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Amada, aspiring actress, Sydney, Australia
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Rob, aspiring actor, Canada
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Wow Tony! I would just like to comment on how much you have affected my life.
First of all, any questions I have are answered extremely fast, and not only that, you give me a very helpful answer every time. Also, by reading your newsletters, I obtain just the right information that I need to succeed in the acting business. I am so happy I discovered your site, and I hope you know how much we actors appreciate you. Thanks again, and I can't wait to read your next newsletter!
Laura Doukas, Actress
I did what you said and I got two interviews with two agents! Thank you! Sorry but can I ask you how do I prepare to go meet the agent? What do I have to do?
Marsha P., New York, NY, USA
This site has taught me a lot that I needed to know without dragging me all over the place.
Lauren, actress, Atlanta, GA
An acting resume is a piece of paper that lists all of your acting experience and training and special skills. Again, it helps the same acting industry professionals I mentioned above to see if you could be the right person/actor for the projects for which they are casting for actors. Here on ActingCareerStartUp.com we have lots of good information for you that talks about the actor resume and the format it needs to have here in the U.S.
On that same page link, you'll find an example as well as some books you can consult (in addition to the ones that you see on this page) and that show you how you need to set up your resume.
I also interviewed a talent agent/personal manager in New York in which she talks about what agents
look for on a professional actor resume.
Let's say that you see that a casting director is looking for a girl who looks to be around 19 years old for a new television show, but maybe that's all the information they give you in the breakdown of the role. You send in your headshot and resume, but there is some other information that you don't know.
What they are really looking for is a short girl with blond hair and who, yes looks to be around 19 years old, but who also must look like a rich spoiled brat. They also want this girl to have solid acting experience and training and who has worked on a production with a well-known director.
They didn't tell you all that. Your actor headshot and resume will help them see whether they should call you in for an audition or not. Because if you don't have the qualities they are looking for or if you dont look like you could be that girl,
then there is no reason for them to waste their time calling you in. There would also be no reason for you to waste your time either going in for an acting audition when you know you are not the right person. Headshots and resumes help agents, casting directors, directors, producers and production companies to understand if you in this case or any actor could be the right one for their project, play, show, film, television program, dvd or voice over job.
Here are some other pages here on ActingCareerStartUp.com that might help you in putting together your professional actor resume:
1. What agents look for in an acting resume
2. Acting resume writing tips
3. How to send your resume to agents
4. How much it cost to send out our resume, headshot and cover letter to agents and other acting industry professionals
5. What to put on your resume even if you have no experience
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