Actors, Sound Off: What Was Your Starting Rate?

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You already know Backstage is the go-to for any and all information pertaining to your craft. But now, you have the chance to get in on the action with the Backstage Community Forum. Here, you can engage with others in your industry, as well as teachers, experts, and, yep, even agents and casting directors. Below are some of this week’s most interesting new topics; drop a reply or post a new thread. Either way, fire up that keyboard and get involved right here!

Rates? 
I am a relatively new actor and voice actor starting out. I have had a recent casting call ask me for my rates, of which I am clueless about. What would you say seems fair for rates?” —DrCM

Free acting lessons?
Hello! If you have the app Prime Video on your TV, there are some free acting lessons. I have watched a few from Stanislavsky to Nina Foch. Their techniques are very useful and I definitely recommend, for those who want to hone their skills!” —Theaterhippie

Agents?
“Could someone help me out? I live in the New York/New Jersey area; does anyone have any advice on how to find an agent ASAP?” —Starterqwe

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Casey Mink
Casey Mink is the senior staff writer at Backstage. When she's not writing about television, film, or theater, she is definitely somewhere watching it.
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