The Working Actor

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    Hire Education, Out of Character

    Why is it that actors tend to book work when they don't care about the audition, don't need the work, or are sick or tired during the audition?

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    Facebook Formalities, 'Tired' Tirade

    I've managed to add some top casting directors as friends on Facebook. I haven't met them; I took a chance and just added them and they accepted me. However, I have been waiting to message them.

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    Such a Deal, Too Weary for Words

    Not that I'll be offered one of these any time soon, but what exactly is a "holding deal"? I've heard that term several times recently in conversations, and I don't want to look like I don't know what it is.

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    Dialoguing Down Memory Lane

    Working Actor columnists Jackie Apodaca and Michael Kostroff chat about ink-stained good times gone by.

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    Change for a Dollar, This Week Only

    A couple of months ago, my agent there moved on to another company, so I feel even less loyal now. So, obviously, I'm thinking about looking for new reps.

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    Sneaky Students? Calling Comment

    I wish that student filmmakers would stop trying to disguise their little student projects as something other than what they are: a student project.

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    Better Letters, Plane Talk

    Can you please stop wasting valuable newspaper space on questions like "I'm new and want to get into acting; what do I do?"

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    Maryland Meltdown, Wardrobe Worry

    What advice can you give a 30-something mother from Maryland who has spent half her life dreaming of working as an actress in New York?

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    Swinging Lessons

    I recently landed a role as a swing at the only Equity theater in town.  I overlooked the notes about the swings also doing stage crew work.

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    Bicoastal Uncertainty, Indie Opportunity

    To bi-coast or not to bi-coast! I was compelled to write after reading your article about moving from L.A. to New York.