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    How to Become a Model

    Three modeling agents from JAG Models, Mavrick Models, and MSA Models weigh in on how aspiring talents can get their start in the modeling industry.

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    The College Audition Coaching Phenomenon

    Backstage Expert Mary Anna Dennard breaks down the latest trend in higher education: an ever-growing list of college theater audition coaches.

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    6 Ways to Prepare Your Child for a Callback

    There are six steps to keep in mind when your child scores that (exciting!) callback. Backstage Expert Mae Ross breaks down what you should do as a supportive parent.

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    Why Even Successful Actors May Dread Auditions

    Producer and casting director Marci Liroff speaks to Willie Garson (“White Collar”) about how it feels to return to the auditions routine after a successful run on TV.

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    How Lying About Your Age Can Work in Your Favor

    Sam Reich, president at digital production company Big Breakfast and executive producer of “Adam Ruins Everything,” talks about his path to creating comedy content via theater, lying about his age, and an audition in Backstage.

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    How Long Should a Headshot Shoot Last?

    Headshots can be a scary proposition, so we spoke to photographer Luke Fontana about how long a typical headshot shoot should last for actors.

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    How to Stay Present in Auditions

    Acting teacher and Backstage Expert Craig Wallace lays out a few different ways that you can battle nerves during an audition and remain grounded enough to deliver your best work every time.

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    How to Become a Foot Model

    Are you head over heels in love with your feet? We’re breaking down the basics of getting started in a very specific aspect of the modeling industry.

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    How to Nail Every Shot in a Commercial Shoot

    Backstage Expert and modeling coach Aaron Marcus offers some suggestions for how to get the exact right expression every time at a commercial photo shoot.

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    4 Ways to Drop the Voiceover Mic

    Understanding how you can best perform in the recording booth is the first step to a better career as a voiceover actor. Backstage Experts Rudy Gaskins and Joan Baker offer their top four tips to push you to a better you!