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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

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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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    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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    How Do You Cast Superheroes?

    "With Peter Parker [in "Spider-Man"], it's interesting because he's sort of the anti-superhero. He's the nerd who becomes powerful against his will."

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    How Can You Use Improvisation in Preparing for a Role?

    "Improvisation is the art of finding your freedom within a moment. Acting in film is about creating and shaping moments for the camera.One cannot create and shape moments without freedom."