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    In Appreciation of the Actor

    "When writing a play, I find it helpful to imagine specific actors in the roles."

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    A Day In Your Office

    "If you are able, I recommend that every actor should intern at an agent's office for at least a week. I started in this business as an actor interning for the agency who represented me."

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    Papa Was a Working Actor

    "I was wondering if you had any success stories about being a parent and an actor and somehow maintaining sanity."

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    Waiting and Waiting and…

    Waiting is a basic component of this business, and that applies to all of us, including yours truly. But it would be a major mistake if you didn't offset all that waiting with a little forward.

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    Rachel Diamond

    "I love the moments where you feel like you are the character. They're not even lines coming out of your mouth, but you are speaking them. You are in a moment in their life."

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    A Time for Peace

    And now the healing can begin. The days of SAG leaders lobbing grenades at the other unions are, at least for the moment, over.

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    Flash in the Pan, Unkindest Cut

    "I have a question that is too tough to ask of people in a position to hire me, so I beg for your help!"

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    A Pioneer in Representing Dancers

    "I had a really bad knee injury and basically had to reinvent my life," explains Julie McDonald of McDonald/Selznick Associates, a talent agency that specializes in dancers and choreographers.

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    They're Just Neil and Oliver to Her

    Over the course of her two-decade career, Los Angeles–based casting director Heidi Levitt has worked with everyone from blockbuster king Michael Bay ("The Rock") to indie darlings like Wim Wenders ("Don't Come Knocking").

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    Crying on Cue

    12 techniques to help you explore other ways to release your character's pent-up emotion.