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Tips for a Successful Callback

Receiving a callback for a role is incredibly exciting. That very first callback is an important moment in an actor’s career — it’s a sign that you’re on the right path, and that producers and casting directors recognize your acting abilities. Before you pick up the phone to tell your mom that you’re a star, take a breath. A callback means that a casting director noted a specific actor as a good candidate for a role, but it doesn’t mean the actor nabbed the part.

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5 Things Not to Do Backstage

It takes more than just memorizing dialogue to effectively prepare for a stage production. Most actors worry about what to do onstage, in front of the audience -- but a good actor also needs to be aware of how to behave properly behind the curtains.

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Finding Representation as a Screenwriter

You’ve poured lots of time into creating your screenplay—perhaps years of tinkering and polishing. That’s no easy feat! The next step is to find someone to help you get your work in front of the people who can make your work come alive. Finding someone to represent you in negotiations can be a long process. Choosing a representative requires a lot of work and action, but it can be done.

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11 Actors Who Also Write

We've seen actors branch into other areas of work: actors who sing, actors who model, actors who dance – many actors are multifaceted, talented performers. There are more actors than you might expect who write screenplays, poems, and other works. Some actors are well-known for their writing, such as Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, who wrote and starred in Good Will Hunting.

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Agent or Manager — Which is Right for You?

Although some people in the industry believe that the lines between agents and managers are blurring, it's important to remember that they are not synonymous with each other. 

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5 Things You Need To Know Before You Approach an Agent

Getting involved with a legitimate agent requires a great deal of persistence, networking, and investment in your skills and career.

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How to Find the Right Talent Agent

If you've long-dreamed of entering the acting business, or you've been building up your portfolio for some time now, you should know that finding the ideal agent to represent your talent is no easy feat.

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How Do You Know If An Agent Is Good?

Just as they ask themselves whether you can make them money, you need to ask the same questions, and distinguish the difference between an agent that can help you get into the audition room and expand your horizons, and one that's only interested in what they can do for themselves.

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How Social Media Can Make or Break a Casting Decision

Its no secret that employers often scope out the social media profiles of prospective employees, but did you know this also happens in TV and film casting? An increasing number of casting directors have started using social media to help them make decisions around who to cast and why.

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The Reality of Casting a Reality TV Show

There is no doubt about the entertainment factor of reality television, but have you ever thought of the people who create the shows you watch every night? Before any prospective reality TV star can experience their moment in the limelight they must go through an extensive behind-the-scenes screening and security process. The brunt of that work falls upon a casting director.

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