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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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    Do Actors Need Different Headshots for Different Mediums?

    This question often arises: Do actors need one headshot for theater auditions, one for film, one for commercials, and one for TV?  Continue Reading ...

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    The Post-Audition Checklist Every Actor Needs

    Auditioning is a huge part of an actor’s job but sometimes it can be difficult to let go when you leave the casting office, especially if it was for a job you really wanted to book.

    So how are you supposed to let go of something you spent so much time and effort preparing for?  Continue Reading ...

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    15 Things to Always Keep in Your Bag During Auditions

    You have a busy day of auditions ahead of you and for whatever reason, find yourself running late. You get to your first audition, then suddenly realize you forgot to bring something you really need. Instead of feeling calm, confident, and ready, you end up feeling stressed, uncertain, and unprepared. Not the best way to start an audition, am I right?

    Since I’ve had this experience on more than one occasion, I finally got organized and wrote out a list of things I want to have on hand. Now I have a bag I use specifically for auditions and keep it stocked so it’s always ready for me to grab on my way out the door. Here’s a peek at what’s in my bag. Maybe it’ll inspire your audition bag choices!  Continue Reading ...

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    Beyond the Barista: Unique Survival Job Ideas

    There’s a recurring theme for most actors: how to earn a decent living while actively pursuing an acting career. Restaurant work is often a go-to because as long as you get your shift covered, you can go on that audition or take time off for your booking. But restaurant work isn’t ideal for everyone.

    Luckily, there are so many other options out there! Here are six to consider...  Continue Reading ...


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