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    The Work of an Actor

    If someone told you that the amount of time you spend working on your acting is directly proportional to the quality of your career, would you invest more time in it?

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    Agents: Another Option to Signing (Without Spending $$)

    How can you additionally pick the lock of the gatekeepers and land an agent? There's one more way to breaking down the vault door to your champion of talent: Me.

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    The Wrong Method

    Al Pacino once said an acting teacher can ruin an actor. It's one of the most delicate things to instruct, and there are so many hacks out there, you have to be very careful whom you hire.

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    Reading Your Way in the Door

    Participating in a theatrical reading is a great way to network, open yourself up to opportunities, and practice your craft.

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    Callback Queries Squared

    Having just had a couple of good callbacks but no bookings, I find myself wondering what else I could have done. My question is: Do you need to try to sell yourself at the callback?

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    A Day in the Life

    An actor walks us through one episode of his 14-episode voiceover audition for 'The Price Is Right' with Drew Carey.

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    Buh-Bye, 2010

    When shut off from all sensory input, your brain will reshuffle events into a new order, grouping together moments that share a common quality. This is a good thing because it gives you the opportunity to examine how you spent your time over the last 12 months.

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    I Love to Laugh

    Adding laughter is one of the best things an actor can do to take a performance from safe to spectacular.

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    Does Being on a Reality TV Show Hurt or Help Aspiring Actors?

    "Yes, Hollywood loves personalities, but unless I have a gun to my head, I would be hard-pressed to hire anyone who's appeared on 'Laguna Beach' or 'The Hills.'"

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    60 Seconds to Impress

    Regional combined auditions are a way for actors—particularly the young and inexperienced—to be seen by an array of theaters and other producing organizations at once. Not all combined auditions are alike, however.