Cast Like a Pro - Find Amazing Talent for All of Your Projects
Back Stage is used by hundreds of professional casting directors every day — including members of the Casting Society of America (CSA) and the Commercial Casting Directors Association (CCDA) — in addition to filmmakers, theatre-makers, film students, talent scouts, comedy club bookers, agents, managers, HR reps, record producers, and more. Everyone that's in the know knows that when you need to find talent for your project, Back Stage is the best way to get the word out to an extraordinary pool of actors, models, and performers.
POST A NOTICE: CASTING MADE EASY
Simply use our online posting form at BackStage.com/FindTalent to quickly paste in your casting calls and character breakdowns, and then we'll take care of everything for you. Every breakdown is carefully reviewed, formatted, and proofread by Back Stage's casting editors before being published in print or online – so you can rest easy knowing that you'll receive a professional presentation.
To learn how to use Back Stage to cast your project, please check out this article: "How to Find Talent, Receive Submissions, Save Résumés, and Contact Applicants in Bulk."
ROBUST TALENT DATABASE
Back Stage's Talent Database and resume-management system makes it easy to view, search, and manage thousands of resumes. You'll find each actor's credits, skills, stats, video/audio reels, and photos all on one convenient page, with a variety of options at your disposal.
Even if you're not running a casting notice with Back Stage, you can still search the Talent Database to find actors, models, and performers from across the U.S. and Canada. Then easily save, tag, organize, export, and/or reply to the resumes as you see fit.
And unlike other casting sites, which charge actors for every photo or reel they upload, Back Stage allows actors to upload an unlimited number of media items for no extra cost. So when you view a resume on Back Stage, you'll know that you're not just seeing the photos and videos that actors can afford to show you – you'll be seeing all of their best work, whether it's a professional reel that they've uploaded directly to their Back Stage resume or an embedded video clip of some of their recent work that they've decided to pull in from another site (such as YouTube).
THE LARGEST AUDIENCE – NATIONAL SCOPE
Back Stage reaches the largest total audience of actors, models, and performers across the U.S. compared to any other related websites. Whether you need professional actors with great credits and training, or new faces, unique looks, or performers with niche skills (jugglers, mimes, extras, clowns, comedians, actor-musicians, ballet dancers, Broadway-level triple threats, you name it) – Back Stage can deliver.
Whenever you need to get the word out about auditions and impress your clients with an amazing turnout of talent, simply "post a notice" with Back Stage. You can choose exactly which states your breakdown will be released in, and Back Stage can easily promote your auditions to a wide audience through its weekly print edition, 24/7 online casting database, and daily Casting Alert email blasts (sent to appropriate candidates).
ENHANCED SCRIPT SIDES
Back Stage now allows Casting Directors to quickly add script sides to their casting notices online without having to fill out a separate form. Simply upload your file or cut-and-paste in your sides into the "Script Sides & Multimedia" box on the BackStage.com "post a notice" form.
Plus, our Script Sides module also allows you to attach more than just sides – you can also upload relevant images (such as your company logo), embed video (such as a reel of the director's previous work), or add a press release, extended plot descriptions, or additional script excerpts.
PROMOTE YOUR WORKSHOPS
If you're hosting or participating in a Casting Director workshop, Back Stage can help you get the word out via multiple platforms and media-delivery systems, including a wide range of cost-effective advertising options. We even have a popular Workshops category in the casting section of our print and online editions – where casting directors can promote their workshops to thousands of actors with just one low posting fee.
Back Stage is the only publication that reports on the full scope of the casting process, regularly interviewing directors, producers, agents, and managers about how they're involved in the casting process and how they work with Casting Directors. Back Stage is also deeply interested in the needs and views of Casting Directors, and offers an outlet and platform for them to speak.
And Back Stage provides a comprehensive array of tools and data streams to help Casting Directors with their careers. Not only can you visit BackStage.com/FindTalent to quickly post casting notices calling for talent, but you'll also find news items and production listings that can help you find work, articles that keep you abreast of industry trends and union developments, and interviews with other industry professionals offering insights and viewpoints that offer useful insider knowledge.
DEDICATED TO PROMOTING & ASSISTING CASTING DIRECTORS
How many other publications regularly put Casting Directors on their front cover? Only Back Stage, which is dedicated to helping elevate the profiles of Casting Directors in the entertainment industry. With its weekly newspaper, daily website, blogs, social-networking initiatives, online video channel, the popular Call Sheet directories (aka Ross Reports), and live events (such as Actorfest), Back Stage brings the names, views, and causes of Casting Directors, the Casting Society of America (CSA), and the Commercial Casting Directors Association (CCDA) to millions of actors, performers, award-show voters, and other industry insiders.
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