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3 Lessons Great Actors Learned from Sanford Meisner - Acting in London

3 Lessons Great Actors Learned from Sanford Meisner - Acting in London | Acting | Scoop.it
Here are 3 lessons great actors learned from Sanford Meisner, alongside his best quotes, words of wisdom and a video of Sandy teaching the class.
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Dear young thespians, here are three lessons from the great Sanford Meisner that sunk into the acting craft and is now part of general understanding of what truthful acting really is. If this is your first meeting with Mr Meisner, I truly hope you enjoy his words of wisdom.

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25 Most Important Plays Every Actor Should Read - Acting in London

25 Most Important Plays Every Actor Should Read - Acting in London | Acting | Scoop.it
Watching film is good and beneficial, but I've noticed that it's becoming increasingly more unpopular for actors to read plays.
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It's becoming increasingly more unpopular for actors to read plays. Thespians seem to forget the people responsible for the art form of acting, and that's only to the detriment of their own careers. #drama #theatre #acting

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How to Become a Commercial Actor: Part 2 - Acting in London

How to Become a Commercial Actor: Part 2 - Acting in London | Acting | Scoop.it
Acting in London. Find the Best Drama Schools in London, London Acting Agencies and Top Acting Schools in the UK, LA and NYC
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Most budding actors these days attempt to begin their careers in commercials for two reasons: first, it’s quick money for a relatively short amount of work, and second, you still get to practice your acting chops which beats waiting tables. A big misconception among budding artists is that commercial acting will give you a break in other sections of the entertainment industry. That is not true. #acting #actors #commercials

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Acting for Beginners Guide - Acting in London

Acting for Beginners Guide - Acting in London | Acting | Scoop.it
Acting for Beginners Guide is a free online book that will help actors looking for any kind of advice on how to start a successful acting career.
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Acting for Beginners Guide is a completely FREE, extensive online book guide on the pursuit of acting career that will help budding artists to begin their journey towards becoming successful and working actors in the entertainment business in London, Los Angeles, New York or any other city. Learn how to become an actor with no experience – glean wisdom from those who have been down the path before, and please share the page with your fellow thespians. #acting #actors

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Top 10 Best Acting Schools for Kids in UK - Acting in London

Top 10 Best Acting Schools for Kids in UK - Acting in London | Acting | Scoop.it
Parents who are interested in letting their children follow the creative path should start looking into some of the best acting schools for kids in UK.
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Parents who are interested in letting their children follow the creative path should start looking into some of the best acting schools for kids in UK. Children at a young age will benefit from learning drama at stage schools in many different ways, not least of which is gaining confidence. #actors #kids#acting #drama

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Top 10 Best Books to Expand Your Imagination - Acting in London

Top 10 Best Books to Expand Your Imagination - Acting in London | Acting | Scoop.it
There are many things that will help to expand imagination, but one of the surest ways is reading. Here are top 10 best books to expand your imagination.
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Every aspiring actor knows how important imagination is to produce practice the craft. An actor with poor imagination is like an accountant with poor math skills. But what trains imagination? There are many things that will help you expand it, but one of the surest ways is reading. Here we’ll list top 10 best books to expand your imagination and inspire creativity. #acting #actors #books #imagination

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10 Best Books on Creativity for Actors - Acting in London

10 Best Books on Creativity for Actors - Acting in London | Acting | Scoop.it
See our detailed list of life-changing books on creativity for actors or anybody else who needs to expand their imagination and live a more creative life.
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Don’t feel like reading anything related to the acting craft? Then try some of the “how to become more creative” books from the list below. These are detailed and life-changing resources on creativity for actors or anybody else involved in arts.

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Top Secret Formula of How to Be a Successful Actor - Acting in London

Top Secret Formula of How to Be a Successful Actor - Acting in London | Acting | Scoop.it
Not everybody knows this, but the secret formula of how to be a successful actor does exist. Learn it, follow it, and you will get to where you want to be.
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Majority of ambitious people are always looking for ways to succeed in life. Whether you’re trying to be a lawyer, entrepreneur, dancer or a plumber — if you’re ambitious enough, you’ll be actively seeking for a path of success in your field. Acting is of course no different, and the question of how to be a successful actor has visited every thespian on this planet.

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3 Lessons Great Actors Learned from Sanford Meisner - Acting in London

3 Lessons Great Actors Learned from Sanford Meisner - Acting in London | Acting | Scoop.it
Here are 3 lessons great actors learned from Sanford Meisner, alongside his best quotes, words of wisdom and a video of Sandy teaching the class.
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Dear young thespians, here are three lessons from the great Sanford Meisner that sunk into the acting craft and is now part of general understanding of what truthful acting really is. If this is your first meeting with Mr Meisner, I truly hope you enjoy his words of wisdom.

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5 Books Every Actor Must Own - Acting in London

5 Books Every Actor Must Own - Acting in London | Acting | Scoop.it
Here's a list of 5 books every actor must own, or at least have read, on the subject of the acting craft and acting business.
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5 best books on acting techniques that every actor must own (or read at least once).

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6 Things to Consider When Choosing a University - Acting in London

6 Things to Consider When Choosing a University - Acting in London | Acting | Scoop.it
Here are some of the things to consider when choosing a University or College to go to when you're not studying anything related to acting or theater.
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Here are 6 things to consider when choosing a University/College course as your Plan-B to fall back on during the pursuit of your dreams.

