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    Actors Should be Prepared and Keep Chat Minimal

    I always look at unsolicited submissions for feature films. Those are always exciting for me, because I could meet an unrepresented actor who is just the person I need for a role.

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    Eat Real and Small for Commercial Auditions

    Eating. We do it every day of our lives, probably several times a day. So it stands to reason that when asked to do this simple act for a commercial audition, it should be as natural as, well, eating.

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    How to Avoid Overacting

    The best acting is generally externally subtle and nuanced. Yet along with all the wonderful performances I see regularly, I also see many in which the actors are doing too much of everything

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    What Prompts You to Cast Against Type?

    I was asked several years ago by Pillsbury House Theatre in Minneapolis to consider directing a production of "A Streetcar Named Desire" with a black actor playing the lead.

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    Managing Management

    I'm guessing that what you and the other actor are really considering is teaming up to get the breakdowns illegally so you can submit each other for roles. I think this is a big mistake.

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    Mark Lonergan Talks About the Benefits of Clowning

    Do you feel as though the movement aspects of your acting are not as creative, effective, or fully developed as they should be? If so, then you may want to study clowning.

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    Maintaining Safety and Integrity in Extreme Dancing

    Pushing the body to its limits characterizes much of the choreography currently seen in the commercial entertainment industry as well as on the concert dance stage.

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    Make Room for Dance in Your Life

    Dance technique has to be honed. Performance artists need to work at their craft every day. Daily dance class is a habit. Your muscles look forward to the repetition.

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    Don't be Penny-wise When It Comes to Headshots

    Regardless of how it is created, your headshot is still your calling card, your best foot forward. Our goal with any camera is to capture something authentic about you as an actor.

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    Creating Your Commercial Demo

    There are as many types of voiceover demo, but usually, when people ask if you have a voiceover demo, they really mean a commercial voiceover demo.