A black and white photograph of a person's head is considered
standard acting headshot. An 8x10 headshot is often thought of
as "the actor's business card", for the serious actor
professional, aspiring actor or otherwise, an actual headshot
is one of the most critical tools in your marketing arsenal. You
never know where you'll be when you meet an industry professional
in san francisco whom you want to impress, and most actors carry
8x10s around with them everywhere they go. You must get the best
headshots possible! (There are many professional photographers
in san francisco.) Usually, casting directors from san francisco
will glance once at your picture, so you have only one chance
to capture their interest.
There are certain standards for an actor's resume. They must be
well-written and professional. List all of your past and current
training, experiences, talents, skills, etc. Our san francisco
members can develop an online resume which can be printed out
and used for mailing to san francisco casting directors.
CASTING & AUDITIONS
The traditional way to obtain information about auditions in san
francisco was by getting an agent first. (A local, san francisco
bay area agent is a perfect example) Usually a new actor must
mail photos to local agents and managers seeking representation.
We have created a way to skip through this expensive process.
All our members get access to auditions and casting notices in
san francisco, and all of the US, Canada and some parts of Europe.
For now you can request a search for auditions in our FREE section,
which has limited access. Most san francisco auditions will require
you to submit your photos and resume directly via e-mail or regular
ACTING SCHOOLS / TRAINING / WORKSHOPS
Even some of the best actors that are born with outstanding talent
have to study and practice for every role. Some actors will never
get a part because they lack the training and experience. Most
professional actors hire training coaches every time they are
working on a major production. Such professional training may
cost a substantial amount of money; however, it will play an important
part in actor's life. At first you should take some basic training
at a local, san francisco acting school or college. For more inexpensive
training try well recommended acting workshop.