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    Changing Your Look?

    "I open someone's headshot online and I see a multitude of hair colors...and I don't know which girl I'm bringing in," says longtime L.A. casting director Ava Shevitt.

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    Give Me Your Height, Not Your Cooties

    I don't want anything smacking us in the face or taking away from your performance. You don't want to have something on your T-shirt while you're reading, because that's going to be distracting.

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    An Actor's Most Guarded Secret

    Actors often get round-a-bout questions in auditions by the hiring personnel who hold an interest for discovering an artist's age.

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    'Case' Study

    Though he's never had acting aspirations of his own, casting director Michael Testa feels a special kinship with actors.

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    Paranoia, Phonies and 'Phrauds'

    When my visibility went from 'that guy behind the audition table' to Paul Russell, I fully realized just how cautious actors are about relatively unknown casting and other opportunities.

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    Welcome to the Theater

    Aside from always being on time and always being thoroughly prepared and doing your best, it's kind of up to the gods. The rest you have absolutely no control over.

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    Actors Effectively Exploiting Social Networks

    Online social networks have become a modern medium for everyone to sell their wares with the least amount of cost for the most return.

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    Opinions Destroy Actors

    Everyone has got a f--king opinion. And I'm not talking about sexual orientation preference, fav fetish, or predilection of position. But everyone does have a position. On something.

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    Pilot Season: Landing an Audition

    Yes it's that time of year when the entertainment industry is tossed into a tail spin as hundreds of pilots are sought and fought for.

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    Rush for Success

    Having been an actor and worked on the other side of the table, I know how hard it is. For starters, it's so important to be realistic about your age range.