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    #WebPresence Series with Elise Arsenault, Part 2: What Should be Included on my Actor Website?

    You’re an actor who’s weighed the benefits and decided to set up a website to market yourself and build your business. Great! Now you may be finding yourself with a lot of questions. What’s involved? How fancy does it need to be? And what the heck goes on it?

    Let's dive right into to what should be included on your actor website...

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    #WebPresence Series with Elise Arsenault, Part 1: Do Actors Need a Website?

    I sat down with Elise Arsenault, a working actor and career coach for actors, to discuss the must-haves for actors in today’s digital age. Whether you’re tech-savvy or not, people (cough Casting Directors) need to find you. Think about it: the harder it is to find you, the less likely you are to get the work. And while social media serves many valuable functions, it may not be the perfect all-in-one solution you think it is.

    Learn how to rock your web presence starting with the must-haves in this 5-part series!   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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    Why Every Job Is Not a ‘Survival Job’

    One dilemma many actors have is how to earn a living while actively pursuing an acting career. It can seem overwhelming to find the perfect “survival job” that gives you flexibility for auditions and bookings, as well as a wage that enables you to live in an expensive city like New York or Los Angeles.

    I worked many different types of jobs in the early part of my career, and I’m here to tell you that not every job is a survival job. In general, jobs don't exist to be flexible—they exist to help the company prosper. So how do you know if a job is truly survival job material? Here are four things to consider...  Continue Reading ...

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