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    I Hate My Day Job But I Need The Money. What Should I Do?

    Most of us have, at one time or another, worked at a job that we did not like. Sometimes the boss seems stingy, or the coworkers are mean, or the pay is too low for the amount of work required, or we just don’t like the work itself.

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    3 Steps To Pitching Yourself to Agents

    Eventually, you will need your dream team in place if you want your career to really soar. Spring is typically is the best time to seek representation. So, let me share three ways you can begin your pursuit without wasting time and money.

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    6 Ways To Guarantee Your Agent and Manager Will Drop You

    As you may or may not realize, show business is highly competitive. There are many actors out there, and all of them want an agent and/or a manager to sign them. If you are one of the lucky ones who have such representation, here is a list of ways ...

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    Don't Blame Anyone Else For Holding You Back

    It’s easy to blame outside forces for where we are (or aren’t) in life. In love. In career. Whether it’s too tight jeans or an agent (or zero agent) or a boyfriend (or lack thereof) or the business.

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    3 Steps To Financing Your Acting Career

    Becoming a quality professional actor is expensive. The cost of classes, headshots, marketing, demo reels, scripts, theater company dues, showcases, union initiation fees, subscriptions, and other professional expenses really add up.

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    4 Tips On Re-Entering the Acting Game

    The "Re-Entry Actor" is the actor who started out pursuing the biz back in the day, left for whatever reason, and now, usually years later, is trying to get back in.

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    How To Overcome Your Fear

    Whether you are preparing an audition, or on your way to an interview with an agent and you suddenly have an attack of fear or doubt, how do you get over it? What do you do?

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    7 Steps To An Olympic Mindset as an Actor

    How do you compare to an gold medal winner? Do you have a winning mindset? Here are qualities that give athletes the ability to win!

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    Why You Need to Do It Yourself

    The truth is that actors are innovators by nature – a core skill is the ability to reinvent yourself and to create a character. But, it is more and more clear that with the changes in technology and the need to search and create opportunity, actors must take the reins of ...

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    7 Elements Of A Great Monologue

    Here are Brian O'Neil's observations for a successful monologue performance.