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    5 Tips For a Successful Cover Letter

    For those actors who are just starting out, don’t have agents, and don’t know any industry professionals, it still is essential to introduce yourself by submitting a headshot and resume. With any submission, you should also write a short cover letter.

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    6 Tips On How To Get Into Exclusive Events

    As a publicist, I work hard to get clients into noteworthy and press-heavy events. I have clients at varying levels of their careers, and I’ve been able to speak to them about the importance of attending events.

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    3 Ways To Show Range on Your Demo Reel

    Every actor wants to show versatility, but if you’re just starting out or even if you’ve been making your way in the business for years, versatility isn’t always the answer. Here are some tips on staying on point.

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    5 Things a Complete Audition Technique Does For an Actor

    Most audition techniques rarely go anywhere near that deep. Many go no further than giving you some help in preparing the words and a few tips on how to appear professional.

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    In Defense of Actors

    Dear casting director, have mercy on us. Our life is hard. It requires us to give up a normal schedule, most weekends and family events, financial security, loves who get tired of our irregular hours, sanity, stability, and sometimes carbs.

  • Advice

    What Happens After You Book the Job?

    Now, it’s time to execute the client’s concept on set. Yikes! Chill. You have already been through the hardest part—the audition process. Now it’s time to put all that training into action. Time to execute!

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    3 Tips for Successful Networking

    As an actor, it's selling your brand—talent, training, appearance—in order to create or act upon a business opportunity. The goal is a follow-up call, meeting, audition, or booking! Keep these three tips in mind, and your networking will go far more successfully.

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    How Meditation Can Revolutionize Your Acting Career

    We can take a practice of meditation out into our very active and busy worlds on a daily basis. And when we do, not only will our lives improve, but we’ll begin to have awareness of where we get stuck in life.

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    When Should Your Child Actor Join the Union?

    What is the difference between union (SAG-AFTRA) jobs and non-union projects and when should my child join the union? The differences between these types of projects can be confusing, so here are a few general tips of the trade.

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    A Manager’s Love Letter To Her Clients

    This is a thank you, an acknowledgment, an appreciation, and an encouragement to you for sacrifices and the good things you do for your kids.