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Casting Frontier Blog

Aug 10, 2020

The First Film to Be Written, Directed, and Completed During the COVID-19 Pandemic in the US

According to IMDb, “‘Malcolm & Marie’ is the first film to be written, directed, and completed during the COVID-19 pandemic in the US.” As well, it reads, “The film was shot during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown between June 17th and… Read More

Aug 9, 2020

Val Kilmer Performs Alongside His Daughter, Mercedes, After His Tracheotomy

By any reasonable standard, Val Kilmer has had an incredible career. He played the role of the troubled rock star and American poet Jim Morison in the 1991 biopic The Doors, and he did all his own singing in the… Read More

Aug 8, 2020

Check Out the ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ Audition Tapes

The auditioning process is a mysterious and Byzantine endeavor. The actor or actress stands before a cabal of appraisers and adjudicators in the casting room and give it the old college try. That can include the spilling of guts, the… Read More

Aug 3, 2020

‘Pose’ Star Billy Porter Nominated for Second Primetime Emmy Award

The spirited, flamboyant, and multi-talented Billy Porter has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his performance in the FX series Pose. The actor singer unforgettably portrays Pray Tell, an emcee in… Read More

Aug 1, 2020

3 Movies Centered on the Theme of Quarantine

Quarantine. Five months and counting. No end in sight. The average person needs the stimulation, warmth, touch, and rapport of fellow human beings. People need to go out into the world and exchange ideas, collaborate, and converse with like-minded individuals…. Read More

Aug 1, 2020

‘Bugsy Malone’ and ‘Midnight Express’ Director Alan Parker Dies at the Age of 76

According to IMDb, “In order to join the Directors Guild of America (DGA) a candidate must be nominated by three established members. When Alan Parker applied for membership, his nominators were: Stanley Kubrick (2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange),… Read More

Jul 27, 2020

Ricky Gervais on Juggling Comedy and Grief in ‘After Life’

Sometimes peoples’ emotional responses to an ongoing project can influence subsequent elements of the storyline. Take, for example, the Netflix series After Life. After Life is a British black comedy-drama created, written, produced, and directed by Ricky Gervais. On top… Read More

Jul 25, 2020

The Humble and Generous Keanu Reeves

One day—one fine day—you plan on being an A-list movie star—or at least a B … or even a C. How about a recognizable working actor? Regardless of the details, it’s safe to say you aspire to have a career… Read More

Jul 24, 2020

Check Out Kevin James’ YouTube Channel

Every hustler knows … the hustle never ends. Kevin James is a household name and one of the most successful comics in the world. He starred in the hit sitcom The King of Queens for nine seasons, and he has… Read More

Jul 20, 2020

Invest in Yourself

What’s the best investment you’ve ever made? Gold? Silver? Real estate? Penny stock? Well, if you’re thinking clearly, the best investment you could ever make would be in yourself. Because the stock market will rise and fall with the whims… Read More

Jul 19, 2020

Juilliard’s Moni Yakim on ‘Creating a Character’

“I would like you to look at your total personality as if it were a jewel. Each facet is necessary for the structure of the polished stone if the full potential of the gem is to be revealed.” So says… Read More

Jul 18, 2020

‘Jerry Maguire’ Actress Kelly Preston Dies at the Age of 57

“Kelly Preston, wife of John Travolta, dead at 57.” This is a typical headline or header you might read in the wake of the Jerry Maguire actress Kelly Preston’s death. But Preston was much more than a famous movie star’s… Read More

creating chemistry
Jul 16, 2020

Creating Chemistry

Chemistry is that magical connection that actors create on camera that makes us want to keep watching. We see it on daytime soaps, shows like Empire and almost every movie ever made. Some chemistry is good, some bad and some… Read More

Jul 14, 2020

Siren Actor Ian Verdun On Diversity

Siren actor Ian Verdun has made an impact in show business, and his life, in more ways than one. The interview below has real quality answers to a lot of burning questions that actors have. Ian, a graduate of the… Read More

Jul 13, 2020

Casting Insights for ‘Stranger Things’ Casting Director Carmen Cuba

It’s been four years since addicted fans started watching Netflix’s Stranger Things, absorbing all the creepy happenings occurring in the fictitious town of Hawkins in the 1980s. Stranger Things was the streaming giant’s first original series, and there was no… Read More

Jul 12, 2020

Charlize Theron’s Intense Training for ‘The Old Guard’

For anyone who’s seen Charlize Theron in the 2017 action thriller Atomic Blonde, it’s quite evident the Academy Award-winning actress is a tremendously capable physical heroine with an impressive martial arts skillset. The fight scenes, many of which were filmed… Read More