Do Actors Need Different Headshots for Different Mediums?

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This question often arises: Do actors need one headshot for theater auditions, one for film, one for commercials, and one for TV? Lucky for you, Backstage has the answer!

Resident Expert and founder Amy Russ says there’s really no need; however, you should pair your résumé with your headshot and organize it to reflect where your forte lies across film, TV, and theater. This will help ensure that the casting director remembers you and sees that you’re suited for their project.

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Benjamin Lindsay
Benjamin Lindsay is managing editor at Backstage, where if you’re reading it in our magazine, he’s written or edited it first. He’s also producer and host of a number of our digital interview series, including our inaugural on-camera segment, Backstage Live.
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