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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.

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    How to Become a Film Director

    Ready to get behind the camera? Here’s what you need to know about starting on the path to becoming a film director.

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    Beyond the Camera: How 14 Famous Directors Worked With Actors

    One of the most important relationships on a film set is that between a director and his actors. We take a brief look at 14 pros, spanning 1925 to the present day, and how their directorial style both visually and with their cast set them apart from the rest.

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    How to Avoid a Casting Scam

    The life of an actor is hard enough without having to worry about getting ripped off, but it’s an unfortunate reality of any business. Here are some tips—from your fellow actors—on how to protect yourself.

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    How to Become an Actor in the U.K.

    For anyone in the U.K. dreaming of becoming an actor, this is all the information you need!

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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 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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    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 Become an Actor

    Want to become an actor? You’re in the right place! Here’s everything you need to know about how to start your acting career and to find success in Hollywood and beyond.

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    How to Make a Living as an Actor

    Making a living as an actor means balancing work, life and passion—a tricky subject for anyone who has encountered it. While most working actors need to sacrifice and struggle, the journey can also be incredibly fulfilling. Read on for the official Backstage guide to making a living as an ...