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    Casting Director Allison Jones Gives Comedy Casting Tips

    In addition to casting hit TV shows “The Office” and “Veep,” and blockbuster features such as “Bridesmaids” and “The Heat,” comedy casting guru Allison Jones is back on board with “Arrested Development” as it reboots on Netflix.

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    New in Call Sheet: Agents, Managers, Casting Directors, and Production Companies

    Call Sheet features details about hundreds of casting directors, talent agents, managers, production companies, theaters, schools, and film festivals. The online version of Call Sheet is fully searchable and includes tons of exclusive listings updated daily. And now the new Spring-Summer 2015 issue of Call Sheet is available at a ...

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    Call Sheet's Film, TV, and Theater Production Database

    Backstage's Call Sheet database includes a searchable Production Listings Directory featuring major films, television series, TV pilots, plays, and musicals. Find out about current and upcoming productions, including who's directing and casting, and where and when the productions take place.

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    Don’t Get Placed in the ‘Why?’ Pile

    During a casting session, pictures go in one of three piles: the “yes,” the “no,” and the “maybe” piles. However, there is another “pile” that isn’t physical, but mental, and that is the “why” pile.

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    18 Actors Share Their Casting Memories

    Jonathan Groff, Zosia Mamet, Emily Mortimer, Judith Light, Aaron Tveit, Keegan Allen, Billy Porter, Harvey Fierstein, Ana Ortiz, and more share the casting directors who championed them early in their careers and their most memorable moments from the audition room.

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    How To Find Inspiration as an Actor

    Too often young actors neglect to find inspiration in the world around them in pursuit of the holy grail of a “job”—be it a film role, a guest spot, or a series regular job.

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    No Matter the Audition, Prep Work Will Save You

    Whether you’re asked to make the role your own or stick to the script, your research and preparation will help you sail through.

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    Why You Should Never Stop Playing 'Make-Believe'

    I would never discourage any aspiring actors from seeking some type of formal training (especially if they plan on acting in plays). But technique is the parachute you employ when you’re not working instinctively.

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    13 Travel Tips for Actors

    Use your travels to better your career and yourself as an actor!

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    New NYC Casting Company Opens Its Doors

    Allison Estrin’s new company, Casting Collective, is already working on the upcoming Dylan Thomas biopic “Dominion,” as well as projects with truTV and Whoopi Goldberg.