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Casting Director Mary Clay Boland Reveals How Theatre Actors Get Hired, Part 1

In Part I of this two-part interview, casting director Mary Clay Boland reveals how theatre actors are hired. From the time the casting director comes on board, the goal is to find the best fit for the director, the playwright and the actor. Continue reading

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Ellen Dolan on Why She’s Thankful for As the World Turns and What’s Next

Actor Ellen Dolan talks about the surprising gifts that came from acting on the soap opera As the World Turns. She also reveals plans for an upcoming independent film project. Continue reading

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How Actor Ellen Dolan got her Dream Job on As the World Turns

Interview with Ellen Dolan, who joined As the World Turns as policewoman, Margo Hughes, in November 1989, having been asked to consider the part by the late Doug Marland (head writer). Marland had created Dolan’s former role of Maureen Bauer on Guiding Light. Dolan debuted on Guiding Light in 1982, portraying the character of Maureen Bauer for the next four years
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Two Free Webinars That Can Help You Get Jobs

Two free webinars that can get you jobs – Acting for a Living Webinar, 9/28/10 7:00PM EDT; and 10 Steps to Getting Hired Fast!, 9/30/10 7:00PM EDT Continue reading

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The Challenges of Getting Hired as a Soap Opera Director

Christopher Goutman began his directing career by simply asking Executive Producer Nick Nicholson (Edge of Night) for a shot. He explains why things are more difficult for emerging directors to get hired for that dream job now. Continue reading

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How Does a Soap Opera Executive Producer Choose Actors?

How does a soap opera executive producer choose actors? Christopher Goutman gives tips on how young actors can get a job in television by using confidence and simplicity in their auditions. Continue reading

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Christopher Goutman’s Journey from Child Actor to Director to Producer

He tried to turn his back on his artistic roots, but Christopher Goutman’s acting experience is what got him into the door to direct and on to executive producer. Continue reading

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Christopher Goutman Bio

List of Executive Producer Christopher Goutman’s theater, television and film credits. Continue reading

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In a Competitive Industry, Anita Hollander Created Her Own Job and is Still Standing

Actor-playwright-director Anita Hollander talks to Susan Dansby about her one-woman show and CD, ‘Still Standing.’ How a four-year-old’s observation about amputation became a song about a mermaid. Continue reading

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Actor Copes with Amputation by Doing ‘Jacques Brel’ With a Bucket and a Pole

Actor-director-composer-playwright Anita Hollander talks about losing her leg at 26. She redefines “dream job” as she describes leaving her hospital bed post-amputation to continue her work as a director and performer in the play, ‘Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris.’ Continue reading

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