Thursday, November 18, 2010
entertainment industry coach question 624: Should I be sending out headshots or postcards to follow up a meeting with an agent or casting director?
Neither. If you had a meeting, I'm assuming that you already gave them a headshot. Your first follow-up should be a personalized thank you note. You are not asking for work, you are simply thanking the person for the meeting. Be sure to mention something that was said that had an impact on you, and any personal things you connected on. If the card reflects something you spoke about, even better.
I don't suggest putting your picture in the card, just write your name clearly. the reason for this is that you want it to be a genuine thank you. If the person forgot who you are but is touched by your words, he/she will look you up on IMDB (so make sure your pictures are up there and your credits are updated.)
Then you can follow up again a week or two later with a postcard, with a "marketing reason" for sending it.
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