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    10 AAASK (Acronyms All Actors Should Know)

    Do you know your way around the actors’ alphabet? Here are 10 common (and important) abbreviations you’ll hear on set, on stage, and behind the scenes.

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    8 Great Improv Schools in NYC and L.A.

    Of all the tools in the actor’s toolbox, improv skills (and training) are among the most crucial for all sorts of jobs. Whether you’re a classically trained actor aiming to branch out, a beginner trying to have fun onstage, or a professional comedian making your mark on the ...

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    Say ‘Yes And’ to These 9 Regional Comedy Scenes

    Your comprehensive guide to the need-to-know destinations for aspiring comedians and improv artists across the country!

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    4 Ways to Join SAG-AFTRA

    SAG-AFTRA membership is a career goal for many actors, but how do you get that coveted card? Here are the four main ways to join SAG-AFTRA—and enjoy the rich history, career opportunities, and crucial protections that union status affords.

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    11 Amazing Books for the On-Camera Actor

    Whether you’re transitioning from stage to screen, new to the industry, or an accomplished pro looking to brush up your skills, here are 11 fantastic books for the on-camera actor.

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    What Not to Do for College Auditions

    Backstage spoke to professors and drama department chairs to get the lowdown on what students should and shouldn’t be doing in the audition room.

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    7 On-Camera Teachers to Get You Audition-Ready

    Are you pursuing film and television and looking for the right teacher to take your work to the next level? These 7 on-camera teachers will get you comfortable on-camera and ready to rock those big auditions!

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    New in Call Sheet: Agents, Managers, Casting Directors, and Production Companies

    Call Sheet features details about hundreds of casting directors, talent agents, managers, production companies, theaters, schools, and film festivals. The online version of Call Sheet is fully searchable and includes tons of exclusive listings updated daily. And now the new Spring-Summer 2015 issue of Call Sheet is available at a ...

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    8 Great Teachers to Kick-Start Your Voiceover Career

    As chosen by Backstage readers like you, here are the names to look out for when you want to take your voiceover work to the next level.

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    14 Great Regional Film Schools

    While many of the country’s top film schools can be found on either coast, more and more graduates are coming out of top regional programs with the skills (and contacts!) to start working right away. If you’re considering a career in film or media, here are 14 regional ...