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    Why You Need To Show the Casting Director What They Don’t Know

    What you need to be doing is showing the people in the room what you have to add to words on the page, not just that you can spit back the words with some inflection or random emotions.

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    How To Read Off a Teleprompter as a Host

    Any show, commercial, or web video that asks you to talk to a camera should absolutely have a prompter for you to use. The only excuse for not having it would be laziness.

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    When Should An Actor Hire a Publicist?

    I get asked a lot about the timing of hiring a publicist. The truth of the matter is a publicist will always be an asset, at a beginning of a career and during. However, getting the most out of a publicist depends on a combination of your work and the ...

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    The Ups and Downs of Working in Hollywood

    Hollywood is a fickle industry. However, actors must remain the opposite – grounded and focused on your course. Your work is to create, not fret over the outcomes, as outcomes in this town rapidly change.

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    6 Steps To Writing a Web Series

    I want to share some “keep it simple stupid” tips used to write my Web series “Parker and Steve: a bromcom."

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    5 Steps To Finding Your Acting Inner Circle

    I often meet actors who feel like they are being left out of the party. They are not getting out enough to audition, can’t find solid representation, and generally feel disenfranchised. So what do you do?

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    5 Biggest Mistakes a Theater Actor Makes On a Film Set

    You just landed your first film job! Congratulations! However, working on a film set is much different than in a theater. Here are the top five mistakes theater actors make on a film set – and how you can avoid them.

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    3 Steps To Casting Your Demo Reel

    Casting is probably one of the most important aspects to creating original footage. You need to think like a producer, director, and agent – not an actor. Below are some tips to keep in mind when you begin the process.

  • Advice

    Don't Act From the Neck Up

    Unless an actor is paralyzed from the neck down, there is absolutely no reason to act from the neck up. As actors, we’re seeking to create real people and surely those real people should live in their entire bodies as we do.

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    You Need To Decide To Succeed

    We often find living our creative lives and accomplishing our goals to be a haphazard experience. This is partly due to our mind’s thousands of thoughts telling us we can’t have what we truly desire.