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    9 Acting Camps for a Summer in the Spotlight

    We’ve rounded up nine of our favorite summer acting camps that help child and teen actors have fun while mastering their craft.

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    7 Books for the Aspiring Young Actor

    Entering the acting industry can seem like a daunting task, especially for young actors and their parents. Here are seven books that detail everything from audition technique and appropriate monologues, to how to find work and which acting method would work best for your child or teen thespian.

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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 Best Way to Meet an Agent

    One of the most important—and difficult!—parts of becoming a professional actor is getting an agent. But how do unknown actors meet agents? Backstage Expert and acting coach Matt Newton explains in our new video series!

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    New in Call Sheet: Entertainment Industry Contacts & Resources

    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.

    Search the online Call Sheet database to find the latest details on thousands of ...

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    Colleges, Conservatories, and Classes...Oh My!

    Learn how to weigh the options between college, conservatory, and class-based acting training from casting director Jenny Treadwell, famed acting coach William Esper, and 'CSI: Cyber' star Charley Koontz.

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    Train To Fame: The Roots Of a Would-Be Queen

    'Once Upon a Time' star Lana Parrilla gives insight into creating your own four-year training program outside of college.

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    5 Reasons to Join Backstage Immediately

    From access to thousands of casting notices to our streamlined, sophisticated profile pages, Backstage offers actors and performers the chance to get cast.

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    5 Arizona Acting Schools to Check Out

    For actors seeking smaller markets in a warm and sunny location, Phoenix offers solid training and work opportunities.

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    8 Killer L.A. & NYC Headshot Photographers

    From east to west, these headshot photographers know what it takes to make actors look like their best, most natural selves.