Are you an aspiring actor who needs a beginners acting resume?

Are you an aspiring actor who needs a resume to submit along with your headshot to casting directors for film and television shows? I will create an actor resume for you, even if you have no experience it will be a "beginners resume", for only $50. You can pay the $50 by using either Square Cash (preferred), Money Gram, Western Union, or Walmart-to-Walmart Money Transfer.

Square Cash - My email address to send your $50 payment through Square Cash is and my Square Cash username is $AlanBaltes.Make sure to put your email address in the "For" box when sending. I can also send you a Square Cash request for you with a link you can use to pay, simply send me your email address or cell phone number to

The following is my information you need to send the $50 fee through Money Gram (, Western Union (, or Walmart-to-Walmart Money Transfer (

Alan Baltes
Goleta, CA 93109

After you send the sign-up fee, please email me at with the following information:

Your full name (must be the exact name you used to send, including middle name if used)
The exact amount sent
Your city and state (or Country if outside the United States)
Your phone number
And either the Money Gram Reference Number, Western Union MTCU Number, or Walmart-to-Walmart Reference Number.

After I receive your payment, I will gather some information from you via email and prepare your actor resume and submission package.

You can still get ALL 21 Actors Resource Guides for $25!

I am continuing this offer until I delete this post - If anyone is interested in working in the top filming locations in the world, I am offering only two people the chance to receive all 21 of my Actors Resource Guide eBooks for only $25. This is a ridiculous offer (they are usually $19.95 for each eBook) and I am only doing this because my family has an urgent need. If you want to take me up on this, you have to be able to send the $25 so that I can receive the payment today. You can use Square Cash ( using a debit card, as it is deposited into my bank account immediately. My email address to send your payment through Square Cash is and my Square Cash username is $AlanBaltes. Simply enter your email address in the "FOR" box when sending the $25 payment. I can also send a $25 request if you give me your email address or cell phone number. Email me at if you would prefer a cash request with a link that you can use to pay.

You can also use Money Gram (, Western Union (, or Walmart-to-Walmart Money Transfer ( The following is my information you need to send the $25 fee:

Alan Baltes
Goleta, CA 93109

After you send the sign-up fee, email me at with the following information:

Your full name (must be the exact name you used to send, including middle name if used)
The exact amount sent
Your city and state (or Country if outside the United States)
Your phone number
And either the Money Gram Reference Number, Western Union MTCU Number, or Walmart-to-Walmart Reference Number.

Again, this I am only doing this until we can take care of what we need. After I get the payment, I will email all 21 of my Actors Resource Guide eBooks within an hour or two.

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How to sign with the Osbrink Talent Agency

I want to give a heads up about how you (or your child) can be considered for representation by a major player in the Talent Agency arena. Many actors contact me and ask for a recommendation for a top talent agency. I want to give one example of how to be considered for representation at Osbrink Talent Agency. Osbrink is one of the very best agencies in the entertainment industry. It is run by the amazing Cindy Osbrink. Her clients include the Disney Channel stars Cameron Boyce ("Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything", "Jessie", "Liv and Maddie", the voice of Jake in "Jake and the Never Land Pirates"), Mia Talerico (Charlie Duncan on "Good Luck Charlie"), and Paris Berelc (star of "Mighty Med", star in the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie "Invisible Sister", and star of the upcoming Disney Channel series "Lab Rats: Elite Force"). All you have to do to get your child seen by this amazing talent agency is follow the submission instructions carefully:

Submit a current, non-returnable snapshot of your child to our street address, along with a note describing their interests and personality. Include the child’s name, height, weight, eye and hair colors, his or her date of birth, parent’s name and a contact number. Please include a headshot and resume if you have one. If referred to them, also include who referred you. If the agency does not already have a client similar to your child, they will call you to set up an appointment.

Submit a current headshot, resume, reel, and if applicable, any comedy links to the street address below.

