Being an actor or rather starting one's career in acting is something that requires other established people or professionals who are somewhere related to the acting industry. When you are trying to launch yourself or get employed, or be under somebody for assisting them and learning the tricks of the trade, apart from your portfolio and resume, what you should be concentrating on is writing a good cover letter. The following sections will give you some tips on how to write an actor cover letter, along with a sample.
Tips for Writing Cover Letters
There are a few things to be noted while drafting the cover letter, viz., type the letter rather than writing it in hand. The length of the letter should not exceed more than a page. Try to finish it within just half a page and thus sticking to just two paragraphs is sufficient.
The letter ideally contains two sections, viz., where did you come to know about the vacancy in that particular firm, which post you are applying for and the reasons that make you think that the employer should hire you. These tips will help you to draft the cover letter in a precise and impressive way.
Format for Actor Cover Letter
Typically known as the American letter writing format, where all the contents of the letter are placed on the left hand side of the page, starting from the address and contact number of the writer to the closing salutation, this is also known as the blocked letter writing style. Mentioned below is the skeleton structure of the actor cover letter.
Name of Sender
Postal Address Line 1
Postal Address Line 2
Name of Addressee
Designation Held in the Organization:
Name of Organization:
Re: Post applied for
Mr. / Miss. Last Name
Introduction and body of the letter
Closing and thank you line
Name of Sender
Enclosures: Enlist all the documents that you are going to submit along with this cover letter, including your resume.
Sample Actor Cover Letter
Mermaid Arena, Residential Lines - 8,
Contact Number - (787) 0000 787
Human Resources Manager
Human Resources Department
Ernest and Ernest Acting Academy
Actors Arena, Business Lines - 13,
Re: Post of an Actor
I have been fascinated with drama since when I performed the role of Shylock in Merchant of Venice and discovered my passion for theatre. I have been performing in state drama competitions and am a recipient of Best Budding Actor, Best Dialogue Delivery, Best Talent, and Best Fresh Face in the years from 2008 to till date. I have been following Ernest and Ernest Acting Academy's tours and hence saw the notice of the vacancy too and earnestly wish to be a part of your reputed firm.
With my achievements and hard work, I think I really deserve one chance to have a personal interview with you and am sure you will find me as a suitable candidate for the Actor's post.
- Torque Earnest.
Follow this format and sample given above for drafting an effective actor cover letter for yourself. Remember the tips for writing cover letters and to customize it depending on the job requirements issued by the employers or recruiters. Wish you all the very best for your endeavors!