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    Stop Waiting and Start Doing

    Are you waiting for someone to call you up and invite you to an audition? Stop it. The industry isn't interested in waiting for you—it's time for you to make your own opportunities.

  • Advice

    How to Take a Great Headshot

    Anthony Meindl explains to actors how they can take a great headshot that will book them the audition!

  • Advice

    What's Your Performing Personality?

    Voice teacher and Backstage Expert Andrew Byrne breaks down the four most dominant personality types in performers. Which one are you?

  • Advice

    Stop Saying No to Yourself

    Backstage Expert Cathryn Hartt understands that there are days when your acting career seems like a waste of time—but that doesn't mean you have earned the right to give up on yourself!

  • Advice

    How to Train on a Budget

    Backstage Expert Shaan Sharma explains how a budget-conscious actor can still taking acting classes, learn new techniques, and network without breaking the bank.

  • Advice

    Are You Guilty of These Self-Tape Mistakes?

    There's one very small—but crucial—mistake that too many actors make when putting themselves on tape for a casting director. Are you guilty of it too?

  • Advice

    How to Market Your VO Demo Reel

    So you have a voiceover demo reel—but have you done anything with it? Backstage Expert Kate McClanaghan explains what to do next to become a professional voiceover talent!

  • Advice

    8 Steps to a Perfect Self-Tape Audition

    Artistic Director of A Class Act NY Jessica Rofé wants you to stop falling into these self-taped audition traps—and offers simple solutions to make your next submission look like a polished professional filmed it!

  • Advice

    Debunking 5 Myths About Social Media

    Think social media is a waste of time? That Twitter and Facebook and all the rest take up to much time? You're wrong, argues Heidi Dean—and here's why it can help your career!

  • Advice

    How Child Actors Can Land an Agent

    Acting coach Denise Simon speaks to a slew of talent agents about what causes them to sign a young performer. Are you doing these five things to impress agents and casting directors?