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How To Get Yourself Noticed As An Actor

Aug 1, 2008
There are definitely many ways to get the experience that you need to increase your success in the acting industry. I want to take a few minutes to go through some of the most important things that you need to be aware of and need to implement into your profession.

The first and most important thing is getting and keeping a good agent to help manage your career. Having a good agent will get your face seen in many places across the industry. Obviously, this will greatly increase your chances of getting acting gigs. One thing about agents that you should know about is, if you lack experience and skills, you have less chances of finding an agent that will take you on. You see, an agent only makes money when you are working, so they will sign and keep you as their client if you can show them that you will be a valuable asset to them.

The next thing that you need to know and understand is about resumes. A resume will help in every area of the acting industry. Not only will it help you get and agent, but once you have found an agent to represent you, your agent will use your resume to get you auditions. There are some very important things that you should never leave out of your resume if you want to impress those who will be making the decision of whether or not to hire you for a gig.

- As in any industry, try to keep your resume to one page. If it is more than one page, one of the pages might get separated from the other and some of your details will be lost.

- Make your resume as neat and legible as you can. Some actors try to get around the one page rule by making the font as small as they can. I wouldn't recommend it since it is hard to read. Most people will not even consider reading a resume if it is going to be too hard for them see.

- You must always make sure that you have an up-to-date head shot. Use a photo that shows you at your best.

- Lastly, never, ever, ever lie on your resume. Truth be told, probably every person has exaggerated something on a resume or application at one time or another, but you need to be very careful about what you put on your resume. You future can and will be jeopardized if you are caught in a lie found on your resume.

These are probably two of the most important things that an actor can master besides practicing and honing your acting skills. Work on these and your skills and you will be a great actor and asset to any agent looking to represent you.
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