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  • 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!

  • Advice

    3 Ways to Join Equity

    Actors’ Equity Association is the labor union representing theatrical actors and stage managers across the United States. Whether you’re just starting out or a decade into the biz, here are three ways to join!

  • News

    Are You Aware of How People Perceive You?

    The SAG Foundation Branding Workshop aims to help actors better market themselves by providing monthly real-time feedback from peers.

  • Advice

    10 AAASK (Acronyms All Actors Should Know)

    Do you know your way around the actors’ alphabet? Here are 10 common (and important) abbreviations you’ll hear on set, on stage, and behind the scenes.

  • News

    SAG-AFTRA Board Approves Corporate-Educational Contract

    The SAG-AFTRA national board of directors ratified a new contract covering public relations, sales promotion, and training films at the governing body’s two-day meeting, which wrapped April 19. The three-year Corporate/Educational and Non-Broadcast Contract was approved by 94.69 percent of the board. The agreement also covers audio ...

  • News

    Equity Approves New 99-Seat Rule Over Member Objections

    Actors’ Equity Association imposed Tuesday a $9-per-hour minimum wage for actors on Los Angeles’ mid-size theaters. Equity’s national council voted to move ahead with the plan despite overwhelming opposition from the union’s Los Angeles membership.