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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

Feb 1, 2021

Audition Advice from Broadway Casting Director Tara Rubin

When casting director Tara Rubin speaks about her work with actors, her love and respect for performers is clear to see. During her college years, Rubin herself majored in acting at Boston University. “It was pretty clear after the first… Read More

Jan 25, 2021

Epic Actor Training for the ‘Bridgerton’ Series

While 63 million viewers are binge-watching Bridgerton, the stars are likely recovering from all the training sessions they endured bringing the characters to life.  Set in 1813 Regency London, siblings of a high-society family search for love in the romantic,… Read More

Jan 25, 2021

Inspirational Quotes About the Actor’s Journey

Every actor has his or her unique pathway while pursuing acting. Some start that road, to one degree or another, in their early childhood dressing up in costumes and performing before family members; others discover the passion later in life,… Read More

Jan 19, 2021

Actors Talk Improv

The world of improv is an exciting, unpredictable place to inhabit as an actor. In fact, those who thrive in it can stand out in commercial work. Although improvisation insists that actors stay in the moment and give honest, relatable… Read More

Jan 19, 2021

Ethan Hawke on How His Early Failures Helped His Career

At just 14 years old, Ethan Hawke’s acting career began when he starred in the big-budget Hollywood movie Explorers. The film may have bombed at the box office but it taught Hawke an important lesson. Now a four-time Academy Award… Read More

Jan 14, 2021

‘Freaky’ Actress Celeste O’Connor: Black Women Are the Blueprint for Every Form of Art

Freaky and Ghostbusters: Afterlife actress Celeste O’Connor is on the rise, representing Black women and women, in general, in the climb up the entertainment ladder. Celeste is a prime example of how one can complete dreams and aspirations while at… Read More

Jan 14, 2021

The New Pilot Season!

Welcome to 2021! With this new year comes a new reality and new opportunities. What should actors expect this pilot season? It’s always been tough to get pilot auditions. This year, getting invited into a casting office may be even… Read More