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Should YOU Follow Up With A Casting Director?

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Each week Amy answers your questions here! Do you need acting technique tips or career advice? Send them here: AskAmyLyndon@gmail.com. Amy Lyndon is a Celebrity Booking Coach, CEO and Author of “The Lyndon Technique: The 15 Guideline Map To Booking.” She has 40+ Series Regulars, an Emmy Winner, an Imagen Award Winner and 1000’s of Working […]

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How to be PRO-active Actor

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There has never been a better time to be a Pro-active actor! Before we get into that, I suggest that the first thing to do is DECIDE what kind of acting career you would like to have. It’s very important to be CLEAR about how you see yourself in the marketplace. The first exercise that […]

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Two Ways to Save Money in Your Acting Career

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Here are a couple of money management tips to take special note of as we approach Episodic Season. If there’s one thing I’d bet almost every member of the acting community can agree on, it’s that pursuing a career as a professional actor is expensive.  Photography, classes, initiation fees, union dues, subscriptions, mailings, clothing, transportation, […]

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From the CIT Vault – What To Do During Holidays

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Though Memorial Day is only a short holiday, but the lesson is valuable still.  Pro actors make the most of their down time.  What will you do this holiday weekend? It’s a little known fact that practically all of Hollywood shuts down during the holidays. If you’re an actor, this means that there isn’t going […]

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Thinking of Submitting to Cast It Feedback? Here are some pointers for FBF!

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How to Self Tape Like a Self Taping Genius I once watched a tape of a woman who, instead of performing the sides, decided to perform a monologue from Mommie Dearest. She did not get the part. Now, I’m sure you don’t make such cockamamie gaffes, but nonetheless here are some tips to make sure […]

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Attention Actors: Use Social Media to Your Advantage!

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In March of 2012, I wrote a blog for Cast It Talent about using social media to your advantage. I felt it was important to do a Part Two of this entry, mainly because I just recently cast a pilot for a major network that was looking for me to find new comedy-talent. My days […]

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How to Write an Acting Cover Letter

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Are you trying to convince someone to hire you? Of course you are! You’re an actor! You have essentially entered into a tacit contract to continue begging people to hire you on a daily-to-bi-weekly basis for the remainder of your existence. As per this agreement, you will have to get creative about the methods used […]

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How to Market Yourself as a Professional Actor

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These days, being a professional actor doesn’t necessarily mean fancy credits on your resume and paparazzi following you around town. As Hollywood expands past Los Angeles with the use of the internet and other modern technologies, anyone can be the actor they want to be. It often comes down to attitude, confidence and perseverance. The […]

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Back to School List for Actors

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Beginning a career in acting is like starting a new year in school – you can’t just show up with the clothes on your back and the desire to learn. Yes, wanting to learn is an important element for successful schooling (and acting), but it would be naïve to think that an eager attitude is […]

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Demo Reel Tips: Take 2

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We’ve done a lot of stories recently about how to effectively record and send audition videos. Keeping in line with this, another important video tool to have in your acting arsenal is a demo reel. We already covered some of the basics on how to properly construct a demo reel in the article Demo Reel […]

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