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    The Dos and Don’ts of Self-Taping

    Controlling the audition environment can be great—especially if you can’t afford to fly across the country to read—but there are bumps to be aware of when it comes to filming your own audition.

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    What Casting Directors Are Looking For on Your Resume

    When we glance at your resume, we’re looking for things we recognize: A production company, a director’s name, a well-reputed acting coach, etc. We’re also looking for credits that stand out.

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    How to Build an Audience on YouTube

    Unfortunately, gone is the phrase “going viral.” Our Facebook and Twitter feeds have become a marketplace of self-promotion, and when just about everyone seems to be making a Web series, it’s tough to even get people to watch.

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    I Hate My Day Job But I Need The Money. What Should I Do?

    Most of us have, at one time or another, worked at a job that we did not like. Sometimes the boss seems stingy, or the coworkers are mean, or the pay is too low for the amount of work required, or we just don’t like the work itself.

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    3 Steps To Pitching Yourself to Agents

    Eventually, you will need your dream team in place if you want your career to really soar. Spring is typically is the best time to seek representation. So, let me share three ways you can begin your pursuit without wasting time and money.

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    6 Ways To Guarantee Your Agent and Manager Will Drop You

    As you may or may not realize, show business is highly competitive. There are many actors out there, and all of them want an agent and/or a manager to sign them. If you are one of the lucky ones who have such representation, here is a list of ways ...

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    Don't Blame Anyone Else For Holding You Back

    It’s easy to blame outside forces for where we are (or aren’t) in life. In love. In career. Whether it’s too tight jeans or an agent (or zero agent) or a boyfriend (or lack thereof) or the business.

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    3 Steps To Financing Your Acting Career

    Becoming a quality professional actor is expensive. The cost of classes, headshots, marketing, demo reels, scripts, theater company dues, showcases, union initiation fees, subscriptions, and other professional expenses really add up.

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    Own Your Accomplishments and Career Milestones

    The real work of your early career is trying to land one tiny job after another, and it can be impossible to explain your résumé on the spot. Instead, you might find yourself doling out excuses and undermining your own success.

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    4 Tips On Re-Entering the Acting Game

    The "Re-Entry Actor" is the actor who started out pursuing the biz back in the day, left for whatever reason, and now, usually years later, is trying to get back in.