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    How Does the Casting Process Work?

    Many people have asked me lately, “How does the casting process work?” Actors are always curious about what goes on behind closed doors so here is my attempt to clarify the process for you.

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    5 Tips On Editing a Knockout Demo Reel

    Because anything creative is subjective, this is the time you may encounter different opinions on how you should cut your reel together. Here are some guidelines to keep in mind as you're editing.

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    Don't Self-Sabotage at an Audition

    Self-sabotage is the worst form of punishment after, what you think, is a poor audition. You have worked way too hard on your career to be that cruel to yourself. Pick yourself up and nail it the next time.

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    Don't Make Excuses as an Actor

    When we use an excuse like, “I don’t have time,” or “I really don’t have the funds,” or “I’m too tired to commit,” those are dramatic ways of saying, “I don’t value *xyz* enough to spend my time/money/energy on it.”

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    5 Things To Remember Before Every Audition

    No flakey New-Age voodoo here. Just five powerful truths about you and your craft that most actors choose to forget. So remind yourself on the day of the audition and on every other day.

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    3 Secrets To Overcoming Your Fear of Hosting

    Hosting is a great opportunity to connect, but the inherent artificiality of it has to be overcome in order for you to connect effectively. It's nothing to fear, just something to be tamed.

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    How To Handle the Uncertainty of the Acting Business

    What happens when you book something right away and then nothing for a while? Why does that happen? How can you not let yourself get discouraged or paranoid or start to feel like you don't have what it takes to succeed?

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    An Actor’s Guide To Being Great

    Any moment has the power to evoke our greatness. The possibility for us to realize our potential in each moment is always available to us.

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    How To Turn Your Acting Fears Into Passions

    Embarking on an acting career is much like sky diving. Even if you book work in a play, on a TV series, or in a feature film, the experience is usually short-lived. The play closes. The series is cancelled. The film wraps. And you‘re free until the next booking ...

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    Why You Need To Create Your Own Path to Success as an Actor

    There is no one-size-fits-all path to an acting career. Your path to your dreams will be your own—don’t let anyone sell you a system for success that doesn’t come solely from you.