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Jennifer Hudson ‘Respect’
Aug 15, 2021

Jennifer Hudson on Portraying Aretha Franklin in ‘Respect’

Imagine being handpicked by the late Aretha Franklin to portray her, the legendary “Queen of Soul,” on the silver screen. American Idol alum Jennifer Hudson indeed received this honor years ago before Aretha’s death in 2018. Knowing she’d been selected… Read More

Kevin Hart
Jun 21, 2021

Kevin Hart Takes on His First Dramatic Role in ‘Fatherhood’

Stand-up comedian Kevin Hart is showing a more serious side of himself these days. The Jumanji actor is starring in his first dramatic role, playing a new father whose wife dies shortly after childbirth in the Netflix movie Fatherhood.   … Read More

Jun 7, 2021

Ilana Levine of Little Known Facts Podcast: Make the Thing You Love

With a quarter of a century in show business and hundreds of interviews under her belt, Ilana Levine took her career to the next level by starting her podcast, Little Known Facts. Little Known Facts shares an endless amount of… Read More

Jun 1, 2021

Actor Spotlight Parker Queenan: Booking a Role Requires Patience

Parker Queenan takes more than just one bite out of show business. At 19 years old, not only is he on the popular Nickelodeon show Are You Afraid of the Dark: Curse of the Shadows but, he’s written, produced, and… Read More

May 3, 2021

Daniel Kaluuya Wins the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor

Daniel Kaluuya recently took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor thanks to his powerhouse performance in Judas and the Black Messiah. In the biopic, the British actor portrayed the late Black Panther Party activist Fred Hampton who was shot… Read More

May 3, 2021

Youn Yuh-jung Rocks the Oscars with her ‘Minari’ Acceptance Speech

Youn Yuh-jung recently won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her portrayal of the feisty but doting grandmother Soon-ja in Minari at the 93rd Academy Awards. This honor makes her the first Korean to win the prestigious award for acting…. Read More

May 1, 2021

Podcast Spotlight: Alyshia Ochse from ‘That One Audition’

Alyshia Ochse of “That One Audition” podcast brings her audience a comprehensive advantage to auditioning, self-tape, and even life itself. The best part about “That One Audition” is that you can even listen to it on the road! Alyshia Ochse… Read More

Apr 6, 2021

The Actors Lounge Podcast Shares Precautions an Actor Should Take on Set

Being an actor on a professional set can be overwhelming. There are things to know and ways to conduct yourself. The Actors Lounge podcast is here to help!   Mel V, the host, conducts industry interviews and gives advice to… Read More

Apr 1, 2021

Herizen Guardiola: It’s Not About the Destination, It’s About the Journey

Musician and actress Herizen Guardiola started out in the entertainment business as a teenager and has continued to nourish her career over the years. You’ll most recently recognize Herizen from Netflix’s cheerleading series Dare Me and the Starz hit series… Read More

Mar 29, 2021

‘Courier’ Actor Benedict Cumberbatch on Strenuous Role Preparation

Benedict Cumberbatch described the “horrible” process of losing 21 pounds for his role in The Courier. While the dramatic weight loss left him feeling “very vulnerable,” it helped him emotionally prepare for the strenuous role.   The Role The British… Read More

Mar 12, 2021

10 Podcasts Every Actor Should Subscribe to

Listening is considered one of the greatest skills an actor can master. When we are truly listening, we are surrendering our full attention to a stimulus and allowing it to affect us. For this reason, podcasts are a wonderful resource… Read More

Mar 22, 2021

Hollywood Greats Offer 10 Tips to Aspiring Actors 

John Legend once said, “Experience is a great teacher.” After all, with experience comes increased wisdom and a clearer perspective. With that in mind, here are 10 acting tips from several established actors who were asked, “What advice would you… Read More

Mar 16, 2021

Casting Director Spotlight: Lori Lewis of FreeSpirit Casting

To celebrate Women’s History Month, Casting Frontier spoke with the influential casting director, Lori Lewis on her profession, mantras to live by, what she would like to achieve in this new ‘age’ of virtual auditions, and much more. Keep reading… Read More

Mar 8, 2021

Actor Spotlight: Jes Macallan from ‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’

Actress Jes Macallan has been in show business for more than a decade and boy does she have some wisdom to share with us! Macallan talks about her audition and promotion for the CW’s DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, which is… Read More

IMDB / Marion Dougherty / HBO 'Casting By'
Mar 8, 2021

International Women’s Day: Celebrating Casting Director Marion Dougherty

“No casting director can truly say, ‘I knew he was gonna be a star’ because that’s a bunch of baloney. Casting is a game of gut instinct. You feel their talent and potential in the pit of your stomach. It’s… Read More