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    5 Steps To Finding Your Acting Inner Circle

    I often meet actors who feel like they are being left out of the party. They are not getting out enough to audition, can’t find solid representation, and generally feel disenfranchised. So what do you do?

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    5 Biggest Mistakes a Theater Actor Makes on a Film Set

    You just landed your first film job! Congratulations! However, working on a film set is much different than in a theater. Here are the top five mistakes theater actors make on a film set – and how you can avoid them.

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    3 Steps To Casting Your Demo Reel

    Casting is probably one of the most important aspects to creating original footage. You need to think like a producer, director, and agent – not an actor. Below are some tips to keep in mind when you begin the process.

  • Advice

    Don't Act From the Neck Up

    Unless an actor is paralyzed from the neck down, there is absolutely no reason to act from the neck up. As actors, we’re seeking to create real people and surely those real people should live in their entire bodies as we do.

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    You Need To Decide To Succeed

    We often find living our creative lives and accomplishing our goals to be a haphazard experience. This is partly due to our mind’s thousands of thoughts telling us we can’t have what we truly desire.

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    How To Exercise Your Imagination as an Actor

    There are certain things that all great actors share: talent, dedication, and courage, to name a few. Another thing I have found that many great actors who I’ve known over the years share is a rich and vibrant imagination.

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    When You Should Turn Down a Role

    What are the three reasons for accepting or declining an offer? When should you say no?

  • Advice

    What Do You Do When You Have a Bad Reader at an Audition

    Whatever you do, don’t shrink to the level of this bad reader. If you try too hard to connect to this reader, you risk being sucked into his/her low-energy, lack-of-connection vortex, and then you would be doing yourself a great disservice.

  • Advice

    6 Ways To Live in the Moment as an Actor

    In life and in acting, living in the moment is one’s greatest gift. Here are six ways to make the most of each blissful moment.

  • Advice

    How To Clear Your Head As An Actor

    If you want peace, equanimity, clarity, and access to wide-open spaces in your mind, you have to cut through the clutter, the white noise, and the mental static and step into the empty space that actually originates thought.