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    Acting Job Opportunities Lost and Won

    This actor knew that here was an opportunity to introduce himself to gate keepers. He was right to begin a conversation. Where did he go wrong?

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    Angels and Whores

    If film directors can have a director's cut of a movie when released for DVD, what about authors with manuscript material that may have been cut because it was considered too controversial?

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    Pass the Remote

    One might say that G. Charles Wright has spent his whole life preparing for a job in casting. "All my childhood was spent in front of a television instead of playing outdoors or doing homework," he says.

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    #ICastIt 1 Reason to Wait for the Right Fit

    George Daileda explains why staying open to whatever an actor might bring to a project has paid off with casting his Web series about cosplayers, "Three Days of Glory."

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    #ICastIt Phyllis Schuringa's No. 1 Auditioning Tip

    Geffen Playhouse casting director Phyllis Schuringa shares how she brought together a believable Irish cast for "The Night Alive" and offers advice for audition preparation.

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    Auditioning: It's Your Time and Space

    Veteran casting director Fern Champion launched her career more than 30 years ago in New York, casting for Sidney Lumet, John Badham, Alan Pakula, and Herbert Ross.

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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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    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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    #ICastIt: Marcela Villegas Castanon Pictures the Possibilities While Casting

    Marcela Villegas Castanon shares how she cast 13 roles via Backstage for Cinequest's Picture the Possibilities San Diego program, and what actors can do to make their Backstage profile even better.

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    An Actor's Career-Destroying Screw-Up

    We all make mistakes. But I'm still surprised by the career-destroying screw-ups that some actors will willingly and without-thought-to-consequences make.