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3 Actors Who Stumbled Into Acting
Nov 30, 2022

3 Actors Who Stumbled Into Acting

In most instances, actors on stage and screen spend many years cultivating their craft and industry relationships, making sacrifices and going on countless auditions in pursuit of acting work. However, there are some relatively rare instances in which people, by… Read More

Viola Spolin's Improv Method
Nov 30, 2022

Viola Spolin’s Improv Method

An important innovator of 20th century theater, Viola Spolin is often called the “mother of modern improvisation.” She authored the bestselling book “Improvisation for the Theater,” which has been referred to as the Bible of improvisational theater. Spolin created directorial… Read More

Actors Remember the Legendary Acting Teacher Roy London
Nov 23, 2022

Actors Remember the Legendary Acting Teacher Roy London

During their acceptance speeches, various actors have thanked acting coach Roy London for his contribution to their success, including Geena Davis when winning an Oscar and Sharon Stone when winning a Golden Globe. Garry Shandling made sure the final credit… Read More

Acting Coach Margie Haber on Finding Your It Factor
Nov 23, 2022

Acting Coach Kimberly Jentzen on Making Strong Choices

Actors are often told to make “strong choices” to elevate their performances. But what exactly does that mean? Award-winning acting coach Kimberly Jentzen, founder of The Jentzen Technique based in Los Angeles and author of the book “Acting with Impact,”… Read More

Casting Directors on What’s Most Important About Self-Tapes
Nov 16, 2022

Casting Directors on What’s Most Important About Self-Tapes

In recent years, casting has largely transitioned from an in-person process to virtual. Actors, who were used to focusing on just the performance aspect of auditions (as well as battling traffic), quickly found themselves needing to be technicians. Suddenly, actors… Read More

3 Performers Who Refused to Give Up
Nov 16, 2022

3 Performers Who Refused to Give Up

Aspiring actors, comedians, singers, musicians, and dancers alike are faced with the significant and worthwhile challenge of learning their crafts. Even when a level of mastery is reached, performers then face heavy competition, as well as any number of obstacles… Read More

An actress happily taking advantage of Casting Frontier's Free Submissions Week offer.
Nov 14, 2022

Submit to Projects for Free This Week on Casting Frontier

In the spirit of giving thanks, Casting Frontier is giving its members a week of free submissions and plenty of other perks! From November 14 through November 18, all members can submit to unlimited roles for free. How can I… Read More

15 Famous Actors on Rejection
Nov 9, 2022

15 Famous Actors on Rejection

When “Jurassic World Dominion” actress Bryce Dallas Howard was thinking about pursuing an acting career, her grandmother told her that a working actor has to go on 64 auditions before landing one role, on average. This information gave Bryce clarity… Read More

Insights from 'Gilmore Girls' Casting Director Jill Anthony Thomas
Nov 9, 2022

Insights from ‘Gilmore Girls’ Casting Director Jill Anthony Thomas

Industry powerhouse Jill Anthony Thomas has been casting for thirty years with a specialty in comedy. The Los Angeles-based casting director’s work includes the feature film “Best in Show,” as well as the television shows “Gilmore Girls,” “King of the… Read More

Two actors learning how to use Castin Frontier's Agent finder tool.
Nov 2, 2022

How to Use Casting Frontier’s Agent and Talent Finder Tools

Whether you’re an actor looking for an agent or a talent representative seeking fresh faces for your roster, you can find it within Casting Frontier. When you click into your profiles, you’ll find our Agent Finder and Talent Finder tools…. Read More

6 Tips to Laugh on Cue
Nov 2, 2022

6 Tips to Laugh on Cue

Hopefully when in the midst of a performance, you’re riding your character’s varying waves of emotions, moment by moment in a deep and genuine manner. If so, when your character is called to chuckle, giggle, yuk, crack up, or be… Read More

Meisner Instructor Jim Jarrett on Setbacks and Insecurities
Nov 2, 2022

Meisner Instructor Jim Jarrett on Setbacks and Insecurities

That which hinders your task is your task.” — Sanford Meisner Setbacks are part of acting and, indeed, a part of life. Just as there are times for advancement and celebration, there are moments of pause and reflection. Acting instructor… Read More

Ricky Gervais on the Principles of Comedy
Oct 26, 2022

Ricky Gervais on the Principles of Comedy

Funnyman Ricky Gervais is known for his dry wit, dark humor, and politically incorrect jokes. Whether he’s acting in a movie, creating and starring in a television series, voicing animated characters, or hosting awards shows, he finds a way to… Read More

Casting Insights From Superhero Casting Director Sarah Finn
Oct 26, 2022

Casting Insights From Superhero Casting Director Sarah Finn

Award-winning casting director Sarah Finn has cast over a hundred feature films in every genre. She’s most recognized for casting the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, starting in 2006 with “Iron Man.” In addition to a steady flow of superhero blockbusters… Read More

3 Tips from Acting Coach Howard Fine
Oct 19, 2022

3 Tips from Acting Coach Howard Fine

The highly sought-after acting coach Howard Fine is famous for his keen insights and practical approach to the craft of acting. Over the past three decades, the Los Angeles-based instructor has led a bounty of actors to international acclaim, including… Read More

Mark Rylance’s Acting Metaphors
Oct 19, 2022

Mark Rylance’s Acting Metaphors

Mark Rylance has given consistently powerful performances on both stage and screen for decades. In turn, the “Bridge of Spies” actor has been awarded with an Oscar, three Tonys, and two Laurence Olivier Awards. When speaking about the craft of… Read More