Submit your comp/zed card or snap shots with your height, weight, clothing sizes and what city and state you are based out of to attention SUBMISSION or mail to the address below

Send to:

Osbrink Talent Agency
4343 Lankershim Blvd.
Suite 100
Universal City, CA 91602

Open call for 'Glitter Talent Agency' seeking kids for representation

Glitter Talent Agency is an across the board exclusive agency representing babies, kids, and teens in film, TV, Commercials, Theatre, Voice-Over, and Print.

An Open Call will be held on Friday August 1, 2014. The Open Call is open to kids, and teens between the ages of 4-19 years of age.

Ages 4-11 will be seen between the hours of 11am–2pm.
Ages 12-19 will be seen between the hours of 3pm-6pm.

Will be held at:

400 60th Street West
New York, NJ 07093

If your child has a monologue or song prepared please let them know. Monologue should be under a minute, and song should be 16 bars.

We are looking for boys and girls of any ethnicity. Experience is preferred but not required. We want to see kids that are extremely outgoing, charismatic, and that are able to take direction well.

Please only attend if you do not have an agent. There are no fees to attend.

Dress: Casual, no logos.
Bring: Recent Headshot, Comp Card, and Resume. (Resume is not required.)

Please confirm attendance by emailing with name, age, and photo. (Put "open call" in the subject line.)

Talent Agency open call in Winston-Salem, NC for actors in North Carolina and the Triad area

Talent Agency Open Call North Carolina

MAD Talent Agency is seeking SAG-AFTRA and Non-Union talent for film, commercial, television and print in North Carolina and the Triad area. They are specifically reaching out to talent in North Carolina and the Triad area, and are looking for a variety of talent for roles. Bring headshot and resume to the open call anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. this Saturday.


Winston Tower
24th Floor
301 North Main Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Click here for directions.


Saturday December 7, 2013
10:00am – 2:00pm

You can pre-register via email by submitting a headshot/resume and the following information to

First Name:
Last Name:
If under 18 years (Parent or Guardian name):
Ethnic Appearance:
Hair Color:
Eye Color:

About MAD Talent Agency

MAD Talent Agency LLC is a licensed and bonded talent agency in NC and there are no up-front signup fees for representation. They are a full service agency representing actors, artists, models, dancers, musicians, authors, voiceover artists and extreme athletes worldwide. They have locations in Winston-Salem and Lake Norman, NC.

MAD Talent Agency represents the most unique artists across the world. Their vision is to take all of their creative artists of today and give them the most opportunities in this exciting and ever changing business. They want to seek out those that have the passion and motivation to work in the entertainment industry.

MAD talent agency represents talent for feature films, commercials, radio, voiceover, stunts, television, print, promotions, events, music videos, as well as other entertainment enterprises.

All talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of North Carolina and in the United States.

The North Carolina Actors Resource Guide eBook includes the following information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in North Carolina and the United States:

• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• North Carolina Child Performer Labor Law Information
• North Carolina Youth Employment Certificate Instructions
• North Carolina Youth Approval To Work Late Hours Form
• North Carolina Minor Intention To Employ Form
• North Carolina Dept. of Labor Rules and Regulations Relative to Employment of Children under 16 Years of Age.
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application
• Links for Child Labor Information

In addition to the following North Carolina Actors Resources:

• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• North Carolina Casting Directors List
• North Carolina Extras Casting Directors List
• North Carolina Talent Agents List
• North Carolina Acting Coaches, Classes, and Schools List
• North Carolina Headshot Photographers List
• Headshot Mass Printing Photo Labs
• Miscellaneous North Carolina Resources
• Actors Unions
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• General Talent Agent Information
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• PDF Users Guide

The 2013 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

A Few Notes About Talent Agents

If you have a lot of experience, are well trained, and are a "type" that they are interested in at the time, they will call. In the large markets such as Los Angeles and New York, it can be extremely difficult for even experienced and well trained actors to land an agent, so keep your expectations realistic when submitting, and be patient. Try again in a few months if they do not call. If you are doing a play or showcase, send a postcard to invite an agent to come see you perform.

