Performers come from around the country, and around the world, to pursue their careers in NY and LA...and with good reason. You can study with the best, develop your talents in almost any way imaginable, and most important, there is a huge amount of work available for actors of every type, in all areas of the business. So, why do actors complain that there’s not enough work? In a word: COMPETITION. The marketplace is vast, but if the people who hire and represent talent don’t know that you’re available, quite simply, they cannot call you in.
Shakespeare Mailing makes sure your marketing materials present you in the strongest possible way, then we help you to continually stay in touch with the people who keep you working. Our work leads to more work for you, making your acting career more meaningful and successful. Since 1987, Shakespeare has made vital contributions to the careers of thousands of actors, providing a unique combination of talent marketing services available nowhere else. Our expertise will advance your career and bring you closer to achieving your professional aspirations.
Agents and casting directors review hundreds, if not thousands of resumes every month. Each knows what they're looking for and don't read every resume line by line. You have just 2 to 6 seconds to attract attention and raise their level of interest to the point where they want to read more about you. Shakespeare prepares your resume with this in mind.
We go over your information word by word, consulting with you to present your experience in the best possible way. Shakespeare knows the industry and the information “they” need to call you in. A resume by Shakespeare makes “good eyeball sense” in that everything is organized so it's easy to read, graphically appealing, and draws the readers’ eyes throughout the entire document. We include reviews, agent or manager logos, photos, or any graphic.
Shakespeare transforms your resume into a digital marketing tool that can be e-mailed or posted on a website. Offer viewers the easiest access to online postings of your videos, voiceovers or reviews through embedded – it's extraordinary! You can also print copies on your own printer from the .pdf we give you.
Email your current resume to email@example.com to get started. If you're already a resume client, email your revisions or a request to set an update appointment. The quality and appearance of your p/r can determine whether you will be considered at all for the work you seek. Online or on paper, your best resume ever ensures the best results.
Actors at all levels of success use our mailing service to accomplish a variety of career goals. Whether you're a seasoned actor looking for more prominent roles, a known talent looking to capitalize on your success and maybe expand into new areas, or a newcomer looking to establish your first professional relationships, Shakespeare will help you plan a marketing strategy that can help you achieve your objectives. Send 8x10s, resumes, postcards & flyers. We make it as easy as A, B, C!
A. Select Your Mailing List Shakespeare's Theatrical Database & Mailing List Manager identifies who handles theatre, film, TV, commercials, industrials, voiceovers, print, extra work and kids. Select only the people you want to send to, as few as 50 or as many as you like. Set up various lists according to your specific needs and have a different message or mailing schedule for each. You do this online. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment. Industry movement is tracked to keep your file current. If there are people you would like to contact that are not on our master list, they can be entered as “client supplied names”. Receive a .pdf printout that shows the address, phone number, and areas of the business handled by each of contact.
B. Write Your Message Shakespeare crafts your written message verbally and graphically to have the strongest possible impact. We consult on what to say and will write and typeset your message for you. Shakespeare emails a .pdf proof prior to printing so you can confirm that your message is properly conveyed.
C. Print Personalized Correspondence Shakespeare prints your message with personal salutations and your scanned color signature on the backs of your photo postcards, inside flyers, or as cover letters on letterhead to mail with your picture and resume. Postcards and flyers are mailed directly from our lettershop with a sample sent to you. You have the option with picture/resume mailings to leave your materials with us to staple, stuff, seal and stamp, or complete your mailing at home in which case we provide customized address labels for each cover letter, prepared with your name and return address in fonts coordinating your letterhead and resume. Cards must be laser compatible.
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Shakespeare will custom typeset and layout your vital information for maximum appeal and impact. Your repros will look great and our specially selected paper stocks are suitable for printing messages and resumes on the back using most desktop printers. (Request samples to test your printer for compatibility.) We also offer feedback on your photos and consult on which photo(s) to use. Your headshot only has value when it is seen by others, so order enough to distribute them properly.
All businesses have them, so should yours. Opportunities present themselves when least expected, and you want to be prepared. Photo business cards are easy to carry and are an important sales tool, especially useful during chance meetings or introductions when handing someone a picture and resume could be inconvenient or obtrusive.
Sometimes opportunities are not obvious, but be on the lookout. This town is swarming with people who can help your career -- on elevators, at parties, at the gym, and while working on set or at auditions and rehearsals. Always be prepared to say “hi”, start a conversation, and hand them your card.
In addition to our specialized talent marketing services, Shakespeare provides direct mail lettershop services (mass mailings) for business and arts organizations, including many theatrical productions. We get clients the lowest postal rates and offer excellent prices on full color printing of postcards and all promotional materials.