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    Lost: White Notebook

    What did this notebook have in it that was so important? Oh, I don't know—nothing expensive but also nothing easily replaceable. There were many pages of extensive to-do lists.

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    Facebook Manners

    "If a casting assistant I have read for several times is on Facebook, would it be weird for me to add him as a friend? I don't know him outside of those couple of auditions I have done for him."

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    Animation Nation

    While there may not be as many of them, animated pilots can prove just as lucrative for an actor as live-action ones.

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    What Is a Qualified Performing Artist?

    In the rules of the Internal Revenue Service, there is a special category called the "qualified performing artist," which used to be of significant value to actors.

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    Three New Dance Biographies

    Coinciding with Lincoln Center's 50th anniversary this theatrical season, three new biographies of dance artists who made significant contributions to dance at Lincoln Center have been published.

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    Auditioning for Pilots

    Reality-check time: As Los Angeles acting teacher Doug Warhit reminds us, most pilots don't go beyond the pilot stage. Of those that do, most are canceled within the first four weeks.

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    Prepping for Pilots

    After apprenticing with some of the most prolific casting directors in the business, Brett Greenstein and Collin Daniel decided to join forces and strike out on their own.

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    How Should Actors Prepare for Pilot Season?

    "If you have an audition for pilot season, prepare for the part by studying the sides until you know the material so well that it flows." - Ken Lerner, Ken Lerner Studio

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    Contact Hi, Teen Has-Been

    "Do I even have a shot? I'm not asking if I'm good enough. You probably can't tell me that through an email! But am I too old to keep this "silly" dream alive?"

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    A Fresh Start

    Now that 2010 has finally arrived, I'm sure you're eager to make some positive changes in your life, the kind of changes that will help move your acting career forward.