The Working Actor

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    Location Management

    "I'm a recent college graduate planning to move to New York to pursue my acting career. I've visited a few times, but I can't figure out how to find an apartment. Should I just move to New Jersey and commute?"

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    Misleading Lady

    Are strange or seemingly miscast credits better than no credits at all? Will this turn into a problem that could hurt my chances at future professional auditions?

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    Training, Transitioning

    "I'm an actor who has made a bit of a career for myself working behind the camera. My problem is that I want to act full time, not just work as a camera operator."

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    Gay for a Play

    "I'm extremely concerned (almost terrified) about how my "traditional" family, friends, and potential bosses or directors would react if they were to Google my name and find it associated with a gay-and-lesbian event."

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    10 Things I Wish I'd Known Before Deciding to Become an Actor

    Building and maintaining an acting career is a daunting endeavor, especially in the early years. Here's a list of things I wish I had known before I decided to become an actor.

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    Friends With Career Benefits

    What avenues are there to pursue to ease your way into having a connection without appearing to be an overly ambitious opportunist?

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    Fears and Nerves

    "I have no reel. I have done three indies, four plays, and three local/Web commercials. I have some training. Should I even have the nerve to send headshots and résumés to agents?"

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    A 'Working Actor' Success Story

    "I'm a teen living on the East Coast. This sounds extremely cliché, but I can't even explain to you in words how much I love acting. I am now ready to start my career in television and in feature films."

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    It's Indie Mail, Commission Impossible

    "Does it make sense to send my material to a director's agent or representative if I cannot find his or her company's address?"

  • Advice

    Travel Inclination, EPA Irritation

    Youth is a valuable commodity, but your life should be your first priority, and if you have a chance to travel extensively, it's my strong opinion that you should take it.