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The Struggle is Real

The Struggle is Real
This is not going to be a motivational piece about “finding your happy place” or “the art of letting go” and all that new age stuff. Let’s be real for a moment. Sometimes this business gets incredibly frustrating, and it’s easy to get down on yourself with all of the...
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Monologue Tips

Monologue Tips
  This week, my penultimate with ActorTips, we examine for the first time the bugaboo of all of us: the Monster Monologue in all its facets, from selecting and performing to some tips on keeping your sanity during this the most difficult of all our jobs. And then, just for...
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The Key to Pilot Season

The Key to Pilot Season
  One of the busiest times of year for actors is “pilot season,” a test run of a television series. Every year, from late January to mid-April, about 120 sample episodes for new television shows are made – both dramas and sitcoms. While only 5% are “green-lighted” and made into...
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Be More Confident in On Camera Interviews

Be More Confident in On Camera Interviews
You can practice all day long in front of a mirror, but when the cameras roll, you can sometimes get lost in the interview. Here are some tips to have a successful on-camera interview while appearing confident. 1. Avoid word fillers. Whether you’re being interviewed or acting on-screen, your “uhs”...
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How Your Agent Can Help You Book

How Your Agent Can Help You Book
Some of you are probably too young to remember darkrooms. No, I’m not talking about the place you go to cry when an agent drops you. A darkroom is just another name for the lab where photographers used to develop 35mm film before digital technology consumed the world. I used...
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