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    Col Needham Is the Man Behind IMDb

    The inventor of the world's most popular movie database gives tips on how to raise your profile's visibility on the site.

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    5 Tips On Editing a Knockout Demo Reel

    Because anything creative is subjective, this is the time you may encounter different opinions on how you should cut your reel together. Here are some guidelines to keep in mind as you're editing.

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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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    How to Self-Publicize Your Acting Showcase

    Find a theme, pool your resources, and make the showcase seem like a great night out for agents, managers, and directors.

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    Don't Make Excuses as an Actor

    When we use an excuse like, “I don’t have time,” or “I really don’t have the funds,” or “I’m too tired to commit,” those are dramatic ways of saying, “I don’t value *xyz* enough to spend my time/money/energy on it.”

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    Don't Crash Auditions

    Let’s talk about crashing auditions. You see a role that you think you’re perfect for, but the truth is, you don’t know the specifics that casting knows. There are details that the client wants, but we don’t necessarily put all of these details in the breakdown.

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    5 Things To Remember Before Every Audition

    No flakey New-Age voodoo here. Just five powerful truths about you and your craft that most actors choose to forget. So remind yourself on the day of the audition and on every other day.

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    3 Secrets To Overcoming Your Fear of Hosting

    Hosting is a great opportunity to connect, but the inherent artificiality of it has to be overcome in order for you to connect effectively. It's nothing to fear, just something to be tamed.

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    How To Handle the Uncertainty of the Acting Business

    What happens when you book something right away and then nothing for a while? Why does that happen? How can you not let yourself get discouraged or paranoid or start to feel like you don't have what it takes to succeed?

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    How to Make the Most Of Your Warm-Up

    Jackie Apodaca explains that warm-ups are only useful if employed specifically for the job at hand.