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    Know the Details of Your Acting Contract

    Know the SAG-AFTRA commercial contract. I cannot stress enough how important it is to empower yourself as a professional actor and study the contract. You can read it online at www.sagaftra.org.

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    Tiltpod Gives You a Tripod Anywhere

    Any video you make of yourself has to look good. One thing that can help: Gomite's Tiltpod.

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    Stephen Tobolowsky Talks Life on a Press Tour

    Stephen Tobolowsky talks promotional brass tacks in support of his “Dangerous Animals Club,” from Simon & Schuster

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    Manager Bruce Smith on Getting 'Repped'

    OmniPop Talent's Bruce Smith, who reps Maria Bamford and Oscar Nuñez, gives advice on how to find a manager that fits your needs.

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    Playing Iconic Roles

    Shakespeare, Ibsen, Chekhov, Williams, Miller—all these playwrights and many more wrote memorable roles that over time have become iconic.

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    Solving the Puzzle

    Lisa Miller Katz lives for those moments of discovery, those special auditions when she knows an actor's nailed a part.

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    Jocelyn O'Neil

    In the past year, as nonunion actor Jocelyn O'Neil shifted her focus from theater to on-camera work, she was cast in five films she found thanks to Back Stage.

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    Elspeth Carden

    Pasadena native and actor Elspeth Carden is never one to shy away from a challenge. So when she was offered the role of Antipholus of Syracuse in Bellflower Theatre Company's production of Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors she grabbed on with both hands.

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    Ryan Satterfield...Got the Part

    "I decided to really take my acting career seriously, so I resubscribed with BackStage.com," says Ryan Satterfield. That night, he found a casting notice for a music video, "Hey 14."

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    The Literate Letter

    Even though the agents, managers, casting directors, etc., you correspond with understand that you're trying to get work as an actor, not a copy editor or an 8th-grade English teacher, it is still important to make sure your writing is error-free.