The Actor's Market

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    How To Handle the Post-Dramatic Stress Syndrome

    Avoid the recurring nightmares, flashbacks, and self-recriminations for your performance or what you said in that crucial interview. Remind yourself there’s always another interview, another audition, and another opportunity.

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    7 Items for a Successful Actor Website

    Your website is probably the most important marketing tool you have. Why? It encompasses all of your marketing tools under one umbrella. It is your store, your homefront.

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    10 Myths of Primetime Television

    You can and should market yourself to book all the available roles (besides starring/contract) on your own. Don’t let these myths stop you from being successful!

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    How To Know If Getting an MFA is Right for You

    Grad school is an excellent idea for many reasons. However, grad school means time lost. Gwyn Gilliss shares how to know if you should pursue an MFA in acting.

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    5 Tips For a Successful Cover Letter

    For those actors who are just starting out, don’t have agents, and don’t know any industry professionals, it still is essential to introduce yourself by submitting a headshot and resume. With any submission, you should also write a short cover letter.

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    3 Tips for Successful Networking

    As an actor, it's selling your brand—talent, training, appearance—in order to create or act upon a business opportunity. The goal is a follow-up call, meeting, audition, or booking! Keep these three tips in mind, and your networking will go far more successfully.

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    5 Steps To Deciding What Acting Projects To Pursue

    A lot of actors who could be very successful are not clear about marketing their talent or where they should be doing so. It may seem obvious, but you need to go to the right location and target the one media that will recognize your talents and hire you!

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    The Actor's Marketing Checklist: 9 Tools You Need

    What do you need as an actor in today’s competitive market? These are the nine marketing tools that will put you in the running for roles in all markets.

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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.