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    Jocelyn O'Neil

    In the past year, as nonunion actor Jocelyn O'Neil shifted her focus from theater to on-camera work, she was cast in five films she found thanks to Back Stage.

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    The Dark Side of 'Extinction'

    "I didn't have reservations about doing 'Extinction,' but I am select about who I bring to the play," asserts Stefanie E. Frame, who plays first-time hooker Victoria in the dark drama by Gabe McKinley.

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    Actors Effectively Exploiting Social Networks

    Online social networks have become a modern medium for everyone to sell their wares with the least amount of cost for the most return.

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    Summer Training Listings

    A detailed breakdown for actors of national listings for summer training.

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    Forbidden Question, Meeting Challenges

    "I usually book roles five years younger than I am. I would honestly prefer not to disclose my age, as I believe it alters their perception of me for the role."

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    Stuck in the In-Between

    Actors spend the majority of their time preparing for the moment when they can perform or auditioning for those who can grant them that moment.

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    Summer Shakespeare in the City

    Al Pacino will play Shylock in "The Merchant of Venice" in a production directed by Daniel Sullivan that will run at Central Park's Delacorte Theater alongside "The Winter's Tale."

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    Time for a Change

    It's a given that your shots are going to look like you, so any obvious change in physical appearance will require a new headshot.

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    Don't Cheat Yourself or the IRS

    Every year, we are confronted by actors who either didn't know about or simply disregarded the advice to keep their receipts and records.

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    Best Acting Advice?

    "We have to allow ourselves to let go and be vulnerable and allow people to question our sanity. Then the audience will forget they're watching a performance and feel guilty about intruding in our personal lives."