FIND AMAZING TALENT:

You can post a listing with Backstage to call for cast and crew for your film, theater, webseries, music, dance, comedy, modeling, commercial, and performing arts projects and events. Look for new talent to represent. Hire actors, writers, staff, and interns. Find collaborators. And more!

 


 

GET STARTED WITH THESE
6 POPULAR OPTIONS:

  1. POST A JOB: Publicize auditions and call for cast and crew, actors, singers, dancers, models, comedians, musicians, writers, theater & film performers, staff/tech, and more.

  2. Manage Your Casting Notices: Quickly update your posts 24/7. Add script sides & media. Post a Job promoting casting workshops* and open-mike nights; find volunteers and interns; cast reality shows; and call for entries to film festivals and talent competitions.

  3. Find Talent: Search the Talent Database of over 50,000 media-enhanced profiles.

  4. Check Your Submissions Inbox: Organize and reply to the applications you receive.

  5. Create a Profile: Showcase your (and your company's) credits and video clips of your work.

  6. Visit Call Sheet: Find agents, managers, casting directors & production companies.

 


 

Popular Posting Options

ULTIMATE POSTING GUIDE:

  1. PRODUCTION DETAILS: Enter your project's title, category, description, location, and contract details. Add your company's name and relevant staff list. Choose when your listing should expire. And make your listing stand out by attaching media assets (script sides, a company logo, video reels, etc.).

  2. AUDITION & SUBMISSION DETAILS: Enter the cities and states you're looking for applicants from or call for submissions nationwide. Place your email address in the "Notify" email box and choose a notification frequency: Your email address will be hidden to protect you from spammers, but you can still choose to have submissions securely emailed to you via Backstage as either individual applications or convenient digests.

    Use the "Special Instructions" box to list alternate submission methods (such as snail mail); link to your company's website; and describe your project's submission requirements or provide audition instructions.

    Switch to the "I'm scheduling auditions" interface to announce specific audition dates and locations (including open calls or by-appointment calls), and Backstage will automatically generate map and calendar links for your listing, and your casting call will be included in additional audition-based search results.

  3. ROLE DESCRIPTIONS: Enter a Role Name for each position you're hiring for. This can be a specific character name like "Peter Venkman," or a general term like Actors, Singers, Dancers, Interns, Writer, etc. Use the gender, age, and ethnicity options to correctly tag the role for enhanced discoverability. And then fill in the Role Description to describe the character you're casting or job you're hiring for.

    You can also set Submission Requirements to limit your response to only applicants that have photos, video, or audio assets on their profiles; this will dramatically limit the response, so we recommend starting out by only choosing Photos (you'll still get to see video and audio reels anyway, when the talent has those assets available). We automatically set the most popular options for you as defaults!

  4. CHECKOUT: On this tab you can review the pricing and enhance your post with additional options, such as Extra Categories. Enter your discount code in the Promotion Code box.
     
  5. CONFIRMATION: Here you get a nice overview of all the info you've entered, and you can easily Edit all of your listing's details if you need to make any updates or corrections. Once you're satisfied, click the "Submit Order" button and your listing will appear instantly on Backstage.com; you'll get to see your posting in full (the way everyone else will see it); and you'll be presented with options for sharing your post with your social networks.

  6. MANAGE YOUR SUBMISSIONS: All applications will be automatically organized for you, grouped by Production and Role Name, so you can easily focus on reviewing submissions for each individual role. Star the applicants you like. Remove the applicants you don't like. Quickly filter out irrelevant submissions. And easily respond to applicants individually or in bulk. 

 


 Add YouTube and Vimeo videos to your Backstage profile and casting calls

ADD SCRIPT SIDES & MEDIA ASSETS:

Get more attention and attract better talent by including media assets with your casting calls:

 


 

10 TIPS FOR ADDING ROLES
TO YOUR LISTINGS:

 


 

Find the Best Actors with Backstage

POPULAR POSTING ENHANCEMENTS:

You can use Backstage to find actors, singers, dancers, models, musicians, comedians, stunt performers, cabaret acts, mimes, clowns, variety performers, voiceover artists, triple-threats, students, teachers, staff, crew, and so much more.

Post a call for talent to get started. Need an extra boost? Try one of the premium posting upgrades below!

                   Post a Featured Listing   Run your casting call in print and online  Post a job with extra categories

 


 

INCLUDE YOUR LISTINGS IN
BACKSTAGE MAGAZINE:

You can reach an even wider audience for your projects by choosing the "Print Spotlight" option when posting your casting calls. WIth Print Spotlight you get:

Find Amazing Talent with Backstage Magazine

 


 

3 TIPS FOR MANAGING YOUR
CASTING CALLS:

You can access all of your Draft, Current, and Expired casting notices on Backstage.com by visiting your My Posted Jobs page. From there, you can quickly view, edit, and update your postings.

 


 

YOUR SUBMISSIONS INBOX —
8 TIPS FOR SUCCESS:

 


 

SEARCH FOR ACTORS
IN THE TALENT DATABASE:

You can visit Backstage.com and click Find Talent to access our Talent Database for free!

 


 

We look forward to helping you find amazing talent for all of your productions.

Luke Crowe
VP, Casting
Backstage
Backstage.com/FindTalent

* Note: Backstage reserves the right to edit, format, rewrite, reject, approve, expire, and/or categorize postings at its own discretion. Additional restrictions and regulations apply for workshop/educational/advertorial listings. Backstage does not accept listings for pornographic or offensive content. The Talent Database can only be used to contact Backstage's users about legitimate auditions, interview requests, representation opportunities, job offers, and performance opportunities. The Talent Database cannot be used to market products or services. Inappropriate use of Backstage's contact-system will result in the offending account being deactivated. Additional restrictions may apply, and Backstage reserves the right to alter its terms of service and restrict accounts at its own discretion. For additional assistance, visit the Backstage FAQ