Advice

Sort by:
  • Advice

    Day Jobs You Don't Have to Hate

    "I love teaching," declares New York actor Michael Mastro. "It took me a long time to admit that. I used to feel that if I wasn't making the majority of my income from acting, then I was a failure."

  • Advice

    Budget or Move It!

    Back Stage asked three actors to track their spending for one month to see how they're faring. A pair of financial experts then offered advice on how these ambitious thespians can best attain their financial goals.

  • Advice

    Saving for a Rainy Day

    You have to pay your agent 10 percent and your manager 10 percent; why not 10 percent for yourself as well? Take that money right off the top and put it away for a rainy day.

  • Advice

    Dancing On

    The dance artists who are continuing to move forward in these times of economic distress are those who've been managing their finances carefully all along and heeded early warning signs of the downturn.

  • Advice

    You're Fired!

    Each event was destructive in its own way, but we had to face all three in a very short period of time. It's a miracle we're still standing.

  • Advice

    Fighting Fear

    I've had some success as an actor, but I wonder if this is the time to think about doing something else with my life. I keep worrying about this all the time, to the point where I can't sleep. What can I do?

  • Advice

    Here for You

    The economic recession has taken a bite out of everyone’s wallets, but while the media’s attention has mostly focused on big companies’ losses, Back Stage fully understands that the economy affects the average consumer the most.

  • Advice

    Bobcat Goldthwait Just Wants to Direct (Commercials)

    Bobcat Goldthwait is probably known as "that Police Academy guy." It's somewhat of a surprise to learn that Goldthwait has also directed the commercials, including the one that announcing Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 Web browser.

  • Advice

    Actor Screw-Ups on Social Networking Sites

    I have a lot of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and MySpace friends. About one percent of my computerized companions are 3D friends: i.e., people I actually call friends in the real world.

  • Advice

    Which Actor's Career Would You Most Like to Have?

    "I would love to have Robert Downey Jr.'s career. I can only imagine the ups and downs that he has had in his career." --Amore Leighton