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Negative Press? No problem. Tips to bounce back.

Negative Press? No problem. Tips to bounce back.
Being in entertainment, you are probably familiar with the constant wave of negativity. Whether it’s from a botched audition or being a little short with next month’s rent, the daily negativity can be draining. What about when your project gets hit with a negative review—whether it be an article, blog,...
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10 tips for actors

10 tips for actors
I get e-mails daily from actors asking questions. If time (and brain clarity) permit, I’ll gladly answer. Below are 10 tips for an actor's career culled from these private exchanges. 1. Contacting Talent Agents. “Paul, I'm compiling a list of agents and casting directors to send my headshot/resume to. Is...
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5 Things You Want Your Agent To Want

5 Things You Want Your Agent To Want
“What do you enjoy most about your job?” This question comes up a lot during workshops. Over the years, I’ve heard agents respond in many different ways. Most of their answers involve things like the pleasure they receive from an actor getting his or her first job. I guess that’s...
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Video Content Advice From Director Todd Bieber of UCB

Video Content Advice From Director Todd Bieber of UCB
  After stepping into a UCB improv class five years ago, creative director for UCB Comedy Todd Bieber oversees the daily video production of comedy content. What do you do at UCB Comedy?  I am the creative director of the UCB film and TV department. I do video and Web...
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Creating A Villian

Creating A Villian
There’s one in almost every story and the actors who play villains best make the camera and the audience root for them. By the way, that’s how villains get to be the leading characters in stories—they make the camera and the audience root for them. Oddly, some actors don’t want...
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