A black and white photograph of a person's head is considered
standard acting headshot. An 8x10 headshot is often thought of
as "the actor's business card", for the serious actor
professional, aspiring actor or otherwise, an actual headshot
is one of the most critical tools in your marketing arsenal. You
never know where you'll be when you meet an industry professional
whom you want to impress, and most actors carry 8x10s around with
them everywhere they go. You must get the best headshots possible!
Usually, casting directors will glance once at your picture, so
you have only one chance to capture their interest.
There are certain standards for an actor's resume. They must be
well-written and professional. List all of your past and current
training, experiences, talents, skills, etc. Our members can develop
an online resume which can be printed out and used for mailing
to casting directors.
CASTING & AUDITIONS
The traditional way to obtain information about auditions was
by getting an agent first. Usually a new actor must mail photos
to local agents and managers seeking representation. We have created
a way to skip through this expensive process. All our members
get access to auditions and casting notices in US, Canada and
some parts of Europe. For now you can request a search for auditions
in our FREE section, which has limited access. Most auditions
will require you to submit your photos and resume directly via
e-mail or regular "snail" mail.
ACTING SCHOOLS / TRAINING / WORKSHOPS
Even some of the best actors that are born with outstanding talent
have to study and practice for every role. Some actors will never
get the part because they lack the training and experience. Most
professional actors hire training coaches every time they are
working on a major production. Such professional training may
cost a substantial amount of money; however, it will play an important
part in actor's life. At first you should take some basic training
at a local acting school or college. For more inexpensive training
try well recommended acting workshop.