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    Use Your Fear To Fuel You

    So, how do you engage your fear? The typical response is to try not to feel afraid. This usually makes it worse because of the increased conflict with your own being. The key with fear is how you "frame" it, i.e. what meaning you put on fear.

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    3 Ways To Create a Path to Success in the New Year

    In the thirty years I’ve been in the film business, I’ve discovered some crucial steps needed for the journey to be successful. Here are three simple ways to create a clearer path to success in 2013.

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    3 Tips For Great Actor E-mail Etiquette

    Thanks to the glorious Internet, it’s easier than ever to stay connected to your industry fans with e-mail marketing. If you want to make the most out of email marketing, you must follow these three essential rules.

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    Don’t Get Placed in the ‘Why?’ Pile

    During a casting session, pictures go in one of three piles: the “yes,” the “no,” and the “maybe” piles. However, there is another “pile” that isn’t physical, but mental, and that is the “why” pile.

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    Why Your Appearance Matters at Auditions

    I truly believe that everyone has a unique beauty. That being said, there are societal standards and realities for most on camera talent that you simply can’t ignore if you want to be in serious contention for the job!

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    8 Ways for Actors to Employ a Navy SEAL Mindset

    Employ the determined thinking of a Navy SEAL to your acting career for undeniable results.

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    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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    Why You Need To Enjoy Your Development as an Actor

    As we progress on our journey in life, we evolve from one phase into another. Sometimes, that requires shedding old parts of ourselves in order to step into our new self. When we move from one phase in life to another, we’re shedding the surplus stuff to grow into ...

  • Advice

    3 Improv Tips for Non-Improvisers

    I often get the chance to use improv in on-camera auditions, and it seems just as often, I’m auditioning with people who have never taken a single improv class. So here are three quick tips for you non-improv actors.

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    5 Ways to Turn Fear Into Positivity

    One simple negative thought can create overwhelming fear. This thought leads to the next, and the next thing you know, you are holding your own self as an emotional hostage.