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    How To Make Your Own Teleprompter

    Whether it’s for making speeches, delivering the news, reading cue lines, or singing songs, a teleprompter can be a valuable—even an invaluable—part of your career success.

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    8 Items You Need In Your Press Kit

    Most people forget that a press kit is important, regardless of what stage in your career you're at. I've outlined the basics and most essential items you need to include in your press kit.

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    Backstage Member Melina Chadbourne On Being a Good Actor

    Backstage member Melina Chadbourne shares her advice to fellow actors. Visit www.melinachadbourne.com.

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    Create a Winning Acting Mindset

    Often actors limit themselves from a lack of knowledge of how the business works. There are actors just starting their careers who screen test and get major parts. It may not take years to get a breakout role.

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    4 Things Never To Say In An Agent Interview

    Normally, I put most of my efforts into making suggestions about the things actors should do, but many actors make mistakes during an interview. Here are the most common questions to avoid asking.

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    Why Every Actor Needs a Mother

    Moms want their kids to follow their passions and find success. They want them to fall in love, be true to themselves, and remember to call their mother at least once every week, and occasionally offer up a big thank you mom!

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    How WIGS Makes Scripted YouTube Drama Work

    Rodrigo García and Jon Avnet co-founded WIGS, YouTube’s top channel for scripted dramatic content, in 2010. The channel, which hosts Web series and shorts featuring female leads, recently announced a producing partnership with Fox Broadcasting.

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    The Actor's Placebo Effect

    The world of science has come up with some pretty remarkable findings in the last couple of years. A few experiments caught my eye that dealt with the power of placebos.

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    Top 6 Must-Have Tech Items For Any Actor

    The must-have items from previous installments of Thing of the Week.

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    How to Format Your Acting Résumé and Headshots

    Michael Kostroff and photographer friends explain how to move to the big city and ensure that your résumé and headshots don’t mark you as fresh off the bus.