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					                Tips for Creating a Strong Acting Resume

As an actor, you will have to 'apply' for an acting job, except that in
your profession, it will be called an audition. Your acting resume is
one that casting agents take a look at first in order to determine
whether you're right for the job or not. It's an essential tool in your
career as an actor because it shows your training, acting experiences
and important projects you've worked on. Here's how to make an
impressive acting resume that will get you noticed:

What   your acting resume should contain:
-      Your name, address and contact numbers.
-      Your acting training, if you have any
-      Your acting experience, including the title of the film, play or TV
show   you worked on
-      Include other acting experiences like voice overs, commercials,
etc.

Resume must-haves:
Keep a short but concise acting resume. A one-page resume is perfect
and don’t forget to include a headshot. Better yet, use your headshot
and staple or print your acting resume on the back so it's easy to
review.

If your acting experience is short, make sure to highlight the major
ones. If you have a lot, include only the more important assignments.
Don’t worry too much if you only have a few projects under your belt.
All actors have to start somewhere.

While a standard acting resume size is 8 x 11, you can trim it down in
order to make it the same size as your headshot if your photo is a little
bit smaller. Use staples to attach your acting resume to your
headshot, using one staple for every corner of the paper.

Use at least a 10 pt. font to make your acting resume easy to read. If
you have a lot of acting experience, try to include only the most
significant jobs. You can also make different resumes, each one with a
different focus in order to fit a specific part for an audition.

Resume must-nots:
Never lie on your acting resume, it could be found out. The acting
industry, while huge, is well connected and documented so whatever
work you'll write about will be easy to reference. You should also
never lie about special skills or other abilities.
Don’t write a long resume. Casting directors are always in a hurry and
don’t have enough time to read everything you've written. Make sure
you include only the more important information.

Don't handwrite additional credits on your resume. Everything should
be typed.

Don’t name names on your acting resume. If you worked with a
famous actor or director, you don’t need to mention it. The casting
directors will know.

				
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