but now it’s time to execute. Here are nine tips for a winning college audition.

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    Geoffrey Goldberg

    It's a routine that's all too familiar: Wait hours to audition, give it your best shot, and then -- nothing. And no one knew it better than Geoffrey Goldberg.

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    Know the Details of Your Acting Contract

    Know the SAG-AFTRA commercial contract. I cannot stress enough how important it is to empower yourself as a professional actor and study the contract. You can read it online at www.sagaftra.org.

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    Tiltpod Gives You a Tripod Anywhere

    Any video you make of yourself has to look good. One thing that can help: Gomite's Tiltpod.

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    Aaron Houle

    More than ever, actors are getting tired of waiting around for other people to cast them and are taking matters into their own hands. Talbot Perry Simons realized he had the potential to direct his own feature film after an improvised scene about Vietnam vets received applause in his acting ...

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    Eyal Sherf

    That Eyal Sherf was an Israeli-born Jew playing a Nazi in the dark musicalCabaretseemed significant and curious to almost everyone except Eyal Sherf.

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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.