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Since 1960, the most respected film, TV, and theater professionals in the entertainment industry have used Backstage's casting services to discover incredible new talent, launching the careers of actors like Robert De Niro, Sandra Bullock, Scarlett Johansson, Scott Bakula, Marcia Gay Harden, Todd Field, Chris Cooper, Chris Evans, Patrick Wilson, Guillermo Diaz, and many more.

Backstage is dedicated to helping New York producers and directors find great talent for their projects. From leads to extras, we're here to help you find the perfect actors, dancers, singers, models, musicians, and comedians for every production.

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Made in NY Discounts:

Make sure to check the the NYC Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting's Made in NY iPhone app or the Production Resources area of the Made in NY website to find the exclusive promo code that will let you unlock Backstage's casting tools for 50% off.

Official Made in NY projects are also eligible to post their next casting notice for FREE once their Made in NY membership status is confirmed. To qualify for a free posting, email a photo of your valid Made in NY discount card (or forward the digital PDF version of your card) to our casting editors at casting [@]

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