Also, don't expect to be able to pick and choose an agent unless you are a very well known and respected actor. I see so many people asking, "What is the best agent in LA (or NY or wherever)?" If you have to ask that question, you certainly are not an actor who can "pick and choose" an agent. 99% of actors should consider themselves lucky to sign with a SAG-AFTRA franchised or ATA/NATR Agency. You can send a photo and resume to every legit talent agent in LA or NY and would be lucky to get one single call.

And one last thing..... just because an Agency is a "licensed Talent Agent" in your state does NOT mean that they are a good or even legit agent. The rules to become a licensed Talent Agent in every state are MUCH more lenient than the rules to become a SAG franchised agent or ATA/NATR agent. I would only recommend signing with an agent that is franchised with the Screen Actors Guild, or a member of the Association of Talent Agents (ATA) or National Association of Talent Representatives (NATR).

How To Get An Agent

There are two types of talent agents, theatrical (television and film) and commercial (for television commercials). Being with the same agency for both is called being "signed across the board," but many actors prefer to have separate agents for different types of work, become some agencies can be better commercially, but not as good theatrically, or vice versa.

Agents get information about auditions for roles, either directly from casting directors and producers calling them asking for client submissions, or from a service called "the breakdowns," a daily list of roles being cast, sent only to agents and managers.

Agents work for you, but they only get 10% of what you make, so that means you need to do 90% of the work - especially when you are getting started. That means always be professional, be skilled in acting, network and let casting directors, producers and directors know about your work & upcoming performances by sending out postcards & invitations, know your "type", and make sure you and your agent have an understanding about what kinds of parts you will be submitted for.

The Strategy:

Do not randomly stop by agents offices unannounced, they do not accept personal drop-offs. Avoid calling the office for now. Simply send in your 8" X 10" color photo and resume, along with a brief cover letter. Show the agents that you understand how valuable their time is by keeping the cover letter short and sweet. Far too many actors end up writing a long cover letter, and the agents end up just trowing it in the "circular file" aka trash can.

This is a sample of a good cover letter:

Savannah Starlet
4321 Superstar Street
Beverly Hills CA 90210

Attn: Mr. Agent

Enclosed you will find my photo and resume for your consideration. I am currently seeking theatrical (and/or commercial) representation. Please feel free to contact me at the above phone number or email address.


Savannah Starlet


Now the agent even has a few moments to actually look at the photo and resume!

Then after about a week, give them a quick call and just say your name, tell them that you sent in a photo and resume, and that you are calling back as a follow up. They will usually write your name down, and say that they will give you a call if interested, or we are reviewing it, etc. Again, just keep it short and show them that you value their time. They will be pleasantly surprised.

Say something like.....

"No problem, I don't want to take up your time, but wanted to make a quick call to see if you are interested".

They'll either be impressed (and relieved) at the brief conversation, or will be so caught off guard that they'll try to explain further. If they haven't said goodbye, then just repeat a variation of your previous words (always offering them a chance to end the conversation and reinforcing that you know their time is valuable). Agents get tired off so many actors calling and somewhat begging, "can I come in for an interview", or "I am very talented and would be a great addition to your roster". If you follow these steps, keep your letter and conversation brief, the agent will most likely appreciate it.

Many agents these days do not track submissions and will merely inform you of this when you call. Also, several of the top agencies do not accept unsolicited photo and resume submissions, they only accept new clients through industry referral.

Tips & Warnings

* Agents making their living by earning a percentage of each job they book for a model. Do not pay any up-front fees to an agent.

* If you're not happy with the number of auditions or bookings you are getting, set up an appointment with your agent and discuss what you can do to generate more jobs.

* If the agent lies to you, makes outrageous promises or asks for up-front money (to cover phone calls or mailing expenses on your behalf), keep looking. Legitimate agents do not ask for expense money.


I highly recommend that your 8x10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.

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The casting directors address should be written in all capital letters on the solid side of the envelope, with the name of the project you are submitting for written directly above the casting directors name. If the role that you are submitting for is available, it should also be written above the casting directors name.


"Project Name"
"Role of _______"