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    How to Create a Natural Audition Look (Video)

    Hair and Makeup Artist Anthony Pazos demonstrates how to create natural looking skin, eyes, brows, cheeks, and lips for on-camera auditions.

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    Zack Zublena ... Got the Part

    Actors using Back Stage will spend countless hours looking at casting notices. Sometimes, though, all the actor has to do is upload a strong résumé, and the director will find him.

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    An Agent Pitches

    Everyone in the entertainment industry is in a constant state of pitching. Nothing happens in this business without pitching. It's the Hollywood dance that never ends.

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    Breathless With Emotion

    How can an actor do good work while dealing with a chronic condition in real life? How can I push through this feeling to express myself with emotional truthfulness and do the work that I love so much?

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    Fitzmaurice Integrates Vocal Production With Movement

    Fitzmaurice Voicework was developed to give actors a fully integrated approach to their vocal instrument and performance.

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    Getting Your Pilot Off the Ground

    Pilot season draws a lot of attention, but the process starts with pitching season. The process of pitching for writers is like the audition process for actors, so it's important to prepare for the meeting.

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    The Art and Science of Getting Your Idea Across

    All successful scriptwriters are forced to master pitching before they can get paid to actually write. Just as auditioning is a separate skill every actor must develop, every writer must build a pitching muscle.

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    How to Pitch Yourself at an Agent or Manager Meeting

    Now that pilot season is over and the upfronts are done, agents and managers are clearing the dead weight from their rosters and looking for exciting new clients to add.

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    How to Write a Powerful Pitch Letter

    If you are not getting as many auditions as you want, chances are it's because not enough of the right people know you exist.

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    What Makes a Pitch Stand Out?

    If I can't understand what it's about or the subject matter is overly familiar, then it doesn't matter how great the pitch is. The more high-concept the idea, the more likely I will want to read the script.