What is Backstage?

Back Stage is a news trade for entertainment jobs, entertainment news and auditions. It lists the latest independent movie casting calls and auditions as well as bulletins, acting news and theater reviews.

Backstage is a good source to start your acting career and to build youresume by acting in theatre plays and student films. The paper is a trusted source by many young actors and directors and help many obtaining jobs.

You can get the newspaper to your home or buy it in some newsstands across the country. The prices for the paper are $203.4 per year or $137.4 for 6 months. If one wants to receive the information only online, then the prices are as follow:

  • Annual Subscription $144.00
  • 6 Months Subscription $95.70
  • Monthly $19.95

Do We Recommend Backstage ?

Well, it's a good place to start when you're a non union actor, but once you want to reach the next level you may want to find other solutions.  Good legitimate union projects most of the time will be casted through agents and managers.

Should you pay to receive the trade? Our personal opinion is that you can read most of the interesting stuff online without paying. The only thing you're really paying for is to submit to their casting calls. But since most of their casting calls are student films, short films and theatre plays you can find the same postings for free or for much cheaper in craigslist, actors pages, actors access, and other good online resources.