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How to Create Your "YES" When you Keep Hearing "No"

Every rejection you get to a pitch, a question, audition or anything you have put your all into, can often stifle your creative energy when pursuing a career in entertainment. It’s like getting up all happy and unsuspectedly stepping on lego’s. Another time you bump your head on an open kitchen cabinet and after enough bruises you start to wonder if it's worth putting yourself through it all. Maybe you should just give up. Maybe the no-sayers were right. Well me and Angela be…

Actors Beware! These Simple Things Can be Career Makers or Breakers

After posting a job in Stage 32’s jobs section, and being on the hiring side of things, I’ve learned what helps to get you hired, and what doesn’t. I realized they could also be career makers or breakers You are the Destination! Let’s flex those acting muscles and act like you want to book a holiday. You've got exotic music on, a daiquiri in hand, and are surfing the net for a tempting destination. You open the first website. The written information on the home …

How to Act Using the Four Elements

There are a lot of acting techniques but one is relatively unknown to a lot of people, acting with the elements. Using the elements earth, water, fire, and air you can get into character fast without having to explore the motives of your character's emotions as you do with method acting. Read on to learn how you can make the elements work for you. We have all met the elements in the form of people. We have all seen them in ourselves at some point because we all have a bit of them in us.…

How to Stay Creative in Self Quarantine

How do we snap out of this "whiff of death" stage? That seems to be where we are right now, as the protagonists in our own movies. Everything was “fun and games” until a huge plot twist came out of nowhere. The “bad guys” showed up, potentially lethal, impartial, invisible and moving fast around the globe, hitting us with the “whiff of death”. But all a protagonist needs is a fresh idea to act as a catalyst and propel them to a successful ending. So le…

Do what Zack Ward Does and Keep Winning at What You Love

Living the Hollywood dream sounds so glamorous, but what is it really like? I got to ask actor, voice actor, producer, screenwriter, director and editor Zack Ward, who has worked in the industry since he was eight, all about it. Are you ready to have your bubble popped? Then read on… Zack Ward, the man with a 124 credits to his name for acting, voice acting, directing, producing, editing and writing, the founder of Grit Film Works and CEO of Global Sports Financial Exchange keeps…

3 Ways Writers Can Get Noticed by Helping Others

Is your writing on the money? But there is no money in your pocket to pay for contest fees or pitching time? Do you want to get noticed? Score your first screenwriting credit? Then keep reading. I've been writing for six years. Entered my screenplays into contests. I even traveled to a pitching festival in Los Angeles. (I live in Holland.) But all of this costs money, money this screenwriter, working a part time job, did not always have. So how was I going to get noticed, then? I had …

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