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    8 Tips For Networking at Film Festivals

    On assignment at this year’s Berlinale, Casting Director Lana Veenker asked actors from a dozen countries for their top networking tips. Here is their best advice!

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    How To Handle Jealousy and Negativity

    So, how do you handle the snide, vicious, negative comments that strangers say about you? What do you do?

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    4 Magic Tips to Booking Commercials

    Oh, commercials. The highly-coveted, well-paying, national-exposure-warranting field of commercials. Secretly, every actor is hoping to hit gold in this profitable sub-section. And Liz Lewis Casting Partners is one of the offices you'd have to be in to make that happen.

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    How To Make Your Mark On a Character During Pilot Season

    I’ve seen many a time when casting had a particular type in mind for a role, and then went in a completely different direction because the actor gave such an extraordinary read, and most of all, brought a uniqueness to the character that they hadn’t seen.

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    4 Steps To Getting the Red Carpet Life You Deserve

    Have you ever felt kind of down or resentful of others success? Have you made excuses for why this actor or that actor got "lucky" to get a part or receive an award?

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    4 Tips For Finding the Right Headshot Photographer

    Your headshot is one of the most important tools in your kit. This is what gives someone an initial impression about who you are and gets you the attention you are looking for.

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    The Secret To Great Film Acting

    Theater-trained actors, with limited or no on-camera experience, tend to reveal too much of their work externally. “Less is more” is never truer than when it comes to acting for film.

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    How Technology Can Hurt You As An Actor

    The problem isn’t the technology – it’s our overuse of it that's made us numb. The tablet and smartphone are just sitting there – we’re the ones who can’t put them down.

  • Advice

    Be Open To Being Yourself

    Start with yourself. If you start anywhere else, it’s a false start, and you’ll just be forced to go back to the starting line and begin again and again.

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    3 Steps To Take When Following Up on Pilot Season

    Pilot season is in the final act of casting and closing deals. TV shows are preparing to film and be next season’s hit. Many were cast and many more didn’t even get the chance to show their stuff.