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    5 Things To Know Before Heading to Hollywood

    If you’re dead set on moving to Hollywood, make sure you know the five things Casting Director Lana Veenker says actors MUST have before declaring California or Bust.

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    How to Make an Agent Need You

    Secret Agent Man outlines all the mistakes he sees actors make when trying to get signed by an agent. Here’s a hint: being a certain type isn’t enough.

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    How Does the Casting Process Work?

    Many people have asked me lately, “How does the casting process work?” Actors are always curious about what goes on behind closed doors so here is my attempt to clarify the process for you.

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    The Secret About Demo Reels That Nobody Told You

    The secret about demo reels. The SECRET. It just evokes an air of mystery, doesn’t it? But a secret is just a piece of information that YOU don’t know yet. So I’m gonna just spill it. And then you’ll know it and that will be that.

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    11 Improv Audition Tips

    When the opportunity to improv in an audition presents itself, use these tips to help you book the job!

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    One Foolproof Way to Ruin an Audition

    I was casting a TV pilot a few years ago, and one of the roles was described as an “Old-World Hollywood agent. He even wears a pocket square in his suit jacket.” All of the lovely actors who came in were dressed to the nines. I brought in an actor ...

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    10 Tips for Actors

    I get e-mails daily from actors asking questions. If time (and brain clarity) permit, I’ll gladly answer. Below are 10 tips for an actor's career culled from these private exchanges.

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    The 3 Categories Every Actor Should Examine

    Secret Agent Man has a handy metric for evaluating where your focus needs to be directed.

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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 To Catch a Casting Director’s Eye

    So we got the first step—be interesting, be fascinating. But what is an "interesting look"? What makes a headshot fascinating across the board?