Casting Frontier Blog

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

Sep 10, 2017

Michelle Pfeiffer & Meg Tilly’s Career Comebacks After Kids

Actresses Michelle Pfeiffer and Meg Tilly are both experiencing a career resurgence. Pfeiffer’s role as Ruth Madoff in HBO’s Wizard of Lies earned her a Primetime Emmy nomination, and Tilly’s portrayal of Jeanie McMahon in Netflix’s War Machine opposite Brad… Read More

Sep 8, 2017

An Overnight Success Takes Years to Build

I know what it’s like. You’d love to be in class, but you can’t afford it right now. As much as you’d love to coach your co-star audition, it just doesn’t make sense because of how much the role pays…. Read More

Sep 4, 2017

Deconstructing Daniel Plainview

Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood has appeared on a bounty of top ten lists over the last ten years: top ten of the decade, top ten of the aughts, top ten of all time, top ten acting performances–and… Read More

Sep 2, 2017

Celebrities Donate to Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Many Hollywood actors and other celebrities are stepping forward to help with relief efforts after Hurricane Harvey’s devastating category-four winds and catastrophic flooding. Indeed, many are donating big money to assist the Gulf Coast storm victims during this historic time… Read More

Aug 28, 2017

Tony Award Winner Rachel Bay Jones on Her Struggles with Authenticity

Rachel Bay Jones is known for the complexity and authenticity she brings to her roles in theater. But being an authentic personality was not something that came easy for the actress and singer; indeed, she only learned to fully embrace… Read More

Aug 26, 2017

Amy Schumer Believes Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle Should Earn More Than Her

Amy Schumer was the first woman to make the Forbes list of highest-paid comedians in 2016, ranking fourth on the list. And this year she made the list again, coming in at number five after raking in over $37 million–a… Read More

Aug 21, 2017

Goodbye to Comedy Legend Jerry Lewis

The comedic genius and philanthropist Jerry Lewis died after a brief illness at the age of 91 on Sunday morning at his Las Vegas home. Celebrated as the master of slapstick, the New Jersey native entertained audiences over the course… Read More

Aug 19, 2017

Millie Bobby Brown & Evan Rachel Wood

Although 16 years apart, Millie Bobby Brown and Evan Rachel Wood have a lot in common. Both celebrated talents started pursuing acting with purpose and determination at about the age of eight years old; they both tend to play strong… Read More

Aug 18, 2017

Know Your Business

How well do you know your business? You want to work in the entertainment industry, right? A career in film and television is your goal. But how well do you actually know the industry? And why is that important? How… Read More

Aug 18, 2017

Why do kids need improv?

There are so many reasons for humans to take Improv classes that it’s almost impossible to narrow them down! I’ve been teaching Improvisation for nearly 30 years and my students have ranged in age from 6 to 94. They are… Read More

Aug 15, 2017

Tom Cruise and Charlize Theron’s On-Set Injuries

Actors who dare to execute their own stunts garner the admiration of their audiences, and even their peers, the world over. Exhibiting such courage and physical prowess is not only tough as nails, but it can also take a character’s… Read More