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    9 Questions With...Denis Leary

    The actor-director-producer-writer-etc.-etc. chats with Backstage about his new FX show, “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll,” the time he failed miserably in an audition for Oliver Stone, and the No. 1 thing he learned about elevating any project.

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    Corey Stoll Goes Larger Than Life in ‘Ant-Man’

    Whether it’s dodging demons on “The Strain” or intimidating Michael Douglas in Marvel’s “Ant-Man,” Corey Stoll is an actor’s actor who finds the inner tensions in any character and makes them magnetic on camera.

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    Why the Dallas Theater Center Seeks Its Talent in Texas and NYC

    Learn how the Dallas Theater Center casts for its productions, and what the casting directors look for in their actors.

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    QFest: Houston’s Only LGBTQ Film Festival

    QFest will celebrate 19 years as Houston’s only LGBTQ Film Festival with five days of screenings that begin July 23. Artistic Director Kristian Salinas talks to us about the fest’s long history, the amazing films scheduled for this year, and the one person who championed QFest from the ...

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    The New Face of Faith-Based Indie Content

    Backstage chats with Rich Peluso, senior vice president of the Sony Pictures division AFFIRM Films, about how the faith-based landscape has changed over the past decade, the company’s origins, and the new opportunities on deck for actors.

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    1 Way to Approach a Callback

    “The Gallows” actor Cassidy Gifford chats about how her approach to the “anxiety-riddled” callback has changed, her experience acting for a horror film, and the piece of advice her mother, Kathie Lee Gifford, gave her when she started her career.

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    How to Get Cast on a Tyler Perry Production

    Tyler Perry Studios casting director Rhavynn Drummer explains how she casts Perry's films, as well as smaller independent projects in the Atlanta area.

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    ‘Trailing’: How a Bad Job Turned Into a Web Series

    Steven Phillips-Horst got fired from his job as a political consultant. Good thing, because it was the catalyst he needed to create “Trailing,” a sharp satire skewering the life he once lived.

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    #IGotCast: Jerel Smith

    Jerel Smith is just one of many actors cast through Backstage!

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    Why Faith-Based Festivals Are Invaluable

    Backstage chats with Jamee Kennedy, the executive director of Austin’s faith-based Attic Film Festival, about why festivals are useful for actors and creators alike, 2015’s exceptional slate, and her future desires for the Christian film market.