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    When to Move to NYC or LA

    When should an actor move to a bigger market like New York or Los Angeles? Melanie Forchetti, a producer, writer, and the head casting director at Mike Lemon Casting, gives her advice. Wherever you live, you'll appreciate these insights.  Continue Reading ...

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    The Importance of a Great Actor Headshot

    How important is your headshot? Melanie Forchetti breaks it down with specific notes on which headshot to use and when, what to look for in your headshot photographer, and more.  Continue Reading ...

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    The Difference Between Commercial and Film Auditions

    Melanie Forchetti explains the differences between commercial and film auditions that every actor should know.  Get ready to bring your audition preparations to the next level and check out the next video in our #AskAnExpert series  Continue Reading ...

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    How to Build Relationships with Casting Directors

    Our next #AskAnExpert Series features Melanie Forchetti - producer, writer, and the head casting director at Mike Lemon Casting in Philadelphia. Today she shares ways for actors to build relationships with casting directors. No generic advice here - she shares her valuable perspective on  Continue Reading ...

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    Why Rejection Doesn’t Mean You’re Not Talented

    To be a working actor, you must make friends with rejection. The fact is, you’re simply not going to get every part you audition for. But a lot of the time, it has nothing to do with your talent. No one is “right” for every role they audition for and there are many reasons one actor may get the offer over another. Audititions, and therefore rejection, are a huge part of an actor's job. Here's some advice on how to handle hearing that oft-dreaded word “no.”  Continue Reading ...

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