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    Why Nonunion Actors Should Submit for Union Projects

    A non-union actor can audition for and be hired for a union project. And depending on the project plus governing union, the actor can easily be hired either as union or non-union.

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    How Actors Really Get Into Character

    The journalist and sociology researcher, Malcolm Gladwell, does a lot of interesting stuff. His best-selling books explore cultural phenomena, the science behind social shifts, and how our environment shapes and influences us in innumerable ways.

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    Stop Making These 5 Audition Mistakes

    Casting director Danielle Eskinazi shares the top five mistakes she sees actors make in auditions.

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    How To Slate For The Best First Impression

    Your slate tells those viewing your audition if you are “cast-able." Much of that decision to watch past your slate is based on whether your physicality fits their specs and whether the viewing public will identify with you or aspire to be you.

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    How to Survive Your First Cold Read

    Don’t get hung up on what the casting directors may or may not want; just go in and do some acting, says Working Actor Michael Kostroff.

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    5 Rules for Recovering From Losing a Role

    In thinking about my experience of loss and recovery, I wanted to relate it to an actor’s experience in losing a role. Below are five rules of recovery when you're dealing with loss.

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    Taming the Animal That is Auditioning

    Casting director Todd Thaler gives actors tips on how to prepare for auditions, and how to "desensitize" yourself to the process.

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    Calleri Casting CDs Explain Their Process

    Casting directors James Calleri, Paul Davis, and Erica Jensen of Calleri Casting on starting their casting careers, auditioning for film, TV, and theater, and being inspired by actors.

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    How to Audition for Musicals As a Child

    I am asked all the time about how to choose musical audition material. I decided to ask my collaborator in my upcoming musical audition workshop, vocal coach Bob Marks to weigh in.

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    How to Audition

    Actors coming in for a commercial audition should arrive on-time, with copy memorized or as close to memorized as possible, and with the wardrobe that was written on the breakdown.