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    #IGotCast: Yael Shavitt

    Yael Shavitt is just one of many actors cast through Backstage!

  • Advice

    Backstage Experts Answer: 19 Must-Watch TV Performances

    Our Backstage Experts know a great performance when they see one! This week they answer the question: Which (current) TV performers should all actors be watching and why?

  • Interview

    Ravi Patel on Finding the Heart in Comedy

    Actor-director Ravi Patel is a family man, and he’s bringing that sensibility to the screen with his two latest projects. He talks about working on a successful pilot (for once), what actors need to figure out but often don’t, and stepping behind the camera.

  • Interview

    ‘Empire’ CD Claire Simon Talks 4 Tips for the Audition Room

    The Chicago–based casting director speaks on thinking outside the box when it comes to casting the hit Lee Daniels Fox drama, why she expects actors to do the same, and how they can do it in the audition room.

  • News

    9 Chances to Land an Audition

    Projects are casting all over the country and whether you’re a screen or stage actor looking for background work or a leading role in an Off-Off-Broadway production, Backstage casting notices have you covered. Check out these nine to see which you’d like to audition for!

  • News

    5th Annual Streamy Awards Winners Announced

    The Streamy Awards, honoring the best creators on YouTube, Snapchat, Vine, and other platforms, was aired live on VH1 for the first time ever. Find out which of your favorite online content won what!

  • Interview

    7 Questions With…Katey Sagal

    “Married With Children” and “Sons of Anarchy” star Katey Sagal discusses her new show, FX’s “The Bastard Executioner,” her acting crushes of the moment, why she was the worst waitress ever, and more!

  • Interview

    How to Get Away With Epic Plot Twists (and How to Act Them)

    Pete Nowalk, creator of Shondaland’s hit show “How to Get Away With Murder,” talks juggling plot and character, and how an actor’s flexibility and creativity make his job easier.

  • News

    7 Pieces of Must-Know Casting News

    Stay in the loop on industry and casting news with our weekly write-up on who’s been slated for recent film and television roles.

  • Interview

    Why Alona Tal Left Her ‘Guts on the Floor’

    As Jocelyn Harris on Amazon’s buzzy “Hand of God,” Israeli actress Alona Tal’s American breakthrough is fast approaching. Daughter-in-law to series anti-hero vigilante Pernell Harris (Ron Pearlman), Jocelyn is a strong-willed rape survivor whose husband is on life support after attempted suicide.