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Need a visa? Want some voice coaching? Experts help out foreign artists in New York

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Amanda Quaid is a speech coach for foreign actors interested in Americanizing their accents, American actors interested in improving a foreign accent for the stage and Manhattan socialites eager to sound British. (Amanda Rivkin/CNS)

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Amanda Quaid is a speech coach for foreign actors interested in Americanizing their accents, American actors interested in improving a foreign accent for the stage and Manhattan socialites eager to sound British. (Amanda Rivkin/CNS)

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Australian native Andy Flakelar might have worked as a production assistant on films like Jerry Bruckheimer's "Kangaroo Jack" and "The Matrix" sequels, but he never considered himself "an alien of extraordinary ability." (Amanda Rivkin/CNS)

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Australian make-up artist Dotti has worked around the world for fashion magazines and celebrities, including Cate Blanchett. (Amanda Rivkin/CNS)

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From voice coaches to visa experts, savvy specialists are earning a living by meeting the varied needs of foreign-born artists living in New York.


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