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Casting Frontier Blog

Sep 26, 2020

Casting Directors Share Self-Tape Tips

When asked if actors have upped their self-tape game over the course of the past months of lockdown, casting director Michael Testa told the Surviving Hollywood Podcast hosts, “No,” adding, “I think it’s now even more important that actors step… Read More

Sep 20, 2020

Remote Table-Reads for Charity Are the New Thing

There’s a new twist on table-reads during these long, drawn-out days of lockdown: Celebrities are gathering virtually for read-throughs of classic movies and TV episodes to benefit charitable causes. Take, for example, the cast of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World… Read More

Sep 20, 2020

3 Horror Movies to Kick Off the Halloween Season

The last six months have been like something out of a horror movie. The isolation, anxiety, fear and dread of COVID-19 has left many of us a little estranged, paranoid, with empty pockets, and even grieving. 2020 has been a… Read More

Sep 19, 2020

Maya Rudolph Wins 2 Emmys for Her Performance in ‘Big Mouth’ and ‘SNL’

What a week actress, comedian, singer Maya Ruldolph is having! The Groundlings alumni won not one, but two Emmys during the 72nd Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards. On Thursday, September 17th, during the fourth remote evening of the event, Maya… Read More

Sep 17, 2020

Halle Berry’s Directorial Debut in the MMA Drama ‘Bruised’

On the set of the 2019 action thriller John Wick: Chapter 3—Parabellum, then fifty-three-year-old Halle Berry had a serious health scare. In the course of the incredibly physical and dangerous shoot, the Academy Award-winning actress said she suddenly couldn’t breathe,… Read More

Sep 17, 2020

Dennis Hopper and Orson Welles Talk Cinema in the Newly Restored Documentary ‘Hopper/Welles’

Have you ever had a deep, introspective, even fascinating conversation with a friend or colleague over a few glasses of wine and an Italian dinner and thought, “I wish we had that on tape?” Well, that’s the premise of the… Read More

Sep 11, 2020

When Everyone’s a Critic

We all know the feeling; our friends, colleagues, and even family members sometimes can’t be supportive of our work and our dreams, for one reason or another. While it’s true some actors are fortunate enough to be lavished with the… Read More

Sep 9, 2020

Meet Actress Erica Muñoz of HBO’s ‘Long Gone By’

Associate producer and actress Erica Muñoz has proven that you CAN take a break from acting and come back full steam ahead. But even with a five-year hiatus, Erica found that the acting world still has a long way to go… Read More

Sep 9, 2020

Nail Your Zoom Audition: How To Wow Them Virtually

There’s good news and there’s bad news. The good? Our industry is finally getting back to work after months of shut down. Productions of all types and sizes are up and running which means more castings are popping up every… Read More

Sep 6, 2020

‘You Cannot Kill David Arquette’

In 2008, Mickey Rourke shocked the world with his portrayal of the down-on-his-luck wrestler Randy “The Ram” Robinson in Darren Aronofsky’s award-winning drama The Wrestler. Mickey was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar in 2009, and his career skyrocketed after… Read More

Sep 5, 2020

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson on His Bout with COVID-19

It appears the novel coronavirus doesn’t care about how much money you have, how famous you are, how much pull you have in the boardrooms of Hollywood, or what kind of an influencer you might be. Nor does it discriminate… Read More

Sep 4, 2020

Brie Larson Gets Real About the Horrors of Auditioning

What’s the worst part of being an actor or an actress? Being penniless and having to work a jobby-job to survive? Traveling across town in mid-day traffic to get to an audition with a thousand other actors vying for the… Read More

Aug 30, 2020

Ethan Hawke: ‘Give yourself permission to be creative’

“I think it’s my job to risk looking foolish. One of the things I’ve learned from the actors I’ve worked with is you don’t get something for nothing. If you don’t risk looking foolish, you’ll never do anything special.” —Ethan… Read More

Aug 29, 2020

‘Black Panther’ Star Chadwick Boseman Dies at 43

The world received startling news this week: Chadwick Boseman died at the age of 43 following a four-year battle with colon cancer. Boseman reached international fame for his performance in the title role of Marvel’s Black Panther. The South Carolina… Read More

Aug 24, 2020

Get Your Daily Dose of Denzel Washington’s Uplifting Words

The coronavirus has certainly taken its toll on the motion picture industry. Countless projects are either waiting to be greenlit or have financing in place with hopes of going into production in the near future. However, no one is sure… Read More

Aug 28, 2020

AT&T Commercial Star Breaks Her Silence About Online Sexual Harassment

The cheerful, charismatic actress Milana Vayntrub, popularly known as Lily in the AT&T commercials, has been enjoying a successful run of national commercials advertising the multinational communications company’s upgrade to 5G. Indeed, she’s garnered over 740,000 Instagram followers. However, Vayntrub… Read More