Actors Who Follow a Ketogenic Diet
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by Chris Butera
4M ago
This article contains celebrity quotes about a diet that some readers may find triggering. If you need help with an eating disorder, the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders helpline 888-375-7767 is open Monday to Friday. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Central Time. The ketogenic diet has become a trendy lifestyle choice due to its vaunted weight-loss claims and promise of better overall health and accelerated energy. Keto’s popularity is not only due to its purported health benefits but also because of the Hollywood actors and celebrities who swear by the program. Oscar-winn ..read more
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The Best Physical and Vocal Warm-Ups for Actors
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by Chris Butera
5M ago
Picture yourself preparing for a self tape audition, getting ready to perform a monologue for your acting class, stepping up to the mic for a voice acting gig or singing in front of a large audience. What is the first thing you do? Do you dive right into the material and start cold? Or, do you take time to focus, preparing your breath, voice, body and mind for the performance you are about to give? If you answered with the latter, you’re ahead of the game. Physical and vocal warm-ups are key to an actor’s success. A proper warm-up can help you relax, feel your breath, be in the moment, find y ..read more
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The Role of a Talent Manager in the Acting Industry
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by Chris Butera
6M ago
What’s the Point of Having a Talent Manager? In today’s fiercely competitive entertainment and creative industries, having a talent manager by your side can be the defining factor between obscurity and success. Now is a great time to start investing in the people who can help further your career, and Casting Frontier aims to assist performers in finding prominent roles, as well as helping to form talent manager and actor relationships. Let’s dive into the critical role that a talent manager plays in shaping careers, unlocking opportunities and guiding talent toward the peak of success. Securin ..read more
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The Insider’s Guide to Indie Film Casting for Aspiring Actors
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by Chris Butera
6M ago
Getting cast for a role can be a challenging endeavor, especially for early-career actors. Independent films can provide great opportunities—and great roles—for actors who are just starting out and for those who are looking to add great footage to their reels, which can be crucial to your success. Here, we’ll provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the difference between indie and larger-budget projects, how the casting process works in the indie film scene, where to find casting calls, tips for auditions and practical ideas for actors on a tight budget. Understanding the Casting Pr ..read more
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Networking Do’s and Don’ts — An Actor’s Guide to Networking
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by Chris Butera
6M ago
In entertainment, networking is foundational in creating a successful acting career. Surrounded by talented peers and in an industry where visibility is paramount, strategic connections are key. This article explores essential, budget-friendly networking do’s and don’ts for actors. Navigating the competitive landscape requires mastering the art of networking, from attending relevant events to crafting a compelling online presence. You’ll discover the power of a well-prepared elevator pitch and effective follow-up strategies to turn encounters into lasting connections. You’ll also learn about ..read more
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Here Are Some Amazing Activities That 5 Casting Directors Do in Their Free Time
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by Chris Butera
6M ago
Everybody needs a hobby. And no matter what side of the entertainment industry you’re on, we’ve all got a favorite pastime that helps us recenter at the end of the day. Our sister site Casting Networks asked casting directors how they recharge when they’re off the clock. Here are some of the fun and interesting activities they shared. Alexa L. Fogel (Creed III, Atlanta, Black Bird) There are so many different ways. I watch a lot of Scandinavian crime dramas, and I like to cook. Plus, I have a huge extended family and spend time with them. There is an enormous array of things that I really enj ..read more
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The Art of Rehearsal and Preparation for Actors
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by Chris Butera
6M ago
Have you ever seen a person “freeze up” during a casting call? Or, perhaps, you’ve watched someone on America’s Got Talent who clearly didn’t rehearse. If you’ve ever watched someone truly flop, it’s often crystal clear that no preparation was done. The truth is that most people who make it big in Hollywood are those who rehearse, prepare and continually brush up on scripts. Let’s talk about acting preparation, acting rehearsal and why it’s so crucial to make sure you prepare before a casting call. What’s the difference between preparation and rehearsal? While preparation and rehearsal are of ..read more
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Mastering Stage Presence and Audience Connection Like a Pro
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by Chris Butera
7M ago
Being a great actor requires more than just reciting lines from a script. There are fundamental parts of acting that all performers must learn and master—the art of stage presence and audience connection. The good news is that learning these important skills doesn’t require pricey acting classes or spending any money at all. Casting Frontier is here to help you master stage presence and audience connection like a pro, and these budget-friendly tips, skills and helpful techniques will help you improve stage presence naturally, and make audience connection an easy part of any actor’s practice ..read more
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From Stage to Screen: The Evolutionary Impact of Film and TV on Society
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by Chris Butera
7M ago
Film and television have often served as a powerful mirror to society, shaping perceptions and values, and often nudging us toward change. Besides its historical significance, understanding this powerful dynamic provides invaluable insight into your craft’s transformative potential. No matter what stage you are in the acting journey, you’re part of a powerful medium that has the potential to influence arenas far outside the stage and screen. Let’s take a look at film and television’s impact through history and some innovative ways we, as actors, can uphold this rich tradition and responsibili ..read more
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Acting at Any Age
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by Chris Butera
7M ago
Even for the average actor, the acting profession comes with unique challenges and a steep learning curve. Now imagine navigating the industry as a child or as an actor in the senior bracket. How does a child actor maintain a sense of normalcy while balancing school and on-set life? And what motivates an adult to try and break into acting after six decades? Two actors offer a window into what it’s like to get into the world of acting from opposite ends of the age spectrum. Jordyn Curet Age: 10 Known for Raven’s Home, The Neighborhood and Life Hacks for Kids. “I started out at 18-months-old w ..read more
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