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    Follow Awards Season With the Oscars Mobile App

    Looking at this year’s official iOS Academy Award app, titled Oscar Experience, you might wish you’d stayed at home with Netflix or even gone to the theater instead.

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    The Color You Should Wear for On-Camera Auditions

    When you audition on camera the first thing that anyone sees is the color you're wearing. Wear something depressing, annoying, or threatening, and no matter how brilliant your performance, they are going to be affected by the color first and the performance second.

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    Introduction to Meditation for Actors (Part 4)

    So far in this series, we have discussed the relevance of meditation to the audition process and introduced some basic techniques to quiet and focus the mind and relax the body before and during your preparation. In this final installment we’ll address the waiting room.

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    Rachel Kylian Gets What She Wants (Slideshow)

    Backstage member Rachel Kylian, who recently earned her SAG card a year after moving from France to L.A., is represented by Baskow Talent agency.

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    What To Do When You’re Too Sick To Audition

    The fact of the matter is, if your illness will affect your audition in ANY way, don't go. An audition that was less than your best is never excusable because you were sick; it is simply an audition at which you were less than your best.

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    10 Things To Do With Your Old Headshots

    New headshots! Hooray! Is anything better than getting new pictures that perfectly reflect who you are as a performer? But you have a crapload of old headshots leftover that cost you a small fortune and you can’t bring yourself to throw them away!

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    'Warm Bodies' Writer-Director Jonathan Levine On His New Film

    Jonathan Levine made his name in indie films by writing and directing “The Wackness” and directing “50/50.” His latest film is “Warm Bodies,” in which Nicholas Hoult stars as a zombie who falls for a living girl.

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    How to Survive Your First Cold Read

    Don’t get hung up on what the casting directors may or may not want; just go in and do some acting, says Working Actor Michael Kostroff.

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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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    9 Ways To Be an Acting Warrior

    When anyone urges you to give up your dream – even if they have all the good intentions in the world – recognize it for what it is: an attempt to manipulate, intimidate, and frighten you out of your goals. That is the kiss of death. You have to follow your dream ...