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    Tamala Baldwin...Got the Part

    A combination of "owning" her skills and type and a supportive audition environment helped Tamala Baldwin get cast as one of the Dynamites, as well as the Pearl/Motormouth Maybelle understudy.

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    An Open Letter to Workshop Companies

    I'm sure you're busy searching for the stars of tomorrow, but if you have a moment, I'd like to point out a few shortcomings in the way you run your businesses.

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    Managing Your Man

    Although I'm an actress at heart, I've decided to put aside my own career to embark on a new journey—becoming my husband's manager.

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    Talent Never Ages

    Sometimes, I can't believe it. I'm performing with an Academy Award nominee and two-time Golden Globe winner, with a woman whose career shines alongside those of many of Hollywood's brightest stars.

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    Matias Ponce...Got the Part

    Most actors can point to a particular role they'd love to play, or a play they've always dreamed of acting in. For Matias Ponce, that play was "Short Eyes," the 1975 Tony Award winner written by Miguel Piñero.

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    Making the Jump From Co-Stars to Guest Stars

    If you're just starting out, your first acting job in television will probably be a co-star role. That's where everyone begins.

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    Hire Education, Out of Character

    Why is it that actors tend to book work when they don't care about the audition, don't need the work, or are sick or tired during the audition?

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    Learning to Sight-Sing

    Being asked to sight-sing—sing a piece of music you're unfamiliar with—can strike fear into the heart of even the most experienced vocalist.

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    What to Negotiate For on a Nonunion Shoot

    Working under a union contract—whether AFTRA, SAG, or Equity—provides an actor with many built-in protections.

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    'Gossip Girl' CD David Rapaport Discusses How He Finds New Faces

    My favorite method of finding new talent is going to the location where we're filming and casting real people, not actors.