Backstage Experts

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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.

  • Advice

    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?

  • Advice

    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!

  • Advice

    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!

  • Advice

    Debunking 5 Myths About Social Media

    Think social media is a waste of time? That Twitter and Facebook and all the rest take up to much time? You're wrong, argues Heidi Dean—and here's why it can help your career!

  • Advice

    How Child Actors Can Land an Agent

    Acting coach Denise Simon speaks to a slew of talent agents about what causes them to sign a young performer. Are you doing these five things to impress agents and casting directors?

  • Advice

    1 Exercise to Beat Insecurity

    Movement coach and Backstage Expert Erika Shannon knows that insecurity is a beast—but she has one amazing, easy trick to help overcome your fears and maintain a positive attitude!

  • Advice

    4 Keys to a Great Headshot Photographer

    Castable Actor creator and Backstage Tom Burke lists four important steps to ensuring that you end up with a perfect headshot.

  • Advice

    How to Behave on Set for Child Actors

    Acting teacher and Backstage Expert Mae Ross breaks down the appropriate on-set behavior for children—and their parents!

  • Advice

    How to Impress a Talent Manager

    Talent manager Wendy Alane Wright breaks down the five things that every actor should have to make an agent or a manager very happy.