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    5 Ways to Help Young Actors Deal with Rejection

    This is a tough business, and it's important to teach actors that from a young age!

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    How Acting Affects Your Self-Esteem

    It is a socially accepted way to fulfill the need for attention and approval, and I think most would agree that the sound of applause is thrilling, empowering, and sometimes addicting.

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    Don’t Anticipate the Words and 4 Other Useful Tips

    Miss this great advice from our Backstage Experts? These five tips are sure to get you moving on the road to success.

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    Use Your Fear To Fuel You

    So, how do you engage your fear? The typical response is to try not to feel afraid. This usually makes it worse because of the increased conflict with your own being. The key with fear is how you "frame" it, i.e. what meaning you put on fear.

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    3 Ways To Create a Path to Success in the New Year

    In the thirty years I’ve been in the film business, I’ve discovered some crucial steps needed for the journey to be successful. Here are three simple ways to create a clearer path to success in 2013.

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    3 Tips For Great Actor E-mail Etiquette

    Thanks to the glorious Internet, it’s easier than ever to stay connected to your industry fans with e-mail marketing. If you want to make the most out of email marketing, you must follow these three essential rules.

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    Don’t Get Placed in the ‘Why?’ Pile

    During a casting session, pictures go in one of three piles: the “yes,” the “no,” and the “maybe” piles. However, there is another “pile” that isn’t physical, but mental, and that is the “why” pile.

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    Why Your Appearance Matters at Auditions

    I truly believe that everyone has a unique beauty. That being said, there are societal standards and realities for most on camera talent that you simply can’t ignore if you want to be in serious contention for the job!

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    3 Improv Tips for Non-Improvisers

    I often get the chance to use improv in on-camera auditions, and it seems just as often, I’m auditioning with people who have never taken a single improv class. So here are three quick tips for you non-improv actors.

  • Advice

    What Happens After You Book the Job?

    Now, it’s time to execute the client’s concept on set. Yikes! Chill. You have already been through the hardest part—the audition process. Now it’s time to put all that training into action. Time to execute!