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    10 Ways to Keep More Money In Your Pocket

    You could spend money creating a website of your own, but really, why? If you want to promote a play you're in or show off your headshots and reel, social networking sites like Facebook accomplish it beautifully.

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    The Top 10 Tips for Becoming a Successful Comedy Actor

    In what way are you funny? What's funny about you? Being aware of what makes up your personal "funny"—finding the comedy in yourself and your everyday life—is the first step to becoming a successful comedy actor.

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    Maria Niora

    First impressions can make all the difference, and no one knows that better than Maria Niora. Born in Athens, Greece, she moved to New York City almost three years ago.

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    Red Light, Green Light

    How do I get an agent?" is the No. 1 question I hear from actors.

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    The Top 10 Mistakes Actors Make When They Sign a Contract

    Your primary focus as an actor is your craft. So when you get that part and a deal comes your way, your first instinct may be to sign, sign, sign before the contract evaporates.

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    10 Rare DVD Performances

    Back Stage introduces you to ten rare DVD performances that every actor should have in their collection.

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    Top 10 Things You Should Know About BackStage.com

    Back Stage posts casting notices from all 50 states, Canada, and even overseas. In addition to productions in New York and Los Angeles—from top-of-the-line projects to student films—Back Stage posts many online-only casting calls for jobs in the rest of the U.S. and Canada.

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    10 Plays Every Actor Should Read

    Allen L. Hubby, vice president of the Drama Book Shop in New York, asked his staff to recommend 10 plays every performer should read. Not surprisingly, most are classics, but a soon-to-be-classic is included as well.

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    Boutique Agencies for You to Know

    Boutiques agencies are smaller, specialized groups, servicing a specific group of actors for highly focused industry needs. Back Stage searched high and low for the 10 boutiques all actors should be aware of—and we ended up with 11 spectacular ones.

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    10 Directors You Should Know

    These artists are by no means newcomers to the scene, but they've carved such fascinating and unique niches in their fields and brought such interesting actors to their projects that Back Stage feels you should get to know them.