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    Headshot Heaven and Resume Reality

    More than anything, the hardest thing for you as an actor to do when it comes to headshots-beside learning how to choose one and use one-is to truly commit securely to the image looking back at you.

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    Don't Cheat Yourself or the IRS

    Every year, we are confronted by actors who either didn't know about or simply disregarded the advice to keep their receipts and records.

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    L.A. Noir

    It's the time of year we call hiatus. That means the networks have picked up their new shows and I'm just sitting around, waiting for casting to kick in.

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    Quiet! Someone's Getting the Job

    Film and television are reactive media. The next time you're watching a TV show or movie, notice that the actors listen and react more than they talk.

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    Tough Calls

    So there's no doubt about it: Computers rock. But you know what? I still love my phone.

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    Terumi Shimazu

    Actors are constantly asked to perform at their best with little preparation. But sometimes little preparation can serve the character.

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    Elspeth Carden

    Pasadena native and actor Elspeth Carden is never one to shy away from a challenge. So when she was offered the role of Antipholus of Syracuse in Bellflower Theatre Company's production of Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors she grabbed on with both hands.

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    Forbidden Question, Meeting Challenges

    "I usually book roles five years younger than I am. I would honestly prefer not to disclose my age, as I believe it alters their perception of me for the role."

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    #ICastIt 3 Tips to Show You're a Pro from Director C. Ryanne Domingues

    If you've ever been an assistant in Hollywood, producer-director C. Ryanne Domingues says this is the new musical for you. Domingues shares tips on how to be a pro at a musical theater audition.

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    HEDDA GABLER AND THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

    Ibsen and Wilde's classic plays in performance. John Basil and Nataniel Merchant direct.