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    How Can You Use Improvisation in Preparing for a Role?

    "Improvisation is the art of finding your freedom within a moment. Acting in film is about creating and shaping moments for the camera.One cannot create and shape moments without freedom."

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    Chris Reese

    From a March notice in Back Stage, L.A. actor Chris Reese got cast as a 17-year-old piano player in writer-director Sharon Graine’s play “Truck Stop Café.”

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    Dream Works

    I knew deep down when I left that position to move to California and pursue my passion, it truly would be an arduous road. I just didn't realize how bumpy it would be.

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    Voice-Over Voice Acting

    Voice-over actors Yuri Lowenthal and Tara Platt talk to Backstage.com about the dos and don'ts of the demo reel.

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    Online Electronic Submission Services

    Until relatively recently, when a casting director had a gig, he or she had two options.

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    Representative Resistance

    I met with an agent yesterday, and although she offered to sign me, I feel strangely unhappy.

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    The Hollywood Closet

    I now have a chance to go to Hollywood, but I've been told I need to go way back into the closet if I want to be a leading man there.

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    Stop Acting and Live the Life

    When I first meet actors at my studio, I notice one thing they have in common: a disease I call "classitis."

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    Auditioning: It's Your Time and Space

    Veteran casting director Fern Champion launched her career more than 30 years ago in New York, casting for Sidney Lumet, John Badham, Alan Pakula, and Herbert Ross.

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    Laura Cook

    A combination of flexibility, training, and careful preparation helped Laura Cook land the role of Fruma-Sarah in the AIM Management tour of "Fiddler on the Roof."