For more than 50 years, Backstage has been the most trusted place for actors to find career advice and casting information. Started in December 1960 by Ira Eaker and Allen Zwerdling, Backstage quickly became required reading for every young actor who came to New York to cut their teeth. The newspaper's original blue-and-red logo became as synonymous with NYC actors as a class at The Actors Studio. A Los Angeles edition, Backstage West, was launched in 1994, and Backstage.com came to life in 1997. In late 2008, the two regional newspapers were synthesized into a single national edition, now known simply as Backstage, which is sold across the United States and Canada.
Today, the Backstage brand signifies something greater than simply casting notices: Backstage is a place where actors, singers and dancers can connect with the greater performing arts community. More importantly, Backstage is where performers can get all the information they need to succeed in the entertainment business. Actors browse through our magazine, checking updated production listings or reading our periodic spotlights on photography, college programs, acting schools and coaches. Or they check our many interactive online features, from news, reviews, and advice columns to a vibrant message board, weblogs, video, and much more.
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Founded in 1960, Backstage is a U.S. national newspaper that has been the most trusted place for actors to find career advice and casting information. Created in 1997, Backstage.com is a very famous website about the casting industry in the U.S . Posting a job, finding a talent, searching for a job is very simple. Backstage.com does not just gather casting notices but news, reviews, advice columns, videos etc. There has been a sharp decrease in traffic since March 2015 with 2,300,000 estimated monthly visits down to 1,300,000 (SimilarWeb).
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