Is receiving an Oscars award and a standing ovation for an acting role your childhood dream? If you’re just starting out to build your career, your lack of experience will put you into a disadvantage. But don’t feel discouraged–you can still make your dream come true. Let us help you show your strong suit and learn how to write an acting resume that reveals more than your experience.
What is an Acting Resume?Along with an actor’s headshot, an acting resume is your ticket to closing a project, and eventually, to stardom. Aside from your experience and past works, it also shows off the education, training, and special skills you have. But if you lack experience, what else can you flaunt? How do you make an actor resume? Before we can answer this question, we first need to establish why you would need one. For actors with a lesser experience like you, your resume’s purpose is to show that you’re serious about your craft and you’re a capable actor. If you haven’t had your acting break yet, then you can focus more on your experience in student films, theater, workshops, and acting classes. Doing this will let agents and casting directors see that you’ve been acting for years now and you’re not a complete rookie.
Start with the Basics
- Limit your resume to only one page and staple your headshot at the back. Both pages should be 8×10.
- Use plain paper (white, light cream, or pale gray) and standard font. Set text size to 10-12 points for the body.
- Properly format your resume to make it more inviting and readable.
- Never lie on your resume. A damaged reputation would be the last thing you’d want before your debut.