Now that everything is digital, do I still need to bring a headshot and resume with me to auditions? Yes. You should always bring a headshot and resume to every audition. Better yet, bring 2 as sometimes our client requests an extra one to be sent to their client.
When I have put together my headshot and resume do I post it to the agency or email it to them and if I ever do get an audition will they give me something to audition with or will I have to think of something to act out by my myself?
Once you have a picture and resume, you can submit it to acting agents and managers for representation, along with a cover letter, but you can also submit it directly to casting directors when you see roles you are right for on casting websites like Actors Access or .
Usually, for film and TV auditions, you will be given "sides" to read (ie. a scene from the project) but for theater, you will need a monologue. You may also be asked for a monologue during an agent interview, especially if you don't have much on your reel yet, so you always want to have at least one comedic and one dramatic monologue ready to go (plus Shakespeare monologues if you want to do theater). You can get started .
Headshot and Resume Submissions
The 2nd part of the Agency Pro database is the option to go “Active”. This gives actors the choice to make their online headshot and resume accessible to our clients directly. If clients wish to screen talent themselves or cast directly from the database they can do so only with talent that choose to become “Active”.
As a first introduction to any casting director or talent agency, you should send a headshot/resume with a cover letter. Keep your cover letter short and to the point. If you have a professional reference or referral, include that person’s name in your cover letter. Otherwise, give a brief update on your recent work in the industry, pointing out any positive press you may have received. Unless you drastically change your look, I would suggest sending an updated headshot and resume every six months.How do I get an agent? Selecting an agent is a personal choice. They are the person who will represent you and fight to get you auditions and work. We work with numerous agents in the city and beyond. Do your research and when you’re ready with your headshot and resume, contact the different agencies in the city to see what their policies are for seeing new talent.