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    7 Items for a Successful Actor Website

    Your website is probably the most important marketing tool you have. Why? It encompasses all of your marketing tools under one umbrella. It is your store, your homefront.

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    The #1 Way To Impress a Casting Director

    I often tell my students that acting is really about having to be more honest in our work than we typically allow ourselves in life.

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    You Are in Charge of Your Acting Career

    Whether to a freshman in college, an actor new to the business, or a mid-career executive, my advice is the same: Remember that you are in charge. Of your education, your career, your life.

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    Don’t Compare Yourself to Other Actors

    Actors can be supportive and encourage each other in this business, but actors can also feel competitive with each other. Some actors will get breaks that you did not, and others may become quite successful while you are still slogging away in a restaurant job or just trying to make ...

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    How To Access Your Inner Director

    Our inner critic rears its ugly head at the most inopportune moments—auditions, opening nights, first days on set—and reflects our own self-doubt and fear. It’s that little voice that says, “That was terrible. You’re not good enough. You’re a failure.”

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    How to Protect Yourself in an Audition

    No, we’re not. How can an actor give a great audition against all these odds that seem to be set up as an obstacle course to make you fail? Protect yourself.

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    4 Ways To Save Time in Post-Production

    Much like any process in any industry, taking sensible steps to organize and economize will go a long way in helping you save time and money. Here are a few tips to help save time in the post-production process.

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    3 Major Points of Guest-Star Bookings

    From dressing rooms to billing, Secret Agent Man explains what a guest-star booking entails.

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    How To Embrace and Enjoy the Audition Process

    I believe you can enjoy your auditions and transform them into win-win situations for yourself and those present in the room, regardless of whether you book a role at that particular time.

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    Standing Ovation: Philip Seymour Hoffman in 'Magnolia'

    Writer and critic Regan Hofmann on Philip Seymour Hoffman's performance as Phil Parma in Paul Thomas Anderson's "Magnolia".