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    By the Books

    But the "book" is more than just proverbial. It's constantly being written and rewritten, with publishers releasing a steady stream of new tomes on the craft and business of acting each year.

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    And the Winner Should Be…

    The Oscars are still six weeks away, but I'm already thinking about all the talented actors who aren't going to get nominated.

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    Stuck in Rep, Pay to Play

    "It was with a mix of relief and sadness that I recognized the agent in question in your recent column ["Arrivederci A******," Oct. 29, 2009]. Because, unfortunately, I'm signed with him."

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    Look Like Someone Famous?

    "That's a tough one. [In] the casting director game, it's half this and half that. There are situations where it could help." -- John Papsidera

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    If the IRS Calls

    There are numerous reasons why the Internal Revenue Service may contact you throughout the year, so if you receive an IRS missive in the mail, don't panic.

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    When Men Age

    There is much to be learned from playing characters older than yourself when the chance arises.

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    Jonathan Deroko

    Jonathan Deroko didn't think his six years as a corpsman and medic in the Navy and Marines would ever relate to his acting career.

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    Honing and Honoring

    Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, the Strasberg Institute boasts a history that links it to the father of Method acting, Konstantin Stanislavsky, and an impressive list of remarkable alumni.

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    From the Studio to 'Wall Street 2'

    Funny how a phone call or chance meeting can seemingly change your life, right? Isn't that what we all dream about?

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    A Kick to the Head

    I seem destined to be that actor that gets pummeled, kicked, and bruised every time I try to do a stunt. But why?  "Was I doing something wrong?" I asked.