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Equity Announces New Scholarship

Actors’ Equity Foundation, the organization responsible for giving grants to over 150 nonprofit theaters and other arts institutions, as well as awards to deserving actors, just announced a new scholarship award for graduating high school...Show More Summary

‘Empire’ Now Seeking Supporting Roles and 3 Other Great Gigs!

Today’s top casting notices could get you cast in Fox’s smash hit “Empire” as a speaking supporting role, as background talent on an episode of Amazon’s “The Patriot,” and more. “EMPIRE” Executive producers Lee Daniels and Danny Strong...Show More Summary

Your Winners of the 8th Annual Jimmy Awards

The eighth annual National High School Musical Theatre Awards, also known as the Jimmy Awards, took place June 27 at the Minskoff Theatre, honoring the best of the best in musical theater performance from 31 schools across the country. Tony...Show More Summary

5 Reasons We Still Love ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ 10 Years Later

What a decade! Not sure what you’ve been up to, but we’ve watched “The Devil Wears Prada” about 46 times in the past 10 years. Sure, sure, other movies have made their mark. “12 Years a Slave,” “Argo,” and “Spotlight” are all beautifully made, important films, but man, “The Devil Wears Prada” is in a league all its own. Show More Summary

Kids Now Casting: Feature Film ‘Paranormal Witness’

“Paranormal Witness,” a new spine-tingling feature film set to air on SyFy, is the story of several officers of the Estrella Jail and their experience with the paranormal. Casting director Wes Ford is casting several roles for the feature from Randy Murray Productions, including Brandon, son to lead roles Jay and Marie. Show More Summary

4 Pieces of Must-Know Casting News

Rev up those engines—Steven Soderbergh wants to take you to the NASCAR races. There are no ponies to be had in his next film, “Logan Lucky,” that’s set to begin shooting in Atlanta in August. The cast for the project, put together by Carmen Cuba, is already an oddball mix of familiar faces. Show More Summary

New Resource for Online Content Creators

Do you post YouTube videos of your web series, stand-up sketches, or dance performances? If you’re an online content creator who’s new to the whole business of keeping your creative endeavors protected, we’ve got a guild for you! Co-founder...Show More Summary

9 Telltale Signs of HBO Addiction

Did you know it’s possible to fall in love with a television network? Of course you did—you watch HBO. There’s a reason the cable network took home more Emmys than any other at last year’s ceremony (a whopping 43!). HBO greenlights the kinds of series, miniseries, and TV movies audiences can’t help but watch ravenously and with rapt attention. Show More Summary

Land a Speaking Role on ‘House of Cards,’ Plus More Gigs!

On the docket for today are auditions for Netflix’s award-winning “House of Cards,” as well as two feature films and a fan film based in the Marvel world of Doctor Doom. Find your next gig here! “HOUSE OF CARDS”Speaking, supporting roles...Show More Summary

Atlanta Now Casting: CBS Series ‘MacGyver’ and More Auditions

Looking for a network series gig as a background actor? CBS’ “MacGyver,” the upcoming reimagining of the classic action-adventure show, needs extras based in Atlanta, Georgia, for shoots happening July through December. READ: “Are You...Show More Summary

Now Casting: Chicago’s ‘Hamilton’ and More Gigs

History is happening—in Chicago! The award-winning hit musical “Hamilton” will travel to the Windy City and is now casting its lead characters through Backstage. Check out the gig below, plus three more opportunities to build up your...Show More Summary

Don’t Miss Heart-Wrenching Oscar Contender ‘The Light Between Oceans’

With a cast led by two 2016 Academy Award contenders—winner Alicia Vikander (“The Danish Girl”) and nominee Michael Fassbender (“Steve Jobs”)—and supported by 2006 Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz (“The Constant Gardener”), it’s little...Show More Summary

Matt LeBlanc’s ‘Got it Covered’ in Hilarious ’80s Heinz Commercial

With July 4 right around the corner, it’s the season for grilled burgers and dogs. Luckily, Golden Globe winner and seven-time Emmy nominee Matt LeBlanc has us covered in the condiment department. Turns out, Courteney Cox isn’t the only...Show More Summary

Get Cast in a Marvel Film and 5 More Projects

From major opportunities with comic book companies, voiceover opportunities, and a web series, to theater and a student film, Backstage has an array of projects seeking actors just like you! Check out six from this week below. “WOLVERINE 3”Hugh Jackman is back as one of the world’s most famous science experiments. Show More Summary

Catch a Free, Advance Screening of ‘The BFG’

Backstage is teaming up with Walt Disney Pictures to bring our readers two free, advance screenings of the much anticipated film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s “The BFG.” Oscar winner Mark Rylance stars as the titular giant who befriends a lonely little girl named Sophie (Ruby Barnhill). Show More Summary

Texas Now Casting: ‘The Crew’ and Other Projects

Four leading roles—a director, an intern, a camerawoman, and an “equipment wrangler”—as well as several day player parts are being cast for this comedy series about an indie film crew doing whatever it takes to stay employed. “The Crew,”...Show More Summary

Keep Your Eyez on Tupac Shakur’s Biopic

Hip-hop fans are hoping “All Eyez on Me,” the upcoming film about rapper Tupac Shakur’s life, will go where the N.W.A. biopic “Straight Outta Compton” was unable to, and crack the Academy’s nomination committee. (After widespread critical...Show More Summary

Catapult to Host ‘Successful Stage Parenting’ Seminar

Catapult Acting Studios continues to offer Atlanta, Georgia–based actors the information and insight into the entertainment industry they need. On June 25, the studio will host a three-hour seminar titled “The Art of Successful Stage...Show More Summary

Now Casting: ‘Something Rotten!’ and Other Great Gigs!

Now’s your chance to star as one of the lead roles in “Something Rotten!” or travel to Bulgaria for a feature film—all expenses covered! Apply now! “SOMETHING ROTTEN!” SETA TOURIt’s…a…musical. A musical. And nothing’s as amazing as a musical. Show More Summary

Kids Now Casting: Fantasy Feature ‘Land of Nod’

Are you a kid actor looking to go on “a mythical adventure that will change the world”? You’re in luck! Co-operative Studios and casting director Torro Crossley are seeking talent for lead and supporting roles in their new fantasy feature...Show More Summary

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