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    Does Traditional Pilot Season Still Exist?

    To say the least, pilot season is…confusing. There’s an emphasis on casting for TV pilots between January and April every year, but it seems that new shows (and new casting notices for pilots) are popping up all the time! So we asked Robert Attermann, COO of Abrams Artists ...

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    What to Wear for an Audition

    For child actors, walking into an audition room is scary enough without having to worry if you’re dressed appropriately. Acting teacher and Backstage Expert Denise Simon explains what clothes will make you stand out.

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    3 Ways to Master Your Audition Nerves

    Every actor gets a little nervous before an audition, but how can you relax enough to give an amazing performance? Backstage Expert and acting coach Matt Newton shares three quick tips for keeping audition anxiety at bay.

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    3 Types of Redirects to Expect in Auditions

    In an audition, oftentimes the casting director will ask you to read the material a different way. But do not be discouraged! Learn to handle the redirect will grace and book the role!

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    The CSA Breakdown on Stephanie Klapper

    Stephanie Klapper talks to Backstage about how great it is when the stars align during a casting session; her slate of exciting upcoming projects; and how important keeping a journal of actors one likes is to being a successful casting director.

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    WATCH: Top Audition Tips From Matt Newton

    Auditions are a necessity in the business, so don't let your nerves overcome your talent. To help you give the best performance possible, acting coach and Backstage Expert Matt Newton hands out some of his top audition room tips.

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    The Unsung Heroes of Casting: Cori-Anne Greenhouse

    CDs aren’t the only ones who work hard in the world of casting. This week Shaan Sharma profiles the hard-working casting associate Cori-Anne Greenhouse!

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    The CSA Breakdown on Rachel Hoffman

    CSA member Rachel Hoffman shares the most common audition mistake she sees, where she finds new talent, and what makes a successful self-tape!

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    The CSA Breakdown on Jessica Daniels

    Casting Society of America member Jessica Daniels (“30 Rock,” “The Carrie Diaries”) talks about her career, how she chooses projects, and what advice you should take to become a casting director.

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    3 Steps to a Nerve-Free Audition

    Nerves can totally ruin your audition, but you can conquer them in three easy steps!