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    Don't Self-Sabotage at an Audition

    Self-sabotage is the worst form of punishment after, what you think, is a poor audition. You have worked way too hard on your career to be that cruel to yourself. Pick yourself up and nail it the next time.

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    In Defense of Actors

    Dear casting director, have mercy on us. Our life is hard. It requires us to give up a normal schedule, most weekends and family events, financial security, loves who get tired of our irregular hours, sanity, stability, and sometimes carbs.

  • Advice

    4 Things to Consider When Finding an Acting Teacher

    The teachers you choose to train with will be a major influence in the development of your craft, and thus will have a strong impact on your career.

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    4 Steps Toward Finding the Right Career Resources

    Searching for the perfect teacher, class, or photographer takes patience, but it will pay off down the road!

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    3 Steps To Financing Your Acting Career

    Becoming a quality professional actor is expensive. The cost of classes, headshots, marketing, demo reels, scripts, theater company dues, showcases, union initiation fees, subscriptions, and other professional expenses really add up.

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    Why You Need To Be Idealistic As an Actor

    However you evolved into an actor, your journey was soon propelled by a simple four-letter word: Love. Passion births idealism. Grasping firmly onto that fascination invokes our individual desires for success.

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    3 Essential Steps To Keeping Your Representation

    Fostering a healthy, long-lasting relationship with them takes work just like any other partnership. Here are some helpful tips to follow if you are serious about keeping your rep on your side.

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    4 Steps Actors Can Take Toward Self-Exploration

    Acting teacher Craig Wallace offers four steps that can help actors look inward.

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    5 Tips On Maintaining Your Image

    As the gigs start coming, you’ll start to notice that more people around you will start having stronger opinions on your look, style, image, and the direction they believe your brand should go. It’s important to fully understand your brand.

  • Advice

    Don't Audition. Showcase.

    Why do I call it a "showcase" instead of an "audition"? Because this is your time to shine! This is what you moved to L.A. for!