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5 Steps to Selecting the Perfect Headshot

Ah, the eternal subject of the headshot . . . as an actor, your headshot is arguably the most important tool in your arsenal: It  is your calling card. It is often the thing that catches the casting director’s attention and gets you in the door. It is the thing by which they remember you […]

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Cast It Talent #FBF: Audition Do’s (and Dont’s)

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Do arrive early. This can be quite the challenge in a city like LA (highways! gridlocks! construction! more highways!), but always do absolutely everything in your power to arrive to your audition ahead of schedule. Not only will you avoid being the one to keep others waiting (never a good thing), but you’ll also have […]

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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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Destination: Hollywood – Part 2

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Continuing our Hollywood Story from Part 1 Representation is Key  Whether moving to Hollywood as an established actor like West, or in the early stages of a career like Knai, getting the paperwork approved is not an insurmountable task, according to casting director Carla Hool.  “I’ve seen a lot of actors who get their paperwork,” […]

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5 Steps to Selecting the Perfect Headshot

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Ah, the eternal subject of the headshot . . . as an actor, your headshot is arguably the most important tool in your arsenal: It is your calling card. It is often the thing that catches the casting director’s attention and gets you in the door. It is the thing by which they remember you […]

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Audition Dos (and Don’ts): Part I

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Do arrive early. This can be quite the challenge in a city like LA (highways! gridlocks! construction! more highways!), but always do absolutely everything in your power to arrive to your audition ahead of schedule. Not only will you avoid being the one to keep others waiting (never a good thing), but you’ll also have […]

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Headshots: 4 Tips for Choosing a Great Photographer

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There are things in life on which you can cut corners and take the cheap and easy route . . . and if you’re an actor, your headshots should not be one of them. This doesn’t mean that you have to shoot with the most expensive photographer you can find—the one with the celebrity clientele […]

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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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