Casting Frontier Blog

Oct 17, 2017

The Three Pillars of Comedy (part two)

This is part two in the three part series of The Three Pillars of Comedy (part one here) DESPERATION Storyline – Desperation is what drives the character’s Want in an A storyline and B storyline. The storyline will revolve around… Read More

Oct 16, 2017

Tyler Perry Seeks to Motivate with New Book ‘Higher Is Waiting’

Tyler Perry’s life story is truly remarkable, and now he hopes to inspire others with it in his new book Higher Is Waiting. Perry has authored 19 feature films, 20 stage plays, nine TV shows, and a book that reached… Read More

Casting Frontier
Oct 16, 2017

Vincent Van Gogh On A Creative Life

How many hours a week are you acting? I’m not talking about auditioning or workshops (they don’t count). I’m talking about that rarefied and sacred space where you work on your art. The place where outcome doesn’t matter, where there’s… Read More

Oct 14, 2017

Bill Skarsgard on the Intense Role of Pennywise in ‘It’

You may not recognize the chiseled face of Swedish actor Bill Skarsgard, but if you saw it caked with cracking demonic clown makeup, it’d almost certainly ring a bell. Skarsgard is most known for his portrayal as Pennywise the Dancing… Read More

Oct 9, 2017

5 Guidelines for Improv

In this Tedx Talk, improv instructor Jennifer Hunter and members of her ensemble demonstrate five fundamentals of improvisation, and she insists these skills are useful in creating a better, more enjoyable life as well. The parameters of improv provide structure… Read More

Oct 7, 2017

Underrated Horror Films

Fresh smell in the air, leaves languidly falling to the ground, ghouls and goblins popping up here and there—it must be that time again. Time for tricks and treats and time to check out some spooky horror films! And if you’re… Read More

Oct 3, 2017

Find your next casting or production location

The process of finding suitable venues for producing and shooting in Los Angeles can be time-consuming, tedious, and riddled with problems. One great option to empower filmmakers in this quest is Peerspace. Instead of driving around or spending hours scouring the… Read More

Oct 2, 2017

How Frustration Can Make You More Creative

Frustration can arise for just about any actor in the world due to reasons and circumstances beyond their control. There’s the frustration when work is slow, when you come in second for a desired role, when you feel unsupported by… Read More

Sep 29, 2017

How To Succeed Between Bookings

So what have you been up to lately? We hear this question all the time from friends, family, agents, managers, and casting directors. Sometimes, we have a seemingly good (correct) answer: I just booked a job; I just shot a… Read More

Sep 25, 2017

Tom Papa, Bill Burr, and Jerry Seinfeld on Perseverance

“Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.” –Julie Andrews Acting is a tough game; it’s extremely competitive and tremendously subjective. What one person thinks is a performance for the ages, another considers it to be a 7-percent on… Read More

Sep 22, 2017

Memorable Roles of Harry Dean Stanton

  When Harry Dean Stanton died this past Friday at 91 years of age, many fans on the internet and social media platforms called him the GOAT of character actors. Indeed, Roger Ebert once said, “No movie featuring either Harry… Read More

Sep 18, 2017

How Joe Pesci Fought for His Iconic Role in ‘Goodfellas’

“I’m funny how? I mean, funny, like I’m a clown?” –Tommy DeVito Am I really doing enough to advance my career? To succeed? Do I have the grit and determination and ingenuity to actualize my dreams? Am I working hard… Read More

Sep 15, 2017

Inspiration Can’t Wait

If you’re waiting for your acting teacher to tell you what you should do, how you should do it or when you should do it—you may never make it. Waiting for someone else to feed you artistic ideas can be… Read More

Sep 15, 2017

The Three Pillars Of Comedy (part 1 of 3)

WHAT MAKES A SUCCESSFUL SITCOM A successful sitcom is like a big house filled with funny, topical storylines, memorable, identifiable characters and a plethora of laugh-out-loud jokes. Just think of “I Love Lucy,” “Friends,” “All in the Family,” “Seinfeld” and… Read More

Sep 14, 2017

The Psychology of Horror

“The horror … the horror.” —Apocalypse Now Stephen King’s It is officially breaking box-office records in just its first week of distribution. In fact, the frightening clown-themed horror flick raked in a staggering $123 million in its opening weekend, shattering… Read More

Sep 11, 2017

Mike Hodge, Actor and President of SAG-AFTRA NY, Dies at 70

Mike Hodge, the president of the SAG-AFTRA New York local chapter, died Saturday night at the age of 70. He was also an actor who had recurring work on Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as well… Read More