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    Don’t Compare Yourself to Other Actors

    Actors can be supportive and encourage each other in this business, but actors can also feel competitive with each other. Some actors will get breaks that you did not, and others may become quite successful while you are still slogging away in a restaurant job or just trying to make ...

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    How To Access Your Inner Director

    Our inner critic rears its ugly head at the most inopportune moments—auditions, opening nights, first days on set—and reflects our own self-doubt and fear. It’s that little voice that says, “That was terrible. You’re not good enough. You’re a failure.”

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    How To Embrace and Enjoy the Audition Process

    I believe you can enjoy your auditions and transform them into win-win situations for yourself and those present in the room, regardless of whether you book a role at that particular time.

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    Why Child Actors Are Not Exploited By Their Representation

    I am so proud of my “kids” and their amazing parents who sacrifice everything to make their dreams come true. You are all stars. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

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    4 Things To Have With You When Talking To Press

    I always like to be prepared when a press opportunity comes up, especially when a client is around. You’d be surprised how random these opportunities can be, and you want to be prepared for when it happens!

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    How To Find Inspiration as an Actor

    Too often young actors neglect to find inspiration in the world around them in pursuit of the holy grail of a “job”—be it a film role, a guest spot, or a series regular job.

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    How To Get Casting Directors To Find You

    First of all, don’t despair. Know that we very well may acknowledge your efforts without you even realizing it. If we’ve seen you do great work somewhere, you’re likely in our “favorite actors” files. There may not be a job or a role right this minute for ...

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    7 Ways To Help You Decide Which Theater Job Offer To Take

    Let’s imagine you are offered roles in two different stage productions and you must make a decision between the two.

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    Why You’re Not Getting a Callback

    Ken Lazer gives the honest truth about why you might not be getting a callback after receiving positive feedback from the casting director.

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    The 1 Thing Actors Aren’t Doing in Their Auditions

    Isn’t that why you signed up for that Acting 101 class in college? It wasn’t just to discover that there were lots of kids just like yourself. You enrolled because it simply looked fun.