Occasionally, we receive casting questions from members, and approach one of our directors for an answer. One of our members was wondering if she should be bringing headshots to every audition.
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Q: Should an actor bring a new headshot to every audition, even if they’ve met the Casting Director before?
A: Yes. It’s important to bring a headshot and resume to every audition, just in case casting is collecting them. There are many instances where casting won’t be collecting materials since everything is available online, but it’s always good idea to have on hand. If it’s a director/producer callback, you should always bring your headshot and resume.
Q: Does that quality of the printing and paper really matter for an actors headshot? (As in the actor has the headshot printed at Staples instead of a headshot printing company)
A: It’s better to have a professional looking photo. A photocopy or other lower quality facsimile just doesn’t show you off as well. It’s important to have a clear photo that looks like exactly you. Remember, no airbrushing!