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  • Writer's pictureHarriet Bass

An Effective Acting Resume: LET THEM KNOW WHAT YOU’VE DONE

The most important feature of an effective resume is that it is truthful.

I can guarantee that someone, someday will spot a lie on your resume and will call you out on it.  Worse, they will deem you untrustworthy and pass on casting you.

If your film or television credits are extra work, call them either extra work or give them a general descriptive title.

If your theatrical credits are ensemble, again list them as ensemble.  

→ If you have done a master class with a person of name recognition, list that as a master class rather than having studied with them. 

Be sure to check and re-check that you have spelled everyone’s name correctly.  People often get offended if their name is misspelled.


The resume  should be set up in such a way that it can be read at a glance.

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