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    #ICastIt 1 Click That Led David Heredia to the Hidden Talent on Backstage

    Small animation studio owner David Heredia shares how he found voiceover talent to elevate his animations and why it's important to follow every detail of the submission instructions.

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    Agents: Another Option to Signing (Without Spending $$)

    How can you additionally pick the lock of the gatekeepers and land an agent? There's one more way to breaking down the vault door to your champion of talent: Me.

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    Clayton Farris

    When Clayton Farris got the part of Paul in “Kiss Me Kate” at the Glendale Centre Theatre, he knew a dream of his would be realized: He'd get to sing and dance to the iconic “Too Darn Hot.”

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    Lee Perkins

    It was no wonder Lee Perkins -- racecar driver, baseball player, and actor -- got cast inGandhi at the Bat, a digital newsreel-style film set in 1933.

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    Commitment Issues

    It's risky to burn bridges, even when you know it's necessary. But I knew I had to follow my instincts. It was never that school I had chosen to commit to—it was acting.

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    Bargains in New York

    Even when the economy is good, actors can use bargains. Here are some favorites of the Back Stage staff.

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    Erik McKay

    Erik McKay's persistent approach to his career certainly paid off when he landed the lead role of Detective Al Barden in the nonunion feature filmAsbury Forever.

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    The A-List, Credit Problems

    The ethical dilemma with pay-to-meet "workshops" is that actors are being charged by potential employers or business partners for meetings. It's like bribery.

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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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    James Dickson

    Dickson was going through an acting dry spell and starting to lose hope about his career, when a phone call came from Shaun Duffy, a casting director at Billy Dowd.