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    Jesse Bernath

    Originally a musical theater performer, Jesse Bernath successfully transitioned into plays when he auditioned for 'Liars' after seeing a casting notice in Back Stage.

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    Lauren Graham Close to the Source

    For actress Lauren Graham, the role of Lorelai Gilmore in the critically acclaimed TV show The Gilmore Girls is just the kind of character she had been looking for. Graham portrays a 32-year-old single mother of an independent and cerebral 16-year-old. Lorelai walks the thin divide between friend and parent ...

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    Price Line, Screen Door

    My goal is to make a living as an actor. Would it make sense to just make the decision that I will no longer work for free?

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    Um, Can I Say Something Here?

    New work, workshops, and premieres happen all the time in the real world, and when you're cast in one, you often have the opportunity to put your personal stamp on the script.

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    Dyeing to Work, Vultures With Vouchers

    Because of how I look, I am constantly being called in for roles that fit the blonde stereotype. But once I actually audition, most casting directors are surprised to see that my acting does not fit my appearance.

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    Have You Ever had to Play A Real Person?

    "I played young Charles Bukowski in a film based on one of his poems. A fan, I jumped at the opportunity."

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    If It's Tuesday, This Must Be...?

    An actor friend asked me to recommend software to remind her of important dates. She felt overwhelmed trying to keep track of all the details of her life. Don't we all?

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    Unions, Guilds & Associations - REDIRECTED

    The following organizations support the film, theatrical and television industries.

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    The Art and Science of Getting Your Idea Across

    All successful scriptwriters are forced to master pitching before they can get paid to actually write. Just as auditioning is a separate skill every actor must develop, every writer must build a pitching muscle.

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    Sticking Point

    Should I continue pursuing a stronger agent, with the hope that he or she can get me seen for larger roles? What advice do you have for me to take that next step?