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We're hosting another #BackstageMeetUp in NYC this Wednesday—get your tickets now!

The industry event you need to be at! Special Industry Guests: Scott Wojcik - Casting Director with Wojcik/Seay Casting Michael Rodriguez - Agent with The Roster Agency Ages 21+ Strictly enforced We are more excited than ever to bring you this month's Actor Networking Event. We are again at the beautiful Taj Lounge and will be providing the same incredible value that you are accustomed to for your ticket price. Come and network with your fellow a...
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NYC CASTING: Talent is being sought for short film, "Criminals," about a dystopian society. This gig is paid—apply now! 
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Keep your promises—and 4 other tips!
Need a little inspiration? Our Backstage Experts are full of amazing advice to help move your career forward, and we wouldn’t want you to miss one drop of it. Here are five tips to keep in mind during the week ahead!
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Want to study theater? Here are 10 of the best schools in the nation! 
Applying to theater colleges? Not sure where to begin? Check out our rundown of the Princeton Review’s annual ranking of the best programs in the country.
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Want to get your child an agent? Here's where to start... 
Talent agent Pamela Goldman of Don Buchwald and Associates, Inc. shares five tips for connecting child performers with an agent.
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Try this as a warm-up exercise for your future taped auditions! 
A new environmental initiative is seeking actors to donate their time to a YouTube series centered around a fictional character, Clean Up Dude.
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Who's ready for round 2 of cult classic, “Wet Hot American Summer?!" 
It’s a star-studded reprisal of roles in cult favorite “Wet Hot American Summer.” Check out the trailer featuring the likes of Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Kristen Wiig, Paul Rudd, Jon Hamm, John Slattery, Lake Bell, and many more.
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See how Dana Carvey's celebrity impersonators earned him a spot on SNL! 
Before Dana Carvey brought his many wacky characters to “Saturday Night Live,” he was a standup comedian with enough hilarious impressions to book the job.
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Here's 1 (fabulous) reason children should take theater classes! 
Amanda Baird’s students at MTLA are equipped not only with the skills required of a triple threat, they also learn one of the most important things an actor needs to know: how to handle rejection.
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History
For more than 50 years, Backstage has been the most trusted place for actors to find career advice and casting information.

Started in December 1960 by Ira Eaker and Allen Zwerdling, backstage quickly became required reading for every young actor who came to New York to cut their teeth. The newspaper's original blue-and-red logo became as synonymous with NYC actors as a class at The Actors Studio.

A Los Angeles edition, Backstage West, was launched in 1994, and backstage.com came to life in 1997. In late 2008, the two regional newspapers were synthesized into a single national edition, now known simply as backstage, which is sold across the United States and Canada.

Today, the backstage brand signifies something greater than simply casting notices: backstage is a place where actors, singers and dancers can connect with the greater performing arts community.

More importantly, backstage is where performers can get all the information they need to succeed in the entertainment business. Actors browse through our weekly newspaper, checking updated production listings or reading our periodic spotlights on photography, college programs, acting schools and coaches. Or they check our many interactive online features, from news, reviews, and advice columns to a vibrant message board, weblogs, video, and much more.

And, of course, actors browse through our casting notices.

Auditions
Backstage takes pride in having the most up-to-date technology, whether you are creating a multimedia resume or viewing casting notices. Upload your resume, post photos, upload a reel — all can be done with the touch of a button.

But none of that technology means anything without the job listings. And we have the best notices in the business.

Backstage publishes between 800 to 1,000 top audition notices each week for every type of performance: film, stage, TV, commercials, multimedia, dance, voiceovers, singing, and more. Included are opportunities for both adults and children. Plus, we offer ads seeking people in related fields, such as stage/film crews, models, musicians, and writers.

Besides performance hubs New York City and Los Angeles, we publish notices for dozens of other cities across the United States and Canada, including Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Miami, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Vancouver and many more. Simply search by state or province and job type to see what's available in your area.

Note: You do NOT need to be a subscriber to search our listings. To view complete notices, however, requires a backstage online subscription.

Protecting Actors
Actors are, unfortunately, highly vulnerable to all kinds of sleazy operators and scam artists. Backstage takes particular pride in trying to prevent that.

We offer every actor our unique Backstage Casting Pledge: We check out all casting notices before we publish them.

We never simply publish a casting notice as submitted. We ask questions, check references, and refuse to publish calls that seem less than reputable. No other publication takes the steps we do to protect actors.

For instance, we ask production companies whether roles are paid or not; if roles require nudity; whether they are seeking union or nonunion actors (and if it's union, under which contract); and so forth. We refuse to publish casting calls for pornography, or for projects that ask for exorbitant fees or for the actor to purchase headshots or classes to participate. (If a modest fee is requested, we'll include exactly what's expected in the casting notice.)

You should never go into an audition wondering if the person behind that door will try to take your money — or worse.

However, we're not perfect. Despite our best efforts, con artists and creeps occasionally fool us. But we take your complaints seriously. If someone is proven to be a scammer or deliberately misleading in their ads, we never allow that person to advertise with us again. Ever. That's a promise.

We want to empower actors by supplying the most complete information possible about a project, so you know exactly what to expect at an audition before you attend. Then, if you are told something completely different, contact us immediately at castinghelp@backstage.com and we'll investigate.

Backstage works hard every day to be an actor's most trusted daily resource. Subscribe today!