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Dec 11, 2020

RIP Tommy “Tiny” Lister, A Message from Casting Director Mark Sikes

Tommy “Tiny” Lister was an amazing actor, wrestler, father and person. He’s known for his wrestling career and 200+ acting roles that spanned over 40 years. Tiny was tall and muscular, and despite his intimidating exterior and the tough-guy no-nonsense… Read More

Dec 13, 2020

Original Stars Agree to Appear in ‘Sex, Lies, and Videotape’ Sequel

Steven Soderbergh, director of the Ocean’s Eleven series, Erin Brockovich, Traffic, and executive producer of countless TV shows, including The Knick, K Street, and Godless, has been hard at work since COVID-19 lockdowns hit in March of this year. Although… Read More

Dec 1, 2020

Safely Getting Headshots During COVID-19: Two Actors Tell Their Story

Casting Frontier hosted an Instagram Live on September 16, featuring Brian Confer, CEO of The Headshot Truck. The Headshot Truck is an all-inclusive, mobile photography studio specializing in headshots for actors and professionals, which offers a variety of packages. This… Read More

Dec 1, 2020

Netflix’s Sarah Dugdale on One-Dimensional Characters: Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover

With over 500 television scripted shows on Netflix, it sure makes it difficult to come up with original characters. So when actor Sarah Dugdale received the casting call for Netflix’s “Virgin River,” she had a very small window of opportunity… Read More

Apr 6, 2020

Creative COVID-19 Moments

With each passing day of the coronavirus lockdown, many people are finding an assortment of creative ways to occupy their time and keep their minds off of the darkness. Hopefully, this kind of quarantine situation will only occur once in… Read More

Jan 10, 2020

Observations of a Casting Facility Cleaner

I never know what exactly to expect each day when I go to work. My job is to clean the commercial casting facility where I’m employed. Sometimes there are crowds of men adorned in togas on one side of the… Read More

Dec 26, 2019

How to Prepare for Headshots

At Casting Frontier, our mission is to empower actors everywhere to catapult their careers forward with our simple, convenient online casting platform. But in addition to making it easy for actors to find auditions, apply to casting calls, and submit… Read More

Oct 22, 2018

Selma Blair Shares Her Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis

On Saturday, Selma Blair announced that she’s been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis via a heartfelt Instagram post. The 46-year-old actress learned she had the incurable disease of the central nervous system in August, but felt compelled to share the news… Read More

Bad Advice Actors Are Glad They Ignored
Jul 9, 2018

Bad Advice Actors Are Glad They Ignored

With all the relentless competition in the acting world, sage advice can be invaluable. Acclaimed movie stars share their golden words of wisdom with aspiring actors during interviews; casting professionals advise talent according to their hands-on, practical experience in the… Read More

The Psychology of Horror
Sep 14, 2017

The Psychology of Horror

“The horror … the horror.” —Apocalypse Now Stephen King’s It is officially breaking box-office records in just its first week of distribution. In fact, the frightening clown-themed horror flick raked in a staggering $123 million in its opening weekend, shattering… Read More

Millie Bobby Brown & Evan Rachel Wood
Aug 19, 2017

Millie Bobby Brown & Evan Rachel Wood

Although 16 years apart, Millie Bobby Brown and Evan Rachel Wood have a lot in common. Both celebrated talents started pursuing acting with purpose and determination at about the age of eight years old; they both tend to play strong… Read More

Feb 14, 2017

How To Break Free From Typecasting

Important questions actors should ask themselves are: What is my type? What are the parts that I would readily be cast for? Am I the girl next door, am I an Action hero, am I a sensual leading lady, am… Read More

Feb 14, 2017

17 tips for Actors in 2017

I thought we would bring in 2017 in appropriate fashion. In no particular order, here are 17 tips for actors to help you navigate an acting career in film and television! Be early to everything. Make being early your new… Read More

Commercials – A Slice Of Life
Nov 14, 2016

Commercials – A Slice Of Life

  Hundreds of years ago (well maybe it just seems that long ago) I moved to Los Angeles to be an actress and a singer. Like most people, I was told the way to become an actress and get a… Read More

Sep 21, 2016

Listening Is Key | Pt. 2 of what directors look for from actors in auditions

I was speaking with a group of television and film directors and asked them what are the top 3 things  they look for when watching actors audition. In the previous article, I shared their responses regarding the first 10 seconds of… Read More