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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.

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    Prepping for Pilots

    After apprenticing with some of the most prolific casting directors in the business, Brett Greenstein and Collin Daniel decided to join forces and strike out on their own.

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    Magic in the Chair

    If actors come with the goods to create the miracle in the chair, then they'll be forgiven for their lack of experience and knowledge about the proper way to do auditions.

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    The Cardinal Sin of Auditioning

    Never, repeat, never, ever do you as an actor, a professional, go to an audition knowing that you will not accept an offer should you be so lucky as to receive one.

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    Risk Management

    Robin Lippin initially imagined her move to L.A. as temporary. Two decades and dozens of casting gigs later, Lippin still calls Hollywood home.

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    Acting Nuts

    Often when I venture upon this acting avenue with thespians—viewing what acting skills they have to show—the first presentation foray is just that: presentation.

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    An Eye for Talent

    As the founder and CEO of McCorkle Casting, Patricia McCorkle has worked on hundreds of projects for stage and screen since 1979.

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    Sex Behind the Scenes

    Showmance is what happens between two emotionally charged people involved in a show are attracted and then collide. And sometimes even an airbag or condom can't provide safety.

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    Finding an Agent: Timing

    For unrepresented actors—or those wishing to change agencies—this is the most wonderful time of the year for finding your champion.