Actors on Self-Care – Casting Frontier

Photo credit: Andrea Raffin / 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

Jessica Chastain on Auditioning – Casting Frontier

Photo credit: BAKOUNINE / “You spend years and years begging for an audition, and you cannot be seen or heard.”—Jessica Chastain Jessica Chastain’s impressive career seemed to blossom overnight—a relative of Hollywood newcomer being cast alongside established actors like Helen Mirren and Brad Pitt. After a steady flow of hits over the years, her … Read more

Kate Winslet’s Acting Advice – Casting Frontier

Photo credit: Anton_Ivanov / Academy and Emmy Award-winning actress Kate Winslet boasts an eclectic resume, often portraying headstrong, complicated characters. She landed her first professional acting job at the age of 11 dancing in a cereal commercial. Now at the age of 46, the “Mare of Easttown” star’s career is going as strong as … Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Finding Casting Calls in 2022

The last two years have really shaken up the entertainment industry. 2020 changed everything from auditions to production itself. And 2021 saw a radical adaptation to the shift in the way actors search for work, audition, book jobs, and sometimes even perform. Now, in 2022, the entertainment industry has not only fully embraced much of … Read more

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

Photo credit: True Touch Lifestyle / 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

Empathizing with Your Character – Casting Frontier

Photo credit: Kozlik / The father of individual psychology, Alfred Adler, once described empathy as “seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another, and feeling with the heart of another.” Doesn’t that sound like the job description of an actor? Intellectually identifying with another person’s thoughts and feelings might seem … Read more

Juggling Self and Character – Casting Frontier

Photo credit: Denis Makarenko / “Act the part and you will become the part.” —the late 19th-century philosopher and psychologist William James Acting is a rather mysterious form of art. When actors try to define the craft of acting, they’re sure to give creative and abstract descriptions that are unique to their personal experiences. … Read more

Competing as an Actor – Casting Frontier

Vince Vaughn Photo credit: Denis Makarenko / It’s hard, if not impossible, to avoid competitive feelings when you’re an actor. When auditioning, you compete with a seemingly endless sea of ​​thespians for the same role. In the not-so-long-ago “olden” days, you’d find yourself gathered in a waiting room with several others of your same … Read more

The Advice Casting Directors Gave Actors Early in Their Careers

Penelope Cruz. Photo credit: Denis Makarenko / 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

Amy Hubbard on the Work of a Casting Director

Photo Credit: LightField Studios / Award-winning London-based casting director Amy Hubbard, best known for her work on “The Hobbit,” “The Lord of the Rings,” the Showtime series “Homeland,” and the History Channel’s miniseries “Hatfields & McCoys” considers herself to be part of a casting dynasty. After all, she’s the fourth in her family to … Read more