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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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    Truth and Lies in Filmmaking

    After spending years raising financing and developing my script, we were finally days away from production. I wanted the performances in our movie to be fresh and nuanced, and I was afraid to over-rehearse

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    Body Language

    Diet. Rest. Massage. Martial arts. Acupuncture. Dance classes. Yoga. Pilates. Stretches. Cycling. These are among the various ways that actors stay fit for physically demanding roles.

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    Cheryl King on Renewing the Play

    Playwright, director, and actor Cheryl King sheds light on learning how to prune and shape as a writer-performer.

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    Pretending It's Chocolate

    I don't have 'showmances' as a rule. Getting involved with your romantic opposite is not only messy, it is a breach of a professional relationship—one which inevitably interferes with your performance.

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    UPN, the WB and PAX: Network Television Production 2004-05

    A list of network TV programs for UPN, the WB and PAX for 2004-2005.

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    Dancing On

    The dance artists who are continuing to move forward in these times of economic distress are those who've been managing their finances carefully all along and heeded early warning signs of the downturn.

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    From the Studio to 'Wall Street 2'

    Funny how a phone call or chance meeting can seemingly change your life, right? Isn't that what we all dream about?

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    Gig List, Direct Marketing

    Could you give me examples of jobs for actors and singers in the theater business but not as a performer—a reader, teaching, voiceovers, extras, etc.—and the best ways of finding these jobs.

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    Walter B. Smith...Got the Part

    Since getting his first professional review in Back Stage as a young man, "appropriately handsome with a fresh scrubbed–naiveté," Walter B. Smith has shuffled through casting notices in the publication.