Gwyn Gilliss

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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?

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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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    4 Acting Lessons From 'The Wizard of Oz'

    I don't know of anyone in the last several decades who hasn't heard of the "The Wizard of Oz," that wonderful musical journey down the yellow brick road with a teenage Judy Garland singing her heart out. Besides being entertaining, it teaches us four valuable themes about life.

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    7 Dos and Don'ts For Sizzle Reels

    What’s a sizzle? A sizzle is a 1-2 minute demo of mini-clips showing your work and your range of roles in a fast-paced, fun, entertaining trailer.

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    3 Steps to a Successful Agent Interview

    OK, so you finally get that call from the boutique agency on your wish list asking you to come in for an interview with your dream agent. Don't blow it! Be prepared! Here are three things to remember for the interview.

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    3 Reasons You Need a Professional Bio

    As an actor, your calling card is your headshot and resume. To get an audition, you need a sizzle reel, preferably on your website. So why do you need a bio? Here are three reasons.