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    The Casting Society of America Launches a Diversity Series

    Producer and casting director Marci Liroff attends the CSA’s Diversity Committee’s first of a proposed series of classes on diversity and speaks to Candis Cayne.

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    3 Elements of a Great Agent, and Which Is Most Important

    All agents should be good at three main things, but proficiency in one specific skill should mean the difference between a good working relationship and seeking out new representation.

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    What to Look for in a Lit Agent

    Charles Kopelman of the Abrams Agency on what a writer should look for in their relationship with a lit agent, and what clients can expect from a good partner.

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    How to Become a Dancer

    Like any pursuit in the arts, dancing takes hard work and dedication. To get you started, here are some basic tips.

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    How to Cast Your Indie

    When Debra Eisenstadt set out to direct “Before the Sun Explodes,” she was aware of the common wisdom “you need a name.” Casting someone bankable will ultimately help accomplish your goal of selling the film. At the same time, trying to cast a star can be just the thing that ...

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    Will Being an Influencer Get You Cast?

    For producer and casting director Marci Liroff, social media influencers may offer extra buzz, but that doesn’t mean they automatically land the part.

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    Are You Self-Aware in Auditions?

    Are you observing and absorbing what's happening in the room? For Backstage Expert and voice teacher Andrew Byrne, the worst thing singers can do in auditions is to lack perceptional awareness. So here's how to avoid that!

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    Best Practices for Crowdfunding Your Art

    Looking to get your indie film or theater company financed? We asked Seed&Spark and Kickstarter for advice on the best way to use online crowdfunding.

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    Is Your Agent Skilled at Delivering Bad News?

    Bad news is like death and taxes—inevitable. But that doesn't mean that hearing it will be terrible; if you have an agent like Abrams Artist Agency’s Robert Attermann, bad news can sometimes be a learning experience.

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    A Breathing Exercise Every Singer Should Do

    Your diaphragm is one of the essentials to your singing voice—and Backstage Expert and voice teacher Andrew Byrne has an excellent breathing exercise to help you strengthen it and fight reflux.