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    4 Hot Tips For Being Off-Book

    For the first audition, we expect you to be completely familiar with the material, to have read the script if available, and to have made distinct character choices. You can look down at your sides for reference as long as your head isn’t buried in them.

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    10 Concepts To Change Your Perspective and Change Your Career

    Gwyn Gilliss offers tips for how actors can change their thinking and boost their career success.

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    3 Things Parents of Child Actors Need to Know

    In the youth market, there are things that parents should remember so we can always remain on the same page without encountering any problems.

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    3 Actors Who Inspire Me and Why

    One of the most powerful ways to create success is to learn from those who have paved a successful path before you. So I share this insight with you from some of my favorite artists.

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    Why Auditioning Is Not Acting

    I truly believe auditioning is a separate animal from acting. Acting is what you get to do once you get the part. Auditioning is something else entirely.

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    4 House Rules for Auditions and Bookings

    It’s been my experience that the people who live easily by these tenants work often and seem to be the ones bringing the most to the creative table.

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    6 Real Auditions Gone Horribly Wrong

    Casting Director Lana Veenker reveals disastrous actor choices in the audition room…and what to do instead.

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    Count Your Blessings This Holiday Season

    The holiday season is classically a time of high and low emotions. If things in your life and/or career are challenging right now, then perhaps this can be a time to make some internal changes that will resonate in a very positive way.

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    The 5 Acts of Your Audition

    Every actor has a story to tell, and when you walk into the audition room, you need to be prepared to tell it.

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    How To Find Inspiration

    The reason we often don’t experience greater moments of inspiration and creativity in our own work is that we quit at the “frustration” phase, not knowing that this stage is an important part of our creative development.