Casting Frontier Blog

Actors on stage dressed in fantasy themed costumes.
Sep 11, 2023

Your Guide to Navigating Different Genres in Film and TV Acting

In the ever-evolving landscape of film and television, versatility is the cornerstone of a successful acting career. For aspiring and early-career actors, this ability to adapt and thrive in diverse genres is essential. Understanding the intricacies of different genres, as… Read More

A casting director at his desk, script in hand, working late.
Sep 6, 2023

The Role of a Casting Director

Some think of casting directors as gatekeepers, granting or preventing actors from getting auditions, callbacks or even the role itself. That view can add a lot of pressure to auditions and is enough to make anyone anxious (which isn’t exactly… Read More

Acting coach Amy Lyndon posing and smiling at home.
Sep 5, 2023

Acting Coach Amy Lyndon Shares ‘Lyndon Technique’ Tips and More

Looking to improve your booking ratio? Amy Lyndon, founder of the Lyndon Technique, has been doing just that for actors for years. The multifaceted acting/booking coach has worked as a performer —with more than 100 IMDB credits to her name—… Read More

A blonde woman at a coffee shop watching an entertaining video on her laptop.
Aug 30, 2023

Building a Professional Acting Reel on a Budget

Have you ever pictured yourself playing a leading role or ever wondered how those on-screen personalities snagged their first big break? Here’s a hint: It wasn’t all about good looks or raw talent. Having spent years working on productions both… Read More

Camera view of a movie being filmed, actor in frame for a dramatic scene.
Aug 28, 2023

The Practical Guide for Every Film Actor’s Journey

Breaking into the film industry is a dream shared by countless aspiring actors, but it’s a path known to be as competitive as it is alluring. The world of acting is an intricate web of auditions, networking and creative pursuits… Read More

A happy African American child in front of a blue wall smiling.
Aug 25, 2023

What You Might Not Know About Casting Children’s Series

If you’re a child actor reading this because you like to perform research on your craft, we tip our hat to you. Although maybe a better salute would be a slow clap, or perhaps a dab. Whatever it is you… Read More

Two students in an acting class rehearsing their lines.
Aug 22, 2023

The Most Important Acting Skills You Need to Keep Improving

The realm of acting is where dreams take center stage and emotions come to life. If you’re an aspiring or early-career actor, you know that the alluring spotlight of the entertainment industry is fiercely competitive, with countless skilled performers searching… Read More

An ensemble of actors putting on a performance in a local theatre.
Aug 21, 2023

Mastering Ensemble Acting: The Power of Collaborative Performance

Welcome to the captivating world of ensemble acting, where the intricate dance of collaboration brings narratives to life in ways that individual performances simply cannot replicate. From the outside, the endeavor of interweaving the expressions of multiple talents into a… Read More

A casting director walking into a room of actors rehearsing.
Aug 18, 2023

Emmy-Nominated Casting Directors Cast Themselves in Their Biopics

As a casting director, finding the perfect actor for the part can sometimes be a daunting task. That being said, when a casting director knows they’ve done their job well, the industry takes notice, and the award nominations start rolling… Read More

An acting class being guided by their instructor.
Aug 15, 2023

Audition Etiquette Tips That Every Actor Needs

Stepping onto the stage or in front of a camera, aspiring actors carry their talents, demeanor, attitude and professionalism. In the world of acting, where opportunities are often hard-fought and highly competitive, the significance of audition etiquette cannot be overstated…. Read More

A female voice actor reading a script on a table from her home studio.
Aug 14, 2023

How to Build a DIY Voiceover Studio on a Budget

For beginning actors, a home voiceover setup is a crucial tool. Many voiceover jobs require actors to record and submit their own vocals, especially for freelancers. People often ask, “How much should I spend on recording equipment for my… Read More

Aug 9, 2023

The Actor’s Guide to Navigating and Championing Diversity

When it comes to the evolution of culture, the world of entertainment and Hollywood are often at the forefront. This remains true when it comes to diversity and inclusion. In fact, a powerful paradigm shift is taking place. These aren’t… Read More

Actors on a set preparing their lines.
Aug 4, 2023

Exploring the Vibrant World of Acting Mediums

When it comes to acting, creativity, expression and passion collide to bring stories to life. Whether you dream of commanding the stage or gracing the silver screen, the journey of an actor is as diverse as the mediums they explore…. Read More

A very nervous actor experiencing stage fright peeking behind the curtain.
Aug 3, 2023

Overcoming Stage Fright: Unlocking Your Full Potential as an Actor

Whether it’s accepting an award, giving a toast at a wedding or simply telling a story to a group of strangers, many people have experienced the emotional upheaval that accompanies being the center of attention. Stage fright is frequently present… Read More

African American voice actor recording his lines in a studio.
Jul 31, 2023

The Power of Voice and Speech Training

“Red leather, yellow leather. The tip of the tongue, the teeth, the lips. Unique New York, unique New York, unique New York.” Sound familiar? At any given moment, from training programs to household self tape setups, actors are working on… Read More

A happy Asian actress meeting with casting directors smiling and shaking hands.
Jul 28, 2023

Four Casting Directors Share Audition Advice and Audition Mistakes Actors Should Avoid

Whether you’re in the room or submitting a self tape from home, the audition process can be stressful. And although you’re making sure you hit your mark and deliver a strong performance, there’s a chance you’ve made a mistake without… Read More