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    How To Know When You're Ready To Audition For a Pilot

    So if pilot auditions are in the cards for you this season, it’s important to have a way of working that not only takes care of the immediate needs of the scene, but will allow you to dig deeper and show the powers that be the potential of the ...

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    Why Letting Go Of Negative Thoughts Could Land You An Agent

    We often find living our creative lives (and the accomplishing of our goals) to be a haphazard experience. This is partly due to our mind’s many thoughts telling us we can’t have what we truly desire.

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    3 Steps To Booking The Roles You Deserve

    I like to call what Perlman is describing as one’s "tip." A tip is the unique fingerprint [or mark] of personality you leave on your performance. Here's how to make your mark on a performance and book the roles you deserve.

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    5 Tips For Performing Via Skype

    So, as many other artists, when I saw what Skype can do, I hurried to use it as a theatrical tool. The result is a show we call “Long Distance Affair," which is a show that we are presenting around the world and is in New York this month.

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    Self-Taping For the Theater Actor

    There’s a cure for what ails you. It’s a simple little antidote best whipped up in your own living room: a trial run.

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    How Changing Your Outlook Can Change Your Acting Career

    Start by taking a look at the “job-givers” you've worked with in the past. Make a list. Include the playwright, the commercial director, the film producer, etc. Now, ask one of those people to coffee.

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    New BlackBerry Devices Are Slightly Behind

    The big problem is apps. Whereas all the other platforms have had years to build up their libraries and develop intense followings, BlackBerry is starting from scratch in more ways than one.

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    Farshad Farahat Shares His 'Argo' Experience

    Hello, Backstage! My name is Farshad Farahat, and I want to share my experience in "Argo" as Azizi, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard interrogating the seven escaping Americans in the climactic airport scene.

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    Why You Should Never Stop Playing 'Make-Believe'

    I would never discourage any aspiring actors from seeking some type of formal training (especially if they plan on acting in plays). But technique is the parachute you employ when you’re not working instinctively.

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    The Logistics of Moving to L.A.

    Secret Agent Man breaks down your first few months in L.A.—and your priorities shouldn’t be what you think they are.