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    What Acting Skills Do You Want To See in Your Dancers?

    "You can have all the technique in the world, but if you're just a robot and you aren't connecting with the reasons or the emotions of the piece, then you're really not connecting with your audience."

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    Seeking Audition Feedback?

    "In my experience, CDs are more apt to give feedback if they had a strong feeling about the reading, good or bad. If I think the feedback will help the actor, I pass it along."

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    Why Are Voiceover Classes Necessary?

    "Many people who are actors ask me, "Why does an actor need to take voiceover classes to work in voiceover?" Acting skills certainly give a person an ability to deliver lines, so what's the difference?" - Dan Balestrero

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    What Does A Union Rep Do?

    "Business representatives are vital employees at the guild who interpret, administer, and enforce all the contracts that the guild has with thousands of producers." - Karen Borell, SAG

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    How Did You Choose Your Acting Teacher?

    "The teachers I learn the most from are the ones who challenge me and aren’t afraid to criticize my work, even when I think I’ve mastered it."

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    How Does the Musical Director Shape an Actor's Performance?

    When the musical director is in rehearsal, as a guide we try to establish parameters that are dictated by the composer and the lyricist.

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    What Makes a Pitch Stand Out?

    If I can't understand what it's about or the subject matter is overly familiar, then it doesn't matter how great the pitch is. The more high-concept the idea, the more likely I will want to read the script.

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    What Should Actors Know About Their Costumes?

    "Costumes are such an integral part of the show, so the first thing actors should know is to know each and every one of their costumes inside and out."

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    When Does An Actor Need a Financial Planner?

    "Immediately! Anyone who is devoting his or her life to a career like acting, in which 2.5 percent of those trained in it make their living at it, needs financial planning." -- Erin Burns

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    How Do You Deal With a Diva?

    "If someone's fame brings in an audience, I try to be very patient, knowing that he or she is not going to change for me." - Laura Caparrotti, New York