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    Does Being on a Reality TV Show Hurt or Help Aspiring Actors?

    "Yes, Hollywood loves personalities, but unless I have a gun to my head, I would be hard-pressed to hire anyone who's appeared on 'Laguna Beach' or 'The Hills.'"

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    Telsey Lately

    "He's really an artist" is how Tony Award–winning director Bartlett Sher describes casting director Bernie Telsey. "An artist is a person who looks at the world differently than other people, and Bernie does that through casting."

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    Maintaining a Relationship with Your Agent

    The relationship between client and agent is delicate. The client and agent can go through periods when there simply is no "relationship." But there is hope.

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    Casting Roles with Nudity or Sex?

    Quite a few actors won't come in if there's nudity for a part. A lot of the time, producers and director will say, "Oh, they'll want the part enough that they'll do the nudity." No, they won't.

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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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    When To Brand Yourself?

    "I think that branding yourself is a great idea if you are very specific to begin with. Many actors are more versatile, so branding can pigeonhole them." -- Josselyne Herman-Saccio

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    Why Did You Become a Manager?

    "My very first word was "Hi!" There and then I knew that what I wanted more than anything else in the whole world was to entertain." - Betty McCormick, Midwest Talent Management, Los Angeles and Ohio

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    What Schools or Coaches Catch Your Attention?

    We've had good experiences with people who have studied in Los Angeles with Kate McGregor-Stewart, as well as at the American Film Institute and at the University of Southern California.

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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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    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."