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    Liz Beckham

    Auditioning is hard enough without the presence of a major star in the room, but that's exactly what happened to Liz Beckham when she went in for 'Accomplice: Hollywood'.

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    If You Have Tears to Shed: 'Death of a Salesman' 60 Years On

    Some years back, my wife and I accompanied Arthur Miller to a performance of 'Death of a Salesman'. When we came out, her face was wet with tears.

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    Top 25 Casting Directors in Film and TV

    The following is a list of the top 25 Power Casting Directors in film and television.  In some cases, collaborations were so closely tied that we considered multiple people as one entity. 

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    College and University Programs in Theatre and Dance

    The following is a list of accredited, degree-granting acting programs at colleges and universities in the United States and the United Kingdom.

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    If It's Tuesday, This Must Be...?

    An actor friend asked me to recommend software to remind her of important dates. She felt overwhelmed trying to keep track of all the details of her life. Don't we all?

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    Zap, Bam, Pow

    "Action has to drive the story and articulate character, but what I really like about action is that it's a visceral medium," says Anthony De Longis. 

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    What Is Personalization?

    Every role, every creative situation, every professional job—whether on stage, in front of a camera, or at a microphone—is unique and requires you to use different tools from your actor's toolbox.

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    Can an Actor Infer from a CD's Thank You?

    I try to be kind and warm. I wouldn't quite say neutral, but I don't want to lead someone on. I try to give an honest assessment but at the same time be kind.

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    Cover Letters

    What do you have in your bag of marketing tricks? And how have these "tricks" served your pursuit? Unlike some insanely competitive actors I know, I like sharing my tricks, and I like learning new tricks.

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    Pilar Millhollen

    Equity actor Pilar Millhollen became yet another casualty of the economy a few months ago when her agent dropped her, along with several other clients.