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    12 Ways To Be a Proactive Actor

    Often you hear, he’s a great actor, but wow why is he/she so bitter? They must be having a bad day. You never want anyone to say that to about you!

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    Why Actors Misinform Other Actors: Ignorance or Deceit?

    Never—until I jumped the casting table from actor to director, casting director, and teacher—had I realized how much inept, incorrect, assumed information about the entertainment business and how-to-be-an-actor is spread by incompetent, misinformed actors themselves.

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    Why You Need To Take Control Of Your Acting Career

    One of the biggest obstacles in life is knowing whether to blend in or stand out. Should you listen to the "experts" or break your own trail?

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    Are You Ready For Representation?

    You should never pursue representation until you are confident that you are able to compete in the major areas of the industry: Film, TV and Theater. If you are too green, casting directors may remember, and your representative will have a hard time getting a second chance for you to ...

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    3 Ways To Take Ownership of Your Art

    Let's set your intention to open a new pathway to strengthen your inner artist. Here are ways to take ownership of your artistry.

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    Open Your Eyes To The Possibility In Your Life

    No one is putting limits on you. No one sees you as limited, except yourself. You could argue that out in the world you’re constantly being met with people trying to limit you.

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    8 Tips For Networking at Film Festivals

    On assignment at this year’s Berlinale, Casting Director Lana Veenker asked actors from a dozen countries for their top networking tips. Here is their best advice!

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    How To Handle Jealousy and Negativity

    So, how do you handle the snide, vicious, negative comments that strangers say about you? What do you do?

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    4 Magic Tips to Booking Commercials

    Oh, commercials. The highly-coveted, well-paying, national-exposure-warranting field of commercials. Secretly, every actor is hoping to hit gold in this profitable sub-section. And Liz Lewis Casting Partners is one of the offices you'd have to be in to make that happen.

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    How To Make Your Mark On a Character During Pilot Season

    I’ve seen many a time when casting had a particular type in mind for a role, and then went in a completely different direction because the actor gave such an extraordinary read, and most of all, brought a uniqueness to the character that they hadn’t seen.