How to write an actor’s CV

How to write an an actors CV or resume is going to look utterly different from which one might used to gain “regular work.” The actor’s CV is the one thing apart from the actor’s headshot that casting and agents use during the casting process. It is part of the actor’s tools to help the casting director and producers understand your brand and the skills that you have to offer. So here are some pointers.

Actors CV profile page

The actor’s Spotlight CV profile does a lot of this work for you, and you add productions, dates, roles played along with the directors and companies listed. It’s a simple system to use that the Spotlight directory has given actors to use for casting suggestions.

The Actors CV page

When sending out letters and CV’s for acting jobs; there is a format that should be used as it will land on the desk of an agent, or casting directors office along with that essential 10×8 headshot. Keep is simple, ideally on one A4 page that would be the best way to write an actors cv.

Skills, accents, and abilities

These are so important. Make sure that if you list all the American dialects, then you better be sure you can do them! If you can motorcycle or drive a car, then give them the full clean license bit. But, if you have points, then they will find out. Honesty is best! If you can horse ride then great! But if the horse smells fear, good luck with that on your filming day!

Headshots and CV’s

A great-looking actors headshot looks best finished in matt. Why? Well, the light in offices are usually a mess, and the photo paper can catch the overhead lighting. Hence, far better in the matt than gloss finish.

Professional actor headshots
A sample of a great looking actors headshot for any CV