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    Budgeting Your Movie

    For an actor, New York is one of the best cities on earth. It’s also one of the most expensive. Professionals in the business suggest saving three months’ worth of expenses before moving here, particularly if you don’t yet have a job or a place to live.

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    Sickle at Heart

    As a professional (union) actor, as well as a longtime reader of Back Stage (ever since it was Drama-Logue), I was so bothered by your July 16 essay, "Bukowski and Popsicles," that I was compelled to send this reply.

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    10 Blogs Actors Should Know About

    Actor Brent Rose took a break from auditioning to accept a full-time job, but he didn't want to take a break from acting. So he created a video blog to keep up his acting chops.

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    10 Tips from Commercial Session Directors

    Chet Nelson, Del Hunter-White, Gary Armstrong, Joy Lofton, Kirkland Moody, Mark Dalbis, Marvin Kruger, and Spencer Kramber are all session directors. Here is what they say separates the bookers from the rest.

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    10 Best Audition Monologues for Actors

    Let's be clear: There is no such thing as a perfect list of the best monologues for actors.

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    Top 10 Exercises for Your Vocal Health

    As a voice teacher, I've found certain exercises that work well for most singers and help get fast results. Unless noted, they can be used with any scale.

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    Top 10 Questions Actors Want Answered

    There's no simple route. Getting a good agent is not something you can spend a great deal of time working on directly.

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    10 Ways to Keep More Money In Your Pocket

    You could spend money creating a website of your own, but really, why? If you want to promote a play you're in or show off your headshots and reel, social networking sites like Facebook accomplish it beautifully.

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    The Top 10 Tips for Becoming a Successful Comedy Actor

    In what way are you funny? What's funny about you? Being aware of what makes up your personal "funny"—finding the comedy in yourself and your everyday life—is the first step to becoming a successful comedy actor.

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    Maria Niora

    First impressions can make all the difference, and no one knows that better than Maria Niora. Born in Athens, Greece, she moved to New York City almost three years ago.