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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 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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    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!

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    Why You Need To Enjoy Your Development as an Actor

    As we progress on our journey in life, we evolve from one phase into another. Sometimes, that requires shedding old parts of ourselves in order to step into our new self. When we move from one phase in life to another, we’re shedding the surplus stuff to grow into ...

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    4 Reasons Not to Whine About Show Business

    Whining about various aspects of the business might feel good, but it certainly doesn't look good.

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    5 Ways to Turn Fear Into Positivity

    One simple negative thought can create overwhelming fear. This thought leads to the next, and the next thing you know, you are holding your own self as an emotional hostage.

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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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    Learn to Chase Spirits

    Learn to "chase spirits," as Daniel Day-Lewis once said, and be happy with your performances.

  • Advice

    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?