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    10 Job Skills You Can Learn From Acting

    Whether it’s a day job or a new career, your acting skills and training will help you become successful in any profession.

  • 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

    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!

  • 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.

  • Interview

    26 Survival Jobs and the Stars Who Did Them, Pt. 2

    The time between now and hitting your next gig on the way to becoming a successful working actor doesn’t have to be terrible! So take a few pointers from these professionals and see what you can find to keep your pockets lined in the meantime!

  • NYC Survival Jobs: Broadway Maids

    Looking for a job while waiting for a gig? We talked to a NY-based firm about working with actors and artists, and the importance of flexibility in a survival job.

  • Advice

    Does Your Survival Job Offer Enough Flexibility?

    You want acting to be your top priority, but is your survival job getting in the way?

  • Interview

    26 Survival Jobs and the Stars Who Did Them, Pt. 1

    The time between now and hitting your next gig on the way to becoming a successful working actor doesn’t have to be terrible! So take a few pointers from these professionals and see what you can find to keep your pockets lined in the meantime!

  • 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

    How to Find Theme Park Jobs

    To help you get started on your theme park job search, Backstage breaks down the application and audition processes for industry heavy-hitters Disneyland, Six Flags Theme Parks, and Universal Orlando.