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    What Mistakes Do Actors Make in Preparing for their Photo Sessions?

    In my opinion, the most important thing an actor can do to ensure a good session is to show up promptly and prepared. If you have to, show up early and wait in your car. Running late creates stress and takes time away from your session and is unprofessional.

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    Bill Oberst Jr... Got the Part!

    "I'm terrifying," Bill Oberst Jr. says. "I had no idea I was terrifying before I came out here, but I am."

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    Irene Park

    After working for four years in New York for "corporate America," Irene Park decided to return to Los Angeles and pursue her true love.

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    Are You Terrified of Tax Season?

    On Tuesday, Feb. 17, Backstage University is partnering with tax accountant, lawyer, and actor Sandra Karas to bring you a special tax season webinar!

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    Veraalba Santa...Got the Part

    After submitting herself for the role of Arianna, a dancer whose relationship is swiftly deteriorating due to her partner's alcoholism, Santa received a specific directive for her audition.

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    Art vs. Commerce, Critical of Critics

    "I've gotten my first bad review. It stung a little, but the pain has subsided now because I know that I am a good actress, and my director, my fellow actors, and the audience were happy."

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    How I Hit a Home Run Casting Kids for ‘Home Run Showdown’

    Director Oz Scott shares how he found child actors in Michigan for "Home Run Showdown."

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    To Live and Dance in L.A.

    If you want to perform with a professional concert-dance company but everyone keeps telling you that Los Angeles is not the place to be, here's your chance to prove them wrong.

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    Barbara Rosenblat

    Playing the immigrant who became prime minister of Israel, Barbara Rosenblat performed William Gibson's one-woman play at the Jewish Center of the Hamptons in East Hampton, N.Y.

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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.