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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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    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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    How To Handle Jealousy and Negativity

    So, how do you handle the snide, vicious, negative comments that strangers say about you? What do you do?

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    3 Strategies For Framing a Meeting

    A frame is the way your brain mentally packages your power, authority, strength, information, and social status. In any meeting for any reason between two or more people, one person grabs the power.

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    9 Elements of a Great Monologue

    Monologues are always the most difficult auditions to pull off successfully, so be prepared by following Backstage Expert Gwen Gilliss' winning strategies when choosing one.

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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?