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    Worst Advice?

    Eight years, several leading roles in films, incredible stage runs, and creating my own film festival later, I can say that walking out of that jerk's office was the best thing I could have done.

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    Prefer Actors Working Inside Out Or Outside In?

    "Good work is good work, no matter how you get there. However, it's thrilling to witness character-building based on externals." -- Michele Mulroney & Kieran Mulroney

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    What Should an Actor Look for in a Headshot Retoucher?

    "The most important thing an actor should look for is a professional retoucher who also does headshots. Look for people who specialize in headshot retouching."  -- J. Jhaveri

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    Can a Musical Theater Actor Learn from a Non–Musical Theater Coach?

    "I have witnessed some extraordinary musical theater acting, and I have found that almost every musical theater actor I have taught comes into my studio in some variation of the same rut: They overact."

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    How Do You Give Notes?

    "I think giving notes is among the most important tasks a director must do. And how one gives a note is often as crucial as what the note is." -- Scott Alan Evans, Co-Artistic Director of Actors Company Theatre

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    Marci Liroff on the Life of a Casting Director

    In a new Q&A series on her Facebook page called "Inside the World of Casting," Hollywood casting director Marci Liroff is currently answering questions from a college student.

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    Keeping a Long-Running Show Fresh

    If a regular rehearsal doesn't work, then I have the actors do an improv but don't allow them to use any of the show's lines. As a result, they remember the show's purpose.

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    Should Clients Produce Their Own Work?

    "In Hollywood, a talent can be waiting forever to get a callback. Everyone and anyone, including the gas station attendant, is in the biz. The competition is fierce." -- Daniel 'Big D' Mahan

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    How Can an Actor Be Proactive in His or Her Career?

    How to engage our developing clients in their own destiny, how to empower them, how to put them in the driver's seat -- those are the questions we confront daily.

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    Giving Notes?

    "Giving notes to actors is a craft unto itself. It's about efficiency and timing. Knowing how and when to give a note is sometimes more important than the note itself."