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    How to Get an Indie Film Released

    Tribeca All Access is helping early-career filmmakers get the resources they need—from casting directors to actors and editors—to get their projects off the ground.

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    Being 'Good'

    As Tate Donovan tells it, he's had a relatively smooth-sailing career in 20-plus years, never having had to take a day job.

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    Payne and Suffering

    Alexander Payne is batting a 1,000. His previous feature films—the abortion comedy Citizen Ruth, the political satire Election, and the bittersweet road trip About Schmidt—established the writer/director as a skilled storyteller who created showcase roles for actors. His simple, straightforward style celebrates the seemingly mundane, bringing ...

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    Primetime King

    For Alfred Hitchcock, it was, "Good evening." For Bernie Mac, his greeting to the television audience every week on his hit TV show comes down to one word: "America."

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    Why ‘Suffragette’ Benefitted From 6 Years of Research

    Director Sarah Gavron did the heavy lifting for her cast in terms of background research—and stars Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, and Meryl Streep reaped the rewards.

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    The CSA Breakdown on Jason Loftus

    A CSA member since 2007, Loftus tells Backstage about his biggest audition room pet peeves, how much he’s rooting for you, and what anyone interested in casting as a career should know.

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    1 Niche Acting Market to Add to Your Résumé

    Forget trying to book “Law & Order: SVU”—check out Law Actors, a service that hires professional actors to help attorneys enact mock trials and prep real-life cases!

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    The CSA Breakdown on Diane Heery

    Diane Heery, a CSA member since 2000, is currently represented onscreen with “Creed,” starring Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone. She explains to Backstage what makes for a successful audition, what actors can do to impress her, and why she wishes she’d worked on the Harry Potter series.

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    Backstage Life With Matt Ryan of ‘Thérèse Raquin’

    Welsh actor Matt Ryan may be best known as the lead character on NBC’s short-lived “Constantine”—a role he’s poised to reprise for the CW’s “Arrow”—but he’s currently starring on Broadway as the murderous Laurent opposite Keira Knightley, Gabriel Ebert, and Judith Light in Roundabout ...

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    8 Questions With...Deidre Hall

    The “Days of Our Lives” star has been gracing our television screens as Dr. Marlena Evans for over three decades. She tells us about the one piece of advice that helps her before any public performance, her acting crush, and the one moment that’s stuck with her all these ...