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5 Ways to Survive a Callback

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You made it past round one! You got the callback and you’re psyched. But more trials lie ahead. How do you gear up and close the deal? Check out some tips below!   Research the Casting Director. If you haven’t already done this, now is the time. Look them up, look at their career, ask […]

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The Competitive Edge – Law Of Attraction For Actors

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As an actor you want to attract the opportunities and the jobs.  It’s a feat to become part of the “system”, stay in it and snag the “gold ring”, the bookings. To do this, the most important thing is to attract activity to you, and the rest will come.  Fair warning, most results will be […]

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Tax Time: 5 Tips to Help Actors Survive the Tax Season

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It’s that time again! Some of you have your lives together and probably filed February 1st, sipped your chamomile tea, and smiled in gentle satisfaction as you closed the book on your perfectly organized records.   The rest of us are weeping quietly and rocking ourselves to numb oblivion in an ice-cold shower.   But […]

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How to Stay on a CD’s Radar (Without Annoying Them to Death)

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In a market that seems perpetually saturated, standing out from the crowd becomes a real concern. How will you ever book if you can’t even get in the audition room? If you’re feeling lost and invisible, here are some ways to cultivate a professional personality that will keep you memorable.     Don’t Harass Them. […]

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5 Ways Your Acting Career Can Make a Difference

Hey, all. It’s time to get back to our roots. Take a second and really remember why it was you decided to devote yourself to this grueling career. If it was the prospect of fame and fortune, I wish you good luck, but must advise that this article will not help you on that front. […]

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Separation Anxiety: Tips to Keep Your Personal Life from Killing Your Acting

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Acting is a messy business at the best of times. More than messy, it is profoundly personal. To be a good actor requires a certain level of self-awareness and reflection, coupled with emotional accessibility, an ability to draw on one’s personal experiences, and the courage and willingness to risk vulnerability and exposure. That is some […]

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How to Crank Out a Decent Self Tape Under the Worst Circumstances

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On the best of days, you can book a taping with a studio you trust, with an actor friend who has professional equipment, and you will have all the elements of a killer self tape neatly arranged. But not all days are created equal. Sometimes it’s a rush job, a deadline in a matter of […]

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Don’t Want To Be PREDICTABLE? – Acting Tips with David Strasberg

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“You don’t need to experience the whole beach… just a couple of grains of sand.” -David Lee Strasberg. Lee Strasberg was a seminal acting teacher and his Method Acting technique remains alive at the Institute in West Hollywood: the only source that delivers Strasberg’s teaching in its consummate form. As CEO and Creative Director, David […]

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Not-So-Lost in Translation: 6 Tips on Transitioning Between Film and Theatre

Film and theatre can seem like two completely different beasts, especially if you’ve only ever done one or the other. But if you’ve ever wondered if you could hack it on the other side of the fence, here are some tips for your transition starter kit!   Energy. The most obvious difference lies in the […]

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Launch Your Kid’s Career with the Power of the Interwebs!

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By the time many actors launch their professional careers, they are armed with years of training, practical experience, and perhaps a degree or two. But what happens when the career in question belongs to a pint-sized human who may or may not want to be in the business for the remainder of their natural lives? […]

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