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    Happy New Year!

    As yet another year fades into memory, I can't help but think about all the ways I could make the new year a better one, full of hope and wonder, with less anger and violent behavior.

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    Actors Phone Home

    By using a product like LogMeIn or GoToMyPC, your home computer appears virtually on the desktop of your work computer. Then you can do anything remotely that you might do if you were really there.

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    It's (Ouch!) Shoe Time

    Shoes with 6-inch stiletto heels or sharp toes or flat soles without arch support may not be a big deal when worn for a short time, but what if you're cast in a role that requires them?

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    NEW YORK CITY PRODUCTION LISTINGS

    Back Stage lists major U.S. film and TV productions that are currently casting or accepting submissions. On this page you'll find productions occurring in the greater New York area.

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    Dyeing to Work, Vultures With Vouchers

    Because of how I look, I am constantly being called in for roles that fit the blonde stereotype. But once I actually audition, most casting directors are surprised to see that my acting does not fit my appearance.

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    Intaxication

    Obviously, all taxpayers are looking for a refund, and all too frequently they are willing to be creative to get one. Here are some cautionary tales from years of experience.

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    Have You Ever had to Play A Real Person?

    "I played young Charles Bukowski in a film based on one of his poems. A fan, I jumped at the opportunity."

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    If It's Tuesday, This Must Be...?

    An actor friend asked me to recommend software to remind her of important dates. She felt overwhelmed trying to keep track of all the details of her life. Don't we all?

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    Unions, Guilds & Associations - REDIRECTED

    The following organizations support the film, theatrical and television industries.

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    The Hollywood Closet

    I now have a chance to go to Hollywood, but I've been told I need to go way back into the closet if I want to be a leading man there.