Casting Frontier Blog

Aug 19, 2018

Controversy Over Disney Casting Jack Whitehall in Historic Gay Role

The casting of English actor and comedian Jack Whitehall as Disney’s first major gay character in the upcoming adventure film Jungle Cruise has been stirring up controversy on social media. While the role is being praised as a “turning point”… Read More

persevering
Aug 14, 2018

Persevering Will Make You Lucky

Last week, I saw a former student of mine on a morning talk show. He studied and coached with me for a few years. I got him an agent and he began to audition. After many auditions, he booked a… Read More

Aug 14, 2018

Arnold Schwarzenegger Rejected Mark Hamill’s Career Advice

Star Wars star Mark Hamill recently humbly confessed via Twitter that, several years ago, he gave some bad advice to an up-and-coming Austrian actor named Arnold Schwarzenegger. Hamill wrote: “Arnold Schwarzenegger asked me for advice when he was just starting… Read More

Woman_With_Camera1
Aug 13, 2018

The Basics of Starting and Maintaining Your Own YouTube Channel

YouTube has revolutionized the way content is created and distributed. According to Wikipedia, YouTube is the second most popular website on the internet. With 300 hours of content uploaded every minute, the platform is also the second largest search engine…. Read More

6 Daily Habits of Highly Productive People
Aug 13, 2018

6 Daily Habits of Highly Productive People

Do you wonder where so much of your time went by the end of the day? Are your smartphones, social media accounts, TV programs, and video games habitually distracting you? Maybe you find yourself getting to sleep late in the… Read More

Inside Circle Seminar: Four Ways The Acting Center Reinvents The Acting Workshop
Aug 10, 2018

Inside Circle Seminar: Four Ways The Acting Center Reinvents The Acting Workshop

Over the years, there’s been much debate about acting workshops. Are they worth your time and money? What makes one school of acting better than another? Why should I listen to an acting coach who isn’t a celebrity? More than… Read More

Screen-Shot
Aug 8, 2018

Inside Circle Seminar: Kalmenson & Kalmenson’s Strategic Guide To Voice Over Jobs

People are drawn to storytelling. Of course, the device has been used in entertainment for thousands of years. But a recent Harvard Business Review study found the neurological reasons why we enjoy hearing stories. The investigation exposed a group of… Read More

Demi Lovato to Enter Rehab Facility for an Extended Period of Time
Aug 6, 2018

Demi Lovato to Enter Rehab Facility for an Extended Period of Time

It’s been about two weeks since singer, songwriter, actress Demi Lovato was rushed to the hospital due to an alleged overdose. While it’s unclear which substance threatened the life of the 25-year-old star, a 9-1-1 call was placed after an… Read More

What Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’s Daughter Lucie Learned From the Masters
Aug 6, 2018

What Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’s Daughter Lucie Learned From the Masters

Lucie Arnaz, the daughter of the legendary performers Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, grew up absorbing many insights about comedy and the entertainment industry as a whole. After all, her parents forged prolific and celebrated careers and indeed are recognized… Read More

Michael J. Fox’s Determination to Combat Parkinson
Jul 30, 2018

Michael J. Fox’s Determination to Combat Parkinson’s

Among the many celebrity actors dedicating themselves to philanthropic causes is Michael J. Fox whose goal is to “Eliminate Parkinson’s in our lifetime.” The Canadian-American actor founded the Michael J. Fox Foundation in 2000–nine years after being diagnosed with the… Read More

6 Actors Share Their Bulking-Up Diets and Workout Routines
Jul 30, 2018

6 Actors Share Their Bulking-Up Diets and Workout Tips

There’s a lot of pressure on actors who are set to portray characters with massive, if not impossibly muscular physiques. Once a shoot date is on the calendar and the clock is ticking, they are challenged to measure up to… Read More

Lisa Kudrow Describes Her Process of Finding Phoebe in ‘Friends’
Jul 22, 2018

Lisa Kudrow Describes Her Process of Finding Phoebe in ‘Friends’

While auditioning for a pilot, Lisa Kudrow was given a character whose life was full of tragedy and asked to play her in a comedic way. In this Archive of American Television interview, Kudrow describes how she found Phoebe Buffay,… Read More

California TV Production Down, Commercials and Film Shoots Up During Second Quarter
Jul 21, 2018

California TV Production Down, Commercials and Film Shoots Up During Second Quarter

California hopes to lure television and film production back to the state with last month’s extension of the California Film and Television Tax Credit Program 2.0. But, according to production coordinator FilmL.A., 2018’s second quarter saw a 5.2 percent drop… Read More

Script
Jul 17, 2018

SCRIPT ANALYSIS: Part 1 – Actors! You Really Should Know What You’re Talking About

Two Questions: If you were given the instruction manual for a new product but the manual was meant for a completely different product, do you think you’d have much success properly operating that product? If you landed in a foreign… Read More

Shay Mitchell Shares Her ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Audition Tape
Jul 17, 2018

Shay Mitchell Shares Her ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Audition Tape

Canadian actress, model, and entrepreneur Shay Mitchell brought her YouTube fans on a trip down memory lane, revisiting a very special audition tape–the one that earned her a starring role in the Freeform series Pretty Little Liars. Shot in her… Read More

Scarlett Johansson Withdraws from ‘Rub & Tug’ Transgender Role Amidst Controversy
Jul 15, 2018

Scarlett Johansson Withdraws from ‘Rub & Tug’ Transgender Role Amidst Controversy

Scarlett Johansson has changed her mind and “respectfully withdrawn” from playing the role of a transgender man in response to an ongoing streak of casting controversy. The Tony Award-winning actress was set to portray the role of Dante “Tex” Gill… Read More