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    4 Questions to Ask Before Cutting a Clip From Your Reel

    You need to be clear on the purpose of a resume versus a demo reel. The resume tells casting what you’ve done, while the demo reel answers the CD’s question: What can you do for me today?

  • 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 Make Your Own Demo Reels

    When you’re just starting out, it’s OK to create your own demo reel footage! Here’s how!

  • Backstage Guides

    How to Create Your Demo Reel

    Whether you’re just starting out or have been in the game for years, every actor needs a demo reel. If you’ve got questions about how to approach creating your reel or how to update the one you already have, read on!

  • Advice

    2 Things Casting Directors Need in a Demo Reel

    Backstage Expert Shaan Sharma breaks down the merits of having a demo reel—but only if it’s good! Otherwise, focus on perfecting your self-taped audition.

  • Advice

    3 Things Every Great Demo Reel Needs

    Videographer and Backstage Expert Tim Grady breaks down exactly what a demo reel needs to succeed with casting directors and agents.

  • Backstage Guides

    Voiceover Training 101

    Are you interested in voiceover acting? With this Backstage guide, we’re going to break down what it takes and what you can expect as a green actor going into this exciting, ever-developing field.

  • 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

    How to Make a Demo Reel Without Preexisting Footage

    Are you a new stage or screen actor looking to make a demo reel? Backstage Expert and videographer Tim Grady shares the steps actors must take to build it correctly.

  • Advice

    1 Thing All Musical Theater Reels Need

    Backstage Expert Tim Grady says that the best of musical theater reels will “recreate the energy and atmosphere of an actual audition,” even though you’re not in the audition room. Here’s how to do it.