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Tony
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The Professional Actor Resume
Interview with Personal Manager Ingrid French Part 12

Before coming to the subject of the professional actor resume, Ingrid gives advice to those just starting an acting career.

Tony: I get a lot of questions about how to create a professional actor resume. When you look at an actor’s résumé for the first time, what is it that really catches your eye?

Ingrid: Well, if they have a really good credit, such as a part in an important movie or television show or program then that stands out for sure, which of course has to do with their experience. There I look to see who the project was done with and who the director was.

Tony: So it’s better if it was a smaller, speaking role in an important project with a really well known director rather than a lead role in a small, insignificant project. Correct?

Ingrid: That’s correct. If they don’t have that, then I look at training and look to see where they train.

Tony: So again, not what they’ve been training, but with whom and where?

Ingrid: Exactly. And if they haven’t done much training, I’ll look at their special skills. For example in this moment in advertising they often look for people who are bi-lingual English/Spanish. Or maybe someone has skills that are really unique and that could be interesting.

My advice for actors especially with regard to special skills is to pay attention to trends in advertising. If you notice certain trends in ads that you see and you have those skills, then make sure you highlight them on your résumé in the special skills section.

End of part 12

In the last part of this interview with Ingrid French she talks about when actors should think about joining one of the actor unions and what the disadvantages can be of joining too soon.

When the time comes, make sure you know how to format a professional actor resume.

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