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May 29, 2019

Watch Episode 5 of ‘The Curve’: ‘Audition Etiquette’

This week on Casting Frontier’s fifth episode of The Curve, Burgandi Phoenix and Govind Kumar discuss some of the dos and don’ts of auditioning. Newbies, in particular, will want to take note of Phoenix and Kumar’s seven audition-room tips to… Read More

May 29, 2019

Check out ‘Bring It!’: ‘Mastering the Personality Interview’

In Casting Frontier’s tenth episode of the Bring It! series, Action Casting’s James Levine and actor and session director Charles Carpenter discuss how to best answer the personality questions that sometimes occur just after you slate or at the end… Read More

May 20, 2019

Watch ‘Bring It!’ Episode 9: ‘What does Action really mean?’

In this ninth episode of Casting Frontier’s Bring It! series, casting veteran James Levine and actor and session director Charles Carpenter emphasize the importance of the first moment we see you on camera during auditions. In a nutshell, they encourage… Read More

May 20, 2019

Watch Episode 4 of  ‘The Curve’: ‘Self-Tapes’

In this week’s episode of The Curve, Burgandi and Govind interview casting veteran James Levine about self-taping for auditions. Self-tapes are rapidly growing in popularity within the casting industry and have, in fact, revolutionized the way actors audition. Thanks to… Read More

May 13, 2019

Tune Into ‘Bring It!’ Episode 8: ‘What Is a Tag?’

In this week’s episode of Casting Frontier’s Bring It! video series, casting veteran James Levine and actor and session director Charles Carpenter discuss tags, also known as buttons, which occur at the tail end of a performance. First of all,… Read More

May 11, 2019

‘The Curve’ Episode 3: Brian Confer, Co-Founder of the Headshot Truck

This week on The Curve, Burgandi & Govind interview Brian Confer, co-founder of the pink and orange mobile photography studio fondly known as the Headshot Truck. Confer discusses the importance of quality headshots in reflecting an actor’s brand as well as… Read More

May 7, 2019

Watch ‘Bring It!’ Episode 7: ‘How to Get an Agent’

In this week’s episode of Casting Frontier’s Bring It! video series, casting veteran James Levine and actor and session director Charles Carpenter discuss the topic of agents. Levine admits how challenging it can be for an actor to find representation… Read More

May 5, 2019

Tune into Episode 2 of ‘The Curve’ featuring Bernard Hiller, Actor, Author and Coach

This week on Casting Frontier’s new industry-insider series The Curve, Burgandi and Govind interview Bernard Hiller, an internationally renowned acting coach, author, actor, and director. Hiller has a unique way of viewing the actor’s journey; in fact, while much of… Read More

Apr 29, 2019

Natalie Portman Teaches Acting in a New Online MasterClass

Aspiring actors are invited to learn the craft of acting from one of the most versatile actresses of her generation—Natalie Portman. With her new online MasterClass, the 37-year-old film actress, producer, writer, and director shares the techniques at the heart… Read More

Apr 28, 2019

Watch ‘Bring It!’ Episode 6: ‘What is your brand?’

What is it about your personal qualities and your appearance that distinguishes you from other actors? What is the image you project when auditioning for a commercial? In this week’s episode of Casting Frontier’s Bring It! video series, casting veteran… Read More

Apr 25, 2019

Introducing ‘The Curve’, Casting Frontier’s new industry-insider series

Casting Frontier is thrilled to introduce our new YouTube series The Curve hosted by Burgandi Phoenix and Govind Kumar. Phoenix and Kumar are both proactive and motivated actors and were cast via CF Cast. Each week, they will interview entertainment… Read More

Apr 22, 2019

Flashback of Legendary Actor Ian McKellen Discussing Actors’ Hand Movements

Legendary actor Ian McKellen has been acting since 1959—that makes his career a whopping six decades long. In the clip above, the English thespian speaks with the talk-show host Dick Cavett in an episode of The Dick Cavett Show that… Read More

Apr 19, 2019

Tune Into Episode 5 of Casting Frontier’s ‘Bring It!’ Series: ‘Can I Go Again?’

This week, Casting Frontier features the fifth of nine episodes in the Bring It!  video series with casting veteran James Levine and actor and session director Charles Carpenter. The casting duo discuss the times when actors feel compelled to ask,… Read More

Actor and Acting Coach Judy Kain
Apr 16, 2019

Judy Kain’s Commercial Audition Tips

For commercial acting coach Judy Kain, the key to successful auditions is personality. “Your authenticity comes from your training as an actor,” Judy says. “But, your personality is what lands you acting jobs. Often, you’re going to be auditioning with… Read More

Apr 15, 2019

Tom Hiddleston’s Tips for Success

“Deal with rejection because no matter what you’re trying to achieve, if you can’t do that, then you will likely give up.” —Tom Hiddleston English actor and producer Tom Hiddleston’s wide-ranging career includes many Shakespearean roles, the Marvel antihero Loki,… Read More