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    4 Steps to Take Before Signing With Agents

    Audition coach and Backstage Expert Philip Hernández sees too many actors too eager too soon to contact agents. Don't ever reach out to an agency without first doing these four simple tasks!

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    How to Prepare for a Headshot Photo Shoot

    Photographer Luke Fontana walks Backstage readers through how they can best prepare for a headshot photo shoot, the kind that will result in headshots that land the audition!

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    How to Act Shakespeare on Film

    Writer-director and Backstage Expert John Swanbeck sees too many actors not utilizing the full power of the camera—listen to his advice and see what a difference it makes in your on-camera work!

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    What Cunard Cruises Wants in Performers 


    Thanks to Cunard, cruise lines now offer performing opportunities for more than just singers and dancers—use your classical training to land a Shakespearean role on the high seas!

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    How to Avoid This Big Voiceover Mistake

    Casting director and Backstage Expert Kate McClanaghan sees too many voiceover artists making the same costly mistake—are you guilty of it, too?

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    How to Become a Star With Backstage

    Are you a star in the making? First step: a Backstage subscription. With some patience, know-how, and hard work, you could join the ranks of famous artists who used Backstage to launch their careers.

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    How to Prep for Fall Auditions

    Backstage Expert and creator of Don't Dodge the Dance Call Erika Shannon offers some stellar organizational tips for the upcoming busy fall season. Add getting organized to your to-do list!

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    1 Thing You Should Know About Your Agency

    While your own career should be your No. 1 concern, knowing who else is at your agency and what they’re up to can open doors for you, too. Secret Agent Man tells us why.

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    Get Cast on a Disney Cruise Line and 5 More Projects

    This week in Backstage casting notices, you have the opportunity to play a Disney princess and travel the world all at once! Disney Cruise Lines will hold open calls in New York City for talent to portray several classic roles aboard two of its ships.

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    How to Silence Your Inner Critic

    Backstage Expert Wendy Braun offers actors five easy steps to taming your inner critic (and a quick guide for feeling good) at every audition.