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    #ICastIt: Brenna Malloy Gives Actors Their Big ‘Brake’ in ‘Rocket’

    Director Brenna Malloy talks about the importance of casting for the The Student Academy Award-winning film "Rocket."

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    2 L.A. Session Directors on What Actors Need to Know

    Backstage Expert Shaan Sharma interviews two L.A. session directors about what their jobs entail, why they love doing what they do, and what actors should understand about the process.

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    The Most Important Element of an Audition

    What is the most important element of an audition? Casting director Benton Whitley explains—and then gives actors his definition of "talent," which might change everything for you!

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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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    19 Things Casting Directors Want You to Know

    Manager Jackie Reid was handed this list of things casting directors secretly want you to know by two CDs who wish to remain anonymous.

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    3 Things You Don’t Know About Casting

    Backstage Expert and casting session director Shaan Sharma knows that you probably haven't thought about these three aspects of the casting process—but they might make you feel more confident the next time you audition!

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    How to Get Cast on ‘Gotham’

    The hit Fox show “Gotham” is always seeking new actors for its roster. Check out our comprehensive list of tips for getting cast on the hit drama series, as well as first steps, and what you can expect once you do!

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    How to Cast Like a Pro

    Whether you're creating a film, web series, commercial, play, musical, product demo, or music video—the casting phase of a project is crucial to its success. But great talent can be found at any budget level. Learn how to cast like a professional, and find the best actors for ...

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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.