What Should Be on an Acting Resume?
Remember, the goal is to sell yourself
(By Javier Guerra)
(Photo: Markus Winkler | Pexels)
So, what should you put on your acting resume? All of your important vital statistics, along with your strongest credits and special skills.
Remember, the goal is to sell yourself. So, your acting resume should be constructed with that in mind.
Here are some of the things you should consider listing on your acting resume:
List your full name or stage name (if you have one) in large font
Your Agency Name
List the name of the talent agency or manager that represents you (if you have representation)
Your Agency Phone Number
List your agent’s phone number. List your own phone number, if you don’t have representation
Links to Your Marketing Materials
Include links to your online actor profiles, demo reel and website, if you have one
Sometimes helpful, but not always important
List the union you belong to. List “non-union” if you don’t belong to a union. If you’re “non-union”, indicate your eligibility to join a union, if you’re eligible.
List your strongest film credits, along with the size of your role (lead, supporting) and the director/producer
List your strongest television credits, along with the size of your role (guest star, co-star, recurring, etc.) and the director/producer
List your strongest theatre credits, the name of your role, and the theatre company
List the teachers and schools where you received your training and indicate whether or not the class is on-going.
List only the skills you do well and, if possible, your level of competence.
Include additional items such as:
*Any unique features and experiences you have
*Any special licenses and certifications you have
*Any unique jobs or interests you have
*Honors and awards received you’ve received
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