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    Know the Details of Your Acting Contract

    Know the SAG-AFTRA commercial contract. I cannot stress enough how important it is to empower yourself as a professional actor and study the contract. You can read it online at www.sagaftra.org.

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    Don't Career Through Your Career

    Branding is about communicating a memorable essence of your actor self. Your brand must be defined clearly and delivered strategically in order for it to help you generate the momentum to move your career forward.

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    Price Line, Screen Door

    My goal is to make a living as an actor. Would it make sense to just make the decision that I will no longer work for free?

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    Setor Attipoe

    Setor Attipoe didn't always plan to be an actor, graduating with a business degree from Temple University in 2003. But after receiving an acting class in Philadelphia as a birthday gift, Attipoe found her calling.

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    Lessons to Live By

    I was contacted in early December by a woman who hadn't filed tax returns in the last 10 years, and both the Internal Revenue Service and the state of California wanted to know why.

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    AA Meeting, Extra Help

    I took a commercial class and got called in by a very big, well-respected agency. It's been three weeks since then and I haven't heard from them at all. I sent thank-you cards right after our meeting, but what do I do now?

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    Do You Believe in Having a Plan B?

    "My only plan: Never give up the dream. Make it happen!"  —Gina Stahlnecker

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    Maryland Meltdown, Wardrobe Worry

    What advice can you give a 30-something mother from Maryland who has spent half her life dreaming of working as an actress in New York?

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    'Can I Start Over?'

    Picture it: You're in the midst of a stellar audition. Then the unthinkable happens: You flub a line. What to do next?

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    What Do You Know Now That You Didn't Know When You Started Casting?

    "In voiceover casting, I have learned that the actors who take a risk and fully commit to what they're doing usually get the part."