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    How to Find an Acting Agent on Backstage

    Did you know Backstage’s handiness goes beyond the casting call? We break down how you can use our Call Sheet to get representation from a talent agency.

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    How to Train on a Budget

    Backstage Expert Shaan Sharma explains how a budget-conscious actor can still taking acting classes, learn new techniques, and network without breaking the bank.

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    Breaking Down the Actor’s Odds

    Secret Agent Man brings 10 years of experience to the table when sizing up an actor’s odds of “making it” in Tinseltown. He asks, “How can you beat the odds if you don’t understand them?”

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    Are You Guilty of These Self-Tape Mistakes?

    There's one very small—but crucial—mistake that too many actors make when putting themselves on tape for a casting director. Are you guilty of it too?

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    How to Give an Awards Acceptance Speech

    Admit it: You’ve fantasized about winning a top acting award. Here are some tips on that perfect acceptance speech—with help from Meryl Streep, Viola Davis, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and of course, Parker Posey.

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    How to Market Your VO Demo Reel

    So you have a voiceover demo reel—but have you done anything with it? Backstage Expert Kate McClanaghan explains what to do next to become a professional voiceover talent!

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    10 Tips for Running a Theater

    Julianne Boyd, artistic director at the Barrington Stage Company, talks why reading is fundamental to her job.

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    An Audition’s Most Important Moment

    Producer and casting director Marci Liroff explains why the first few seconds of an audition are the most critical to getting cast.

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    8 Steps to a Perfect Self-Tape Audition

    Artistic Director of A Class Act NY Jessica Rofé wants you to stop falling into these self-taped audition traps—and offers simple solutions to make your next submission look like a polished professional filmed it!

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    What Makes an Acting Class Good?

    Acting coach Anthony Meindl explains what a good acting class means for (and to) him.