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Atlanta Now Casting: ‘The Leisure Seeker’ and More Films

In today’s Backstage Atlanta castings, we have two opportunities for “The Leisure Seeker,” an upcoming feature starring Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland (perhaps you’ve heard of them). The film seeks adult and child background actors to portray farmers, field workers, and farm kids. Show More Summary

Now Casting: ‘Analog in August’ and More Jobs

In today’s Backstage casting notices, we have acting opportunities in “Analog in August,” an upcoming feature about social media obsession (see, you knew your addiction to Instagram would come in handy some day!). We also have three more awesome on-camera opportunities. Show More Summary

Ensemble Studio Theatre Gets New Mainstage Space

For the first time in almost 50 years, New York City’s Ensemble Studio Theatre is getting a facelift. The 545–549 W. 52 St., Manhattan home will see a complete renovation, adding offices and rehearsal spaces to its second floor facilities in addition to fixing up its long-running performance space, the Curt Dempster Theatre. Show More Summary

See Josh Hutcherson’s (Amazing!) ‘Spider-Man’ Audition

Just before Andrew Garfield booked the role of Spidey in big-screen Marvel Entertainment reboot “The Amazing Spider-Man” in 2010, rumors were flying about the shortlist of actors tapped for the role: Jamie Bell, Alden Ehrenreich, Frank...Show More Summary

Lin-Manuel Miranda Will ‘Raise a Glass’ for ‘Drunk History’

Two pints of Sam Adams, but he’s working on three...four...five...six? Who is more well-versed on the bad blood between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr—drunk or sober—than Lin-Manuel Miranda? Come September, TV audiences are aboutShow More Summary

Now Casting: ‘The Fear of Looking Up’ and More

Hoping to add some credits to your acting résumé? In today’s Backstage casting notices, you have a chance to star in detective-themed thriller, “The Fear of Looking Up.” We also have three more jobs that are, yes, just as thrilling.Show More Summary

Canada Now Casting: Disney, Voiceover, and More Gigs!

All you actors north of the border, listen up! In Backstage’s latest Canadian casting notices, you finally have the opportunity to become a real-life Ariel or Aladdin. Yep, Disney is seeking talent to portray iconic roles at its resort in Shanghai. Show More Summary

Review: The Portrait (Solo Celebration, Greenhouse Theater)

The Portrait by Susan Padveen succeeds because of its lovely production values and Cameron Pfiffner’s stirring performance, making it a show worth seeing. Greenhouse Theater has recently hired new staff and made a foray into producing. Thus far, its Solo Celebration! series is a terrific first attempt. Recommended! (read Lauren Whalen's entire review....)

‘Hands of Stone’ Joins This Year’s Oscar Race

The life of Roberto Durán gets a stirring and thrilling big-screen adaptation with “Hands of Stone,” a new awards season-friendly film from writer-director Jonathan Jakubowicz. As the trailer below indicates, this is a movie that pulls...Show More Summary

Apply to Win $10k for Your Passion Project!

Are you or your team looking to advance your careers as content creators? ReelPitch’s Audience Awards are now accepting pitch submissions from filmmakers and series creators around the world for the chance to win one of two $10,000 top...Show More Summary

Now Casting: ABC’s ‘Quantico’ and More Projects

In today’s Backstage casting notices, ABC’s breakout series, “Quantico,” is seeking background talent. Additionally, we have two other awesome on-camera opportunities. Check them out below! “QUANTICO”The Priyanka Chopra–starring “Quantico,” ABC’s hit drama following FBI recruits, is currently seeking background talent. Show More Summary

Kids Now Casting: Psychological Thriller ‘Alienated’

Videomancy Productions is currently casting for “Alienated,” an independent thriller. The production seeks a female actor aged 5–11 years old for a flashback scene to portray the supporting role of Younger Chelsea, “a fun, extroverted...Show More Summary

Texas Now Casting: Fantasy Feature ‘Doorway to Ixtlan’

Legacy Entertainment Partners is currently seeking union and nonunion actors for several roles in the upcoming fantasy feature, “Doorway to Ixtlan.” Rehearsals for the gig will take place this fall in Austin, Texas, with production slated...Show More Summary

Amazon Announces Upcoming Comedy Slate

Kathryn Hahn, Kevin Bacon, and Jean-Claude Van Damme are leading the charge for a new batch of the streaming world’s Emmy and Golden Globe hopefuls, launching on Amazon Aug. 19. The half-hour comedy slate will include comic book fodder,...Show More Summary

Review: Our Lady of 121st Street (Eclipse Theatre)

Stephen Adly Guirgis' Our Lady of 121st Street is a tribute to innocence lost and the lasting effects of childhood religion. Lovingly written, directed and designed, this funeral dramedy is a fitting second act of Eclipse Theatre’s all-Guirgis season. Highly Recommended! (read Lauren Whalen's entire review....)

Review: Kin Folk (The Den Theatre)

The New Colony’s Kin Folk, by William Glick, is a modern-day fantasy. Visually, the show is dazzling, thanks to the evocative projections designed by Paul Deziel. Innovative, well-handled, and well worth seeing. Highly Recommended! (read Mark Davidson's entire review...)

Why Your Next Film Should Be in Knoxville, Tennessee

When writer-director Adam Rifkin set out to film his self-professed passion project, “Dog Years” (written for and starring Burt Reynolds as an old-time movie star down on his luck), it was some time before he chose a place to film it. Show More Summary

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