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    What Social Media Does an Actor Need?

    Backstage Experts, casting directors, and other industry professionals weigh in on what social media platforms actors should be on and how they should conduct themselves to further their career in our latest Backstage Guide.

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    How to Choose an Acting Technique

    Finding the right acting technique is about as personal a decision an actor can make, but Backstage is here to help. From Stanislavski to Spolin and everything in between, here’s how to choose an acting technique.

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    How to Act for the Camera

    Always dreamed of being on the silver screen? Wanted to put people in stitches as an actor in sitcoms? Or seen a good commercial and thought, “I could do that”? Backstage has you covered with everything you need to know about on-camera acting.

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    How to Get Cast in a Commercial

    From getting your first headshots done to what to look out for in your first commercial acting contract, check out the Backstage guide to getting cast in a commercial!

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    How to Start Your Own Podcast

    For our latest Backstage Guide, industry professionals weigh in on how aspiring actors can get their foot in the door in the world of podcasting.

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    How to Build Your Digital Brand as an Actor

    As an actor, you’re a product that needs marketing just like any other. From social media to building an online following, here’s everything you need to build your digital brand.

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    How to Conquer Shakespeare

    From iambic pentameter to performing a soliloquy, here’s everything you need to know about reading, understanding, and performing the Bard.

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    How to Become a TV Actor

    Want to strut your stuff on the small screen? Look no further! We’ve got everything you need to know about what it takes to become a TV actor.

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    How to Become a Model

    Want to become a model? We've crafted an in-depth guide on how to break into all types of modeling: fashion modeling, runway modeling, commercial modeling, fitness modeling—even hand modeling!

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    How to Become a Musical Theater Actor

    Audra McDonald, Patti LuPone, Lin-Manuel Miranda: before they were multi-Tony Award winners, they were performers with ambition, just like you. Here’s how you, too, can become a musical theater actor.