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Film Acting Resume
Acting is a career different than any other traditional careers that require high level degrees and certificates. Acting is a profile where you need more of creativity and realism in your work than accurateness like in technical tasks. Maintaining a current updated resume and recent photographs is essential if you are in search of a job as a film or television actor. The combination of your photographs, portfolio and resume is a package that acts as a calling card for you. It is the first thing that you need to have even before applying for a post of an actor.
Hiring people or the directors scan your photographs and resumes like a real scanner machine and they may not spend more than few seconds to accept your application or give it a way to the dustbin. Obviously, your photos and resume must have an impact on the first look. Once you are shortlisted for the interview or a screen test, it comes to your ability, but before that your documents are the one that act as a code that open the front door so that you proceed ahead. Follow a professional format while creating a resume for an acting field and you may for sure succeed in your attempt.
Phillip S. Crabtree
- You need to attach a professional black and white head-shot. You can attach more than one photos of 8 to 10 inches of size. You can even embed your photograph in your resume at the right side top corner. Attaching some more copies would be even better so that the selector has the option to view your appearance from different angles. This would not be a problem for you if you are a smart looking guy. Do not attach the photographs at the back of your resume paper. Clip them at the top as when you are applying for the acting career, your face and physique counts as your real USP. Many selectors might consider it as a criteria to take you in or send you out. Do not staple the snaps as it may damage your photographs.
- Now, start writing your resume. At the very beginning of the document, mention your name, address and contact details. Mention the name of your agency and some other information regarding to it.
- Use large and bold fonts to write your name. Rest of your details should be mentioned either at left or right side of your page.
- Mention your television film and theater experiences in a list. You can start with professional experiences that you have gained followed by the theater experience at college and communities. Each and every credit that you add in your resume regarding your experiences, should include the credit name as in awards and acclamations, name of production, your role and the name of character, theater name and the name of the director of the play or the movie. Commercials are not mentioned with very much importance and priority. They can be mentioned under a citation called 'Available on request'. You can also add any of the other experiences related to studio, theater, design production, directing and stage management.
- Talk about your education and training at the end, as in this field, your practical experiences are more important. This is because these practical exposures are the ones that polish and even develop new skills in you. Mention your professional studies followed by the junior classes and education.
- Mention the names of the renowned teachers or directors from whom you have learnt or have worked with.
2690 Huntz Lane
Boston, MA 02210
Email Address: email@example.com
Height: 6' 3'
Me and You - James - Steven Legan Dir.
The love nest - lead guy - Arnold Hammond Dir.
Funky four - chorus - Olivia Legan Dir.
Me and You - James - National Tour
Funky Four - chorus - National Tour
Love you forever - gene - Dramatic turn theater, Chicago
The next era - Steven - City Hall Theater
The generation next - James steward - Dir (red chilly entertainment)
The x ray effect - Steven rogers - Dir (the spiker)
Witch of the new moon - Jay (as a guest appearance) - Philip, NTC
Battle of the Sea - support role - Sun TV
Road rash - Regional
MFA - Grand Canyon University
BFA - Northern Arizona University
Dialects - Russian, French German, Spanish; trombophone, guitar, can touch nose with tongue, know splitting of legs.
I take the responsibility of the above mentioned information and assure for its genuineness.
Phillip S. Crabtree