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    Watching Movies on a Budget

    As awards season sweeps in every year, I immediately start scheming how I can see as many movies as possible for as little money as possible.

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    Virtual Auditions: Future or Fad?

    More casting directors are using video submissions, but the real deal still matters most.

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    Virtual Auditions

    There's something new afoot in the casting world: virtual auditions. What do you need? Just a video camera and Internet access.

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    The Upside of Uploading

    Getting your webisode online doesn't have to be harder than making it.

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    When Computers Crash

    All is not lost, however, even if you haven't backed up. When your computer crashes, some data, if not all, may be recoverable without going to an expensive data-recovery company.

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    IMDbPro Knows Who's a Star

    IMDb.com, the Internet Movie Database, is a destination visited by many entertainment industry pros—from executive producers to directors to casting assistants—when they seek information.

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    The Top 10 Apps for Actors

    With so many so delightfully useful apps around, it's a challenge to narrow them down to a top 10. The explosion in app popularity means your favorites are likely coming to your mobile device sooner rather than later.

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    Coming to a Smartphone Near You

    Today, f you don't have an app, you're committing the sin of ignoring customers who have embraced apps like a previous generation embraced the Hula-Hoop.

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    Actors Phone Home

    By using a product like LogMeIn or GoToMyPC, your home computer appears virtually on the desktop of your work computer. Then you can do anything remotely that you might do if you were really there.

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    Oh, What a Tangled Web

    There seem to be a never-ending number of websites claiming that theirs is the best place for actors to post their pictures and résumés for casting folk to take a gander at.