Actors on Self-Care – Casting Frontier

Photo credit: Andrea Raffin / Shutterstock.com Between caring for family members and pets, tending to work duties and chores, plus battling traffic, it can be a real challenge to find a moment of peace for yourself. When something’s gotta give, people often prioritize themselves last. Self-care is the thoughtful practice of treating yourself with care … Read more

What is a Monologue? | A breakdown on monologues for actors

From your very first acting class to the clip they play at the Oscars of your Big Dramatic Scene, monologues are with you throughout your acting journey. They are what we use to learn the basics of acting, practice and hone our skills and—perhaps most importantly—audition for work. However, have you ever actually stopped to … Read more

Interview: Manager Eric Schulman on Demo Reels, Headshots and How He Finds Actors to Represent

“You’re competing with so many people who may just look just like you or may sound just like you and you’ve got to differentiate yourself. And that means treat it like a job.” — Manager Eric Schulman As actors, finding the best person to represent us is a huge step in establishing a successful career. … Read more

Tips for Aspiring Actors from Casting Directors Diane Heery and Jason Loftus

Photo credit: True Touch Lifestyle / Shutterstock.com What’s most important for aspiring talent to know before embarking on an acting career? Casting directors Diane Heery and Jason Loftus share an assortment of insights about the business and the life choice to become an actor during an interview with the Producer’s Toolbox. The Philadelphia-based casting directors … Read more

Audra McDonald and Leslie Odom, Jr.’s Advice to Actors

Photo credit: DFree / Shutterstock.com Broadway legend Audra McDonald and “Hamilton” star Leslie Odom, Jr. are inspirational performers who dedicated themselves to the craft for many years before catapulting onto the theater scene. The Tony Award-winning talents shared insights and advice for actors in Interview magazine, as well as other publications. Here are some of … Read more

9 Famous Actors on the Role Their Fathers Played in Their Careers

Photo credit: Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com In the spirit of Father’s Day, here are some celebrated actors who’ve shared stories, and some of the valuable lessons they’ve learned from their dads. Richard Jenkins He may have kept you laughing as Dr. Robert Doback in “Step Brothers,” but Richard Jenkins is also a two-time Oscar … Read more

Best Romantic Comedies for Actors

Romantic Comedies. Some people absolutely love them and herald performances by some of the greatest actors of all time as the focal point of their value. Other people completely despise them as vacuous, lowest common denominator trash designed for nothing more than selling tickets. The truth is that something between these two points of view … Read more

4 Actors Who Had No Plan B

Aaron Paul. Photo credit: Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com Sylvester Stallone once famously said, “Plan B. You’ve always got to have a Plan B.” This career approach certainly worked out well for the “Rocky” star, but not everybody shares the same convictions. In fact, some actors strongly oppose the idea of ​​having a Plan B … Read more

The Advice Casting Directors Gave Actors Early in Their Careers

Penelope Cruz. Photo credit: Denis Makarenko / Shutterstock.com Insights that others have about actors can be encouraging, or they can sting a bit as well. But those keen perceptions take on a greater significance when coming from those who hold the keys to an actor’s career. Here are eight A-listers who shared with Vanity Fair … Read more