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Do Actors Need Different Headshots for Different Mediums?

This question often arises: Do actors need one headshot for theater auditions, one for film, one for commercials, and one for TV? There’s really no need; however, you should pair your résumé with your headshot and organize it to reflect where your forte lies across film, TV, and theater. This will help ensure that the casting director remembers you and sees that you’re suited for their project. 

When it comes to your photos, you do need to keep in mind there are best practices depending on where you are using them. Remember to optimize images for your website, for starters! And if you go beyond the profile pic and take advantage of a header photo on Twitter or cover photo on Facebook, be sure to research any current requirements for the image dimensions. 

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