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The Right Picture and Resume

The headshot and resume are an actor's calling card. Learn how to get the best of both from a photographer and a casting director. What top look for when shopping for a photographer plus tips on what CDs look for in a pix and resume.

Speakers include:

* Erica Jensen, casting director, Callieri Casting
* Peter Hurley, photographer


Erica Jensen, casting director, Calleri Casting

Erica Jensen is currently casting "Age of Iron" (CSC), "Lil's 90th" (Long Wharf), and "Passion Play" (Epic). Other theater credits include "33 Variations" (Broadway), "Fuerza Bruta" (Off-Broadway), and "A Raisin in the Sun" (Broadway), as well as many seasons for CSC Rep, The Flea, Soho Rep, The Culture Project, Naked Angels, Long Wharf, New Georges, stageFARM, SPF (Summer Play Festival), Epic Theatre, and NY Stage & Film Co.

Television credits include IFC's "Z Rock," NBC's "Lipstick Jungle," "A Raisin in the Sun" (ABC movie of the week), "Chappelle's Show," "Ed," "Monk," "Hope and Faith," "Angela's Eyes," and several pilots. Film credits include "Upstate," "Peter and Vandy," Merchant Ivory's "Heights," "The White Countess," "The City of Your Final Destination," "Lisa Picard Is Famous," "The Jimmy Show," and "Trouble Every Day."

Peter Hurley, photographer
Peter Hurley, dubbed "The Tiger Woods of Headshot Photography" by Scene Interactive, began shooting headshots for actors in 2002. Before becoming a photographer, Hurley had a successful career on the other side of the lens as a model and actor. His love of sailing led to a spot on the 2000 U.S. Olympic sailing team.

Subsequently, he took up the camera and now shoots for advertising as well as actors. His ad clients include Levi's, Reebok, DKNY, Johnnie Walker, and Axe deodorant to name a few. With studios in New York and Los Angeles, he is able to create headshots on both coasts. Visit for more information and to see his collection of work.

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