Casting Frontier Blog

Jan 10, 2024

The Ultimate Guide to Finding Casting Calls in 2024

Thanks to a global pandemic, the entertainment industry has gone through quite a shakeup in the past four years. Everything changed from auditions to production itself in 2020 with the rise of self tapes. The following year, 2021, saw a… Read More

Halle Berry, who follows a ketogenic diet.
Dec 7, 2023

Actors Who Follow a Ketogenic Diet

This article contains celebrity quotes about a diet that some readers may find triggering. If you need help with an eating disorder, the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders helpline 888-375-7767 is open Monday to Friday. 9 a.m…. Read More

An actor warming up in the dressing room.
Nov 14, 2023

The Best Physical and Vocal Warm-Ups for Actors

Picture yourself preparing for a self tape audition, getting ready to perform a monologue for your acting class, stepping up to the mic for a voice acting gig or singing in front of a large audience. What is the first… Read More

Diverse group of actors applauding a peer at a workshop.
Oct 30, 2023

The Role of a Talent Manager in the Acting Industry

What’s the Point of Having a Talent Manager? In today’s fiercely competitive entertainment and creative industries, having a talent manager by your side can be the defining factor between obscurity and success. Now is a great time to start investing… Read More

An independent film crew and actors shooting a movie outside.
Oct 24, 2023

The Insider’s Guide to Indie Film Casting for Aspiring Actors

Getting cast for a role can be a challenging endeavor, especially for early-career actors. Independent films can provide great opportunities—and great roles—for actors who are just starting out and for those who are looking to add great footage to their… Read More

A group of young people chatting at a networking event.
Oct 16, 2023

Networking Do’s and Don’ts — An Actor’s Guide to Networking

In entertainment, networking is foundational in creating a successful acting career. Surrounded by talented peers and in an industry where visibility is paramount, strategic connections are key. This article explores essential, budget-friendly networking do’s and don’ts for actors. Navigating the… Read More

Boy and girl kayakers rowing on a lake and smiling.
Oct 10, 2023

Here Are Some Amazing Activities That 5 Casting Directors Do in Their Free Time

Everybody needs a hobby. And no matter what side of the entertainment industry you’re on, we’ve all got a favorite pastime that helps us recenter at the end of the day. Our sister site Casting Networks asked casting directors how… Read More

Actors rehearsing for a Shakespeare play, one dressed as a king, getting betrayed.
Oct 9, 2023

The Art of Rehearsal and Preparation for Actors

Have you ever seen a person “freeze up” during a casting call? Or, perhaps, you’ve watched someone on America’s Got Talent who clearly didn’t rehearse. If you’ve ever watched someone truly flop, it’s often crystal clear that no preparation was… Read More

An actor sitting next to a stage, curtains are down.
Oct 3, 2023

Mastering Stage Presence and Audience Connection Like a Pro

Being a great actor requires more than just reciting lines from a script. There are fundamental parts of acting that all performers must learn and master—the art of stage presence and audience connection. The good news is that learning these… Read More

The cast of Stranger Things posing in front of a backdrop for season 3.
Oct 2, 2023

From Stage to Screen: The Evolutionary Impact of Film and TV on Society

Film and television have often served as a powerful mirror to society, shaping perceptions and values, and often nudging us toward change. Besides its historical significance, understanding this powerful dynamic provides invaluable insight into your craft’s transformative potential. No matter… Read More

Mother, child and grandmother sitting on the couch smiling.
Sep 29, 2023

Acting at Any Age

Even for the average actor, the acting profession comes with unique challenges and a steep learning curve. Now imagine navigating the industry as a child or as an actor in the senior bracket. How does a child actor maintain a… Read More

An actress on set reading over her lines while having a cup of coffee.
Sep 26, 2023

An Essential Guide to Navigating the Casting Process

If you’re an aspiring actor, you know that navigating the casting process can be tricky. But don’t worry, we’re here to help. We’ll walk you through the steps involved in casting calls, auditions and working with casting directors. We’ll also… Read More

An aspiring actress at home recording a self tape.
Sep 25, 2023

How to Create the Best Self Tapes Without Breaking the Bank (or Your Patience)

Self tapes, amirite? If you’ve had an audition since the turn of the decade, you know what I’m talking about and, most likely, you have an opinion about them. If you’ve been auditioning since the turn of the century (like… Read More

A diverse group of friends helping each other on an obstacle course.
Sep 19, 2023

Rise Again: Building Resilient Paths in Acting

The entertainment industry is, without a doubt, one of the most difficult industries to break into, let alone build a career in. Its demand for top talent and its sometimes ruthless nature means building resiliency is essential for actors to… Read More

Acting teacher teaching a class with with diverse students, dressed in black.
Sep 18, 2023

Essential Steps to Becoming a Successful Teen Actor

Are you ready to grab your piece of the spotlight? If you have aspirations of being a teen actor, you are in luck. Now is a great time to “set the stage” for achieving your dreams as a performer. Whether… Read More

Young Spanish woman in front of a wood wall thinking.
Sep 13, 2023

Casting Directors Share What They Might Do if They Chose a Different Career

Casting directors love what they do, from viewing auditions to collaborating with directors. And even when we enjoy our jobs, we may sometimes wonder about what alternative paths our careers and lives could have taken. Our sister site Casting Networks… Read More

Man in a blue vest and tie teaching a woman in a green shirt how to sing.
Sep 12, 2023

The Importance of Learning Voice Projection Articulation and Diction

Have you ever heard, or been given directions to “Speak louder!,” “Project your voice!,” “Use your diaphragm!” or “Enunciate!”? If so, you have probably thought about vocal projection and articulation. We often hear about projection and diction, but what exactly… Read More