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RESUME FORMATS

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July 04, 2006, 08:41 PM
Mominbiz
RESUME FORMATS
Looks like we have to keep creating new threads like this since the old ones are lost in cyberspace!! Wink

So, here's a new resume formats thread for anyone to add to, if interested.

If anyone has any books, links or a great resume page they want to share for others to learn from, go for it. I know some actors on here have amazing resumes, but it's up to you to add them. Thanks! Smiler

I'll start with this info.

Books:
Acting is Everything by Judy Kerr - info and sample formats.

Self-Management for Actors: Getting Down to Show Business by Bonnie Gillespie - excellent billing info.

NEXT! An Actor's Guide to Auditioning by Ellie Kanner and Paul G. Bens, Jr. - info and sample formats.

Links:
http://www.backstage.com/bso/career_advice/promoting/resumes.jsp
http://more.showfax.com/columns/corner/archives/2005_02_21.html http://more.showfax.com/columns/avoice/archives/2005_02_21.html http://more.showfax.com/columns/avoice/archives/2005_02_28.html

For TEEN and Legal 18 questions - http://bbs.backstage.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/8011031/m/8...?r=80410001#80410001

ALSO - remember when listing high school credits, DO NOT put the words High School on your resume. Just use the school's theatre name or the school's name followed by Theatre, excluding the words high school. The number 1 reason for this is security. It's the same reason you don't list your home address or home phone on a resume. As you are older and out of high school, it also looks better on your resume not to have high school listed. The focus is the experience, not necessarily when you did it.


- MIB -
"If you can dream, you can do. Making it happen is up to you!"
January 10, 2007, 01:37 PM
Mominbiz
Bump for 2007!

Happy New Year! Smiler


- MIB -
"If you can dream, you can do. Making it happen is up to you!"
January 10, 2007, 04:25 PM
Whispers
OOh, this is very helpful. Thank you!

I've been reading boards for quite a while, and still can't figure out what "BUMP" means... can someone explain?
January 10, 2007, 07:20 PM
zippypie
"Bump" is just a chat word used to move a topic up to the top of a forum list.

This is great info, MIB! As usual from you!


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January 10, 2007, 11:39 PM
Mominbiz
You're welcome, Whispers!

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Yay, thanks, Zippie! It's good to see you here again! Glad you're braving the waters!!! Wink


- MIB -
"If you can dream, you can do. Making it happen is up to you!"
February 15, 2007, 01:36 PM
Mominbiz
*Time for a Bump*


- MIB -
"If you can dream, you can do. Making it happen is up to you!"
February 19, 2007, 02:02 AM
Mominbiz
Here's a great link for child actor resumes.
http://www.bizparentz.com/Resumes.html


- MIB -
"If you can dream, you can do. Making it happen is up to you!"
February 25, 2007, 12:54 AM
Mominbiz
I forgot to include this.
For theatre billing, if you have done a Broadway show, Broadway has it's own category on your resume above the Theatre category.
You still list it as any other theatre credit:

Show Name / Character / Theatre Name


- MIB -
"If you can dream, you can do. Making it happen is up to you!"
March 16, 2007, 11:06 PM
Mominbiz
St. Patty's Day BUMP!!! Big Grin


- MIB -
"If you can dream, you can do. Making it happen is up to you!"
April 20, 2007, 01:25 PM
Mominbiz
Bump for April showers!


- MIB -
"If you can dream, you can do. Making it happen is up to you!"
May 05, 2007, 09:31 AM
Mominbiz
Happy Cinco de Mayo and DERBY DAY!


- MIB -
"If you can dream, you can do. Making it happen is up to you!"
May 06, 2007, 03:55 PM
Mominbiz
I thought this discussion about age range was a good one to add to this thread. Smiler

http://bbs.backstage.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/8011031/m/86910794


- MIB -
"If you can dream, you can do. Making it happen is up to you!"
May 25, 2007, 12:07 AM
Mominbiz
Another good resume discussion.
http://bbs.backstage.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/9611031/m/61310045/p/1


- MIB -
"If you can dream, you can do. Making it happen is up to you!"
May 25, 2007, 04:46 AM
kipmil
Thanks for the bump, mominbiz... Big Grin


mom of 3 in the biz
May 25, 2007, 06:43 AM
<mountainactor>
Good stuff! Thanks