Auditions Blog Posts

Self Tape Auditions
Feb 27, 2020

Self Tapes for Pilot Season

Self-tapes are the new pre-read. You need to be great at it. It’s pilot season, casting is happening faster than ever, and actors need to know how to turn around an amazing professional self-tape with only a few hours notice…. Read More

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Feb 17, 2020

How to Find an Audition in Los Angeles

The first step to getting an acting job is finding an audition, but sometimes that’s easier said than done. Acting is a cutthroat business, and sometimes it’s difficult to find an acting audition if you don’t already have successes to… Read More

Portrait of a young aspirin actresses self taping a virtual audition.
Jan 15, 2020

Virtual Auditions

At Casting Frontier, our mission is to help actors everywhere empower themselves and expand their careers by connecting them with casting directors and acting career opportunities through our online casting platform. Traditionally, in-person auditions are how anyone in the industry… Read More

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Dec 16, 2019

Learn To Read The Room

In many ways, the time from the moment you walk into the audition room, through introductions, questions, etc. before you audition can be as critical to you getting the part as your audition itself. Your powers of observation, your ability… Read More

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Nov 7, 2019

How to Fit Your Resume for the Audition

Your acting resume, along with your headshot, is one of the most important documents at your disposal for securing an acting job. It’s what casting directors will look at after an audition to keep you in memory and look over… Read More

Killian McHugh, casting director & acting coach, on set.
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

Feb 18, 2019

Acceptance When Auditioning

A great audition requires you to be in complete command of yourself, your work, and the room. Accepting everything as it is in the present moment is key to having this kind of command. Acceptance is non-judgmental. You may not… Read More

Feb 15, 2019

Keep Leaping

Leap and the net will appear. You’ve heard this phrase if you’ve even considered pursuing a career in the arts. Teachers have been saying it for years. Actors, writers and dancers have been taping it to their mirrors since middle… Read More

Feb 12, 2019

Chris Hemsworth on Audition Nerves and Not Giving Up

The Avengers actor Chris Hemsworth has been described as the epitome of a man, movie star, and Hollywood hunk. But he seems to have a far more humble perception of himself. In a Men’s Health interview, the 35-year-old star opened… Read More

Feb 2, 2019

NBC’s ‘Bring the Funny’ Open Casting Now

Calling all aspiring comedians. NBC is currently casting for their new comedy competition show Bring the Funny. “We are looking for the best of the best from every comedy genre worldwide,” it says on the Bring The Funny website. That… Read More

Jan 28, 2019

Elizabeth Olsen on Why She Loves to Audition

For many actors, auditioning is an unpleasant but necessary part of the business; they tolerate the judgemental ambiance and hopefully master the art of auditioning in the quest of landing desirable jobs. And then there’s Elizabeth Olsen who simply loves… Read More

Oct 13, 2018

Embrace Mistakes

It probably seems that you have to be careful about every little decision you make with your acting career. Take the wrong class and you can derail your training. Sign with the wrong agent and you can waste years. Accept… Read More

Aug 14, 2018

Persevering Will Make You Lucky

Last week, I saw a former student of mine on a morning talk show. He studied and coached with me for a few years. I got him an agent and he began to audition. After many auditions, he booked a… Read More

Lisa Kudrow Describes Her Process of Finding Phoebe in ‘Friends’
Jul 22, 2018

Lisa Kudrow Describes Her Process of Finding Phoebe in ‘Friends’

While auditioning for a pilot, Lisa Kudrow was given a character whose life was full of tragedy and asked to play her in a comedic way. In this Archive of American Television interview, Kudrow describes how she found Phoebe Buffay,… Read More

Shay Mitchell Shares Her ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Audition Tape
Jul 17, 2018

Shay Mitchell Shares Her ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Audition Tape

Canadian actress, model, and entrepreneur Shay Mitchell brought her YouTube fans on a trip down memory lane, revisiting a very special audition tape–the one that earned her a starring role in the Freeform series Pretty Little Liars. Shot in her… Read More