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    4 Acting Scams and How To Spot Them

    When your guard is low and your hopes are high, it’s easy to spend money on things you don’t need or be convinced to do something that goes against your moral compass. Here are some of the common and not so common things actors may be "conned" into ...

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    How to Choose an Acting School

    Choosing where and what to study might be the single most important decision you make in your acting life. Choose correctly, and it could lead to personal and financial fulfillment beyond your wildest dreams.

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    Why You Should Find a Day Job in the Industry

    Acting is a tough business. While you are building up your chops and doing all those student films, you have to make a living somehow. You want a job that makes you available for your acting classes and auditions. I get it. OK, now forget it.

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    5 Ways to Build Trust as an Actor

    There are a variety of ways that an actor can attract attention and get more opportunities. My personal favorite is to develop relationships with people who can hire you or, short of that, people who can put you in front of someone who can hire you.

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    5 Simple Steps To an Acting Career

    As it turns out, my system might have been used before…by the apes. It seems as though a few thousand actors (and people) around the world have been relying on their common sense and confidence for years.

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    3 Pieces of Acting Advice from Joe Estevez

    Estevez shared his secrets to how to have a prosperous and fulfilling acting career. As with most secrets in life, it kind of boils down to "things your mother told you."

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    How To Run Your Acting Career Like an Election Campaign

    The election may be over, but the lessons that can be learned from it are not. Actors, keep your eyes peeled to the world around you. You never know what fruit it might reveal.

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    How To Write the Story of Your Acting Career

    David Patrick Green of Hack Hollywood shares advice for how to set goals and live out the career you want to have.

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    5 Acting Lessons from ‘The Wizard of Oz’

    Is “The Wizard of Oz” simply a fine bedtime story and fantastic film or was it an allegory forewarning and advising actors on how to manage their careers?

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    Acting Career Success Made Simple

    David Patrick Green, founder of HackHollywood.com, shares his unconventional advice for how to achieve success as an actor.