The Backstage app lets actors, models, singers, and dancers find and apply to
casting calls and auditions around the country. Browse and apply to productions
on your iPhone! Backstage curates thousands of casting calls from TV shows,
movies, independent films, music videos, talent agenc...
You can’t do anything without a subscription
I got this app enthusiastic to pursue my dreams in acting. But most, if not all, productions say “upgrade for additional information and/or instructions.” The thing is, what if I don’t upgrade? I’ll miss out on “additional information”? What if I’m required to know that additional information? Are you saying that without subscribing, I would be coming to the audition without knowing entirely what to do? Look, I understand why you guys need to make money. But seriously? Here’s a suggestion: maybe for people who haven’t subscribed just don’t show all the possible roles and productions available but show all information for the ones you DO include instead of leaving someone who isn’t subscribed completely confused? I would love this app. It has great potential. Just please do something about this and then it would be my #1. Edit: I did this review yesterday. I have some more news. My mom came to see to get me signed up for a production on her phone, (although not all the information was provided), and it said she needed to be subscribed! What the heck? Seriously! What. The. Heck???!!!
Works just enough to work
Maybe it’s an issue with having an [old?] iPhone 6, or the Yahoo! mail app (I know, “Who still uses Yahoo?! How do you not use gmail?!” I don’t know, its hard to change man.) But anyway, every time I click on a listing from a Backstage email to open separately from the Yahoo mail app in Safari, which would then automatically direct me to the Backstage app, almost half the time the app will NOT open on the listing. It opens on the castings page of the app instead and I have to do the tedious task of putting the title in the search bar. Also, I’ve updated the app and turned on notifications in Settings and the Backstage app to get my saved filter searches to send me listings I’m right for. But I never get notifications from the app. That’s why I have to still resort to counting on those emails which is frustrating because the Yahoo mail app and/or Safari is not always even compatible with the app. It’s super frustrating. Although sure, I could finally enter 2018 and get a Gmail account.
App Breaking Notification Bug
Be careful with this app. I have the subscription and have been happy with the options for auditions and casting, but have TWICE now been screwed out of a job by a lack of notifications from the in-app messenger. I have push notifications enabled in both the app and on my phone settings, and have checked Backstage to see if I have any messages to find that I had been offerred positions days ago but the app did not notify me or even put a notification badge on the icon, so I missed out on work. Terrible, horrible bug that is destroying a great app. I feel absolutely betrayed as both a fan of backstage and someone who has paid for a subscription to their service.
Love it but would like to see a new feature!
I love this app, unlike AA it actually works ha. I love that you can message and see your applications and invites on the app. One huge important thing that the app should provide is the skills required in the castings! On the web version you can see the required skills like languages, etc but the app does not show that so you can apply for a role and not be aware that your character needs to be able to speak a certain language or be good at tennis. Please update with that! Otherwise, love it. Thanks!
Trouble with last update
Hi, I have always been very happy with this app, but since updating to the latest version, I am no longer able to directly view projects from my email. When I open a casting call on my email, usually I click on the project title and I'm taken directly to the project so I can easily apply to it. Right now, when I click on the project title, I'm simply taken to the list of all casting calls on Backstage. This is a problem only with the mobile app. If I use my computer it's not a problem. However, since I am often away from home and rely heavily on the mobile app to apply for jobs, this is an extreme hindrance. I hope this can be corrected soon.
Invest in yourself
It’s honestly a small price to pay for access to SAFE and PAID productions. You can get all the free sketchy information from Craigslist or Instagram but at least here you can research the company & director further. I haven't felt the need to be escorted to these things, and the talent is always well taken care of. Although I wish there were more productions in Miami, Backstage is providing me the type of work I deserve.
Best casting website
Backstage has the easiest to navigate site of all the ones I use. More important—I book a lot of work through it. Only complaint is too many emails, and I wish the casting notices that come to my email inbox would delete the entire first sentence; it’s the same thing every time and it forces you to have to open the email to see what is actually about.
App has issues
This app regularly won’t open to the correct listing when clicked from an email via mobile device. It almost always opens to the previous viewed call and I either need to go back through the email again or close the app and start again. More annoying is it occasionally doesnt fit an entire submission page so a role I’m trying to submit for may show part of the “submit” button but won’t allow me to click because it’s not fully visible on my mobile device the app regularly freezes. Needs work.
You need to subscribe for extra details
This app is super helpful and all! But. To get additional details you need to be a subscriber?! Like I know you need money but, seriously?! If I applied to something I wouldn’t even know were to go. If I’m being honest... that how you make people leave your app instead of staying. You guys need to make it were all the important stuff you don’t have to pay to get and the less important stuff we’re you do have to pay with. I’m so mad rn
Backstage is super helpful for kids who have a huge dream to one day become an actor. Backstage helped me a lot. I was hospitalised for 1 year because of my kidney, there were moments in which I thought to myself “I will never be an actor” but as soon as i was out of the hospital i found this amazing app and downloaded it, thinking it could be just for fun. Turned out i fell even more in love with acting thz to backstage.
Paid for subscription, says I haven’t
I paid for a one month subscription to see what the app to the fullest is like. I tried to apply for a role and the app claims that I need a membership to apply, even though. I’ve paid for one already, and when I attempt to purchase the subscription “I don’t have” I’m faced with “you own this subscription already” by apple. I’ve tried creating a new account with the same email as my Apple ID, to no resolve. I’ve deleted and redownloaded the app to no resolve. I’m out of ideas. Help?
Love this app recommend it to everyone
This app has really helped me build my resume and I really recommend it to other actors and actresses I have made many connections and I have done many auditions the castings that are posted are legit and give you actual work if casted, thank you so much back stage!! I have told many of my friends about Backstage and have got them to use the app as well.
Id suggest this app for starting up actor/actresses who live in or are able to travel to a MAJOR CITY Maybe this is obvious to some but others might not think that far before getting a subscription. As for those complaining about subscriptions themselves good luck getting without subscribing to AT LEAST one casting site. Ive gotten multiple auditions through backstage and its a really safe, easy to use app. CONS: Like others have mentioned I wish there was a way to swipe away casting calls that you arent interested in so your feed isnt clogged by all these posts you arent even going to audition for. I also REALLY REALLY REAAAAALLY wish this app wouldn't keep logging me out every couple days. Or at least remember my log in for me so I don’t have to type it all out again and again.
I started 2 1/2 years ago and said to myself if this pays for itself I’ll keep subscribing. In the first two weeks landed a commercial which more than paid for the years subscription. Since then I’ve done 67 projects. Short films, voice overs, commercials and just this week signed the deal memo for my first feature. Backstage rocks!!! Do it!!! Take that first step!!!
Incorporate the calendar download option
This app is a great idea and is very simple to use, but one major thing it is missing is the option to download the calendar file for open calls, ecc’s and epa’s. Once that has been put into this app, I’ll have no reason to check backstage any other way. EDIT: They have updated the app and put this feature in! Perfection.
No. Backstage Casting does not seem very safe to us. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 10,171 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.8/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for Backstage Casting Is 17.4/100.
No. Backstage Casting does not seem legit based on our analysis. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 10,171 Backstage Casting User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for Backstage Casting Is 17.4/100.
Backstage Casting works most of the time. If it is not working for you, we recommend you excersise some patience and retry later or Contact Support.
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