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    Backstage Experts Answer: 14 Harsh Truths All Actors Will Face Throughout Their Careers

    This career is filled with trying times, but our Backstage Experts want to help make them a little easier. Here are 14 hard lessons you can expect to learn throughout your career.

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    Bargains in New York

    Even when the economy is good, actors can use bargains. Here are some favorites of the Back Stage staff.

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    Walter B. Smith...Got the Part

    Since getting his first professional review in Back Stage as a young man, "appropriately handsome with a fresh scrubbed–naiveté," Walter B. Smith has shuffled through casting notices in the publication.

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    Fit Body, Fat Résumé

    For many actors, maintaining physical fitness is essential to marketability and craft.

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    A Transition Toolbox

    Whether you are just starting out as an actor, thinking of leaving the business, or changing roles within the business, going through a transition can be complicated and emotionally draining.

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    Grace Gawthrop

    According to director Ryan Barger, "a degree of naturalism" and an ability to "give extremely simple dialogue an emotional subtext" made Grace Gawthrop the best candidate for the role of Eleanor in his film Anniversary.

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    Independent Worries, Looking Ahead

    I submitted myself for this commercial that I thought really fit me. They called me up today letting me know they might use me for it, but it's nothing for sure. What do you think I should do?

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    The Voice of God?

    I'm thankful every day for this extraordinary career. And yet I am often reminded of the voiceover industry's limitations when it comes to advancing women fairly.

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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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    UPN, the WB and PAX: Network Television Production 2004-05

    A list of network TV programs for UPN, the WB and PAX for 2004-2005.