Your Acting Career Blog Posts

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

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

Jul 16, 2020

Creating Chemistry

  Chemistry is that magical connection that actors create on camera that makes us want to keep watching. We see it on daytime soaps, shows like Empire and almost every movie ever made. Some chemistry is good, some bad and… Read More

Apr 11, 2020

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Invites Actors to Contribute Performances to his ‘HitRecord’ Platform

Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt wants to inspire people to share their creativity, and in doing so, he hopes participants will feel supported and connected to an artistic community during the coronavirus lockdown. Weeks ago, when a movie he was working on… Read More

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

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

Jim Carrey Loses Himself on the Set of ‘Man on the Moon’
Dec 29, 2017

Jim Carrey Loses Himself on the Set of ‘Man on the Moon’

If you’re binge-watching Netflix all weekend long or over a holiday fortnight and you’re looking for content that’s described as “hilarious,” “very dark,” and “sobering,” then the documentary that follows Jim Carrey during the making of the 1999 film Man… Read More

How Joe Pesci Fought for His Iconic Role in ‘Goodfellas’
Sep 18, 2017

How Joe Pesci Fought for His Iconic Role in ‘Goodfellas’

“I’m funny how? I mean, funny, like I’m a clown?” –Tommy DeVito Am I really doing enough to advance my career? To succeed? Do I have the grit and determination and ingenuity to actualize my dreams? Am I working hard… Read More

Steven Pressfield: Amateur vs Professional
Aug 7, 2017

Steven Pressfield: Amateur vs Professional

Steven Pressfield’s book Turning Pro directs those of us who are stuck in amateur habits to consciously adopt a professional work ethic. Turning pro, he argues, is imperative to overcoming “Resistance with a capital ‘r.’” Resistance is the term he uses to… Read More

Nov 11, 2016

Tips to Analyze Scripts

The skill set of script analysis is a powerful, if not vital, tool for actors. This applies to small parts, starring roles, and anything in between. To understand, move, breathe, and speak for another person, actors must dig into the… Read More

Nov 4, 2016

Seven Signs You Have A Professional Acting Career

  I’ll never forget the eye-opening moment when I was asked by an agent whether or not I wanted to be an actor. I was crushed. After all, this was years in to my ‘career’ (or what I thought was… Read More

Top Actors Describe What They Believe Makes a Good Actor
Oct 28, 2016

Top Actors Describe What They Believe Makes a Good Actor

Being an exceptional actor takes a whole lot of skill level, dedication, experience, and sacrifice. Add to that, the mysterious “it” quality that great actors always seem to possess. But what do actors, from their unique perspective, say is important… 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