Acting Jobs Blog Posts

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

Mar 29, 2022

Casting Director Mike Lush on How to Score a Spot on a Reality Show

Casting director Mike Lush recently shared valuable tips for talent aspiring to be cast in reality television shows. As a top casting director in the genre, Lush is always on the lookout for shining and remarkable personalities to be featured… Read More

Jan 3, 2022

Actors on Directors’ Notes

If a film or TV show is excellent in all aspects — great script, fantastic sets and costumes, breathtaking lighting and music — but the performances are subpar, the production will only go so far. The quality of acting is… Read More

Nov 12, 2021

8 Tips for Answering ‘Tell Me About Yourself’

You’ve prepared for your audition and are eager to perform as you enter the room, when out of the blue, casting asks you, “Tell me about yourself.” Don’t be caught off guard by this prompt; instead, be prepared to answer… Read More

What's the difference between an union and non-union acting job? Find out by reading this article.
Nov 3, 2021

Union vs. Non-Union Commercial Jobs

In 2019, over 240 billion dollars were spent on advertising in the United States. Clearly, a bounty of well-trained actors must be accessible to meet this massive demand. While in recent years, the industry has seen an increase in non-union… Read More

An actress who said 'no' to an acting job.
Mar 26, 2020

When to Say Yes & No to an Acting Job

At Casting Frontier, we strive to work with actors who do not have representation or actors without an agent. We want to give them the tools to build a successful resume, appropriate headshots, and be offered the acting parts they… Read More

An actress promoting herself.
Oct 8, 2019

How to Promote Yourself As an Actor

At Casting Frontier, our online platform makes it easy for actors to submit headshots, acting resumes, and audition videos to casting calls from top entertainment and advertising casting directors and content creators. But if there’s one thing we’ve learned from… Read More

Actors and students of Killian McHugh waiting to audition for a role.
Mar 21, 2019

Killian McHugh’s Guide To Acting Jobs & Commercial Auditions

For commercial casting director and acting coach Killian McHugh, teaching is not only a profession, but a calling. “I remember talking to a casting director about winning the Oscar,” he recalls. “I said something about if I won I’d never… Read More