An actor's resume, like any other job resume, must be professional in both appearance and content. Before you submit your resume to casting directors or talent agents, make sure
you are not making fatal resume mistakes. Learn how to format and properly prepare your resume and corresponding cover letter. This area includes step by step guides as well as
resume and cover letter examples.
|Actor Resume Advice
How to Write an Actor's Resume
As an aspiring actor you need to have total knowledge about how to create a
prospective actors resume which will include every experience that you have
gained since childhood. You can also include the experiences that have
influenced you to most and why.
Building an Acting Resume
The most important way to get your foot in the door of the next big acting
role is to put together an outstanding acting resume that will stand out
from the rest. Casting directors and talent agents will all want to see a
high quality, top of the range resume, just as any employer would, and will
expect just one page of good, tidy information about you and your
Creating the Perfect Acting Resume
Creating your acting resume is the first chance a potential casting
director, talent agent, or indeed director, gets of seeing you and finding
out more about your capabilities and attributes. It will also help them
decide whether or not you are the just the person they should be casting.
Your Acting Resume - Avoiding Expense and All That Jazz
There most certainly aren't 101 rules and reasons to make an acting resume
look like everyone else's, wouldn't this be monotonous and a little more
than dull? By following just a couple of handy hints when building your
resume, your acting career could be sprinting off the starting line, rather
than lagging behind it.
Acting Resumes - Honesty Leads to Reward
As far as acting resumes go, you may be a highly experienced celebrity film
star or you could be someone from the office with no experience in the world
of 'luvvies'! Either way, your acting resume needs to be easy to read, it
needs to be informative and most of all it needs to be honest.
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.
In the performing arts world, just as in the traditional business world,
performers need to prepare cover letters and resumes as part of the hiring
process. Casting directors spend their days reading thousands of resumes,
actor packages and hosting auditions in an effort to fill the positions
required by the production companies.
Constructing an Acting Cover Letter
Many people today have forgotten or simply don't understand the importance
of creating a proper cover letter. Whether you submit your performing arts
package to a casting director, talent agent or talent agency, you should
always include a resume, relative photos or videos and an incredibly well
crafted cover letter.
The Perfect Acting Cover Letter
One of the most underestimated and most powerful tools in a performer's
arsenal is their cover or submission letter. Writing the perfect submission
letter can be a very daunting and difficult task.
Cover Letter Examples
Personal communication with the casting director or talent agent will
differentiate your resume from the rest and make it easier for the casting
director and/or talent agent to remember you when a role needs to be filled.
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