Do We Still Need Printed Headshots?

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Do we need printed headshots anymore?
Just got new shots done and I’m wondering if I should pay to get print sized images edited or just web sized images.” —lessclue

Reel with no experience?
“Hey everyone! I’m an actor who’s just starting out. I don’t have any credits yet, so putting together a reel for applications and auditions has proven itself rather difficult. I want to shoot some scenes with a reel company and/or friends in the future, but was wondering if it was OK to also include a taped monologue or two for a reel? Any insights or advice into beginner reels are much appreciated! Thank you!” —BearsBeetsBail

Zip codes?
“How do you work around being searched for when your zip code is out of the 300-mile radius for auditions but you are willing to pay for and travel for a callback where it is? For example, I live in Northern Florida but can travel to New York, Atlanta, and Miami easily if need be.” —Glamazon

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