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    21 Ways to Stand Out in the Crowd

    There are ways to stand out in the crowd in a professional way and be noticed as the real artist that you are. Here are some of them.

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    4 Tips For Young Actors Auditioning for Period Pieces

    Period pieces are fun projects for kids. Being plopped into a different time with unusual clothing under interesting circumstances makes the experience rich with fantasy and compelling to master for your actors.

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    What Tom Brady Can Teach You About Acting

    When you perceive someone—in physical terms—as being more successful, more beautiful, more wealthy, or more powerful — you don’t see yourself on an equal level. You forget the real level in which all human beings actually meet one another: authentic vulnerability.

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    How To Use Your Acting Skills On and Off Stage

    Robert Curtiss shares how a waiter's upselling techniques can apply to the craft of acting.

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    3 Ways To Be a Gracious and Grateful Actor

    Here are three key suggestions on how to refresh one’s own spirit while reaching out to others in our business in a respectful and generous manner.

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    5 Tips For a Successful Cover Letter

    For those actors who are just starting out, don’t have agents, and don’t know any industry professionals, it still is essential to introduce yourself by submitting a headshot and resume. With any submission, you should also write a short cover letter.

  • Advice

    6 Tips On How To Get Into Exclusive Events

    As a publicist, I work hard to get clients into noteworthy and press-heavy events. I have clients at varying levels of their careers, and I’ve been able to speak to them about the importance of attending events.

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    3 Ways To Show Range on Your Demo Reel

    Every actor wants to show versatility, but if you’re just starting out or even if you’ve been making your way in the business for years, versatility isn’t always the answer. Here are some tips on staying on point.

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    5 Things a Complete Audition Technique Does For an Actor

    Most audition techniques rarely go anywhere near that deep. Many go no further than giving you some help in preparing the words and a few tips on how to appear professional.

  • Advice

    In Defense of Actors

    Dear casting director, have mercy on us. Our life is hard. It requires us to give up a normal schedule, most weekends and family events, financial security, loves who get tired of our irregular hours, sanity, stability, and sometimes carbs.