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    How To Conquer The Stress Of The Audition Room

    Living a more creative, abundant, fully expressed and joyful life benefits from following the major tenets of a spiritual and meditative practice.

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    How To Help Your Child Actor Have a Fun and Productive Summer

    I like to think of time in four ways – my time, your time, together time, and down time. We all lead busy lives so building in downtime is crucial to prevent burn out.

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    How To Handle Bullying As an Actor

    Essentially, the bully targets you for what you represent—often the qualities he will never have. Just as some say, “imitation is the highest form of flattery,” so is bullying, as it comes quite often from a place of pathological jealousy.

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    8 Items You Need In Your Press Kit

    Most people forget that a press kit is important, regardless of what stage in your career you're at. I've outlined the basics and most essential items you need to include in your press kit.

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    Create a Winning Acting Mindset

    Often actors limit themselves from a lack of knowledge of how the business works. There are actors just starting their careers who screen test and get major parts. It may not take years to get a breakout role.

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    4 Things Never To Say In An Agent Interview

    Normally, I put most of my efforts into making suggestions about the things actors should do, but many actors make mistakes during an interview. Here are the most common questions to avoid asking.

  • Advice

    Why Every Actor Needs a Mother

    Moms want their kids to follow their passions and find success. They want them to fall in love, be true to themselves, and remember to call their mother at least once every week, and occasionally offer up a big thank you mom!

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    The Actor's Placebo Effect

    The world of science has come up with some pretty remarkable findings in the last couple of years. A few experiments caught my eye that dealt with the power of placebos.

  • Advice

    3 Tips to Make Your Audition Funnier

    Everyone wants to stand out at comedy auditions. Here’s how to do it.

  • Advice

    Embrace Your Vulnerability and Grow As an Actor

    It’s difficult to access that awareness when our minds are so busy churning up so much background noise. But one way our minds can get quieted is when we share with someone special to us the noise that seems to be so loud and troubling.