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    7 Questions With…Carol Kane

    Oscar nominee Carol Kane (“Hester Street”) confirms that working on “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” is just as much fun as it looks, divulges her acting crushes, and dishes about her most memorable survival job at a publication you might know.

  • Advice

    These Podcasts Are Perfect for On-the-go Acting Advice

    Busy running from your acting class to your day job to an audition? You can listen to these 13 advice podcasts wherever you go!

  • Interview

    8 Questions With ‘Last Tycoon’ Star Matt Bomer

    "Magic Mike" and "White Collar" star Matt Bomer talks about his Amazon Prime Series, his terrible first headshots, and audition advice!

  • Advice

    The Casting Society of America Launches a Diversity Series

    Producer and casting director Marci Liroff attends the CSA’s Diversity Committee’s first of a proposed series of classes on diversity and speaks to Candis Cayne.

  • Advice

    How to Find Theme Park Jobs

    To help you get started on your theme park job search, Backstage breaks down the application and audition processes for industry heavy-hitters Disneyland, Six Flags Theme Parks, and Universal Orlando.

  • Advice

    How to Slate With Confidence

    These four tips will help you slate with confidence and command the audition room from the very first moment!

  • Interview

    8 Questions With…Michael Ian Black

    Pulling double duty this summer on TV Land’s “The Jim Gaffigan Show” and Comedy Central’s “Another Period,” Michael Ian Black discusses sharing a set with longtime friend Gaffigan, the importance of being a professional, and more.

  • News

    8 Emotions All Actors Feel the Night Before a Big Audition

    So you’re booked for an audition and you’re dying to get the role. How exciting! The first hurtle is officially cleared. Now it’s the night before and you’re nervous, excited, restless—you’re feeling all the feels! We can relate....

  • Advice

    How to Sing Each of Your 16 Bars

    You’re auditioning for a musical—and you’re only allowed to sing 16 bars of music! How do you squeeze all your technical skill and sparkling personality into such a short first impression?

  • Interview

    2 Texas CDs Talk Casting Trends

    Tisha Blood and Matthew West Taylor, casting directors at the Dallas-based Buffalo Casting, offer up advice on how to prepare for an audition, how to act once inside the room, and the most in-demand roles in the Texas market.