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    How Actors Can Find Representation

    If you're ready for representation, John Essay can tell you how to find it!

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    How To Get Discovered

    If you clicked on this article in hopes of actually finding the answer to immediate stardom, you may want to take a good look at yourself and why you are still trying to reach for this unattainable fantasy.

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    Preparing for a Great Audition

    Check out these tips for preparing for auditions!

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    11 Pieces of an Actor’s Budget

    Actors frequently ask me, “How much money does it take to be an actor?” The short answer is every actor’s expenses will be different. However, use the list below as a guideline.

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    Are You Ready For Representation?

    You should never pursue representation until you are confident that you are able to compete in the major areas of the industry: Film, TV and Theater. If you are too green, casting directors may remember, and your representative will have a hard time getting a second chance for you to ...

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    7 Things To Do Every Morning

    As we recently entered 2013, I offer my suggestions to add to your New Year’s resolutions. My list of "7 Things To Do Every Morning" will help you to run your business more effectively and be more efficient and productive.

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    What Do You Do When You Have a Bad Reader at an Audition

    Whatever you do, don’t shrink to the level of this bad reader. If you try too hard to connect to this reader, you risk being sucked into his/her low-energy, lack-of-connection vortex, and then you would be doing yourself a great disservice.

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    During and After the Audition

    John Essay taught you how to prepare for an audition, but do you know what to do once you're there?

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    4 Steps To Taking Criticism as an Actor

    A happy life and a fulfilling career require personal growth, and understanding criticism is essential to personal growth. Criticism is everywhere so try to use it to your advantage.

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    How Following Industry Trends Can Get You the Part

    Trends are important to recognize. Perhaps your "type" is hot right now or you might be able to adjust your image to fit a trend.