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    Why You Need To Work For Yourself as an Actor

    If it’s your business, you can’t settle for anything less that being the very best you can be. When it’s just you, the work never stops—believe me, I know that. But when it’s your work and you love it, the joy is never far behind.

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    Why Your Headshot and Resume Are Your Most Important Tools

    Follow these simple rules above and you will always have a great working actor’s headshot and resume.

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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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    4 Ways To Be Less Manic Depressive as an Actor

    Despite all these obstacles, you can really find inner peace and your own sense of forward momentum, and start having more fun. Because if you’re not having fun with your own life path as an artist, then all the sacrifice is just not worth it.

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    7 Items for a Successful Actor Website

    Your website is probably the most important marketing tool you have. Why? It encompasses all of your marketing tools under one umbrella. It is your store, your homefront.

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    The #1 Way To Impress a Casting Director

    I often tell my students that acting is really about having to be more honest in our work than we typically allow ourselves in life.

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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.