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How Backstage works for creators

Simplify and streamline your casting process to find the perfect performers for your project.


Post a Job

List your casting notices and auditions to immediately broadcast your project to thousands of actors and performers.


Find Talent

Quickly review performer submissions and hand-select talent from our Talent Database.


Cast Your Project

Organize applications, schedule auditions, and book the best talent for your project.


Virtual Auditions

Easily conduct your auditions virtually with our Virtual Auditions Tool.

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Our Industry-Leading Tools

Learn more on how you can drive your project to find perfect performers and voiceover artists with our industry-leading tools.

Your gold mine of performers

Advanced filters let you easily narrow down your search from among 650,000+ talented individuals from around the world, including actors, models, singers, dancers, influencers, comedians, crew, and more. Easily view their headshots, video reels, audio demos, and skills. Tag your favorites for further review, or invite them to apply to your project.

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Everything in its place

Your starting place to create and manage your projects. Keep track of your casting calls, job listings, applicants, recent notes, collaborators, and more.

Communicate, coordinate, connect

Streamlined audition-scheduling and communication tools simplify the experience of gathering information from applicants, distributing script sides, asking and answering questions, and hiring talent.

The final roundup

Review applicants on a project-level or role-by-role basis. Quickly drill down to the most applicable candidates using powerful filters. Easily focus on specific application materials, such as video and audio submissions. Organize talent into folders and shortlists. Request additional media assets, such as self-taped auditions. Schedule in-person or virtual auditions. Make offers and arrange payment. And more!

It's a team effort

Share customized shortlists of selected talent with your clients and other stakeholders. Or optionally grant full-collaborator access to your project's entire Applicant Manager, so your colleagues can assist you fully in the hiring process.

Casting ahead of the curve

In addition to being able to consider all of the candidates that are applying to your job listings and casting calls, you can also proactively seek out even more talent via Backstage's Talent Database — or from the 'Suggestions' folder in your Application Manager. Plus, you can also invite external candidates, so you can manage all of your applicants together in one place, no matter where you found them!

Cast with Backstage

Post a casting notice for your project and immediately get seen by over 250,000 actors and performers looking for great roles. It’s the easiest way to get your project cast quickly and find great talent.

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Why trust Backstage?

Since 1960, Backstage has served as the #1 platform for filmmakers and casting directors to find top-notch talent, including some of today's well-known stars. Backstage offers a sleek and innovative suite of advanced and easy-to-use online casting tools with over 100,000 international performers submitting to projects every day. Finding the right talent for your project has never been easier.


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Start finding the best talent for your project with Backstage today.

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