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Aug 25, 2019

Award-Winning Casting Director Michael Stonewall Beaudry | ‘The Curve’ Episode 20

On Casting Frontier’s 20th episode of The Curve, Burgandi and Govind interview the prolific casting director Michael Stonewall Beaudry from Blok M Casting. Beaudry’s casting work can be seen in many award-winning music videos such as Childish Gambino’s “This Is… Read More

Aug 19, 2019

Side Gigs on ‘The Curve’ Episode 19

How can aspiring and struggling actors make ends meet while pursuing the career of their dreams? On Casting Frontier’s 19th episode of The Curve, Burgandi and Govind brainstorm ways in which talent can support themselves or bring in supplemental income… Read More

Aug 17, 2019

What does ‘Cheating the Camera’ mean? | ‘Bring It!’ Episode 22

Hollywood magic is accomplished with a wide assortment of illusions, and actors have their fair share of tricks to contribute in order to create compelling scenes. In episode 22 of Casting Frontier’s Bring It! series, James Levine and session director/actor… Read More

Aug 13, 2019

Scott Sedita’s Rules of Comedy | pt. 1

A Three Part Series from sitcom guru coach Scott Sedita. Here are edited excerpts from his international bestselling book, “The Eight Characters of Comedy. A Guide to Sitcom Acting & Writing, 2nd Edition” about how the Rhythm of Comedy is… Read More

Aug 12, 2019

5 Audition Wardrobe Tips | ‘The Curve’ Episode 17

On Casting Frontier’s 17th episode of The Curve, Burgandi and Govind discuss what to wear to auditions. First impressions matter and an actor’s wardrobe choice can make a big impact—hopefully for all the right reasons. Here are some tips to… Read More

Aug 12, 2019

Casting Frontier Member of the Month, Jack Curenton | ‘The Curve’

On this episode of Casting Frontier’s The Curve, Burgandi and Govind sit down with CF’s Member of the Month Jack Curenton. Each month, Casting Frontier celebrates a member who impressively represents a proactive and committed spirit in pursuit of his… Read More

Aug 10, 2019

What does it mean to ‘Compress a Scene?’ | ‘Bring It!’ Episode 21

In episode 21 of Casting Frontier’s Bring It! series, casting veteran James Levine and session director/actor Charles Carpenter discuss a direction actors might hear in the audition room or while acting on set: “Compress the scene.” If you’re unfamiliar with… Read More

Aug 5, 2019

Social Media: Actor’s Friend or Foe? | ‘The Curve’ Episode 16

On Casting Frontier’s 16th episode of The Curve, Burgandi and Govind take opposing sides of the social media debate as it pertains to actors. Indeed, Burgandi is a fan of the medium and has several year’s worth of experience in… Read More

Aug 5, 2019

‘How to Not Be Nervous as an Actor’ | ‘Bring It!’ Episode 20

“You can do anything you set your mind to.” —Eminem In episode 20 of Casting Frontier’s Bring It! series, James Levine and session director/actor Charles Carpenter discuss the unpleasant sensation of audition-room jitters. Although nerves may feel like an actor’s… Read More

Jul 29, 2019

How Does an Actor ‘Roll with it?’ | ‘Bring It!’ Episode 19

“You roll with it because you’re that good. That’s what you want to show me. You can do this anywhere and nothing ruffles you.” —James Levine It’s not a matter of if but when something unexpected will happen during an audition,… Read More

Jul 27, 2019

Meet Casting Frontier’s ‘Member of the Month’ Nicolette Sweeny | ‘The Curve’ Episode 18

She books! Meet Nicolette Sweeny, an actress with momentum and Casting Frontier’s first “Member of the Month.” Nicolette tells Burgandi and Govind how she wrapped filming her scenes on an intriguing independent film, and she recounts the tale of recently… Read More

Jul 22, 2019

‘What is timing for an actor?’ | ‘Bring It!’ Episode 18

The great jazz pioneer Miles Davis once said, “Time isn’t the main thing. It’s the only thing.” Well, when it comes to timing for actors and comedians, casting veteran James Levine has to agree. “Timing is everything,” he insists.  In… Read More

Jul 20, 2019

Actor Doug Jones (Part 2) | ‘The Curve’ Episode 14

On Casting Frontier’s 14th episode of The Curve, Burgandi and Govind continue their interview with Hollywood’s go-to actor for creature performances, the remarkably versatile Doug Jones. Jones’ early dedication to the art of miming paved the way to his prolific… Read More

commercial auditions
Jul 19, 2019

3 Tips for Commercial Auditions

I have been doing commercials for 40 years, and hate to sound like one of those veterans who starts every sentence with..”back in the day”… But, back in the day…. when you went to a commercial audition, they would always… Read More

social media
Jul 18, 2019

Social Media Strategy for Actors

Actors need to come up with a plan for their social media marketing and networking. If you have one, we’re going to test it out right here. And if you don’t, well, let’s enter the 21st century already! One thing… Read More