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  • Advice

    Beyond the Barista: Unique Survival Job Ideas

    Restaurant work may be an actor go-to, but it’s not for everyone.

  • Advice

    A U.K. Actor's Guide to the London Fringe

    Fringe theatre is accessible, avant-garde, energising and potentially risky—but it’s a risk every actor should consider.

  • Advice

    Why Every Job Is Not a ‘Survival Job’

    How do you know if a job is truly survival job material? Backstage Expert and actor Amy Russ spills.

  • News

    Freelance Isn’t Free Act Now in Effect in New York City

    The Freelance Isn't Free Act is the country's first-ever protection specifically for freelancers. Here's everything freelancers should know about the rights they're entitled to.

  • Advice

    8 Great Alternative Jobs for Actors

    Trying to support yourself solely on acting jobs can be tough, especially when you’re first starting out, so finding the right alternative job to help pay the bills will allow you to concentrate on your acting career.

  • Advice

    The Best Survival Jobs for Actors in London

    How do you find a job that pays the bills but gives you the time and flexibility to head to auditions or spend a week shooting a short film? You need a survival job—here’s a list of where to start looking in London.

  • Advice

    A London Actor’s Guide to Part-Time Work

    The reality of being an actor means it’s wise to have a part-time job—or several—lined up. A part-time, flexible, or seasonal job outside of the acting industry can help actors make smart decisions about their careers. Here are tips every London-based actor should keep in mind!

  • Backstage Guides

    How to Make a Living as an Actor

    Making a living as an actor means balancing work, life and passion—a tricky subject for anyone who has encountered it. While most working actors need to sacrifice and struggle, the journey can also be incredibly fulfilling. Read on for the official Backstage guide to making a living as an ...

  • Advice

    4 Ways to Promote Yourself On a Budget

    In today’s Hollywood, getting noticed is more important than ever: if you are out of sight, you’re most likely out of mind. But another great thing about working in today’s Hollywood is that it’s easier than ever to promote yourself on a limited budget. Here’s ...

  • 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.