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Vanessa Kirby Birth Scene in ‘Pieces of a Woman’
Aug 1, 2021

Vanessa Kirby on the Giving-Birth Scene in ‘Pieces of a Woman’

Pieces of a Woman centers on a powerful and intimate 26-minute birth scene filmed in one continuous take. Indeed, the whole film depends on getting that birthing scene just so. Vanessa Kirby portrays the young woman Martha who goes into… Read More

Acting Coach Brian Patacca
Jun 25, 2021

Career Coach Brian Patacca: Break Your Industry Standard Habits

Career coach Brian Patacca goes against the grain on many of the things actors are told to do from the very beginning, but his reasoning makes complete sense. Thankfully, he’s sharing all of his advice in his new podcast called… Read More

Apr 5, 2021

Meet ‘Minari’ Actor Alan S. Kim

People are falling in love with eight-year-old acting sensation Alan S. Kim. During the summer before entering second grade, Alan portrayed the Mountain Dew-drinking, cowboy boot-adorned David Yi, the son of an immigrant farmer in Lee Isaac Chung’s Minari. The… 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

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

Jul 14, 2020

Siren Actor Ian Verdun On Diversity

  Siren actor Ian Verdun has made an impact in show business, and his life, in more ways than one. The interview below has real quality answers to a lot of burning questions that actors have. Ian, a graduate of… Read More

Apr 10, 2020

How to Be a Voice Actor in Los Angeles

Transitioning into voice acting can be an interesting experience if you have previously been a theater actor or worked on camera. Although it is very similar, there are some distinct differences to be aware of. At Casting Frontier, we want… 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

Jan 19, 2015

Making Adjustments in the Audition Room

You’ve got an audition and it’s time to prepare. You start by memorizing your lines, getting your look together, researching the commercial or project, and showing up on time. It’s important you find a way to connect with the material… Read More

Jan 8, 2015

What Is Your Strength as an Actor?

When Judy Greer first arrived in Hollywood seeking an agent, she found one who, rather than sign her, sent her on auditions to see what kind of feedback she’d receive from casting. It was 1997, and within a week she… Read More

Dec 7, 2014

Do You Have Headshots with a Beard?

Santa Claus, Captain Jack Sparrow, Mr. T, Hagrid, Gandalf, The Man with No Name…some characters are unimaginable without a beard. And it’s hard to look at a screen these days without seeing a Hollywood celebrity sporting some amount of facial… Read More

Oct 2, 2014

Make a Good First Impression By Slating Well At Commercial Auditions

Slating at the beginning of a commercial audition seems like a simple enough task: you look at the camera in a personable manner and say your name. What’s so hard about that? Well, an actor’s style of slating has the… Read More

Aug 28, 2014

Denzel Washington Asks, ‘Do You Have the Guts to Fail?’

Denzel Washington’s commencement speech to the alumni of the University of Pennsylvania is both heartfelt and inspirational; he implores the graduates, “Do you have the guts to fail? If you don’t fail, you’re not even trying. To get something you… Read More

Aug 21, 2014

Make the Most of Your Commercial Callbacks

Congratulations! Getting a callback means someone who viewed your first audition tape was convinced you had a legitimate chance in landing the role. So feel encouraged and appreciated for what you have to offer. Your work and overall essence was… Read More

Jul 20, 2014

How Gritty Are You?

…That is the question. And no, I’m not asking if you’ve shaved today or how abrasive your personality is. I mean how much resolve and strength of character do you exhibit day in and day out when you endure a… Read More