Basics of a professional actor resume
Putting together an actor resume is probably the first and easiest thing an aspiring actor should do. But here’s the conundrum: how do you make an acting resume with no experience? If you’re in this position, don’t sweat it. It’s not a big deal. Really, it’s not.
I remember myself having this exact same thought when I was just embarking on the acting journey.
In reality, almost every single actor has been in a position of having an empty actor resume. We’ve all started out acting with no credits.
As a newcomer, you’ll have to get comfortable with the idea that you’re a fresh face on the block, you won’t be signed by any top talent agencies in Los Angeles (yet) and you’ll have to work with what you have.
Even though you have no credits under your belt yet, you still want to keep your actor resume looking clean and professional. Here are some basics to go by when structuring an acting CV:
- An acting resume is ALWAYS only one sheet of paper. No exceptions.
- It must have enough white space to be read easily (hey, you’re perfect for it!)
- It should be sized to fit a 8×10 headshot so that you can staple it to the back.
- Use standard fonts such as Arial or Times New Roman.
- Do not cram the resume with too many things. Keep it simple and relevant.
- Do not use any colors. It’s just black and white, plus headings for sections.
- Never lie on your resume. You’ll be surprised how quickly that gets out.
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