So, you’re thinking about having your own website?
Like most industries, the internet is fast becoming an essential tool for the actors’ CV. It’s the perfect medium to share and access fast media such as sound, music, text, photographs and video. Most companies such as Spotlight or your agents website will already have uniformed pages for you with a list of your work and the ubiquitous headshot. But is it unique? Does it stand out from the rest? Or is it just another CV page amongst many that all look the same?
For the actor, a personal website is an opportunity to break away from the traditional format of the 10×8 photograph and a brief résumé. After all, anyone in the world can view it, any place, any time. With an ActorCV website, you can showcase:
- your showreel
- your voicereel
- the other portrait shots that you liked and paid for but your agent said no to
- production stills
- reviews from past productions (perhaps links to them)
- a personal blog with your latest news (that you can update yourself!)
- include your other online presences (e.g. Facebook, Twitter etc)
But this site offers more. Free advice on getting the best out of your online presence and useful DIY tips designed to help reduce the overall cost – essential if you are wanting to promote your online presence to the max but are limited to a budget. There is also a growing directory on this site of useful links for the actor. And an online store selling actor essentials including scripts, sheet music, gifts, CD’s, DVD’s (even good old VHS!) and more. So bookmark this site now, so you can return to use the resource when things warm up with your site.
In the meantime, why not take a quick look at some of the websites built by ActorCV in the past. Or click Latest to see the very latest site completions.
- Eamonn Bedford Agency (WordPress)
- The Barefoot Midwife (WordPress)
- Epsilon Productions – Theatre Co. - (WordPress)
- FilmFridays - (WordPress)
- David Kerby-Kendall -Actor/Writer - (WordPress)
- Tranquility Base Presents – Short Film Projects - (WordPress)
- False Impressions – Magician - (WordPress and Flash)
- Angela Bull - (Flash)
- Siri O’Neal – Actress - (Flash)
- Simon Poole – Voiceover Artist - (Flash)
- Eva Alexander – Actress - (Flash)
- The Twilight Ballrooms – Show - (Flash)
- Bill Homewood – Actor - (Flash)
- Cory English – Actor - (Flash)