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    The Perils of Being Famous

    For some actors, being famous is the end game—but an encounter with Ryan Gosling has Secret Agent Man saying beware of what you wish for.

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    Backstage Member Austin Ku Shares Advice For Actors

    Backstage member Austin Ku gives advice to fellow actors. Visit www.Austin-Ku.com or www.facebook.com/AustinKuActor, or follow on Twitter @secretaustinman.

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    Why You Must Become An Adventurous Actor

    The urge to be an adventurer exists within every actor. This urge fights for your approval against the obedient actor you think you are compelled to be.

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    How to Star on a TV Show in a Social Media World

    Emmy winner Greg Yaitanes, currently the showrunner of Cinemax’s “Banshee,” proves he has his finger on the pulse of how we watch TV now—with one hand on our smartphones.

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    Be Prepared, Flexible, and Available in Your Auditions

    Being flexible in the room provides the present moment freshness that adds job getting color and texture to those choices. Both are equally essential to your success.

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    Why You Need To Like What You Do As An Actor

    How you live your life is a choice. When you look for a job, make sure the work is something you enjoy. You don't have to love every aspect of a job, but certainly you can find some things to like about practically anything.

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    3 Reasons Actors Get Commercial Callbacks

    Based on all my experience as an actor, casting director, and teacher, I do believe there is a casting formula for getting callbacks. It is only my educated opinion but I really believe that this is basically the formula and value percentages.

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    10 Ways to Get Video Views

    Career Hacker columnist Taryn Southern breaks down 10 ways to ensure that your online videos get plenty of viewing love.

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    How To Gain Acting Success Like Edie Falco

    The pace to a self-sustaining acting career varies. More often than not, the journey for actors being able to “do what they love” and nothing else without financial worry is a curving pot-holed course of great distance traveled until smooth straightway is rode.

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    5 Ways For Teen Actors To Find Success

    Teen actors rarely get the credit they deserve. While many young artists possess a deep emotional life, often times the business and the people around them - even the well-meaning people - can stand in the way of their unique artistry.