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Working on a student film for experience and scenes for your reel- What you need to know

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Often new actors and actresses will work on student films for free in exchange for experience, a copy DVD of the movie for their reel and snacks. Working with film students is a great way to learn the ins and outs of working on movie sets.  This also gives you the advantage of meeting filmmakers in training who may have…

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An Actress’ Fear of Failure

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I love to read blogs and articles in the acting industry. I often come across comments like the one below on those blogs and try to help as much as I can. But since I am limited to the length of the comments I’m allowed to leave on those blogs, I decided to write my extended response to this question.…

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Stop calling yourself an “Aspiring Actress” and here is why

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What is an aspiring actress? According to Merriam Webster’s to be an aspiring actor (actress) is “a person who aspires to be and is trying to become an actor”aspiringadjective  aspir·ing \ə-ˈspī-riŋ\:  desiring and working to achieve a particular goal :  having aspirations to attain a specified profession, position, etc. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aspiringI called myself an aspiring actress for over a decade and…

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How to become an actor from a small town or city

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I’m very excited to announce that I am finally finished writing my book, “Acting in Texas: A Step by Step Guide to Getting an Agent & Texas Actor’s Directory”.  While I was putting together the resource portion of my book, I realized just how lucky I am to live in this wonderful city where theater and film are not only booming…

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3 of My Favorite Blogs From BackStage

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A great way to keep yourself informed and keep growing as an actor is to read about the industry constantly.  I gathered 3 of my favorite blogs from BackStage.com that helps new actors get started.  BackStage.com constantly updates their blog so make sure to bookmark this link to stay up to date on industry news and advice.  Check out my…

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16 Motivational and Inspiring Quotes from Actors and Influential People

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  Sometimes when I find that my motivation is dwindling I read a few quotes from actors or other inspirational people who have found success and this helps replenish my motivation.   When I am talking about success I’m not referring to expensive cars and big mansions.  No, I am talking about doing what you love to do and being surrounded…

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Wardrobe Basics for Film Actresses

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Hello!! Sometimes it is easier for me to edit my blog when I read it aloud.  I decided to record myself reading this blog while I edit it, 1. to find my mistakes and 2. if you aren’t able to read this blog, you have the option to listen to this blog instead. 🙂  Enjoy!(Please excuse the audio quality, I…

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Free Download – Character Analysis for Actors

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 There is a reason great actors aren’t caught ‘acting’, and that is because they thoroughly research their character.   How do you do that?  Well, I am about to show you.While cleaning out my very disorganized external hard drive, I found a character analysis worksheet that I was using to help me research my character for my ‘Acting in Film’…

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Why Do you Want to Be An Actor?

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Hi Guys, I’m here to share with you a little bit of my book that I’m writing right now.  This book was written by me for you the new actors, for the aspiring actors, and the people who want to take acting up as more than just a hobby.Check out the video and send me an e-mail Contact@NancyValdez.net or leave…

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Headshots: When to get a new one and how much to retouch them

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Hi guys! First I want to thank you for sending me emails with questions and emails letting you know that my tips are helpful to you. That is all that I want to do all I want to do is help you out get started acting today and help point you to the right direction when you outgrow my videos and my…

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