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    1 New Setting for Comedy and Gender Equality

    “Space Happens” is a funny feminist space odyssey created by two ladies out of the Chicago theater scene. Backstage talks with co-creator Elizabeth Rodriguez about the possibilities of space and why the Internet needed a feminist sci-fi comedy.

  • News

    13 TV Shows That Ended Too Soon

    With the news that “Hannibal” will not be back on NBC for a fourth season, fans are hopeful for a Netflix or Hulu pick-up. Let’s take a look at some awesome shows that ended way too soon, and could have really thrived on a streaming platform.

  • Interview

    1 Way to Dive Into the Mind of Your CD

    Backstage chats with the creators of the new Web series “The Dinner Project,” where casting directors sit down and share their industry experience, what attracts them to actors, and what not to do in the audition room.

  • News

    11 Upcoming Original Netflix Shows

    All done binge-watching the third season of “Orange Is the New Black”? Here are 11 other titles the streaming giant has in development—including a sitcom from Aziz Ansari and a supernatural drama starring Winona Ryder!

  • Interview

    ‘Understudies’: Showcasing an Often Thankless Position

    This Web series focuses on the actors necessary to any production who are rarely seen: the understudies. Backstage chats with the series’ creators, Elisabeth Gray and Daniel Zimbler, about their approach to the series, what inspired it, and casting an actor via a selfie.

  • News

    20 Funny Actors Worthy of an Emmy Nom

    We’re not arguing that Julia Louis-Dreyfus isn’t awesome on “Veep,” but here are 20 other actors who have never won an Emmy for their performances that deserve to at least be nominated this year!

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    20 Dramatic Actors Worthy of an Emmy Nom

    We’re not arguing that Jon Hamm isn’t awesome on “Mad Men,” but here are 20 other actors who are maybe not on everyone’s Emmy short lists but deserve to at least be nominated this year!

  • Interview

    The Effects of a Live Studio Audience on a Web Series

    Creators of “L.A. Beer” talk about how having a live studio audience affects their approach to the show, the actors’ responses, and how their character breakdowns shifted as the production went on.

  • Interview

    The History Behind the Internet’s Oldest Still Streaming Web Series

    Backstage chats with Miles Luna, current director of “Red Vs. Blue,” the longest-running Web series in history about the show’s progression, their creation process, and the humbling fans the show has found.

  • Interview

    It’s ‘Hunting Season’ for New TV

    “Hunting Season” creator Jon Marcus chats to Backstage about the genesis of the successful Web series and his plans to revamp the TV model for a sustainable show.