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Archived Since:April 27, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Cannes Updates, What’s Coming to the West End + More News

It seems like all anyone wants to talk about this week is Cannes, and the alleged hubbub Netflix has created by not releasing their films in French theaters. Their Bong Joon-ho–directed “Okja” was amongst the films that were booed during a screening and had to be stopped. Show More Summary

Now Casting: Leading Roles in Short Film + 3 More On-Camera Gigs

Today in casting notices you definitely don’t want to miss, we have four on-camera projects, all of which are paid and hiring talent right now. With opportunities from San Francisco to New York, see if there’s a gig for you below! “SUGAR”Casting...Show More Summary

Atlanta Now Casting: Principal Roles in Silent Short ‘One Hand’ + More

Casting is underway for three leading and four supporting roles in “One Hand,” a silent short film “focusing on the lives of four people, each one playing the life cards he or she has been given.” There will be a mandatory rehearsalShow More Summary

Rob Delaney of ‘Catastrophe’ is Doing Stand Up + Other London Events to Check Out This Week

As most aspiring actors know, London can be a tough nut to crack. But while the capital may not always be easy, it’s always interesting. This week for your delight and delectation we’ve got musicals, movies, and mirth, so buckle up. Show...Show More Summary

Ben Platt Becomes Youngest-Ever Winner of Drama League Award

The winner of the Drama League’s acting honor, the Distinguished Performance Award, was unveiled in a ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Times Square today. The prize, which recognizes a performance on the New York stage in the last year...Show More Summary

Now Casting: Feature Film ‘We Take the Low Road' + 3 More Paid Gigs

A low-budget feature film, a nonunion musical revue, and the developmental lab of one highly anticipated new musical project are all casting in today’s roundup of notices. Whether you’re looking for work onstage or screen, you won’tShow More Summary

Idina Menzel is Returning to the Stage + More Projects Announced

With dozens of castings announced and new projects coming down the pipeline each week across television, film, and theater, it can be near-impossible to keep up. Luckily, Backstage is here to help. Every Friday, we’re rounding up the...Show More Summary

U.K. Now Casting: Supporting Roles in Feature Film + More Jobs

These four projects are looking for U.K. actors like you, and we have all the details you need to apply. Don’t head off into the weekend without checking out these great gigs! “AWAKENING”“Awakening,” a feature film billed as “a different...Show More Summary

WATCH: Emma Stone + Steve Carell Duke it Out in ‘Battle of the Sexes’ Trailer

In “Battle of the Sexes,” Emma Stone will step into the tennis shoes of Billie Jean King, one of the greatest female tennis players of all time. The film recounts the infamous 1973 match between King and Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) deemed—you...Show More Summary

Tinder Date Coming Up? Here’s What to Talk About

This is the right way to do Emmy campaigning. In a historic move, CBS’ “Mom” is foregoing an Emmy campaign this year and is instead donating it’s $250,000 to Planned Parenthood. Let’s hope other shows follow suit as the organization needs support now more than ever. Show More Summary

Shakespeare in the Park Returns + More NYC Events this Week, 5/19–5/25

The Public Theater’s anticipated Shakespeare in the Park is back this week with its Corey Stoll-led “Julius Caesar.” The productions, if you didn’t know, are completely free (granted you win one of the coveted tickets). But if that’s...Show More Summary

#ICastIt: Jonathan Frey on Puppeteering Your Own Production

The simple question “Why are we friends?” provided the inspiration for the bizarre web series “Homebody” about two roommates – one human and one sock puppet. After starting his career in photography, director Jonathan Frey has been filming...Show More Summary

Telsey + Company to Seek Cast for Upcoming ‘Mean Girls’ Musical

Stay in the loop on industry and casting news with our weekly write-up on who’s been slated for recent film and television roles! “Mean Girls”While “fetch” may not have caught on the way Gretchen Weiners had hoped, “Mean Girls” has reached “cult classic” status for many a millennial. Show More Summary

Texas Now Casting: Supporting Roles in Short Film ‘Nobody Knows’

Casting is underway for “Nobody Knows,” a short film depicting “a small Texas town that grieves the loss of a young athlete, as his older brother holds himself responsible for the accident.” The team seeks male and female talent of various ages for five supporting roles. Show More Summary

Kids Now Casting: Supporting Role in Student Film and More Gigs

“Live Free or Prosper,” a student film “about a man named Dylan who, after the death of his father, decides he wants to take a different path,” is casting a child actor for a supporting role. The short seeks a female actor aged 7–12Show More Summary

Now Casting: Nonunion ‘Kinky Boots’ Tour + More Opportunities

“Kinky Boots,” the 2013 Best Musical Tony Award winner, is holding New York City auditions for an upcoming nonunion touring production, and we have all the details you need to apply. Plus three more gigs seeking talent nationwide! “KINKY...Show More Summary

‘Buffy’ Fans, Geek Out at WhedonCon + More Events L.A. Actors Should Check Out This Week

The majority of this week’s activities have one thing in common: film. (We’re assuming that if you’re here, you like that kind of thing.) See a 1920s starlet do her thing, learn how it doesn’t take mega-production value to make a movie, and step inside your favorite Tim Burton classic. Show More Summary

Get Your Art on in Austin + Other Events Texas Actors Should Check Out This Week

“Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun,” Noel Coward opined, but he clearly never met a Texan. We love our outdoor activities, even in the sweltering heat of a Texas summer, which unofficially begins in May (and unofficially ends around mid-October). Show More Summary

Now Casting: Nonunion ‘Rent’ Nat’l Tour + More Paying Gigs

There’s no day but today to book yourself a paying gig! A nonunion touring production of Jonathan Larson’s “Rent” is casting for lead and ensemble roles in today’s casting roundup, as are three more projects on stage and screen. “RENT”...Show More Summary

Kids Now Casting: Background Roles in ‘80s-Set TV Series + More

An ‘80s-set television series, which airs on a popular streaming platform, is looking for young actors in Atlanta, Georgia for background roles. The team seeks male and female talent ages 10–15 to depict middle school students in a shoot slated for May 21. Show More Summary

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