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Audio Recording with Actor-Director-Playwright Anita Hollander as Susan Dansby Asks: How Did You Get That Job?

Listen as Actor-Director-Playwright Anita Hollander talks with writer Susan Dansby about how she got started as a child actor; how she dealt with a cancer diagnosis during college; losing her leg in her early 20′s; continuing her musical-comedy career; and how she wrote a play (performed at the White House) about how she’s Still Standing. Continue reading

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Sharing Dream Job Tips at the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University

Overview of a visit to The Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) at Carnegie Mellon University. From decor to classes to project teams, the ETC prepares today’s students for present and future dream jobs.

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Free “Get A Job Fast” Speech GA State, Thursday

Author Susan Dansby will be speaking at GA State University, November 4, 2010. Her speech is entitled “From Soap Opera to Dream Job.” Admission is free. Continue reading

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Where Casting Directors Search for Actors and the Two Worst Audition Mistakes

In this interview, casting director, Mary Clay Boland (formerly of As the World Turns) reveals where casting directors look for fresh talent. She also warns against two huge mistakes actors can make when auditioning. Continue reading

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Lessons Earned in the Work Place – What Happens When You Settle for Less than Your Dream Job

An annoyed co-worker provided a book title and lessons that led to a lifetime of dream jobs. What happened when a young woman demanded to know: “How Did You Get That Job?” Continue reading

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Christopher Goutman: What it’s Really Like to be a Soap Opera Executive Producer

What does a soap opera executive producer do? Executive Producer Christopher Goutman talks with writer, Susan Dansby, about what went into producing the soap operas, “Another World” and “As the World Turns.” 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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Making Contact Calls

When friends need friends to help them get jobs, it can be scary to make that phone call. Here’s some encouragement for getting past the fear of calling friends to ask for help in your job search. 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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