Pay Attention to Detail

Agents like smart actors so, be sure to check every detail such as grammar and spelling, using spell check. If you are mailing photos, how you address the envelope is also important. If you are handwriting the address on the envelope or handwriting your cover letter be sure it is neat and legible.  Do not put your photos in a binder, photo album, or folder. Do not use heart stickers, fancy colored paper, or cute messages on envelopes or inside your package.

Update Your Voicemail and Check Spam Folders

After you’ve taken the time to submit your acting information and you’ve paid attention to every detail, don’t mess it up by having an unprofessional voicemail message or by missing an email.

Your voicemail message should be short and to the point. Your message should state your name and that you will return the call as soon as possible. Speak slowly and enunciate your words when recording. Check your mailbox regularly to make sure it’s not full. Also, check your email spam and junk folders regularly for emails that may have collected there by mistake.

Be a Professional at Every Stage

Remember that acting agencies are looking for a complete package. It takes more than just good looks to be a successful actor. Actors need to be professional and business-like every step of the way. If an agency is trying to decide between you and another actor the more professional actor will always win out. 

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