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    6 On-Camera Improv Secrets

    Backstage Expert and on-camera acting teacher Ryan R. Williams wants you to understand that film and television improv is very different from live comedy—so start by forgetting the "yes, and" rule. Yes, seriously!

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    The Day-to-Day of an L.A. Agent

    People often ask Secret Agent Man what he “does all day.” He’s obliged Backstage readers and provided a breakdown of his daily tasks. Maybe you can learn a thing or two!

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    1 Comedy Audition Secret No One Tells

    Comedy teacher Gunnar Todd Rohrbacher wants actors to understand this very simple aspect of auditioning for a funny role.

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    6 Steps to Maximize the Next 30 Minutes

    Backstage Expert Douglas Taurel knows that finding your focus can be difficult—and that's why he suggests the Pomodoro method!

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    The Pros and Cons of the Powerhouse Agency

    Finding the right kind of representation is essential to a flourishing career. Secret Agent Man discusses the big differences between big-name agencies and boutique agencies, and how each will influence your career.

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    What Will Be Your Legacy?

    A legacy is more than just the performances captured on film—according to Bailie Slevin, with the right financial planning you can make a difference to the organizations and companies that matter to you.

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    7 Ways to Find Your Next Monologue

    Choosing a monologue can be a stressful prospect for high school actors looking to audition for college programs—but start early with these seven tips and you'll be fine!

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    What Actors Need to Know About Money

    Miata Edoga thinks artists and actors need to get smart about finances and offers some tips on how to do so.

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    How to Handle a Physical Audition Scene

    Producer and casting director Marci Liroff knows that sometimes the scenes picked seem like the most difficult—but there’s an excellent way to handle them in the room!

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    How to Eliminate Voiceover Tech Anxiety

    You can't be expected to be both tech guru and a talented voiceover artist—so Kate McClanaghan explains how to handle potential employers who might be asking for too much.