If you’re waiting to be cast for the perfect part that will launch your Oscar-winning career, keep dreaming. And that whooshing sound you’ll hear will be the other actors passing you by. Talent agents help, and blind luck is golden, but to really find work, it is up to you. Remember: You are your best marketer!
Plan on sending at least 5 headshots per day to talent agents, casting directors and other relevant parties.
If you don’t have enough for mailing costs, send 1-2. It may not land you an audition right away, but persistence always pays with time.
How many times have you seen the same product advertised in magazines, billboards and on countless television commercials?
The reason is because spreading the word is effective marketing. You must do the same. The more they see you, the better your chances.
Guerilla, in marketing terms, is a low-cost, hard-hustling marketing effort. You don’t need a lot of money to attend industry functions or go to acting clubs and organizations. Get out there! Be a guerilla!
Due to the competitive nature of acting, networking with actors of the same sex is generally limited. However, many actors of the same sex are willing to help. And, of course, networking with actors of the opposite sex can really be effective due to the exclusion of the competition factor. Waiting to audition is a great time to pass out your headshot and network with other actors.
Spread the loveGuidelines For Your Acting Resume Limit your resume to one page Trim your resume to fit the size of your headshots Staple your resume to the back of your photo. Your…
Spread the loveQ: Should I put my personal contact information on my headshot? A: You should ONLY put your personal contact information on your acting resume if you do not have an agent. Put…