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    War Stories

    "I have to warn you, it's not just modeling," she said. Wow, I thought, stretching all five-foot-two of me. I look like a prospective model? Now this is new. "He wants you to sell things out of a cigar tray."

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    Welcome to Hollywood!

    I have some fantastic news for any actor who's thinking about moving to Los Angeles. Thanks to a grant from Gov. Schwarzenegger, the city has just established its very first halfway home for actors who are in the process of relocating.

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    What Was the First Acting Job You Booked in Hollywood?

    "My first L.A. acting job was in a music video—as one of the 'cute girls,' thank you very much—for teen British pop star Li'l Chris." -- Kelsey Higgs

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    Miriam Pultro

    It's an actor's worst nightmare: drawing a blank in the middle of a monologue. And that is precisely what happened to Miriam Pultro during her audition for "Browncoats: Redemption."

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    A Star is Born -- or Made

    In  the years I've been writing this column, I've always assumed that acting training is an absolute necessity if you want to be an actor.

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    Parent Trap, Photo Flap

    I'm an actor who happens to also be a mother—not a big deal. Like any professional, when I have a job, I balance my work with life with my husband and childcare.

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    To Live and Dance in L.A.

    If you want to perform with a professional concert-dance company but everyone keeps telling you that Los Angeles is not the place to be, here's your chance to prove them wrong.

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    How Do You Cast Biopics and Historical Figures?

    It's a much more specific demand when we're casting really current figures—figures in the media, very visible figures. They're not just in history; they're people our audience would know very well.

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    The Big Bill

    Hollywood's history is thick with legendary tales of hopeful young starlets and dashing young leading men packing up their meager belongings in their beat-up old suitcases and heading west to seek their fame and fortune in the movies.

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    Heard 'Em Say

    Upon my arrival in the City of Angels 10 years ago, one of the first things I did was race to the legendary street known as Hollywood Boulevard.