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    Striking It Rich?

    "The talent's acting job is to convince the clients that they believe in and use the product and just happen to be an actor, rather than an actor playing a role."

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    Worst Acting Conditions?

    "Once I hit the stage and experienced the hot glare of the lights, the oppressive heat transformed me into a fountain of sweat, with my leather pants sticking to every inch of my lower body."

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    David Greenspan Discusses Playing All Eight Characters in 'The Patsy'

    During the last few months, an undisputed New York theater highlight was David Greenspan taking on all eight roles in the Transport Group's revival of "The Patsy."

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    I Dropped a Decade! Wooohooooo!

    So, last time I blogged I mentioned that I booked a gig. I know, that seems like forever ago. My awesome sister came to visit for the week, and I've been a bit distracted.

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    Larry Strauss

    Former pet supply distributor and actor Larry Strauss is a big believer in second chances.

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    How to Create Digital Effects for Your Film Project

    If you're thinking about adding effects to your work and don't know where to begin, here are a few types of basic effects to consider.

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    Are Actors Swayed by Other Performers?

    When playing a classical or other oft-performed role, to what degree do actors find themselves influenced—intentionally or unintentionally—by the performances of others?

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    Zack Zublena ... Got the Part

    Actors using Back Stage will spend countless hours looking at casting notices. Sometimes, though, all the actor has to do is upload a strong résumé, and the director will find him.

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    Happy Thanksgiving

    The holiday season has a certain "circle of life" quality that I've always enjoyed. It starts with Thanksgiving, a day that allows us to look back, and it ends with New Year's, a day that inspires us to move forward.

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    Bukowski and Popsicles in a Hollywood Meeting

    I'm sitting across from one of the biggest directors in Hollywood, and he's trying desperately to remember the name of a film.  "Carla?  What's the name of that picture?  You know, about the pirates?"