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    What Should Be on a Child Actor's Résumé?

    Backstage Expert Denise Simon weighs in on what should and shouldn't be included on child actors' résumés.

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    6 Tips for Self-Taping Your Child's Auditions

    Only a few years ago, actors had to fly into L.A. or New York to audition for once-in-a-lifetime roles. Not anymore! But there are rules for virtual auditioning, and producing an unprofessional video could hurt your child's chances in show biz. Have no fear, parents: Backstage Expert and ...

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    What's the Best Acting Class for Children?

    Natural talent and charisma can only take you so far, but how do you know what acting method or teacher is right for your young performer? Backstage Expert Denise Simon advises on how to choose the best class for your child.

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    You Just Auditioned—Now What?

    You faced your fear, conquered your nerves, and gave a great audition—now what? Where do you put all that released tension and relief? Acting teacher and Backstage Expert Matt Newton has a few tips to best handle those post-audition feelings without stressing or obsessing.

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    What to Wear for an Audition

    For child actors, walking into an audition room is scary enough without having to worry if you’re dressed appropriately. Acting teacher and Backstage Expert Denise Simon explains what clothes will make you stand out.

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    When Should a Child Actor Join the Union?

    Acting teacher and Backstage Expert Denise Simon explains when the time is right for a young performer to become a union member, and when it’s not.

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    What's the Perfect Audition Song for Your Child Actor?

    Backstage Expert and New York acting coach Denise Simon discusses finding the perfect audition song for a child actor.

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    How to Help Your Child Handle Rejection

    Ask any actor the hardest thing about his or her career, and one of the top answers is going to be the rejection. Being turned down is part and parcel of the job—but that doesn’t make it any easier. Here, Backstage Expert Denise Simon explains how parents can ...

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    How to Become a Professional Actor

    To help you jump into the show biz world, here are some quick tips on all the basics!

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    How Should Actors Slate?

    Saying your name before an audition seems simple, but many actors stress over the slating process. Should you be in character? Should you smile, or appear expressionless? Backstage Expert and New York acting coach Matt Newton shares some basic slating tips for your upcoming projects!  Welcome to the latest ...