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    WATCH: The Dark Comedy of Commercial Casting

    Married couple Gillian Pensavalle and Michael Paul Smith teamed up to create “The Residuals,” a Web series about the weird (and funny) process of auditioning for commercials.

  • Advice

    3 Types of Roles You Can Book on Procedural Dramas

    Procedural dramas are complicated and specific—and all over television these days. Learn what roles you can book and how to book them!

  • News

    6 Casting Notices to Kick Off the Weekend

    The dog days of the summer are here. Stay indoors where there’s air conditioning and peruse our casting notices! Here are six to get you started!

  • News

    WATCH: 11 Actors Nailing Their ‘Game of Thrones’ Auditions

    Catching glimpses at their extraordinary auditions, it’s clear why these performers—including Pedro Pascal, Natalie Dormer, and Gwendoline Christie—booked the job on HBO’s hit fantasy drama.

  • Interview

    8 Questions With...Jon Voight

    The Oscar-winning “Ray Donovan” star tells Backstage what he learned about people while selling encyclopedias, and the hilariously horrifying audition he had when he was first starting out as an actor.

  • News

    Attention All Dancers!

    Dance Network, the first network dedicated entirely to dance, is set to launch with original and acquired programming, from competition shows to documentaries, films, and instructional performances.

  • News

    7 Upcoming Auditions You Need to Check Out!

    With summer in full swing, there’s no better time to get out and go on auditions! Here are seven opportunities available on Backstage right now.

  • News

    The 2015 Emmy Nominations Are In!

    Both familiar faces and welcome newcomers populated the 67th Emmy nominees list, presented July 16 by “Orange Is the New Black’s” Uzo Aduba and “So You Think You Can Dance” host Cat Deeley.

  • Interview

    9 Questions With...Denis Leary

    The actor-director-producer-writer-etc.-etc. chats with Backstage about his new FX show, “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll,” the time he failed miserably in an audition for Oliver Stone, and the No. 1 thing he learned about elevating any project.

  • News

    8 Chances to Practice Your Craft

    Eight chances to practice your craft are coming down the pipeline! Backstage listings include television series such as the new series based on the “Scream” franchise, theater opportunities on Broadway, as well as a faith-based production. See if any are right for you!