Acting Career Blog Posts

An actress at home trying an Eric Morris vulnerability exercise with a friend.
Mar 27, 2023

Acting Coach Eric Morris’ Vulnerability Exercises

“If you’re an actor, you sell emotions for money, and your emotions should be the entire spectrum of human emotions,” asserts Los-Angeles based acting instructor Eric Morris. “You should be able to access every single human emotion known to mankind…. Read More

An actor making a powerful entrance to the stage. He learned many tips in order to perfect his performance.
Mar 20, 2023

Tips to Enter a Scene Powerfully

Whether performing onstage or on-set, auditioning or creating self tapes, never underestimate the importance of the first few seconds of a performance. That moment has the potential to make or break a performance. Indeed, the transition from the actor being… Read More

Mark W. Travis on Interrogating a Character
Mar 1, 2023

Mark W. Travis on Interrogating a Character

In a Travis International Film Institute webinar, Mark W. Travis both demonstrates and explains his director-centered approach designed to efficiently generate organic and authentic performances from actors. The Travis Technique utilizes an interrogation process that peppers characters with a series… 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

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

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

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

Competing as an Actor
May 23, 2022

Competing as an Actor

It’s hard, if not impossible, to avoid competitive feelings when you’re an actor. When auditioning, you compete with a seemingly endless sea of thespians for the same role. In the not-so-long-ago “olden” days, you’d find yourself gathered in a waiting… Read More

Aaron Paul
May 17, 2022

4 Actors Who Had No Plan B

Sylvester Stallone once famously said, “Plan B. You’ve always got to have a Plan B.” This career approach certainly worked out well for the “Rocky” star, but not everybody follows that advice. In fact, some actors strongly oppose the idea… Read More

Tom Hanks
May 10, 2022

4 Actors on the Longevity of Their Careers

No two actors are alike, nor are their career paths. Robert Downey Jr.’s journey is very different from Morgan Freeman’s, which is very different from Meryl Streep’s. With so much variation, it becomes clear that there are a number of… Read More

Penelope Cruz
May 10, 2022

The Advice Casting Directors Gave Actors Early in Their Careers

Insights that others have about actors can be encouraging, or they can sting a bit as well. But those keen perceptions take on a greater significance when coming from those who hold the keys to an actor’s career. Here are… Read More

Apr 29, 2022

What Actor Inspired You to Become a Performer?

Can you remember the first time you were inspired to pursue a career in acting? Were you watching TV, a feature film in a velvet dark theater, or maybe it was a play? There is that exquisite moment in any… Read More

Apr 22, 2022

4 Exercises for Active Listening

“The Kids Are All Right” star Annette Bening shared a personal story with a group of theater students about her difficulty with listening early on in her training. An acting instructor had critiqued her performance with a scene partner, telling… Read More

Apr 22, 2022

Working as a Background Actor

An aspiring actor might consider working as a background actor, also known as an extra, to gain valuable on-set experience, meet new people and to receive a paycheck. But what should one expect while doing background work?   Looking for… Read More