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Becoming an actor and having a successful acting career is not an easy task. So what can you do to help improve your chances of landing more acting roles?
Simple – by having a top class acting résumé.
So what is an acting résumé? An acting résumé, is simply a list of your acting experiences, acting qualifications, and information of how to contact you when you are short listed for an audition.
Your résumé will give casting directors a clear indication “at a glance” of what acting skills and experience you possess.
The résumé should be a single page (normally 8 x 10, the same dimensions of a standard headshot photograph), should be simple and easy to read and not be cluttered. A busy or crowded résumé will not be read, so the more simple and clear to read, the better.
Your résumé should list the following information:
- Details of your physical description (hair colour/eye colour/height/weight)
- Details of your acting union (if applicable)
- Current contact details, including address, email address and telephone number.
- List your most important acting experience (speaking roles) – break this down into separate segments detailing roles in film, TV, theatre, commercials etc
- Training/qualifications – detail any acting schools/academies or university you have attended
- Special skills – such as singing, accents, second languages, weapon handling, sports skills etc. Read the rest of this entry »