The Working Actor

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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.

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    Sweating and Swearing

    I actually have two questions, one of which is medical and the other ethical. I'm a 60-year-old man who returned to acting three years ago after a career in an unrelated field.

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    Audition Questions

    I resent directors and other auditors who make you audition in front of, or even with, other actors auditioning for a production