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    Saving for a Rainy Day

    You have to pay your agent 10 percent and your manager 10 percent; why not 10 percent for yourself as well? Take that money right off the top and put it away for a rainy day.

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    Dancing On

    The dance artists who are continuing to move forward in these times of economic distress are those who've been managing their finances carefully all along and heeded early warning signs of the downturn.

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    You're Fired!

    Each event was destructive in its own way, but we had to face all three in a very short period of time. It's a miracle we're still standing.

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    Fighting Fear

    I've had some success as an actor, but I wonder if this is the time to think about doing something else with my life. I keep worrying about this all the time, to the point where I can't sleep. What can I do?

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    Here for You

    The economic recession has taken a bite out of everyone’s wallets, but while the media’s attention has mostly focused on big companies’ losses, Back Stage fully understands that the economy affects the average consumer the most.

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    Bobcat Goldthwait Just Wants to Direct (Commercials)

    Bobcat Goldthwait is probably known as "that Police Academy guy." It's somewhat of a surprise to learn that Goldthwait has also directed the commercials, including the one that announcing Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 Web browser.

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    Actor Screw-Ups on Social Networking Sites

    I have a lot of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and MySpace friends. About one percent of my computerized companions are 3D friends: i.e., people I actually call friends in the real world.

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    Which Actor's Career Would You Most Like to Have?

    "I would love to have Robert Downey Jr.'s career. I can only imagine the ups and downs that he has had in his career." --Amore Leighton

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    (Audio) Book Smart

    The audio book business has been booming, as has actors' interests in working as narrators in this field. I recently spoke with voiceover greats Pat Fraley and Marc Cashman, who shared their wisdom about this booming business.

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    Randy Memoli

    To hear Randy Memoli tell it, acting saved his life. After graduating from high school in New Jersey, the gregarious and outspoken class clown and self-proclaimed slacker spent most of his time at odd jobs and partying.