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  • How to Build Your Acting Resume

    Acting is a beautiful art that requires a lot of hard work and passion. Going to auditions is what people with traditional jobs call going to an interview. In order to best present yourself to the casting director, you need to do a variety of things. One of the most important things is your resume. Read on to find out how to build your acting resume:

    1. Say Yes to Good Opportunities

    Building your acting resume can be hard, but it is best to consider saying yes to every role that comes your way! 

    2. However, Don’t Say Yes to EVERYTHING

    You want to have a cohesive background in acting. However, it is best to set your limits. If you don’t feel comfortable doing a certain scene it is perfectly okay to put your foot down and refuse. 

    3. Seek Out Obscure Jobs in Video Production

    Go to video production companies in Los Angeles and ask if they need actors for coming shoots. Leave your headshot and a resume. Video production companies are often in need of actors to shoot videos for their clients. Video production companies are always looking for fresh talent and interesting faces.

    4. Audition at Your Local Theater

    By doing plays you show your range of talents. If you can sing well, and we mean sing seriously well, not just dabble, audition for a musical! Musicals are also a fun way to get more experience and a great thing to have on a resume.

    5. Join Your Local Improv Group

    This is more for practice, but it also doesn’t hurt to have a membership to an improv group in your resume! Improv also shows directors that you have a creative mind, not just an actor who can memorize lines and reiterate them. Improv also helps hone in your acting skills. 

    What are your thoughts? What have you done to buff up your acting resume? Let us know!

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