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    3 Steps To Pitching Yourself to Agents

    Eventually, you will need your dream team in place if you want your career to really soar. Spring is typically is the best time to seek representation. So, let me share three ways you can begin your pursuit without wasting time and money.

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    6 Ways To Guarantee Your Agent and Manager Will Drop You

    As you may or may not realize, show business is highly competitive. There are many actors out there, and all of them want an agent and/or a manager to sign them. If you are one of the lucky ones who have such representation, here is a list of ways ...

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    Don't Blame Anyone Else For Holding You Back

    It’s easy to blame outside forces for where we are (or aren’t) in life. In love. In career. Whether it’s too tight jeans or an agent (or zero agent) or a boyfriend (or lack thereof) or the business.

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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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    Own Your Accomplishments and Career Milestones

    The real work of your early career is trying to land one tiny job after another, and it can be impossible to explain your résumé on the spot. Instead, you might find yourself doling out excuses and undermining your own success.

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    4 Tips On Re-Entering the Acting Game

    The "Re-Entry Actor" is the actor who started out pursuing the biz back in the day, left for whatever reason, and now, usually years later, is trying to get back in.

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    How To Overcome Your Fear

    Whether you are preparing an audition, or on your way to an interview with an agent and you suddenly have an attack of fear or doubt, how do you get over it? What do you do?

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    Can the HTC One Become the Best Mobile Phone for Actors?

    The One is powerful, flexible, and creative—if you’re looking for a phone that offers even more ways to incorporate itself into your life and your work, it’s definitely worth considering.

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    How to Get an Agent’s Attention

    According to Secret Agent Man, the best way to impress a professional in the biz is to act like a pro—and that means not skimping on websites, headshots, and reels.

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    Backstage Member Jamie Monahan On Acting Honestly

    Backstage member Jamie Monahan is a non-union actor, who specializes in stage combat and puppeteering.