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    6 Ways to Find the Best Agent for You

    Commercial auditions expert Carolyne Barry shares her best six tips for how to research agents and land the best one possible for you!

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    6 Steps To Writing a Great Bio

    A bio is a summary of the highlights of your career—your training, credits, and something about you personally, i.e. what you do when you are not acting. It tells the industry in sentence form—unlike the columns in your resume—what roles you can play and how to ...

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    How to Choose an Outfit for Your Audition

    In order to decide what you should wear to an audition, it is important to understand the terminology casting directors use to describe the designated audition wardrobe.

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    3 Reasons a Theater Degree is Important

    We need a new and more effective way of talking about the value and power of a degree in the performing arts. Here are three reasons why a degree in theater is important.

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    7 Signs of a Casting Scam

    Be suspicious when an advertisement, webpage, or person claiming to represent a casting agency uses one of these telltale strategies to lure you in and take your money.

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    9 Elements That Make a Great Monologue

    Monologues are always the most difficult auditions to pull off successfully so be prepared. Follow these winning strategies when choosing one.

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    5 Biggest Mistakes a Theater Actor Makes On a Film Set

    You just landed your first film job! Congratulations! However, working on a film set is much different than in a theater. Here are the top five mistakes theater actors make on a film set – and how you can avoid them.

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    7 Guaranteed Ways to Fail in the Arts

    Success not for you? These seven tips will make you an absolute failure!

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    4 Ways to Nail Down Your Type

    Before you can embrace your type, you need to figure out what it is!

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    What To Do Before You Get An Agent

    The common myth floating around out there for actors is that as soon as you finish your training, you need an agent. And the next step is that he/she will get you auditions for all those yummy, high-paying starring roles in films, Broadway shows, and primetime TV series.