Casting Frontier Blog

Jun 19, 2018

Acting Advice from ‘The Greatest Showman’ Hugh Jackman

Australian actor Hugh Jackman certainly has a can-do spirit. Besides acting, he sings, plays several instruments, dances, hosts, and produces films. Jackman is also known for the versatility of the roles he plays; he’s a great fit in romantic comedies,… Read More

Jun 17, 2018

8 Actors Discuss the Supportive Influence of Their Fathers

Dads come in all shapes and sizes, and the love, support, and vision for their children are ineffable. In the spirit of Father’s Day, here are some actors who’ve expressed some of the valuable lessons they’ve learned–and cherished gifts they’ve… Read More

Jenny Karr
Jun 14, 2018

How Singing Benefits All Performers: An Interview With Jenny Karr

Of all the qualities that make humans unique, language is one of the most impressive. But of course, language is complex. As author Maya Angelou said, “Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human… Read More

Prepare
Jun 14, 2018

Prepare to Succeed By Building Your Professional Team and Support System

I learned this equation as a kid, and it is still the most valuable math lesson I have ever been taught. Success is not a fluke. It is the result of countless hours spent in preparation for the opportunity of… Read More

Helping
Jun 14, 2018

Helping Yourself By Getting Involved

I tell people all the time that, “If you wait for Hollywood to call you, you will die of old age.” Actors can help themselves by getting involved with small episodic series’ or creating one of their own. These types… Read More

Jun 11, 2018

Overcoming Stage Fright with the Help of Masters and Ordinary Folk

Stage fright doesn’t discriminate. It doesn’t care what age or ethnicity you are, nor how rich or poor. It doesn’t care if you’re a passionate aspiring actor or an acting veteran with many accolades. Relentlessly, it strikes on its own… Read More

Jun 10, 2018

Judd Apatow Gets Serious About Comedy in His Online MasterClass

Writer, producer, director, stand-up comic, and actor Judd Apatow is offering a new online MasterClass teaching the complexities of comedy. Students can learn from the Primetime Emmy Award-winning comedian through 32 on-demand video lessons. Topics include Creating Characters, First Drafts,… Read More

Jun 4, 2018

Brave Rescues by Six Movie Stars

Benedict Cumberbatch acted heroically in London over the weekend; the Doctor Strange star reportedly saved a bicyclist who was being attacked by a group of muggers. Apparently, Benedict was riding in an Uber with his wife when all of a… Read More

Jun 2, 2018

Chadwick Boseman on a Sense of Purpose

In Chadwick Boseman’s 2018 Howard University commencement speech, the Black Panther star drove the point to the graduating class that nothing and nobody can stop you from your destiny when you live your life guided by a strong sense of… Read More

On Set
May 29, 2018

A Complete Guide to On Set Do’s and Don’ts

Legendary screen actress Gene Tierney once said, “Eccentric behavior is not routinely noticed around a movie set.” As much as we like to believe that a TV and film set has just as much drama as the story being told,… Read More

May 28, 2018

Matthew McConaughey’s Life Lessons Learned Through His Acting Career

Many wise and inspiring words are shared during commencement speeches across the nation. Here is Dallas Buyers Club star Matthew McConaughey sharing valuable insights gleaned from his personal experiences of being an actor. The Academy Award-winning thespian spoke to graduates… Read More

May 26, 2018

Casting Insights from ‘The Hobbit’ Casting Director Amy Hubbard

London-based casting director Amy Hubbard, best known for her work on The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, the Showtime series Homeland, and the History Channel’s miniseries Hatfields & McCoys, considers herself to be part of a casting dynasty. After… Read More

audition
May 25, 2018

An Audition is Not a Test

An audition is your time to perform for the purpose of showing how you would do a part in a film, TV show, commercial, etc. It is a chance to show a sample of your creative work. While this is… Read More

May 21, 2018

Stan Lee’s One Billion Dollar Lawsuit

Stan Lee, the Marvel icon as well as literary and cultural hero, is flexing his litigious muscle yet again. At ninety-five years of age, the comic book pioneer is suing Pow! Entertainment for $1 billion–that’s billion with a capital B!… Read More

May 19, 2018

‘The Karate Kid’ Actor Ralph Macchio Is Back with ‘Cobra Kai’

“Everybody was Kung Fu fighting, those kicks were fast a lightning; in fact, it was a little bit frightening, but they fought with expert timing.” –Carl Douglas Thirty-four years ago, skinny little Daniel LaRusso stood up to the bullies of… Read More

May 18, 2018

Branding Yourself

When you think of yourself as an actor, do you think of yourself as your “brand?” Or do you think of yourself as an actor who is more interested in expanding your boundaries; someone who is committed to developing the… Read More