Casting Frontier Blog

Jan 22, 2018

The Producers Guild Issues New Anti-Sexual Harassment Guidelines

The Producers Guild of America issued “Anti-Sexual Harassment Guidelines” in hopes of eradicating the industry-wide problem of sexual harassment within Hollywood. The protocols reflect the initial recommendations made by the PGA’s Anti-Sexual Harassment Task Force; they were unanimously ratified by the… Read More

Jan 19, 2018

An Overlooked Item for Every Actor’s Toolkit

Being a great actor takes talent, hard work, focus, endurance, and a bit of old-fashioned luck. Having all these components working on your behalf is a tall order in and of itself, but succeeding as a working actor also takes… Read More

persistence
Jan 18, 2018

Persistence Pays

You read about it all the time: the actor who tells stories about what it took them to become an “overnight success.” They talk about auditioning for years, playing summer stock, auditioning, studying, auditioning, working as a waiter, paralegal or… Read More

Jan 16, 2018

Conscious Auditioning (pt. 2)

Conscious in the Room This one would seem to be obvious—of course you’re going to be conscious in the room where you’re about to audition, that’s what you’re there for! But it’s sometimes harder than it sounds to remain totally… Read More

Jan 15, 2018

Mark Wahlberg and WME Donate $2 Million to Time’s Up Fund

Mark Wahlberg and his agency William Morris Endeavor donated a combined sum of $2 million to the Time’s Up legal defense fund in the name of actress Michelle Williams. Specifically, Wahlberg contributed $1.5 million, and WME gave $500,000. The money… Read More

Jan 13, 2018

Allison Janney’s ‘I, Tonya’ Performance Awarded with a Golden Globe

Actress Allison Janney was honored with her first Golden Globe award over the weekend. The Boston native won Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of LaVona Fay Golden, the mother of the notorious figure-skating legend, Tonya Harding, in the biographical… Read More

Jan 8, 2018

Roles Written Specifically For Sally Hawkins and Octavia Spencer

English actress Sally Hawkins already has won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for her portrayal of the kind-hearted primary school teacher in the 2008 film Happy-Go-Lucky. And Hawkins is back at… Read More

Jan 6, 2018

Jodie Foster’s Thoughts on Superhero Movies

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past ten years, you will have noticed the ubiquitous nature of superhero films like Batman, Iron Man, Spiderman, Superman–gosh, lotta men here (thank God for Wonder Woman)–The Avengers, Doctor Strange, and… Read More

Jan 1, 2018

Hong Chau’s Journey to Becoming a Rising Star

American actress Hong Chau stars in her breakout role opposite Matt Damon in the science fiction comedy-drama Downsizing currently in theaters. Her portrayal as the Vietnamese political activist Ngoc Lan Tran has earned the rising star a Golden Globe, Screen… Read More

Dec 29, 2017

Jim Carrey Loses Himself on the Set of ‘Man on the Moon’

If you’re binge-watching Netflix all weekend long or over a holiday fortnight and you’re looking for content that’s described as “hilarious,” “very dark,” and “sobering,” then the documentary that follows Jim Carrey during the making of the 1999 film Man… Read More

Dec 25, 2017

Advice That Served Neil Patrick Harris Well

In the competitive world of acting, good advice can be good as gold. And fifteen-year-old Neil Patrick Harris was fortunate enough to receive such helpful advice early on in his career. Producer Steven Bochco took the time to inform the… Read More

Dec 22, 2017

Samuel L. Jackson Teaches Acting in Masterclass

The highly prolific actor and Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson is currently teaching the craft of acting with an online MasterClass. The class consists of 21 video lessons designed to elevate actors’ level of skill with topics including: creating characters,… Read More

Dec 18, 2017

7 Actresses Who Don’t Drink Alcohol

With all the parties, after-parties, and overall drinking culture of Hollywood, it looks like just about all the talent around town routinely–and even glamorously–sips cocktails. But as we all know, appearances can be deceiving. Here are seven actresses who choose… Read More

Dec 16, 2017

Jonathan Groff and Karan Soni’s Last-minute Preparation Anxiety

The entertainment industry is riddled with last-minute scheduling, casting shuffles, and rewrites. This can present huge challenges to actors whose job it is to lay it all out on the line before audiences–ready or not! Take, for example, Jonathan Groff… Read More

Dec 15, 2017

How to share your accomplishments

How well do you share information about what is happening in your acting career? Do you play down your bookings and callbacks? Do you not mention them at all? Maybe you want to start being a little more competitive. I… Read More

Auditioning
Dec 14, 2017

Conscious Auditioning (pt. 1)

Auditioning is a solitary process. You receive your sides and read them alone. You do the work of exploring the material as well as your own emotional mapping to find the most interesting intersection between you and the character alone…. Read More