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44th Daytime Emmys Honor ‘The Young and the Restless’

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Daytime stars will compete for The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ highest honor next month. Recognizing all TV programming broadcast between 2:00 Am and 6:00 Pm in the 2016 calendar year, the 44th Daytime Emmy Awards announced their nominees March 22 on CBS’ “The Talk.”  CBS amassed 71 nominations across all categories, more than any other network. Receiving an impressive 25 nods was the network’s longtime hit drama “The Young and the Restless.” Trailing not far behind were ABC’s “General Hospital” and CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful,” both with 23 nominations, and NBC’s “Days of Our Lives” with 22. Amazon netted 50 total nods, while PBS earned 40. David Michaels, senior vice president of the awards show, said, “After receiving a record number of submissions, we are thrilled by this talented and gifted list of nominees that will be honored at this year’s Daytime Emmy Awards.” The 44th Daytime Emmy Awards »

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Now Casting: Nonunion ‘Cinderella’ Nat’l Tour + More

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Hurry and check out today’s casting roundup before it turns back into a pumpkin! The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic “Cinderella” is casting nonunion actors for an upcoming tour. Additionally, we have three on-camera gigs you don’t want to miss! ”Cinderella” National Toura nonunion touring production of the Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II classic “Cinderella” is casting talent for lead, supporting, and ensemble tracks, including the slipper-wearing princess herself. An open casting call will be held in New York City on April 3, with performances set to begin around Oct. 24. Talent will be contracted through June 2018, and paid $550/week for ensemble roles and $650/week for principals. Housing and transportation will be provided.  Cyber Security INDUSTRIALMale and female talent ages 25–60 is needed for six leading roles in an upcoming cyber security industrial spot. Shooting is slated for March 28–30 in New York City and will pay $500–$750/day. By-appointment auditions will be »

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Kids Now Casting: Student Film ‘Janitor Jerry’

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“Janitor Jerry,” a student film, is casting young talent for a shoot set for May 5–7 in Austin, Texas. The piece will follow Noah, a “frustrated” children’s book author, who “strives to be the next great American novelist he always wished he could be, but for all the wrong reasons.”  A male actor aged 7–10 is needed for the supporting role of Jimmy, who's “quiet and reserved” and “used to being alone.” Additionally, the film seeks children of all ages to depict background characters. The role of Jimmy will be compensated $200, while background will be provided credit and reel footage.  If you know a child actor right for “Janitor Jerry,” check out the full listing here. You can also browse more gigs for actors of all ages in Backstage’s casting notices! Do you have questions about having a child in show business? We have answers on Backstage's YouTube channel! »

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Now Casting: Scripted SAG Series ‘The Cold Approach’ + More Paid Gigs

21 March 2017 11:30 AM, PDT

Today’s casting roundup includes four fantastic on-camera gigs, including an upcoming SAG scripted series “The Cold Approach,” two music videos, and other jobs perfect for buffing up your reel and resume!  “The Cold Approach”Casting is underway for “The Cold Approach,” a new scripted series following Evan after he’s dumped by his girlfriend Emma and thus “enters the dating world to comedic, tragic, and sobering results.” A male aged 18–26 is needed to play Evan and a female actor aged 18–27 will be needed for Emma, respectively, for the shoot slated for April 15 and 16 in New York City. Talent will be paid $200/day.  “Morning Yawn”Talent is needed for two leading roles in “Morning Yawn,” a music video for a U.K.-based indie band. The narrative project is casting a male or female actor aged 8–15 who is able to ride a bicycle, and a male actor aged 25–40 to portray an “old-world street sweeper. »

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‘Most Beautiful Island,’ ‘Mr. Roosevelt’ Steal the Show at 2017 SXSW

21 March 2017 11:00 AM, PDT

The South by Southwest Film Festival remains a reliable industry getaway to both catch a first look at A-list Hollywood projects and stumble upon important rising actors and visionaries. This year was no exception, and though the fest’s opening and closing films (Terrence Malick’s “Song to Song” and Daniel Espinosa’s “Life”) received lukewarm receptions, newfound gems abounded elsewhere. The SXSW Jury Awards often highlight promising indie talent, such as past winners Destin Daniel Cretton’s “Short Term 12” and Lena Dunham’s “Tiny Furniture.” This year’s Narrative Grand Jury prize went to Ana Asensio’s “Most Beautiful Island.” Shot on super 16mm, the taut dramatic thriller tracks a few days in the life of an undocumented Spanish immigrant trying to make a living in New York City by increasingly grim means. The film, inspired by Asensio’s personal experiences, is the former telenovela actor’s feature »

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L.A. Now Casting: Student Film ‘Hostess’ and Other Projects

21 March 2017 8:51 AM, PDT

“Hostess,” a short student film for the Art Center College of Design, is casting talent for several parts, including the title role. The film follows the young but savvy Maggie, a hostess at a high-end Los Angeles restaurant who “ends up in an uncomfortable situation at a party with all of her managers and is put face to face with having to defend and stand by her morals and character.”  A female actor aged 18–25 is needed to portray Maggie, with male and female actors ages 18–39 needed for another lead and three supporting roles.  The piece will rehearse March 22 and shoot March 25–26 in L.A. Leads will be paid $125/day. Other principals will be provided meals and travel reimbursement.  Ready to apply? Check out the full listing here, or see more L.A. gigs in Backstage’s casting calls! Questions about breaking into the business? We've got answers on Backstage's YouTube channel! »

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Now Casting: Narrative Podcast ‘Voices of the Revolution’ + More

20 March 2017 11:30 AM, PDT

An acting gig to which you can wear your pajamas? It’s not too good to be true! In today’s casting roundup, we’ve got voice acting opportunities in “Voices of the Revolution,” a narrative, sci-fi podcast. We also have on-camera and onstage jobs you don’t want to miss!  “Voices Of The Revolution”Voice actors are needed for two leading and three supporting roles in “Voices of the Revolution,” a sci-fi podcast “set in a war-torn country in a pseudo-investigative journalism style.” The narrative project will record in the spring in New York City, and will pay leads $150/day and supporting actors $100/day. Pronto Insurance COMMERCIALCasting is underway for “Araña,” a commercial for Pronto Insurance which will air throughout Texas. The spot is casting a female actor aged 25 or older who speaks both English and Spanish for a principal role, as well as male and female talent ages 25 and up for background. »

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Atlanta Now Casting: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ + Other Gigs

20 March 2017 9:00 AM, PDT

Atlanta actors, start your week off with a chance to enter the cinematic universe of Marvel! The upcoming “Avengers” installment, “Avengers: Infinity War,” is casting background talent.  The feature is looking for male and female actors ages 18–59 to depict New Yorkers, especially those with “good character faces and New York looks.” The shoot is set for May 19 in Fayetteville, Georgia and will pay $68/eight hours. If you’re ready to apply, check out the full listing here, or see other acting jobs in Atlanta in Backstage’s casting calls!  Questions about breaking into the business? Head to our YouTube channel for all the answers you need! »

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