Stick to the Facts

Stick to the Facts

As tempting as it may be to tell agents how long you have dreamed of becoming a actor and the rest of your life story, all they want to know are the basic facts, which are:

  1. Your Name
  2. Age
  3. Height
  4. Measurements (bust, waist, and hips for women, and waist and jacket size for men)
  5. Current Location
  6. Contact Information (phone numbers, email address)
  7. Citizenship (where your passport was issued)
  8. Agencies currently representing you, if any

When sending your photos by email be sure to include all of this information in your email. If you are mailing your photos it is important to have this information on the back of each and every photo. That way, if your photos get separated from each other or your cover letter, then the agents will know who you are and how to contact you. 

Check the Size of Your Photos

If you are sending your photos by email, be sure they are not too large. 1MB per photo should be the maximum, 500 KB is better. If your photos are too large, they can take too long to download and your email could end up being deleted before your photos are reviewed.

Do not send your photos in a zip file and do not send a link to your personal website. No one wants a virus on their computer, so agents will probably not open the file or click the link.