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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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    Top College Summer Training Programs

    Backstage highlights performing arts programs at American Conservatory Theatre, Atlantic Acting School, Maggie Flanigan Studio, the New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, and Yale.

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    List of Dance Schools in Los Angeles and New York

    As part of our Spotlight on Dance, here is a list of dance schools in Los Angeles and New York City. Each listing includes the school's specialties as well as their location and contact info.

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    TV Production Companies: Network and Cable

    Listed below are companies that produce series for network and cable television.

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    Six Classic NYC Acting Schools

    When it comes to training in the Big Apple, Stella Adler Studio of Acting, The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, HB Studio, Atlantic Acting School, T. Schreiber Studio & Theatre, and the Neighborhood Playhouse have history on their sides.

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    These Methods May Help Your Memorization

    Memorizing dialogue can be hard, but we spoke to some people who might be able to ease your struggle!

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    New York Acting Schools and Coaches

    The following is a list of New York-area stage and film acting schools, teachers, and coaches organized by category and alphabetically.

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    TV Network and Studio Casting Departments

    Listed below are the casting offices for television studios and networks, including cable. Not every cable network has designated casting executives. With few exceptions, network and studio casting offices do not accept mail.

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    Comedy and Improv Schools in Los Angeles and New York

    As part of our Spotlight on Comedy and Improv, here is a list of comedy schools in Los Angeles and New York City. Each listing includes the school's specialties as well as their location and contact info.

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    New in Call Sheet: Agents, Managers, Casting Directors, and Schools

    Call Sheet features details about hundreds of casting directors, talent agents, managers, and production companies. The online version of Call Sheet is fully searchable and includes tons of exclusive listings, including literary agents and managers. The online database is updated daily, and the companies can now be sorted from A-Z ...