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Eugenio Derbez On Why Actors Need to Create Their Own Material

Now starring in “How to Be a Latin Lover,” Eugenio Derbez talks about history as a background actor, his early fascination with Spanish telenovelas, and his dream of winning an Oscar.

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Second City Hollywood to Offer Free Improv Training to L.A. Actors

The Second City’s Hollywood location will open its doors May 6 for a free open house, offering classes in improv writing, standup, and more.

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Tony Hale, Mara Wilson, and More on Storytelling in Social Media

Celebrities hit the teal carpet at the Playstation Theater April 23 to celebrate the 9th annual Shorty Awards—and offer advice to aspiring actors.

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Intermission: Everything NYC Actors Need to Do This Week

Attention, actors and performing artists in NYC! We’ve rounded up seven events that you should put on your radar.

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7 Industry Stories You May Have Missed This Week

From “S-Town” to Pepsi to films banned in India, here's this week's most interesting and entertaining industry news.

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7 Events NYC Actors Need to Add to Their Calendars

Attention, actors! We rounded up seven NYC events that you should add to your calendar.

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What an NYC Digital Agency Looks for in the Casting Room

“Not every agency thinks that way.”

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'Stranger Things,' Beyonce Among Webby Awards 2017 Nominees

Honoring the “best of the internet,” the 21st annual Webby Awards announced their nominees April 4.

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WATCH: Check out Sarah Michelle Gellar in One of Her Very First Commercials

Sarah Michelle Gellar stars in this commercial for Burger King!

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WATCH: Vivian Vance of ‘I Love Lucy’ Loves Jell-O Pudding in This Commercial From the ’60s

Watch Vivian Vance serve up some comedy in this commercial for Jell-O.

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Intermission: 7 Events NYC Actors Need To Add to Their Calendars

Backstage is rounding up some of this week’s best, feel-good events in the busily beautiful city.

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#IGotCast With Backstage: Denise Marat

Denise Marat is just one of many actors cast through Backstage!

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‘13 Reasons Why’ Star Ross Butler Uses the Meisner Technique

Butler gives Backstage an inside look at his career, his craft, and his nerdy obsession with board games.

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Intermission: 7 Events NYC Actors Need To Add to Their Calendars

Performers need to take a break—every now and then—to explore this busily beautiful city.

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WATCH: TV’s Original Superman Saves the Day in a Kellogg’s Commercial From the ‘50s

Watch Superman George Reeves save the day with a box of cereal.