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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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Free Way to Stay Focused During Your Dream Job Search

Staying focused enough to get a dream job fast is no easy feat. Here’s a simple, easy, free method of staying on track so you can get hired as quickly as possible. Continue reading

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A Phone Call from Beyond on the First Day of My Dream Job

A paranormal phone call of congratulation? How a deceased father may have offered encouragement on a daughter’s first day on her dream job. Continue reading

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How Casting Directors Promote, Protect and Defend Actors During the Audition Process

Casting director, Mary Clay Boland (formerly of As the World Turns) discusses the audition process in soaps. She explains why it might be a good idea to go over your audition material with the casting director before you’re seen by producers. 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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Casting Director Mary Clay Boland Reveals How Theatre Actors Get Hired, Part 2

In Part 2 of this two-part interview, casting director Mary Clay Boland goes into more detail about how theatre actors are hired. She discusses how and where casting calls are posted, and how producer-director sessions determine who gets the jobs. Continue reading

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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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Mary Clay Boland’s Love of Great Acting Got Her Dream Jobs in Theatre, Television and Film

After spending an internship year at Circle Repertory Theatre, Mary Clay Boland was positive that she wanted to become a professional casting director. In this interview, she talks about working her way up as an assistant on such projects as “Law and Order” and “The Sopranos,” and had the honor of working with playwright Arthur Miller on “The American Clock.”

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