You want to be a star? While breaking into acting is difficult, the explosion of new steaming services has created more opportunity than ever. Still, your best chance of getting gigs hinges on finding an agent who believes in you. And that’s hard to do until you have some acting experience under your belt. These two sites can help you get gigs and post professional headshots.

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Backstage

Backstage is a respected industry publication that can give you advice about everything from union dues to taking the perfect headshots. The site also offers a subscription plan that will send you dozens of job alerts each week for roughly the same cost as a Spotify membership. Read our full review of Backstage here. 

Or you can sign up for Backstage here.

Actor’s Access

Actors Access is the one of the few acting/casting-job websites that allow you to put up a profile without paying a monthly fee. Like other sites that offer a free profile, Actors Access will try to convince you to sign up — for $68 annually — for a premium service. But you don’t need the premium service to put up headshots, a resume and basic profile information, including your age, height and weight (which casting directors need). Read our full review on Actors Access here.

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