Casting Frontier Blog

Colin Farrell on Acting
Feb 1, 2023

Colin Farrell on Acting

At this year’s Golden Globes, Colin Farrell won Best Actor in a Musical/Comedy Motion Picture for his performance in “The Banshees of Inisherin.” He portrays Pádraic, a sweet-souled farmer in the dark tragicomedy set off the west coast of Ireland…. Read More

‘Atomic Habits’ Author James Clear on How to Get 1% Better Every Day
Feb 1, 2023

‘Atomic Habits’ Author James Clear on How to Get 1% Better Every Day

In the book “Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones,” author James Clear shares useful strategies for self-improvement and explains them in a way that is both easy to understand and applicable… Read More

Matthew McConaughey on Exploring the Script
Jan 25, 2023

Matthew McConaughey on Exploring the Script

Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey is celebrated for his performances in films like “Dallas Buyers Club,” “The Wolf of Wall Street,” and “Interstellar,” as well as the HBO series “True Detective.” Now 53 years old, the star has clearly harnessed… Read More

Austin Butler on Playing Elvis
Jan 25, 2023

Golden Globes Winner Austin Butler on Playing Elvis

Austin Butler won Best Actor in a Drama, Motion Picture at the 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards for his remarkable portrayal of the rock ’n’ roll icon Elvis Presley. The biopic explores Presley’s life starting with his childhood in Tupelo,… Read More

Jan 20, 2023

The Ultimate Guide to Finding Casting Calls in 2023

Thanks to a global pandemic, the entertainment industry has gone through quite a shakeup in the past three years. Everything changed from auditions to production itself in 2020. And 2021 saw a radical adaptation to the shift in the way… Read More

6 Behaviors to Boost Confidence
Jan 18, 2023

6 Behaviors to Boost Confidence

The late entrepreneur Richard DeVos once said, “I have seen countless people make a choice to be confident. If you don’t naturally feel bold and confident, you can choose an attitude of confidence.” Sounds simple—just change your attitude. However, researchers… Read More

Insights from Broadway Casting Director Tara Rubin
Jan 18, 2023

Insights from Broadway Casting Director Tara Rubin

For more than three decades, casting director Tara Rubin has been busy casting countless Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Her work at Tara Rubin Casting includes “Dancin’,” “Dear Evan Hansen,” “Aladdin,” “Ain’t Too Proud,” “School of Rock,” “Les Misérables,” “Jersey Boys,”… Read More

Smoothie Recipes of the Stars
Jan 11, 2023

Smoothie Recipes of the Stars

With all the holiday celebrations over and 2023 just beginning, it’s time to consider making New Year’s resolutions. One goal on just about everyone’s list is to make healthier choices, and that especially means eating more fruits and vegetables. How… Read More

Performer standing on a stage in front of an audience.
Jan 11, 2023

Insights from Performance Coach Anna Reynolds

Performance coach Anna Reynolds has a fascination with understanding how people function at the deepest levels. Trained in neuro-linguistic programming, she uses methodologies and coaching practices to support her clients to embrace uncertainty and express complexity. “My skill lies in… Read More

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ and ‘Knives Out’ Directors Discuss Casting
Jan 4, 2023

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ and ‘Knives Out’ Directors Discuss Casting

Actors can hear the director’s point of view of the casting process in Variety’s “Directors on Directors,” with a conversation between Joseph Kosinski, director of “Top Gun: Maverick,” and Rian Johnson, director of “Knives Out” and “Glass Onion: A Knives… Read More

Legendary Acting Teachers on Being in the Moment
Jan 4, 2023

Legendary Acting Teachers on Being in the Moment

Audiences turn to theater, television, and film when they want to take a break from reality and tune into someone else’s story. A fine performance leaves viewers feeling as though they’re witnessing something real—a genuine interaction full of all the… Read More

Michelle Yeoh at the 2nd Annual Academy Museum Gala held at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles, Calif. on October 15, 2022.
Dec 28, 2022

Michelle Yeoh on Stage Fright

In her expansive career, the multitalented Michelle Yeoh has pulled off breathtaking iconic stunts and fierce fight scenes in celebrated films such as “Everything Everywhere All at Once” and “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.” It would seem she has not one… Read More

Smiling woman wearing wireless headphones, talking into a microphone, and looking at a laptop screen.
Dec 28, 2022

5 Voice Acting Tips

Voice-over work comes in many varieties—commercials, audio books, video games, corporate training, conversational, metro systems, and animated characters. All of these job opportunities require a real person speaking genuinely and clearly. Improve Your Voice’s Darren McStay is a voice coach,… Read More

Insights from Casting Director Clifton Guterman
Dec 21, 2022

Insights from Casting Director Clifton Guterman

Much of casting seems shrouded in mystery. Actors routinely pour their hearts out before the camera for professional teams to examine, and then the selection process is made behind closed doors, with little or no explanation as to who was… Read More

Photos of Viola Davis and Jennifer Lawrence.
Dec 21, 2022

Viola Davis and Jennifer Lawrence on Bringing Life to Characters

In a Variety “Actors on Actors” interview, acclaimed actresses Viola Davis and Jennifer Lawrence conversed about their latest films, “The Woman King” and “Causeway,” respectively. In discussing what it takes to bring life and authenticity to their characters, it became… Read More

Brad Pitt's Acting Career Insights
Dec 14, 2022

Brad Pitt’s Acting Career Insights

Brad Pitt teased about his potential retirement from acting not so long ago, saying he’s on the “last leg” of his acting career, so let’s look back at the two-time Oscar-winning actor’s journey. Pitt landed his first roles in the… Read More