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    How to Become a Broadway Intern

    Backstage and Manhattan Theatre Club offers a few tips on how nail your application and interview for an administrative theater internship.

  • News

    #ICastIt Alex Oshmyansky On Virtually Casting New Mockumentary

    Filmmaker Alex Oshmyansky talks casting the first full-length feature virtual reality film and offers advice for actors looking for work in virtual reality projects.

  • How to Get Cast in a Horror Film

    New York area acting coach and Backstage Expert Matt Newton reveals how he used Backstage to cast his directional debut, “Hide/Seek.”

  • Advice

    3 Things You Don’t Know About Casting

    Backstage Expert and casting session director Shaan Sharma knows that you probably haven't thought about these three aspects of the casting process—but they might make you feel more confident the next time you audition!

  • Advice

    How Actors Can Find Their Type

    Casting director and Backstage Expert Lisa London explains how actors can discover their character type and book more auditions and more jobs.

  • Advice

    How to Become a TV Background Actor in NYC

    Want to become a professional background actor on series like “Mozart in the Jungle” and “Quantico”? We spoke with Grant Wilfley Casting’s managing director Melissa Braun about what she looks for in Backstage actors.

  • Advice

    3 iOS Tips on How to Use Backstage

    Here we outline step-by-step how to save our latest audition listings to your iOS homepage for the fastest route to your next gig!

  • Interview

    How Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ Cast Its Kid Actors

    Emmy-winning “Stranger Things” casting director Carmen Cuba reveals what she’s looking for in the audition room and why she loved casting kid actors for Netflix.

  • Advice

    How to Get Cast in Disney On Ice

    Disney On Ice production coordinator Judy Thomas let’s Backstage in on the secrets to landing the job of a lifetime.

  • Advice

    How to Cast Like a Pro

    Whether you're creating a film, web series, commercial, play, musical, product demo, or music video—the casting phase of a project is crucial to its success. But great talent can be found at any budget level. Learn how to cast like a professional, and find the best actors for ...