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What Agents Are Looking for in Actors - Acting in London

What Agents Are Looking for in Actors - Acting in London | Acting | Scoop.it
Check out the list of what agents are looking for in actors in order to sign them; learn these tricks and make sure to apply them for your next meeting.
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What do talent agents want to see in #actors in order to sign them? Here are your answers.

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How to Have a Successful Agency Meeting - Acting in London

How to Have a Successful Agency Meeting - Acting in London | Acting | Scoop.it
An agency meeting could be one of the most important steps in actors career, if they get signed. See our advice on how to make sure that you do get signed!
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Steps towards a successful agency meeting.

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How to Finance an Acting Career - Acting in London

How to Finance an Acting Career - Acting in London | Acting | Scoop.it
A lot of actors fail in the middle of their journey due to a lack of money. Learn how to finance an acting career and avoid this obstacle on your journey.
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Some great tips and advice on how to finance your acting career and deal with all the money issues actors often have.

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25 Best TED Talks for Actors - Acting in London

25 Best TED Talks for Actors - Acting in London | Acting | Scoop.it
Acting in London. Find the Best Drama Schools in London, London Acting Agencies and Top Acting Schools in the UK, LA and NYC
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I’m a big fan of these speeches, so I decided to put together a list of the best TED talks for actors that you might find helpful.

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Jenna Fischer's Advice to Aspiring Actors - Acting in London

Jenna Fischer's Advice to Aspiring Actors - Acting in London | Acting | Scoop.it
Acting in London. Find the Best Drama Schools in London, London Acting Agencies and Top Acting Schools in the UK, LA and NYC
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Amazing advice from The Office's Jenna Fischer to struggling aspiring actors in a long, extensive blog post! Definitely worth reading. #acting #actors

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How to Become a Commercial Actor: Part 1 - Acting in London

How to Become a Commercial Actor: Part 1 - Acting in London | Acting | Scoop.it
Lucky actors with a national commercial spot can make millions a year. But how to become a commercial actor, and a successful one at that?
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Commercial acting is a great way to financially support your acting career and avoid regular day jobs. Some commercial actors make millions in cash for a few days of work, all mostly from royalties. If you get lucky, and your commercial gets picked up for a national spot to run for years, you can do the same. #acting #actors

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Placebo: 16 Super Motivational Videos for Actors - Acting in London

Placebo: 16 Super Motivational Videos for Actors - Acting in London | Acting | Scoop.it
Did you know that placebo works? That motivational videos for actors are the same thing? Here are 16 super motivational videos to pursue your acting dream!
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Studies have shown that in some cases, placebo can be even more effective than pharmaceutical drugs. #acting #actors #motivation

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Top 10 Best Drama Schools in New York - Acting in London

Top 10 Best Drama Schools in New York - Acting in London | Acting | Scoop.it
New York City is where acting training has received its roots in the US, so it's only natural for us to now list all the best drama schools in New York.
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New York City is where the Broadway’s at. If you’re an aspiring actor, when you think “New York,” you don’t think “Yankees” – you think theatre, musicals, stars, acting, songs, glamour, success, and Broadway. New York City is where acting training has received its roots in the US, so it’s only natural for us to now list all the best drama schools in New York.

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Top 5 Absolute Best Books on Acting Business - Acting in London

Top 5 Absolute Best Books on Acting Business - Acting in London | Acting | Scoop.it

This is the list of top 5 best books on acting business that you should invest in. A much needed advice from agents, actors, managers and acting coaches.

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This is the list of top 5 best books on acting business that you should invest in. A much needed advice from agents, actors, managers and acting coaches.

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7 Things to Look For in Your Audition Classes - Acting in London

7 Things to Look For in Your Audition Classes - Acting in London | Acting | Scoop.it
Acting teacher Bruce Alexander provides a list of 7 things to look for in your audition classes in order to get the most out of your training.
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Acting teacher Bruce Alexander provides a list of 7 things to look for in your audition classes.

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Best Networking Tips for Actors - Acting in London

Best Networking Tips for Actors - Acting in London | Acting | Scoop.it
Networking is a skill every actor has to master! Check out some of our best networking tips for actors to use whenever the opportunity comes up.
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Here are some good #networking tips for all actors, just as the holiday season is around the corner!

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Things Actors Should Say 'No' To - Acting in London

Things Actors Should Say 'No' To - Acting in London | Acting | Scoop.it
When you've decided to pursue this career, you knew what you're going to sacrifice for your acting dream. Stop being a burden for yourself... and read on.
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Things actors should say "no" to in order to maintain a positive outlook.

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How to Write a Cover Letter to Your Agent - Acting in London

How to Write a Cover Letter to Your Agent - Acting in London | Acting | Scoop.it

Composing a coherent and intelligent cover letter to your agent on the first try will allow you to avoid incommunicado sentence from that particular agent.

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Actors, for those of you struggling to write a concise and intelligent cover letter to go alongside your headshot and resume to your talent #agent, here's some advice on how to look professional:

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8 Types of Scam Artists Actors Should Beware - Acting in London

8 Types of Scam Artists Actors Should Beware - Acting in London | Acting | Scoop.it
Entertainment industry is big and there are plenty of scam artists around every corner. Learn how to spot them and not let your money down the drain.
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A list of eight most popular and important scams/scam artists that pray on actors and artists in general. Everybody needs to be aware of this!

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4 Steps to Success in Acting - Acting in London

4 Steps to Success in Acting - Acting in London | Acting | Scoop.it
If you want to know how to achieve success in acting, try these 4 steps that are always overlooked by other actors who can never find their way in business.
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The secret system and steps you need to take towards success in acting career revealed!

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