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    WATCH: ‘The Power Rangers’ Gets Gritty in Fan Film Starring James Van Der Beek

    If you haven’t caught the darkest reimagining of the ’90s kid’s show “The Power Rangers” to hit the Internet, be sure to check out this bloody, betrayal-filled short film, starring James Van Der Beek.

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    7 Chances to Make ’Em Love Your Audition

    Valentine’s Day is upon us, so here’s to hoping that casting director or producer gets bit by the bug and sees something they love in your audition. Here are seven chances to make 'em love you and get cast!

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    9 SXSW Panels We Can’t Wait For!

    This year’s SXSW panels run the gamut from talks with filmmakers to in-depth discussions about redesigning the viral video formula (“Online Success Without Cat Videos or Crotch Hits”). Here are nine we’re really looking forward to!

  • News

    7 Chances to Get Cast This Week

    From student films to features, L.A. theater to L.A. improv, Backstage casting notices have got you covered. Check out these seven notices from this week!

  • Interview

    Indie Filmmaker Desiree Akhavan on Balancing Acting and Directing

    The Film Independent Spirit Award nominee speaks about “shutting off parts of her brain” to play actor and director, her different approach to sex scenes, and keeping it all believable.

  • Interview

    3 Reasons to Apply for a Film Independent Grant

    Film Independent President Josh Welsh talks about this year’s grant winners, what the committee looks for in applicants, and why writing applications (even when not awarded a prize) can help you in the future.

  • News

    8 Chances to Land a Role

    Here are eight upcoming auditions for L.A. and NYC actors including a short film, a pilot, a feature film starring Michael Fassbender, and theater production on both coasts and Colorado.

  • News

    9 Texas Film Festivals Accepting Submissions

    The Lone Star State’s status on the film map is growing and these festivals are providing outlets for creatives and actors alike.

  • News

    5 Chances to Land a Role

    Here are five casting notices from Backstage to get you in the audition room, including a short film about a couple that wrote an Oscar-winning screenplay, a theater production in San Diego, and background work on a series starring Kevin Bacon.

  • J.K. Simmons’ 1 Requirement for Any Role

    The SAG Award nominee spoke about his controversial role in the buzzy indie “Whiplash,” working with a first-time director, and what Arnold Schwarzenegger said about his triceps.