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    Interviewing An Actor?

    "Let the agent conduct the interview. Some actors come in, sit down, and proceed to do a monologue about themselves. That doesn't usually go over well with me." --Renee Glicker

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    Manager and Agent Working Together?

    "When building a team, an actor hires agents—legit, commercial, voiceover—and a manager who can work together, complement each other, and provide opportunities to achieve success."

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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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    VIDEO: Casting Director April Webster Talks "Star Trek"

    Back Stage talks to casting director April Webster about the process of casting "Star Trek" and her tips for actors going into auditions.

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    Look Like Someone Famous?

    "That's a tough one. [In] the casting director game, it's half this and half that. There are situations where it could help." -- John Papsidera

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    How Should Actors Prepare for Pilot Season?

    "If you have an audition for pilot season, prepare for the part by studying the sides until you know the material so well that it flows." - Ken Lerner, Ken Lerner Studio

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    When Should an Actor Get a Publicist?

    "I would advise actors to not hire a publicist until they have an important and visible project or role to promote—for example, a television series, studio film, or great indie film" - Lee Wallman

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    Bad Audition Recovery?

    "The funny thing about auditions: Sometimes when I think I've totally blown it, that's when I get the callback. The same can be true for a performance," --Scott Kerns

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    Actor's Responsibilties on Set?

    What do you expect from actors when they show up on the set? What are their responsibilities?

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    What Do You Expect From Actors On Set?

    "I think being available is very important. Sometimes you have to dial yourself down to zero, so you're available for the character, for the director's directions, for the scene to happen." - Ang Lee