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    6 Steps To Writing a Great Bio

    A bio is a summary of the highlights of your career—your training, credits, and something about you personally, i.e. what you do when you are not acting. It tells the industry in sentence form—unlike the columns in your resume—what roles you can play and how to ...

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    9 Elements That Make a Great Monologue

    Monologues are always the most difficult auditions to pull off successfully so be prepared. Follow these winning strategies when choosing one.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    10 Concepts To Change Your Perspective and Change Your Career

    Gwyn Gilliss offers tips for how actors can change their thinking and boost their career success.