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  • Advice

    How to Cast Like a Pro

    Whether you're creating a film, web series, commercial, play, musical, product demo, or music video—the casting phase of a project is crucial to its success. But great talent can be found at any budget level. Learn how to cast like a professional, and find the best actors for ...

  • News

    Equity Announces New Scholarship

    The inaugural recipient of the foundation’s scholarship for students at New York’s Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School is Natahnya Alexander.

  • News

    Equity Elects 14 Seats to National Council

    Results for Actors’ Equity Association’s 2016 National Council election were announced yesterday, May 19, where 14 open seats were filled.

  • News

    Gabrielle Carteris Elected SAG-AFTRA President

    Gabrielle Carteris will serve as president of SAG-AFTRA following Ken Howard’s passing last month. Rebecca Damon has been elected executive vice president of the union.

  • News

    SAG-AFTRA Reaches Pact on Commercial Contracts

    SAG-AFTRA and the Joint Policy Committee on Broadcast Talent Union Relations representing advertisers and its agencies reached a tentative deal for new radio and television contracts on Sunday.

  • Interview

    9 Crucial Resources Equity Members Can Access

    The Actors’ Equity Association does more than help members work through their taxes and contracts. Here are seven additional programs you might not have known about.

  • Interview

    5 Reasons Why You Should Register for the SAG-AFTRA Foundation

    SAG-AFTRA Foundation President JoBeth Williams and Executive Director Cyd Wilson tell Backstage why there’s no better time to take advantage of the Foundation.

  • Advice

    You Just Auditioned—Now What?

    You faced your fear, conquered your nerves, and gave a great audition—now what? Where do you put all that released tension and relief? Acting teacher and Backstage Expert Matt Newton has a few tips to best handle those post-audition feelings without stressing or obsessing.

  • Advice

    When Should a Child Actor Join the Union?

    Acting teacher and Backstage Expert Denise Simon explains when the time is right for a young performer to become a union member, and when it’s not.

  • Advice

    Stand Up for Your Union

    SAG-AFTRA offers tons of benefits and protections to actors, so why accept nonunion work behind its back? Defend your union!