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by Joshua Siegel
A strong resume attached to a quality self photograph is an actor's most important marketing tool. Together, they are essential to starting, building, and maintaining an acting career. They are used to present your unique style and experience so that casting directors will want to hire you for their productions.

Unfortunately, few beginners know what a real acting resume even looks like. The following examples should give you a good idea of what talent agents and casting directors will expect from you.

Resumes (8 x 10 inch)
Your resume needs to be attached to the back of your headshot. Headshots are usually 8 x 10 inches in size. This means that your resume must be 8" x 10" also. Cut the appropriate amount off your printed resume if you use standard 8.5" x 11" paper or that of another size.

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Joshua Siegel is an actor and short subject director.
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Reader Comments
Any advice on constructing a resume if you have NO acting experience. I've been a foreign language teacher for 35 years and would now like to be in ads, or be an extra in tv or film. Will my headshot be looked at all if my resume lists no credits?
Posted by Cheryl (2008-01-11) 22
If you don't have experience, you should become a movie extra. That's the best way to get some material for your resume. Check out moviex.com for more information.
Posted by Robert (2009-04-12) 1287
I was wondering if putting "able to solve a rubiks cube" on your resume would be nessesary or not?
Posted by Colten (2009-06-13) 1578
This is a perfectly written article, very informative and helpful, thanks for sharing these acting resume writing tips.
Posted by kim (2012-02-07) 5479

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