Cover letter for an acting job (5 samples)

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This blog post will show samples of “cover letters for an acting job.”

Cover letter examples for an acting job

When writing an acting job cover letter, these are some of the important things to include in your letter:

  • Address the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient).” If you do not know the name of the recipient, you can refer to them as the hiring manager.
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Make a brief statement about why you’re interested in the position.
  • State your skills and work experience. Ensure your skills and experiences are similar to the job position. When highlighting skills, provide the accomplishment you have achieved. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position with you further.”

Sample 1: “Cover letter for an acting job”

“Luke Miles

55 North Road

New York, NY 07021

551-963-4822

luke.miles@email.us

linkedin.com/in/lukemiles22

New York, 1/30/2019

Mr. John Bowles

Artistic Director

Docs in NY Productions

3015 Park Lane

New York City, NY 10045

Dear John,

As a passionate artist with five years of stage and film acting experience, I was thrilled to see you’re looking for new actors for the upcoming Green Hills production. I’m especially interested in the supporting role of the young doctor as my recent work includes a guest starring gig in the medical-themed drama movie, The Outsiders, directed by Louis Gray. The role required intense training in basic medical procedures, as well as hospital job shadowing.

I realize that in your productions, you frequently shoot in demanding sets. I think my role of the escaper in Beyond the Sky by John Doe proves that I’m adaptable and ready to work in various environmental conditions. The movie required stamina and physical fitness as we shot in the high mountains during the day and at night.

Besides my film performances, I played key parts in theatrical plays, such as Hamlet (Helen Hayes Theatre), A Streetcar Named Desire (Cherry Lane Theatre), and Time’s Forgotten (Westside Theatre). I’m sure I could transfer my ability to act out a variety of emotions, my on-stage improvisation experience to your upcoming film production.

I would be happy to meet in person and present my acting skills in the audition.

Sincerely,

Luke Miles

551-963-4822

luke.miles@email.us”

Sample 2: “Cover letter for an acting job”

“Hi, [name of agent],

I’m [your name], and I’m writing to seek representation in [TV/film/commercial work/etc.]. I have been working in the business for [X amount of time], and [write something about yourself that’s not obvious from your résumé or reel]. I’m [describe your type], and I was referred by [name of your reference; it’s helpful if you were referred, and for some agencies, it’s required]. I’ve recently been working on [name a recent project or professional experience], and I think your agency would be a good fit for me because [research the agency to find a reason].

I am currently appearing in [X show] on [X date]. If you can attend, I would love to get tickets for you. Also, I’m on [X series] currently airing on [X network]. 

If you would like to meet or schedule an interview, I can be reached at [phone number, email, and website]. I look forward to connecting soon. Attached, please find my résumé and a link to my acting reel.

Sincerely, 

[Your name]”

Sample 3: “Cover letter for an acting job”

“Richard Anderson,

1234, West 56 Street,

Carlisle, MA 01741,

(123)-456 7890.

Date: 1st Jan, 2009.

Mr. John Smith,

National Acting Talent Unlimited,

257, Park Avenue South,

New York, NY 12345-6789.

Dear Mr. Smith,

I am writing to you as a working actor who would like very much to be considered for work on ‘The Terrific Show.’ As indicated by the enclosed resume I have extensive experience in film and stage. Although I am primarily seeking to expand my acting portfolio, I am interested in your internship program as well.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to having the opportunity to audition for you soon.

Sincerely,

Richard Anderson,

New York.

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Richard Anderson,

1234, West 67 Street,

Carlisle, MA 01741,

(123)-456 7890.

Date: 1st May, 2005.

Mr. John Smith,

National Acting Talent Unlimited,

257, Park Avenue South,

New York, NY 12345-6789.

Dear Mr. Smith,

I am submitting my headshot and resume for your consideration.

Please give me a call at the attached phone number at your earliest convenience so we can set up a time when we might be able to meet.

Sincerely,

Richard Anderson,

New York.

Enclosure:

1) Resume (resume.doc)

2) Headshot (headshot.jpg)”

Sample 4: “Cover letter for an acting job”

“Richard Anderson,

1234, West 67 Street,

Carlisle, MA 01741,

(123)-456 7890.

Date: 1st May, 2005.

Mr. John Smith,

National Acting Talent Unlimited,

257, Park Avenue South,

New York, NY 12345-6789.

Dear Mr. Smith,

Enclosed please find my headshot and resume for your consideration.

I have been acting in New York since the age of five, first appearing on ‘Nursery Rhymes’ at the age of ten in ‘We are Friends’ stage version of ‘Friends’. I have appeared on ‘Take a Bow’ a total of eight times, most recently as a youngster in ‘Microsoft’ Advertisement.

I look forward to speaking with you at your earliest convenience.

Sincerely,

Richard Anderson,

New York.

Enclosure:

1)Resume (myresume.doc)

2)Headshot (myheadshot.jpg)”

Sample 5: “Cover letter for an acting job”

“Date: 1st May, 2005.

Mr. John Smith,

National Acting Talent Unlimited,

257, Park Avenue South,

New York, NY 12345-6789.

Dear Mr. Smith,

I am an actor new to the city. I grew up in Chicago and just graduated from the University of North Carolina and found out we were fellow alumni. Your client, Alex Redford suggested I get in touch with you after we were both called back by Dave Manning, the casting director for ‘The Heat’. Dave also suggested I contact you.

I just booked a recurring u/5 on ‘Tragic Flight’ after being called back for a contract role. I’ve also been called back for ‘Twin City’. I just completed work on a play at Regional Acting Talent Search after finishing their seminar on Acting. The film I shot has been accepted at State Level Competition.

You can see me next week on ‘Tragic Flight’, and my film is playing at the festival as part of the National Promotion. I also have a reel of selected scenes I can send you. I’m also doing ‘Flame Boy’ at the Platinum theatre and would be happy to set aside a pair of tickets for you. I’ll send you a postcard the week before we open.

Sincerely,

Richard Anderson,

New York.

Enclosure:

1)Resume (myresume.doc)

2)Headshot (myheadshot.jpg)”

Frequently Asked Questions: Cover letter examples for an acting job

How do you introduce yourself as an actor?

Your name and the role you’re auditioning for. For example, “Hi, my name is John Smith, and I’m reading for the role of Walter.” Your name and representation.

How do I pitch myself to an agent?

How to Pitch Yourself at an Agent or Manager Meeting

  • Before the Meeting. 
  • At the Meeting. Wear something comfortable but classy. 
  • Be Yourself.

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Citations

https://zety.com/blog/acting-cover-letter-example
https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/how-to-write-cover-letter-acting-agents-75123/
https://www.resume-now.com/cover-letter/examples/entertainment/actor