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    Call Sheet: Entertainment Industry Contacts & Resources

    Call Sheet features details about thousands of top casting directors, talent agents, managers, production companies, theaters, schools, film festivals, open mikes, and more.

    Search the Call Sheet database to find the latest information about premier entertainment-industry companies and film, TV, and theater productions across the U.S.

  • Backstage Guides

    How to Become a Child Actor

    So, your kid has been bitten by the show business bug? You've probably got a lot of questions and, luckily, we have a lot of answers. Here, you'll find all the information you need to know for jumpstarting your child's acting career!

  • Advice

    How to Become an Actor

    Want to become an actor? You’re in the right place! Here’s everything you need to know about how to start your acting career and to find success in Hollywood and beyond.

  • Advice

    Call Sheet: The Entertainment Industry Resource Directory

    Call Sheet features details about thousands of top casting directors, talent agents, managers, production companies, theaters, schools, film festivals, open mikes, and more.

    Search the Call Sheet database to find the latest information about premier entertainment-industry companies and film, TV, and theater productions across the U.S.

  • Advice

    Top Acting Schools in Los Angeles

    No matter your situation as an actor, there’s an acting school to fit your needs in the greater Hollywood area. Here are some of the best!

  • News

    ‘School of Rock’ Is Coming to Summer Camp

    The hills will truly come alive with the sound of music this summer thanks to Broadway in the Mountains, a new summer theater intensive performance camp hosted at the Catskill Mountain Foundation.

  • Advice

    4 Top Acting Schools Break Down the Muscle Behind Their ‘Mafia’

    Blood—or in this case, a degree—runs deep. It’s been cheekily deemed their “mafias”: the notion among many conservatories that students and alumni have each other’s back. Who knows? They may just make you an offer you can’t refuse!

  • Interview

    The Inside Scoop on Yale’s Acting MFA

    Walton Wilson, chair of the esteemed Yale School of Drama’s acting department, tells Backstage how prospective grad students can join the ranks of Meryl Streep and Lupita Nyong’o.

  • Interview

    6 Ways SITI Company Produces Impeccable Performers

    Two members of the ensemble-and-movement-based theater company tell Backstage how collaborators can survive—and thrive—in the performing arts world.

  • Advice

    The 10 Most Influential Acting Teachers in History

    From Stanislavsky to Spolin, here is Backstage’s definitive list of the acting techniques you should know about—and the dramatists, directors, and coaches who created them.