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Apr 6, 2021

Podcast Spotlight: 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

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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

Mar 1, 2021

Actor Reid Miller On Portraying Jadin Bell, a Bullied Teenager in Film ‘Joe Bell’

In Joe Bell, actor Reid Miller gives an emotional performance as Jadin Bell, the teenager who committed suicide after being bullied for being gay.   Films that help raise awareness require an actor who is willing to listen, feel, and… Read More

Feb 22, 2021

Hollywood Greats Discuss Misconceptions about Acting

Zendaya, Glenn Close, Kate Winslet and Carey Mulligan were recently asked about misconceptions people have regarding acting during a Hollywood Reporter Roundtable. While there are many acting myths, here are four responses these exceptionally talented women gave on the spot. … Read More

Feb 16, 2021

‘United States vs. Billie Holiday’ Star Andra Day Receives Two Golden Globe Nods

Andra Day initially tried to talk herself out of taking on the role of Billie Holiday in United States vs. Billie Holiday, but now she’s nominated for two Golden Globe Awards—Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama as well as… Read More

Feb 8, 2021

‘Sound of Metal’ Star Riz Ahmed Receives Golden Globe Nomination

The 78th Annual Golden Globes Awards nominations are in, and Sound of Metal star Riz Ahmed is up for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama. Writer-director Darius Marder’s feature debut tells the riveting story of a punk-metal drummer named… Read More

Feb 4, 2021

Alix Wilton Regan: Behind the Voice of Cyberpunk 2077’s Alt Cunningham

Actress Alix Wilton Regan is the voice of Alt Cunningham in Cyberpunk 2077, the action role-playing video game developed and published by CD Projekt.  Regan is also the voice and body of several characters in other well-known games that have… Read More

Feb 1, 2021

7 Inspiring ‘Big Break’ Stories from Lupita Nyong’o and More Actors

Imagine scarfing down a slice at your local pizza shop as a stranger approaches. “Are you interested in modeling?” they ask. You reply that you would much rather act and are looking for an agent. And that’s how it happens…. Read More

Feb 1, 2021

Best Cameras for Self-Tape Auditions

Choosing a camera setup for self-tape auditions can feel like an overwhelming task. Fortunately, Casting Frontier has excellent solutions for self tapes to give actors the competitive edge. But, for now, let’s consider the potential value of various cameras based… Read More