Tips and Tools Blog Posts

Jan 14, 2022

The Power of Body Language in Acting

Albert Mehrabian is famous for his research on verbal and nonverbal cues, namely his findings known as the 7%-38%-55% rule. As a professor emeritus of psychology at UCLA, his research suggests that, generally speaking, body language accounts for a whopping… Read More

Jan 6, 2022

Can Charisma Be Learned?

Charisma is often misunderstood to be sort of a magical quality that a person is born with. But controlled laboratory experiments have shown that a person’s level of charisma can be modified by simply incorporating specific charismatic behaviors. Some individuals… Read More

Jan 3, 2022

Actors on Directors’ Notes

If a film or TV show is excellent in all aspects — great script, fantastic sets and costumes, breathtaking lighting and music — but the performances are subpar, the production will only go so far. The quality of acting is… Read More

Dec 9, 2021

10 Elements of a Good Headshot

You’ve heard the phrase, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” That’s particularly true in the casting world. Described as a calling card into the business, headshots are an actor’s most important marketing tool. After all,… Read More

Dec 3, 2021

Tips to Learn a New Skill More Quickly

Working a regular job, going on auditions, and being on set… it can be hard for actors to find time to learn new skills. But the importance of acquiring additional abilities can’t be underestimated, because each new skill an actor… Read More

Dec 3, 2021

5 Commercial Acting Tips

Commercials are a great way for actors to break into the entertainment industry. Although they might not seem like the most glamorous part of the biz, commercials allow performers to earn income as they work to expand their careers in… Read More

Nov 29, 2021

9 Qualities of Confident Actors

Casting directors consistently rank confidence as one of the most important attributes that a performer can exhibit in the audition room. Confident actors showcase authenticity and ease in their words, movements, and actions. Ultimately, confidence leads to more booked jobs… Read More

Four Elements Every Actor Should Know
Aug 7, 2021

Acting Coach Bernard Hiller on Four Elements Every Actor Should Know

World-renowned Hollywood acting teacher Bernard Hiller has taught his masterclasses and private acting lessons in various countries across the globe over the past 35 years. He’s the author of Stop Acting, Start Living: A revolutionary guide to achieving success in… Read More

an actress taking a look at some social media tips for actors.
Jul 24, 2021

4 Tips to Create Engaging Videos for Social Media

The number of content creators on social media is ever-expanding and there’s no reason to think you can’t be a part of the phenomenon. Social media channels empower you to embrace your creativity, increase your brand awareness, reach new audiences,… Read More

Voice actors The Glow Girls took time to sit down with Casting Frontier and discuss vo tips.
Jul 12, 2021

V.O. Stars The Glow Girls Give Tips for Breaking Into Voiceover

The Glow Girls quite literally glow in the voiceover industry. Cassie and Sabrina are an award-winning pair, breaking into the voiceover space together at a young age. The duo has already accomplished more than some do in a lifetime, working… Read More

Feb 12, 2021

Dear SAG-AFTRA Actors, It Is Time To Get Educated

If you’re a SAG-AFTRA actor auditioning and working in television and film, here’s a situation you may find yourself in: It is expected of you to read and know all the terms of the SAG-AFTRA TV/Theatrical Contract, but there isn’t… Read More

Jan 4, 2021

Embracing Your Weirdness

Actors are often told to “be authentic” in their performances. After all, the ability to bring life to characters by tapping into one’s own personality, emotions, quirks, and experiences is key to achieving excellence in acting. Indeed, the great Stanislavski… Read More

Jan 4, 2021

6 Tips To Memorize Lines

Anthony Hopkins once said, “Once you know [the script] so well that you can improvise and make it real, it’s easy. You can’t pretend to know it—it’s impossible to and I couldn’t do it.”  If there is one skill actors… Read More

Dec 19, 2020

Camera-Friendly Makeup Tips

With all the social distancing and self-isolation occurring these days, many people are forgoing their old makeup routines and enjoying the chance to go sans warpaint. Salma Hayek, for example, recently told Barefaced Beauties, “My favorite days are the days… Read More

Dec 5, 2020

6 Virtual Audition Tips

It feels like an eternity since the good old days when actors flooded into crowded lobbies and auditioned in person before a roomful of casting professionals. As social distancing requirements continue to keep auditions online, here are a few tips… Read More