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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.

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    Are You in Danger of Being Dropped by Your Agent?

    Finding an agent can be one of the most difficult but helpful aspects of pursuing acting as a career. But just as in a relationship, sometimes one or both parties can find that enough is enough. We asked Abrams Artist Agency’s Robert Attermann to break down the reasons an ...

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    6 Things That Could Be Wrong With Your Website

    An actor’s online presence is reflective of his or her brand, so ensuring it’s up to code, current, and captivating are part of your job as a working actor—who wants to continue working! Check out these mistakes actors often make on their websites.

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    Singers! Do You Have TMJ?

    Do you have a TMJ problem? Do you even know what TMJ is? It's a joint affliction in your mouth that can seriosuly affect your singing. But don't worry—Backstage Expert and voice teacher Andrew Byrne explains how to diagnose TMJ, how to avoid it, and an easy ...

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    Showrunner Al Gough on Casting ‘Into the Badlands’

    Gough spoke to producer and casting director Marci Liroff’s Audition Bootcamp class about his concurrent series, being in the room with the actor, and the secret lines in sides that may earn you the job.

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    Are You Guilty of These Self-Tape Mistakes?

    Putting yourself on tape to audition for a role is a miracle of technology that allows actors outside of the major markets the opportunity to be seen for big roles. But are you making common mistakes that knock you out of the running immediately? Abrams Artist Agency’s Robert Attermann ...

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    Do You Know These 5 Elements of Singing Posture?

    If you want to make a beautiful noise, you need to know how to stand—starting with your feet pointing straight ahead, as Backstage Expert and voice teacher Andrew Byrne points out. And there are four other key aspects you probably haven’t considered when it comes to your posture!