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    One Foolproof Way to Ruin an Audition

    I was casting a TV pilot a few years ago, and one of the roles was described as an “Old-World Hollywood agent. He even wears a pocket square in his suit jacket.” All of the lovely actors who came in were dressed to the nines. I brought in an actor ...

  • Advice

    10 Tips for Actors

    I get e-mails daily from actors asking questions. If time (and brain clarity) permit, I’ll gladly answer. Below are 10 tips for an actor's career culled from these private exchanges.

  • Advice

    3 Tips From Casting Director Sarah Finn

    Casting director Sarah Finn, whose credits include "Seven Psychopaths," "Kick-Ass," and all of the Marvel Studios movies, gives actors tips on how to get the part.

  • Advice

    4 Differences Between Cable and Network TV Auditions

    Learn the differences between cable and network television audition listings before you get in front of the CDs!

  • News

    Tomorrow's Power Casting Directors

    Katja Blichfeld, Jessica Daniels, Kate Boka, J.C. Cantu, Joy Dewing, Jeremy Gordon, Stephanie Holbrook, Michelle Lewitt, and Julie Schubert are tomorrow's power casting directors.

  • Advice

    How to Ace an Audition

    Sig De Miguel, the casting director of independent films such as “Gun Hill Road,” “United 93,” and “The Good Shepherd,” tells actors how to make the most of their time in the audition room and the best way to self submit.

  • Advice

    Your 2015 L.A. Pilot Season Survival Guide

    Calling all Hollywood newbies! Backstage has compiled advice from several experienced casting directors and L.A. actors on the craziest time of the TV season.

  • Advice

    1 Way to Nail Your Next Audition

    With over 30 years of experience in casting, Greg Apps has learned the most from the most inexperienced, uninhibited actors!

  • Advice

    How to Make Friends With Directors

    Producer and casting director Marci Liroff has seen actors impress directors in auditions and at dinners by speaking intelligently about classic films. Would you be able to hold your own?

  • Interview

    Casting Director Bernard Telsey on Changing His Mind About Actors

    Every actor in New York City knows the name Bernard Telsey; he’s the renowned casting director behind Telsey + Company. One of the biggest casting companies in NYC, Telsey + Company has been behind such recent Broadway hits as “Kinky Boots,” “Newsies,” and “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.”