RESUME AND HEAD SHOT FORMATTING TIPS

Headshots must be 8 x 10 
*Resumes must be copied or taped to the back, but NOT STAPLED (see alternatives below)   
Most Kinko’s will copy your acting-resume on the back of your picture for about seven cents a copy. Call your local Kinko’s to make sure they offer this service.
We have seen it done, so we know they can do it!  Sometimes you need to ask for the Kinko’s manager.
Headshot Format
*Acting-Resume must be cut down to the same size as the headshot
(The resume can be smaller than the headshot, but NOT bigger)
*Add a personal contact number on your acting-resume
If you have an agent you are welcome to leave your agent’s number on 
your acting-resume, but be sure to add a personal number as well.
It is best to place your personal number immediately under your name.
Then add your agent’s number over to the right or left side of the acting-resume.
Make it crystal clear that your personal number is your personal number
and not a personal number for your agent.

Do not put your personal number immediately under your agent’s number.
*Make sure you have credited yourself correctly on your acting-resume
(Ex: Lead, Supporting, Co-star)
If at all possible, do not list extra work. More info below.

Sample Acting-Resume

We have researched the basic industry accepted format. Make sure your acting-resume meets these standards.
Your acting-resume is a direct reflection of your acting credits and casting directors will take notice. Unfortunately, we have discovered most actors do not even know how to credit themselves in a film. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the definitive source on how to bill yourself in a film. The Academy only gives Oscars to Lead and Supporting actors. Therefore in the film section on your acting-resume, you should be billed as Lead or Supporting. You should not be billed as Principle, Starring or the name of the character you played.