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    The Lovely 'Drones'

    Recently, the real-life couple of Amber Benson and Adam Busch teamed up to co-helm "Drones," a screwball sci-fi comedy set in a seemingly mundane cubicle farm.

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    Liz Quin

    When Liz Quin saw the notice for "College Bound," part of GreatSchools.net's online video series designed to help parents enable and support their children in school, she was interested right away.

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    Post Haste, Losing Face

    Since signing, I go out all the time for voiceovers (yay!), but I have yet to go out for the on-camera department (boo!). I met with all of the on-camera agents briefly, sent a couple of updates, but still—no dice.

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    Opening Pandora's Voice Box

    Dialect coach Carla Meyer's the one James Cameron hired in 2006 to fill an extremely particular assignment on what's now the biggest-grossing movie of all time, "Avatar."

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    Prefer Actors Working Inside Out Or Outside In?

    "Good work is good work, no matter how you get there. However, it's thrilling to witness character-building based on externals." -- Michele Mulroney & Kieran Mulroney

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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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    If You Hear From the IRS

    Everybody dreads getting mail from the Internal Revenue Service. If you do, never hesitate to open it. You would be surprised how many taxpayers put the envelope aside out of fear.

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    Insane Choice, Sane Output

    We can't wait for the mood to strike or inspiration to kick in, because we have deadlines and opening nights. We have to figure out how to rev up our imaginations on command.

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    It's Showtime

    I can hear the assistant director intone into the walkie-talkie: "This is now a 'closed set.'" In movies, closed sets happen when nudity is involved. In this case, mine.

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    Changing Your Look?

    "I open someone's headshot online and I see a multitude of hair colors...and I don't know which girl I'm bringing in," says longtime L.A. casting director Ava Shevitt.