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Surviving on an Actor’s Budget: A Short Guide

Starving artists—it’s a stereotype that gets thrown around a lot, but now that you’re here, we know you know by now that there’s some truth to it. The sporadic nature of the work, the competition, and the constant uncertainty of booking a role make starting out an acting career definitely challenging. Even actors who make great money for each project […]

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How Does One Without Experience Start an Acting Career?

Is getting into acting like needing a valid ID just to get very your first valid ID? Is it like needing experience just to get your first job? Fortunately, it’s not. However, it does take quite long for most aspiring actors. Just like any dream career, acting takes grit, perseverance, hard work, and dedication to achieve success. If you’ve just […]

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How Do You Actually Join SAG-AFTRA or Actors’ Equity? What Do You Get from It?

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Union membership is a career goal for many actors who’ve been around the industry for quite a while. Any actor who dreams of working on a major commercial or Hollywood feature film will eventually consider joining a union to represent members by negotiating wages, working conditions, and benefits. What exactly is it, what do you get from it, and how […]

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Acting Tips: How Do I Effectively and Quickly Memorize Lines?

We know you’ve often wondered as a child how actors onstage or on set manage to memorize their lines for an entire movie or play. And now that you’ve found yourself entering the acting industry, you’re finally facing the overwhelming dilemma you’ve always wondered about long ago: how do actors memorize their lines?  Perhaps you have an audition this Friday […]

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How Do You Impress Casting Directors During an Audition?

When you didn’t get the part in a previous audition, we’re sure some of your friends told you that it wasn’t because your acting wasn’t good enough. This actually rings true from a casting director’s perspective. Many factors are taken into consideration during the casting process. In fact, plain skill isn’t the only/main quality that casting directors note down during […]

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Is It Possible to Juggle Acting and a Full-Time Job?

Let’s cut to the chase: YES. Not everyone luckily spent their childhood onstage or in studios, blessed with premature opportunities and breakthroughs. Let’s face it. Most of us were in Catholic, if not public, schools, cowering under strict parents who pushed us to become nurses or engineers, hence this article. But news flash, many successful local actors also had to […]

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How to Recognize an Acting or Modeling Scam Before It Is Too Late

Just last weekend, Daily Mail posted a horrific headline about a British glamor model who was “cuffed, drugged, and stuffed in a bag” after she responded to a fake modeling ad online. Twenty-year-old Chloe Ayling was the young woman behind the story. She claimed that she was lured by her abductors with a fake story about a photo shoot in Italy. […]

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