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    Turning a Corner as a Writer and an Actor

    For the first time in my life I have received money in exchange for my words. The corner I turned doesn’t necessarily have to do with the getting-paid part, but allow me to elaborate.

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    Victor Melendez

    Victor Melendez has wanted to be an actor since the 1970s, but life kept getting in the way. Financial and family responsibilities took precedence, and he had to "put acting on hold 99 percent of the time," he says.

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    Do You Read Reviews of Your Work?

    Positive or negative, I read reviews. Hearing other people's take on the productions I'm in is interesting to me.

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    #ICastIt 1 Way Diverse Casting Made ‘We Want Some’ Real

    Tamir Mostafa explains why diversity was his top priority in casting his short "We Want Some," and reveals the lengths he went to in order to find the perfect cast.

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    Leonard Zimmerman

    On Jan. 11, Leonard Zimmerman went on an unusual audition. It all happened fast: He saw a casting notice for 24DP Commercials at BackStage.com, immediately submitted his headshot and résumé.

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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."

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    Fall Network TV Preview: NBC, The CW

    NBC will enhance its current roster of programs with shows that lean heavily toward the dramatic; The CW kicks off its second season with three new dramas, two new comedies and four reality series.

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    Diving Deeper

    I found that I had a special talent in perceiving other people's feelings and making them feel better. I refused to let myself, or anyone else, fall into sadness.

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    The Destination or the Journey

    Too many people in our culture spend their whole lives being miserable in jobs they hate because everything is about the destination and not the journey.

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    From Our Readers

    In response to our Audition Issue (Aug. 18), we heard from actors with their own audition tales. Here are two.