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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

entertainment industry coach question 622:Do you put your theatrical and your commercial headshots on a postcard or keep them separate?

Because theatrical and commercial casting directors are completely different, your postcards should be completely different. There's a reason why you have different headshots- because you're marketing yourself differently. You want to look a certain way when submitting for Criminal Minds or Law & Order Los Angeles. Don't confuse them by sending them a happy, bright-eyed, smiley picture, when they want you to play a killer.

This is just my personal opinion, and if you asked 20 Casting Directors, you may get 10 who say they don't care, but you may not. Perhaps it's a good reason to call different casting agencies and poll them. You don't have to use your name, just play the "new kid in town" card and ask them what their opinion on the matter is. You will probably get the Casting Assistant on the phone. Note that the CA is the person who gets your postcard first, so is the perfect person to ask.

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