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    #IGotCast: Arthur Moore IV

    Arthur Moore IV is just one of many actors cast through Backstage!

  • News

    5 Reasons Actors Should Attend Dragon Con 2015

    Actors can find a slew of great events, workshops, and films amidst the “trekkies” and fake blood at Dragon Con, where more than 50,000 sci-fi, fantasy, and horror fans converge in Downtown Atlanta, Sept. 4–7.

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    Film Independent Offers the PR Inside Scoop for Indie Filmmakers

    In the booming era of DIY moviemaking, it’s important to know all the skills necessary to get a film to its intended audience—press included.

  • News

    7 Chances to Get Cast

    Here are seven opportunities—from short films and a Spanish-language series, to TV and theater—to showcase your audition skills all across the country. Check them out and see if any are right for you!

  • Interview

    Lily Tomlin Is Why ‘Grandma’ Exists

    Paul Weitz just wanted to make a movie with Lily Tomlin—so he wrote her the first starring role she’s had in almost 30 years, and assembled an A-list cast to support her.

  • Interview

    Edward Burns’ 1 Tip for Making Your Mark

    Bringing his expertise to TV for the first time with his new TNT drama “Public Morals,” the microbudget indie filmmaker discusses the importance of owning your tone as an artist, and offers advice for actors looking to leave a legacy.

  • Interview

    How to Shoot a Sundance Hit on Your iPhone

    Sean Baker, director of the critically acclaimed “Tangerine,” chats with Backstage about how shooting an entire film on his cellphone affected his relationship with his actors, and the modern way he cast the visually stunning film.

  • Interview

    1 Great Resource for the Indie Film Actor

    Film Independent works not only for the indie filmmaker but for the actors looking to familiarize themselves with up-and-comers, established players, and the projects they’re collaborating on.

  • News

    8 Auditions to Round Out Your Summer

    The summer is winding down, but your auditions are just getting started! Check out these eight upcoming auditions to be aware of, including Disney cruises, Baz Luhrmann’s new Netflix series “The Get Down,” and more.

  • News

    Free Movie Screenings in NYC!

    During the month of August, film lovers in all five boroughs will get to see “Movies Under the Stars,” a celebration of classic films that were shot in the Big Apple.