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    Les Mahoney... Got The Part!

    Sometimes a director finds an actor who is just right for a character. Other times the director finds an actor who is so right, the character itself has to change. The latter was the case for actor Les Mahoney.

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    Derek Lui

    It takes a brave person to leave his homeland, family, and successful career behind to pursue his dreams of stardom in Los Angeles. In 2007, Derek Lui was in Hong Kong, hosting lifestyle TV programs and movie premieres for such blockbusters as Transformers.

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    #ICastIt 1 Reason Casting Directors Love Video Auditions

    Inspired by the success (and quality) of “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries,” Web video enthusiast Liz Groombridge decided to take advance of her college’s summer fellowship to help fund her 16 episode Web series “The Green’s Apartment.” The series is a queer, supernatural take on Shakespeare’s “As You ...

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    Crappy New Year

    For actors, there's something outright cruel about the timing of the holidays. To be asked to be thankful just as career opportunities are dwindling really rubs salt in the wound.

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    Widespread Deconstruction

    Script analysis is what you do before you embark upon character development. It's the process by which you discover the broader context within which to make your personal choices.

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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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    My Dinner With SAG

    Last night, I decided to kick off the new year by having dinner with an old friend I haven't seen in a while. He's been going through a tough time, and I figured some good food and conversation might help.

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    Collaborating Across Cultures

    South African choreographer Theo Ndindwa teams up with New York's Steps Repertory Ensemble.

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    Permission to Laugh Again

    Ten years ago, "Saturday Night Live" gave a grieving America permission to laugh again. Certainly, no sane person could find humor in the horror that was Sept. 11, 2001.

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    Small-Screen Selector

    Over the years, John Frank Levey has amassed an impressive array of Emmy and Artios awards for his work on such groundbreaking shows as "ER" and "The West Wing."