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    Why Technology Is the New Casting Industry Standard

    Since I'm involved with actors worldwide, I've seen a shift lately in terms of an abundance of "too-good-to-be-true" casting notices, i.e. sites that claim that if you pay their membership fee they will introduce you to casting directors.

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    7 Things To Do Every Morning

    As we recently entered 2013, I offer my suggestions to add to your New Year’s resolutions. My list of "7 Things To Do Every Morning" will help you to run your business more effectively and be more efficient and productive.

  • Advice

    8 Ways To Survive the Dreaded Waiting Room

    Here are a few things you need to do to protect yourself from the elements and stay in your creative zone in order to do your best work.

  • Advice

    4 Reasons Your Child Is Not Getting Call-Backs

    These are some of the factors that we see that affect your child’s ability to get to the next level of a project.

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    Why You Need To Be Creative At All Times

    As actors, it’s easy to get stuck focusing on what you don’t have yet: a starring role, a great agent, an Oscar, etc. But what about what you do have? You have a life.

  • Advice

    Why You Need To Be Vulnerable As An Actor

    Your light that shines upon the world is different from anyone else’s. How you shine is the individual expression of who you are. Your light isn’t more special than someone else’s – we’re all plugged into the same electrical grid – but it is unique to you.

  • Advice

    I Hate My Day Job But I Need The Money. What Should I Do?

    Most of us have, at one time or another, worked at a job that we did not like. Sometimes the boss seems stingy, or the coworkers are mean, or the pay is too low for the amount of work required, or we just don’t like the work itself.

  • Advice

    Those First 10 Seconds

    If you don't start with a strong opening beat, you can forget the rest of the audition.

  • Advice

    How To Connect Yourself to a Character

    If actors know and allow their subtext to exist unspoken, the audience will have a feeling of those things as strongly as though the actor had stated them.

  • Advice

    Why Actors Act Against Their Best Interest

    We all, at various detours of our journeys, pull ourselves into these destructive weigh-stations of negative reflection. Yet when that nagging inner-voice routes its phantom calling to our cranium, we sometimes have the tendency to wallow in the false comfort of empty self-pity.