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    Why You Need To Be Vulnerable As An Actor

    Your light that shines upon the world is different from anyone else’s. How you shine is the individual expression of who you are. Your light isn’t more special than someone else’s – we’re all plugged into the same electrical grid – but it is unique to you.

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    How To Connect Yourself to a Character

    If actors know and allow their subtext to exist unspoken, the audience will have a feeling of those things as strongly as though the actor had stated them.

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    How to Choose the Right Commercial Agent for You

    Carolyne Barry has the tips to help you choose the right commercial agent for you!

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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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    Compete For Every Role You're Right For

    When an actor is truly right for a role, a well-thought-out, well-timed “appropriate pitch” can make all the difference in that actor getting the opportunity to compete for the role.

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    Do You Have a Hidden Acting Agenda?

    A Hidden Acting Agenda is a new term to describe an old phenomenon. These agendas - formed when you, the actor - hide some behavior, attitude or trait because they were the source of criticism or embarrassment in the past.

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    How To Make Your Mark On a Character During Pilot Season

    I’ve seen many a time when casting had a particular type in mind for a role, and then went in a completely different direction because the actor gave such an extraordinary read, and most of all, brought a uniqueness to the character that they hadn’t seen.

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    Why You Need To Break Out of Your Acting Technique

    I describe my work with actors as bridging the gap between prior training—be it conservatory or otherwise—and what it’s actually like to work on-set or to prepare for a major audition. The goal: to create inspired work that doesn’t “reek” of acting technique.

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    What To Leave Behind In On-Camera Auditions

    This is why a greater awareness of "what you leave behind" is so crucially important. If you have little or no on-camera experience, you probably have no idea if what you do in the room works on tape.

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    Why the Industry Needs You Just As You Are

    We mistreat ourselves and allow mistreatment by others because if we truly believed we were enough, we wouldn’t settle for bad behavior that supports our beliefs that we’re inadequate.