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    UPDATE: L.A. Pilot Season

    It seems California’s runaway productions aren’t running so fast. According to the nonprofit organization FilmL.A., SoCal has lost little ground to other states doling out tax credits like candy (i.e. Georgia, Louisiana).

  • Interview

    Why You Should Never Take No for an Answer

    English actor Jon Fletcher is making his biggest TV debut yet on the CW’s “The Messengers.” He talks to Backstage about his transition from theater to television, and why he didn’t take no for an answer.

  • Advice

    Does Dyeing Your Hair Change Your Audition Luck?

    Working Actor Anna Margaret Hollyman was entranced by the story of one actor changing her fortunes with a dye job—but is it realistic to think a new hair color will get you cast?

  • Advice

    6 Realities About L.A.’s Pilot Season

    Secret Agent Man outlines why making it to the forefront of pilot season requires long-term commitment that goes beyond a three-month sting on the West Coast.

  • Advice

    The Pilot Season Breakdown

    Secret Agent Man gives Backstage readers the lowdown on pilot season and some info about how this year’s season panned out.

  • Advice

    Pilot Season Revisited: You Got the Power!

    With pilot season coming to a close, did you have the power? Know that everyone is rooting for you!

  • News

    1 Way to Get More Out of This Pilot Season (and the Next One)

    Bi-coastal acting teacher (and Backstage Readers’ Choice favorite!) Anthony Meindl is leading a special webinar on Tuesday, March 17 to answer all of your questions about this ultra high-stakes time of year.

  • News

    7 Chances to Get Hired

    What better way to gear up for Spring than with a new job? Here are seven casting notices from Backstage to give you a nudge in the right direction!

  • Advice

    8 Pilot Season FAQs Answered!

    Actors are often confused about pilot season and the roles of casting directors. Here are some of the most common questions and comments Joan Sittenfield hears!

  • News

    5 NBC Pilots Get Casting Directors

    The entertainment industry is constantly changing, and it's important to stay aware of what’s going on. Want to find out who’s casting? What projects are happening? What’s coming up? Call Sheet highlights will help you stay in-the-know: NBC pilot "Cuckoo" has picked up casting director Wendy ...