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    How To Quit the Business

    At a certain point, some performers—even highly successful ones—find that these dangling carrots no longer offer enough incentive to continue the sometimes disheartening pursuit of an acting career.

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    Derrick Scott

    Life experience was definitely a contributing factor when Derrick Scott booked the role of Howard in the independent short film "Without Sanctuary."

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    Actors: Ill-Mannered and Indebted

    Several months ago as I was going through the piles of actor mail I came across a familiar piece of "Thanks for the audition... " correspondence but it had an odd twist.

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    Anatomy of a Meeting -- Part Two

    Last week, we covered everything leading up to your big meeting with yours truly. So let's pick up right where we left off, with you sitting in reception, waiting for my assistant to bring you inside.

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    Makeup Tips, Conservatory Knocks

    I'm looking for some makeup tips for film. With all the student films and shorts and projects that don't really have funds, you need to do a lot yourself. I want to learn, so I don't look like an idiot.

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    What to Expect From Your Photographer

    Before you spend your hard-earned money to have professional headshots taken, here is some personal advice from a professional.

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    Be My Host

    Though some actors may have reservations about hosting, because they think they won't be taken seriously, those ideas are changing throughout the industry, and the notion of selling out doesn't exist anymore.

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    Why Are Voiceover Classes Necessary?

    "Many people who are actors ask me, "Why does an actor need to take voiceover classes to work in voiceover?" Acting skills certainly give a person an ability to deliver lines, so what's the difference?" - Dan Balestrero

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    Vocal Investments

    Any performer—or for that matter, any public speaker—may suffer from vocal strain. Indeed, according to the performers and coaches we spoke with, the issues for all vocal artists are pretty much the same.

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    Truth and Lies in Filmmaking

    After spending years raising financing and developing my script, we were finally days away from production. I wanted the performances in our movie to be fresh and nuanced, and I was afraid to over-rehearse