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    Pet Peeves Actors Have About Their Agents and Managers

    Noncommunication heads the list-from agents refusing to answer questions directly, if at all, to completely ignoring phone calls or emails or messages left on their Facebook page.

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    Geoffrey Goldberg

    It's a routine that's all too familiar: Wait hours to audition, give it your best shot, and then -- nothing. And no one knew it better than Geoffrey Goldberg.

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    Readers Share Their 'Back Stage' Stories

    Thanks, Back Stage readers, for your kind words in celebration of our 50th anniversary. We couldn't have come this far without you. Here's to the next 50 years!

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    Independent Worries, Looking Ahead

    I submitted myself for this commercial that I thought really fit me. They called me up today letting me know they might use me for it, but it's nothing for sure. What do you think I should do?

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    The Voice of God?

    I'm thankful every day for this extraordinary career. And yet I am often reminded of the voiceover industry's limitations when it comes to advancing women fairly.

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    Team Players

    Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Erika Sellin spent many an hour perfecting pirouettes as an aspiring ballerina.

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    CD Scams Actors via Direct Solicitations

    Working Actor Michael Kostroff warns about the pay-to-play schemes that some shady casting directors perpetrate.

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    John Altieri

    Many actors have heard the same thing from well-meaning family and friends: "Get a real job!" Actor John Altieri had heard it for years, ever since moving from Boston to L.A.

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    Reading Your Way in the Door

    Participating in a theatrical reading is a great way to network, open yourself up to opportunities, and practice your craft.

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    Niecy Cerise ... Got the Part

    Lack of a scene partner does not deter this performer who booked a role in a tribute to the grindhouse films of the 1970s.