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Tuesday, March 24, 2015


The Resume - one of the top things on an actors business tool list: headshot, resume, reel.  Therefore, let me start with saying this: when we decide to be an actor, we are doing more than just art.  If you are working or want to work more, then you better be doing more than just art!  You are starting a business and selling something!  You are the employee, the salesman, the marketing team, and last but not least, THE PRODUCT.  That's right, you are selling YOU.
The resume is the review list.  It tells the professional interested in hiring you what you have done, who you have trained with, who you have worked with, and who has hired you.   It should give us a feel for your strengths.

Now, of course, there are a few tricks to the trade: (1)how to market yourself best, and (2)how to play to your strengths. :)  Mind you, I can't give all of those away here; not because I don't want to, but because the specifics of them depend on you.  However, I am including a basic structure.  There are some built-in tools that I can't explain and give away; but you will benefit automatically by using the structure.  Overall, it is an industry standard resume.  It tells casting you know what you are doing, or you are getting some help and training.  The right structure can go far, even without a lot on it.  I say this because I know some actors are wondering that exact question.  How do I get something on my resume???  That question has so many variables: where you live, what you do, what your friends do, are you ready to be auditioning in the first place?  First and foremost, get started with finding an acting coach - Super important!  Start training.  Find friends and/or other actors that like shooting movies.  Start playing!  Start shooting your own things!

Resumes are like acting, personal.  To have the strongest resume possible, it has to be tailored to you, your personality, and strengths.

LINK to Basic Resume Structure.  It will be at the bottom of the page.

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