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    Common Mistakes

    "Doing too much in their montages. Even having a montage. Directors and casting directors really want to cut to the chase with you, not see little bits of everything you've ever done."

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    When Less Is More: The Art of the Thumbnail Photo

    Thumbnails—those miniature headshots posted on casting websites—are identical to their 8-by-10-inch counterparts. Except, of course, they're smaller.

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    You, Too, Can Prepare for the Agent Interview

    Although it is impossible to predict which direction the conversation in an initial meeting with an agent will take, there are a few common areas that require preparation.

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    The Not-So-Starving Actor

    According to L.A.-based nutritionist and certified personal trainer Thomas Roe, avoiding the junk food from craft services can be difficult for everyone on set, not just the actors.

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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.