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    Finding the Perfect Fit in the Commercial World

    With more than 3,000 commercials under her belt, Los Angeles casting director Megan Foley has populated TV spots for clients ranging from Budweiser to American Express.

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    Team Players

    Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Erika Sellin spent many an hour perfecting pirouettes as an aspiring ballerina.

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    Looking Back, Moving On

    If you've auditioned for a commercial in Los Angeles at any time in the past 28 years, you've likely been in Danny Goldman's office.

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    Asinine Addresses Used in Addressing Professionals

    The pre-pubescent use of sexually suggestive, "personality expressive," childish monikers misused and abused in email addresses utilized for business correspondence has got to stop. Now.

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    Publicity Blunders

    Fame and attention. Nouns conjoined, the two desires are often borne from one source: insecurity. It's a "Someone, anyone, please pay attention to me!" syndrome.

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    Experience vs. Sheepskin: Verdict?

    "Did you go to college?" I replied truthfully: "No." I was informed that my lack of a certificate from a secondary institution of learning would prevent me from teaching at this particular school.

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    1 Reason Nancy Nayor Says Chemistry was Key for ‘The Remaining’

    Nancy Nayor shares how the horror genre opens up the casting process as she talks about casting the Christian horror film "The Remaining."

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    They're Just Neil and Oliver to Her

    Over the course of her two-decade career, Los Angeles–based casting director Heidi Levitt has worked with everyone from blockbuster king Michael Bay ("The Rock") to indie darlings like Wim Wenders ("Don't Come Knocking").