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    UPDATE: L.A. Pilot Season

    It seems California’s runaway productions aren’t running so fast. According to the nonprofit organization FilmL.A., SoCal has lost little ground to other states doling out tax credits like candy (i.e. Georgia, Louisiana).

  • News

    8 Subscriptions and Memberships for the Actor in Your Life

    Here are some handy, helpful tips to aiding performers in their careers with a holiday gift—including an all-important Backstage membership!

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    Amazon Sets Premiere Dates for 5 New Pilots

    It’s pilot season again for Amazon Studios, which has set premiere dates for five of its newest projects.

  • Interview

    6 Questions With…Gaby Hoffmann

    Emmy-nominated for her recent work on both Amazon’s “Transparent” and HBO’s “Girls,” Gaby Hoffmann discusses her indie thriller “Lyle,” the three ladies on whom she has an acting crush, and her worst audition horror story.

  • News

    Cheyenne Jackson and John Goodman Go Digital

    With the success of Netflix’s “House of Cards” and high production values, well-known actors such as Jackson, Goodman, Jeffrey Tambor, and Mark Consuelos are signing up for original online series.

  • Interview

    7 Questions With…Judith Light

    In addition to starring on Broadway in “Thérèse Raquin,” Tony and Emmy winner Judith Light returns to the small screen for Season 2 of Amazon Prime’s “Transparent” as Jewish matriarch Shelly Pfefferman.

  • Advice

    Study Scripts and Research Roles with Amazon Kindle

    Ereaders like the Kindle are, hands down, my favorite consumer technology products. Now Amazon has improved its already excellent Kindle lineup.

  • News

    Fox Gets Into New Media Game With WIGS

    A partnership between the network and YouTube’s female-centric channel—which attracts actors such as Julia Stiles, America Ferrera, and Maura Tierney—could indicate the future of programming.

  • News

    Amazon Studios Announces 6 New Pilots

    Keep up with the six new shows coming out of Amazon Studios so you can choose which get picked up for a full series production! Upcoming projects will star Christina Ricci, Shaquille O’Neal, Gavin Stenhouse, Max Martini, and Yvonne Strahovski.

  • Interview

    10 Questions With…Saffron Burrows

    The “Mozart in the Jungle” actor talks to Backstage about the one topic you probably shouldn’t bring up in the audition room, the lengths to which she once went to prepare for a role (it involves trespassing), and her plan B if acting doesn’t work out.