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    Be a Detective: Finding Character Clues in Audition Scripts

    Study your script so you can find clues about your character!

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    How to Think Beyond Your ‘Brand’

    In my twenty-five years as a career coach and marketing instructor for performing artists, I have been working in-depth in this very specific area long before “brand” became the buzzword in the corporate, and now artistic, world.

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    Why You Need To Focus on the Craft and Not the Outcome

    We are sometimes so busy counting every victory or defeat that we lose sight of what actually gets us there. We tend to trap ourselves in an emotional mindset that is focused only on success and outcome.

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    Which Casting Directors Know Your Work?

    Actors often ask me to help them prepare for an interview with an agent. I tell them the following: If there is interest in you, the most commonly pursued line of questioning on the agent’s part will be, “Which casting directors know your work?”

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    Why Letting Go Of Negative Thoughts Could Land You An Agent

    We often find living our creative lives (and the accomplishing of our goals) to be a haphazard experience. This is partly due to our mind’s many thoughts telling us we can’t have what we truly desire.

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    Be the New Triple Threat: Actor-Writer-Producer

    Due to the Internet, showbiz has changed radically in the last three to five years. Self submissions? Paper headshots and resumes? Making rounds? That’s over. Change is good, but requires a different approach. You need to revise your marketing perspective. It’s a new world.

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    How To Make a Showcase Work For You

    So how can you make a showcase work for you? Here's the best way to tackle a showcase.

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    Why and How To Keep an Audition Notebook

    Here’s a very simple suggestion for how take good care of yourself after an audition: Keep a notebook just for your auditions. Have it with you at the audition, and when it’s over, find a quiet place to reflect on and examine the experience you just had.

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    How To Gain Acting Success Like Edie Falco

    The pace to a self-sustaining acting career varies. More often than not, the journey for actors being able to “do what they love” and nothing else without financial worry is a curving pot-holed course of great distance traveled until smooth straightway is rode.

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    How To Maintain Perspective in Your Acting Career

    When we don’t keep things in perspective and only on what isn’t working, we become defeated by rejections and challenges and lose perspective. Contextually, we’ve probably made great progress in order to get to where we now stand.