Casting Frontier Blog

Jun 27, 2017

International Acting Coach Ivana Chubbuck

“We go to the movies, watch TV, and go to the theater to see not the ordinary or dull but the extraordinary people, how a person dealing with pain and trauma overcomes and wins by using that pain as a… Read More

Jun 23, 2017

The one thing it takes to be a great artist

The start of a new year inevitably brings with it a list of goals: taking new photos, editing your reel, signing up for scene study and on-camera classes, sharpening your improv skills, finding new representation, going on more auditions. The… Read More

Jun 21, 2017

Audition Tips from a Commercial Director

  Commercial directors are film directors who specialize in the creation of commercials. And they are among the professionals who are seated in the callback room ready to assess who’s best fit for a particular role. The commercial director’s opinion… Read More

Jun 19, 2017

Social Awkwardness as an Asset

Not knowing what to say or fidgeting during conversations, experiencing goofy mishaps when all eyes are on you, perhaps having an odd fashion sense, laughing nervously when answering questions…sound familiar? If so, you might be socially awkward. As remarkably skilled… Read More

Jun 14, 2017

Handling Audition-Room Mistakes

Mistakes are an inevitable part of life. Even the most prepared and experienced actors experience blunders at the most inopportune times–namely, the audition room. In this video, Casting Director Erica Arvold and Acting Coach Richard Warner discuss beneficial ways to… Read More

Jun 13, 2017

Elisabeth Moss on Using Her Instincts, Music, and Charts

Celebrated actress Elisabeth Moss has forged her own path in Hollywood, excelling in the craft even though she never received formal acting training. Moss is known for her acclaimed roles as Offred in the haunting Hulu original series The Handmaid’s… Read More

Jun 12, 2017

One thing that puts you in charge

These days actors get a lot of advice about what they need to have in order to succeed. “Have you got an agent yet?” “Do you have a good manager?” “Do your headshots look like you?” “Is your web site… Read More

Process
Jun 10, 2017

The Process is The Product (part 2)

Being paid to go inside Acting is an opportunity to work on what is inside you, a part that most other professions avoid. It can be painful or scary to look inside, but without this self-investigation, you cannot grow. It… Read More

Jun 7, 2017

Casting Director Lucy Bevan’s Audition Room Tips

Acclaimed casting director, Lucy Bevan boasts a long and impressive resume which includes casting for Maleficent, Cinderella, Jungle Book, and more recently, Beauty and the Beast. Based in London, she selects talent for British independent films, theater, television as well… Read More

Jun 5, 2017

Terry Gilliam’s 17-Year Attempt to Film ‘Quixote’ Finally Achieved

“Success is not the absence of failure; it’s the persistence through failure.” – Aisha Tyler “Sorry for the long silence. I’ve been busy packing the truck and am now heading home. After 17 years, we have completed the shoot of… Read More

May 31, 2017

Casting Director Jeff Greenberg Reflects on His Casting Adventures

Emmy-winning casting director, Jeff Greenberg recently shared a number of intriguing stories about the stars he cast–and didn’t cast–over the past 30 years of his prolific career. Greenberg is best known for his work on Frasier, Modern Family, Cheers, Wings,… Read More

May 30, 2017

Remembering Roger Moore

James Bond actor Roger Moore died earlier this week at the age of 89. The debonair British star is best known for replacing Sean Connery in seven of the secret-agent movies between 1973 and 1985. Moore’s adult children, Deborah, Geoffrey… Read More

May 24, 2017

Goldie Hawn on How Young Women Can Succeed

“It’s not that I didn’t want to be a star; it was that I never perceived myself as being a star. It was a dream so far beyond the reach of reality to me,” Goldie Hawn once said. Still, she… Read More

May 22, 2017

Before-and-After Photo Encourages Others to Embrace Their Bodies

We’re all used to the conventional before-and-after body image photographs depicting a heavier version of a person for the before and a slimmed-down version representing the after. Well, Body-Image Activist, Taryn Brumfitt has a different take on such comparison photos…. Read More

three girls viral video
May 19, 2017

How To Make Your Web Series Go Viral

Nowadays shooting a web video is as simple as having a low-budget digital camera, a bootstrap crew, or even just a few willing friends and a cell phone. Given the wide-open nature of the digital media space, it has become… Read More

Process
May 19, 2017

The Process Is The Product (part 1)

When you hike up a mountain you have two choices. You can enjoy the changing sky, the view below, the flowers along the path, the struggle up to the top, the breeze, the sun through the trees, the smell of… Read More