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5 Actors who've battled opioids | Casting Frontier | Casting Solutions
Oct 28, 2018

5 Actors Who’ve Battled Opioids

Opioids are all over the news these days. Derived from the poppy plant, the drug comes in many forms and names including codeine, fentanyl, methadone, Vicodin, OxyContin, and Percocet. Alarmingly, over 49,000 U.S. deaths involving opioids occurred in 2017. The… Read More

9 Actors Who Have Struggled with Imposter Syndrome | Casting Frontier
Sep 11, 2018

9 Actors Who Have Struggled with Imposter Syndrome

When landing a role, do you find yourself consumed with a nagging feeling that most performers are more capable and qualified than you and wonder why the production selected you? Do you experience intense feelings that your ideas or talents… Read More

Aug 26, 2018

Sarah Paulson on an Actor’s Self-Worth

American Horror Story actress Sarah Paulson shared nuggets of wisdom concerning an actor’s sense of self-worth during an interview with Off Camera’s Sam Jones. The Florida native started working as an actress as soon as she graduated from high school–first,… Read More

Inside Circle Seminar: Four Ways The Acting Center Reinvents The Acting Workshop
Aug 10, 2018

Inside Circle Seminar: Four Ways The Acting Center Reinvents The Acting Workshop

Over the years, there’s been much debate about acting workshops. Are they worth your time and money? What makes one school of acting better than another?  Why should I listen to an acting coach who isn’t a celebrity? More than… Read More

Script
Jul 17, 2018

SCRIPT ANALYSIS: Part 1 – Actors! You Really Should Know What You’re Talking About

Two Questions: If you were given the instruction manual for a new product but the manual was meant for a completely different product, do you think you’d have much success properly operating that product? If you landed in a foreign… Read More

meditation
Jul 6, 2018

How Meditation Can Help Your Acting Career

When we hear the word meditation, certain images come to mind. For some, it’s that annoying neighbor chanting om at the top of their lungs. Sure, it’s easy to joke about these eccentrics. But there’s a reason the practice has… Read More

Helping
Jun 14, 2018

Helping Yourself By Getting Involved

I tell people all the time that, “If you wait for Hollywood to call you, you will die of old age.” Actors can help themselves by getting involved with small episodic series’ or creating one of their own. These types… Read More

Declutter Your Mind with ‘5 Second Rule’ Author Mel Robbins
May 6, 2018

Declutter Your Mind with ‘5 Second Rule’ Author Mel Robbins

As you might be cutting down on clutter and dust around the house this time of year, you might be interested in extending the same treatment to your state of mind. Famous author, radio host, life coach, and relationship expert… Read More

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Apr 19, 2018

Standing Out And Making It On Your Own

With literally thousands of competing actors out there… What makes you stand out? What gets you the audition? What gets you the callback? What gets you the avail? What gets you the booking? It sounds complicated, but, in fact, the… Read More

Tap Into the Potential of Independent Films
Apr 9, 2018

Tap Into the Potential of Independent Films

The phrase “independent film” is a curious item. To some, indie film involves a gaggle of bona fide Hollywood stars and celebrities featured in a weird or unlikely movie, either an unforgiving drama or a surreal mind bender; think The… Read More

Actor Insights About Emotional Scenes
Apr 6, 2018

Actor Insights About Emotional Scenes

The ability to evoke powerful, authentic emotions in front of a camera or live audience is the holy grail for actors. Doing so draws viewers more deeply into a character’s struggles and the heart of the story, and it results… Read More

Maisie Williams Is Launching an App for Talent Collaboration
Mar 27, 2018

Maisie Williams Is Launching an App for Talent Collaboration

Game of Thrones’ star Maisie Williams will soon be launching a new mobile app alongside movie producer Dom Santry. The app is called Daisie (D for Dom + Maisie – the M) and it serves as a career-focused social-networking platform for… Read More

Naomi McDougall Jones: An Actress Who Writes and Produces Her Own Movie Roles
Mar 12, 2018

Naomi McDougall Jones: An Actress Who Writes and Produces Her Own Movie Roles

In this TEDx event, actress Naomi McDougall Jones describes her disenchantment with Hollywood after graduating from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York at the age of 21. Instead of being called in for auditions for layered and… Read More

Jennifer Lawrence Dropped Out of Middle School to Pursue Acting
Feb 26, 2018

Jennifer Lawrence Dropped Out of Middle School to Pursue Acting

This weekend, Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence described how she dropped out of school when she was a teenager to pursue an acting career. She sat down for an interview with 60 Minutes and shared her thought process as a middle… Read More

Actors’ Varying Degrees of Preparation
Feb 19, 2018

Actors’ Varying Degrees of Preparation

Once actors learn the craft of acting, there’s an endless array of ways to prepare for each of their roles. Some dedicate every hour and pour every possible resource into their prep. Kristen Stewart hired an equestrian and overcame her… Read More