Casting Frontier Blog

Jan 25, 2021

Epic Actor Training for the ‘Bridgerton’ Series

While 63 million viewers are binge-watching Bridgerton, the stars are likely recovering from all the training sessions they endured bringing the characters to life. Set in 1813 Regency London, siblings of a high-society family search for love in the romantic,… Read More

Jan 25, 2021

Inspirational Quotes About the Actor’s Journey

Every actor has his or her unique pathway while pursuing acting. Some start that road, to one degree or another, in their early childhood dressing up in costumes and performing before family members; others discover the passion later in life,… Read More

Jan 19, 2021

Actors Talk Improv

The world of improv is an exciting, unpredictable place to inhabit as an actor. In fact, those who thrive in it can stand out in commercial work. Although improvisation insists that actors stay in the moment and give honest, relatable… Read More

Jan 19, 2021

Ethan Hawke on How His Early Failures Helped His Career

At just 14 years old, Ethan Hawke’s acting career began when he starred in the big-budget Hollywood movie Explorers. The film may have bombed at the box office but it taught Hawke an important lesson. Now a four-time Academy Award… Read More

Jan 14, 2021

‘Freaky’ Actress Celeste O’Connor: Black Women Are the Blueprint for Every Form of Art

Freaky and Ghostbusters: Afterlife actress Celeste O’Connor is on the rise, representing Black women and women, in general, in the climb up the entertainment ladder. Celeste is a prime example of how one can complete dreams and aspirations while at… Read More

Jan 14, 2021

The New Pilot Season!

Welcome to 2021! With this new year comes a new reality and new opportunities. What should actors expect this pilot season? It’s always been tough to get pilot auditions. This year, getting invited into a casting office may be even… Read More

Jan 12, 2021

Casting Director Shares Self-Tape Advice When Recording at Home

Actors have been putting themselves on tape for years, but I still see many issues as I look through my self-tape submissions. Let’s take a look at some of the more common errors. Backdrop I get that you may have… Read More

Jan 11, 2021

Anya Taylor-Joy Overwhelmed by ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Popularity

Anya Taylor-Joy is struck by the overwhelming success of The Queen’s Gambit. The 24-year-old star gives a riveting performance in the Netflix series which now rates as the most-watched limited series to date. In fact, The Queen’s Gambit’s viewership is… Read More

Jan 11, 2021

Josh Gad on the Audition that Changed His Life

Josh Gad almost gave up on his acting dreams when The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee on Broadway invited him to audition in 2005. In an interview with Off Camera, the 39-year-old actor recalls the memorable audition and the… Read More

Jan 8, 2021

Words of Wisdom: Audrey Helps Actors

Audrey Moore is a successful working actor and also an enthusiastic podcast host/actor advocate. Her podcast, Audrey Helps Actors, helps actors to get a leg up on the business. There is no pussyfooting around when it comes to Audrey Moore… Read More

Jan 4, 2021

Embracing Your Weirdness

Actors are often told to “be authentic” in their performances. After all, the ability to bring life to characters by tapping into one’s own personality, emotions, quirks, and experiences is key to achieving excellence in acting. Indeed, the great Stanislavski… Read More

Jan 4, 2021

6 Tips To Memorize Lines

Anthony Hopkins once said, “Once you know [the script] so well that you can improvise and make it real, it’s easy. You can’t pretend to know it—it’s impossible to and I couldn’t do it.” If there is one skill actors… Read More

Dec 21, 2020

Chadwick Boseman’s Final Role in ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ Released on Netflix

Chadwick Boseman’s final on-screen performance in the film Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom was released on Netflix on December 18, giving fans one last glimpse of the beloved star. Directed by George C. Wolfe, it’s based on August Wilson’s 1982 play… Read More

Dec 19, 2020

Lily Collins’ Words of Inspiration

British-American actress Lily Collins is known for the versatility of her roles, playing an out-of-place fashionista in Paris (Emily in Paris), a young woman suffering from anorexia (To the Bone), Snow White (Mirror Mirror) and Ted Bundy’s girlfriend (Extremely Wicked,… Read More

Dec 19, 2020

Camera-Friendly Makeup Tips

With all the social distancing and self-isolation occurring these days, many people are forgoing their old makeup routines and enjoying the chance to go sans warpaint. Selma Hayek, for example, recently told Barefaced Beauties, “My favorite days are the days… Read More

Dec 14, 2020

Getting an Agent During a Pandemic

We’re over six months in, and there’s no sign this is going to be over any time soon. You could shut down and wait. I get that. No judgment. But for those that want to be proactive and think they… Read More