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    Type Me

    Actors are trained to be versatile artists, gifted with the chameleonlike ability to transform from role to role. The fear of being typecast is prevalent—often before it's a legitimate concern.

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    Keep on Top of Talent Agency and Casting Office Contacts

    The lack of consistency for a valid contact address or current personnel leaves the actor with a problem. How best to keep GPS-like watch with the entertainment nomads?

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    'How to Succeed' on Broadway

    Well, as it turns out, it actually takes a little bit of "Trying" to "Succeed" on Broadway and land in a long-running musical. I have been blessed with this experience three times in my career so far.

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    Cover Letters

    What do you have in your bag of marketing tricks? And how have these "tricks" served your pursuit? Unlike some insanely competitive actors I know, I like sharing my tricks, and I like learning new tricks.

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    How to Audition the Young (of All Ages)

    Casting is tricky in any film. There is always a certain gut instinct involved. But with children it becomes even trickier.

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    You, Too, Can Prepare for the Agent Interview

    Although it is impossible to predict which direction the conversation in an initial meeting with an agent will take, there are a few common areas that require preparation.

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    Actors Casting Directors Love: Part 2

    This week's issue is a first of its kind: a collection of essays written by or relayed to Back Stage by casting directors from across the country, each sharing a story about a special actor they have auditioned and, in some cases, cast.

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    Actresses Casting Directors Love: Part 2

    This week's issue is a first of its kind: a collection of essays written by or relayed to Back Stage by casting directors from across the country, each sharing a story about a special actor they have auditioned and, in some cases, cast.

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    When Actors Get Angry

    Actors encounter many obstacles in their career. Rejection. Job-insecurity.  Job-market shrinkage.

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    A Survival Guide to Pilot Season

    It's that time of year again. Los Angeles is about to be inundated with actors from New York and further abroad, hoping to secure a series-regular role in that mystical and wondrous thing known as a pilot.