3 Tips: Actor Resume Guidelines

It’s time to put the proper guidelines together to make your acting resume industry standard for your auditions.  Also, check out How To Make A Professional Actor Resume for proper formatting tips and a free actor resume template.

3 Tips To Making Your Actor Resume Awesome

Tip #1Get a headshot

This is how you meet with top casting professionals in the entertainment industry.  It’s what Casting Director, Agents, Producers and Directors look at to see if your ‘look’ is best suited for the part they wish to cast.

Tip #2: Include the following on your resume:

  • Your professional name. This may be your stage name, or your real name. This is how you will be known in the industry, so pick one and stick with it.
  • Add your Union affiliations, if you are a member of any.
  • Correct contact information. Correct, meaning proper information you can be contacted on such as your cellphone, email, website and even social media.
  • List all your acting work.  This involves films you have been in, theatre, t.v. and internet.
  • Give due mention to any actor training schools that you have gone to.
  • Add any special skills such as accents and physical activities such as boxing or dance.

Tip #3Keep your resume tidy

  • Make sure your resume is always legible and used with readable fonts.
  • Be sure to keep your resume 1 page only.
  • Maintain enough space for easy reading.  Don’t cram information.
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Joseph Arnone

Joseph Arnone is the founding editor-in-chief of Monologue Blogger. In addition to running MB, Joseph is a filmmaker/producer who has had his films premiere at Festival de Cannes - Court Metrage and Tribeca Cinema's Big Apple Film Festival. He can be reached at Joseph@monologueblogger.com