Gwyn Gilliss

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    5 Steps To Becoming An Oscar-Worthy Actor

    As an actor-entrepreneur in the entertainment business, it's important to be nominated or win an award. It's not just acceptance by the community; it's a signpost for others to hire you.

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    The Color You Should Wear for On-Camera Auditions

    When you audition on camera the first thing that anyone sees is the color you're wearing. Wear something depressing, annoying, or threatening, and no matter how brilliant your performance, they are going to be affected by the color first and the performance second.

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    9 Ways To Be an Acting Warrior

    When anyone urges you to give up your dream – even if they have all the good intentions in the world – recognize it for what it is: an attempt to manipulate, intimidate, and frighten you out of your goals. That is the kiss of death. You have to follow your dream ...

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    How To Get an Agent To Respond To You

    To get an agent to respond to your marketing materials or to build your network of casting directors here are some tips.

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    10 Ways To Market Yourself to Industry Professionals

    Many actors don’t even know the concept of a marketing campaign or that they should be creating one. What is it? What do you do exactly?

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    How To Make a Showcase Work For You

    So how can you make a showcase work for you? Here's the best way to tackle a showcase.

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    3 Truths About Acting Showcases

    While most actors think appearing in live showcases will get them an agent or top jobs from casting directors, there's something missing in that concept. I've seen hundreds of showcases but can't remember very many memorable actors.

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    Be the New Triple Threat: Actor-Writer-Producer

    Due to the Internet, showbiz has changed radically in the last three to five years. Self submissions? Paper headshots and resumes? Making rounds? That’s over. Change is good, but requires a different approach. You need to revise your marketing perspective. It’s a new world.

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    Create a SWOT Report for Your Acting Career

    Although this may not guarantee hoped for results, it certainly increases the odds that specific planned action will bring a higher measure of success.

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    What To Do Before You Get An Agent

    The common myth floating around out there for actors is that as soon as you finish your training, you need an agent. And the next step is that he/she will get you auditions for all those yummy, high-paying starring roles in films, Broadway shows, and primetime TV series.