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    5 Easy Ways to Get Discovered

    If only you were plucked from obscurity, pulled up from the gutter, and presented to industry insiders, you would be a star. And it happens—we can all cite an example of it. And it can happen to you, too!

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    How To Spend Your Money Wisely as an Actor

    Why is it that actors, who are extremely frugal and have very little money to spare, still find themselves making major purchases without doing their research?

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    5 Tips On Maintaining Your Image

    As the gigs start coming, you’ll start to notice that more people around you will start having stronger opinions on your look, style, image, and the direction they believe your brand should go. It’s important to fully understand your brand.

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    Why Agents Have to Be Picky

    Secret Agent Man explains why agents sometimes have to pass on talented actors.

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    Standing Ovation: Burt Grinstead in 'Dying City'

    Critic Evan Henerson on why Burt Grinstead's performance in the L.A. premiere of "Dying City" is one of his all-time favorites.

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    4 Plays That Every Actor Should Read

    Here are plays that everyone should read (and not just see). It’s a short list of titles that can be tackled in a dedicated week of reading.

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    Artistic Director Travis Preston On the Challenges of Directing

    The artistic director for CalArts Center for New Performance began his career with “Prometheus Bound” in 1980 in Poland; now he’s bringing a contemporary version to the Getty Villa.

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    How Booking the Part is Like Landing Any Other Job

    When you’re watching the audition of the person who understands what it takes to get the job, you see no gaps between the actor, the work, and the role.

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    DIY Ken Burns Effect

    Documentarian Ken Burns' use of still images in addition to moving pictures is so iconic that the film world has named a whole effect after him. The effect lends a visual flow to a piece that wouldn’t necessarily have it. Fortunately, it isn’t hard to achieve.

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    A Clip That Keeps Your Camera Close

    If you have a great idea for a shot that takes place outside the safe environs of your everyday life, Peak Design’s line of camera clips can help ensure that your shooter will survive the trip.