Gwyn Gilliss

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    How To Turn Your Acting Fears Into Passions

    Embarking on an acting career is much like sky diving. Even if you book work in a play, on a TV series, or in a feature film, the experience is usually short-lived. The play closes. The series is cancelled. The film wraps. And you‘re free until the next booking ...

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    How Golf Strategies Apply to Acting

    Par is expected. Par is what the average guy wants to achieve. For an actor, par would translate to getting some acting work and getting paid. Being good enough to be cast. Par is for the hardworking achiever who is just good, not great.

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    6 Steps To Writing a Great Bio

    A bio is a summary of the highlights of your career—your training, credits, and something about you personally, i.e. what you do when you are not acting. It tells the industry in sentence form—unlike the columns in your resume—what roles you can play and how to ...

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    How To Understand What An Agent Tells You

    We've all been there. That frightening meeting with an agent. And it goes well. You think. And you tell all your friends that you have a new agent. You look forward to being sent out for auditions. But, you never hear from them. You send a postcard a month ...

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    When You Should Turn Down a Role

    What are the three reasons for accepting or declining an offer? When should you say no?

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    How To Define Your Type, Create Your Brand and Write a Logline

    What’s the difference between a type and a brand? Do you need a brand? How do you discover what brand you are? And what’s a logline?

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    Create a Winning Acting Mindset

    Often actors limit themselves from a lack of knowledge of how the business works. There are actors just starting their careers who screen test and get major parts. It may not take years to get a breakout role.

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    5 Steps To Creating Your Professional Acting Network

    If you create a network you exponentially multiply your work opportunities. The more people who know you, like you, and want to work with you the more work you’ll get. Then the process of submitting, auditioning, and trying to get work is reduced to zero.

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    The Most Crucial 30 Seconds Of Your Career

    Is it the first half moment an agent looks at your resume? No. Is it when you receive your BFA or MFA in theatre? No. Ok, give up?

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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?