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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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    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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    #WebPresence Series with Elise Arsenault, Part 4: How to Decide on a Domain Name

    It starts in the address bar. Who are you, and how do you want people to know you? Your domain name sets the tone of you and your actor website from the get-go. But what domain name is best? What if yours is taken?

    Here are tips and tricks to set yourself apart and put dibs on the perfect domain, even if you have a common name or other obstacles.  Continue Reading ...


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