A great question from Richard: Do you usually write, include standard cover letter…or think that resume/headshot speaks for itself? Is there a good website for samples?

Hi.

I do not think that the resume speaks for itself.  i prefer to give the  picture and resume in person and if I am using snail mail to send a post card of a photo that captures the essence of the role as described in the script or breakdowns. I would have it printed by http://printstagr.am 

Every submission is a pitch for a specific project.  So you have to write about your connection to the role or project in a way that is super specific.  

What are you bringing to the role?  What's your offer?  How will you make their project better. I will look for samples.   

 


Here's one off the top of my head.

Dear Original Big Daddy,

Watching Empire is like hanging out with my Detroit family.  Thank you for making a show that I personally relate to so intimately. 

I saw the role of Geneva come up in the breaks and I am compelled to reach out. I know why the caged bird sings. I have survived. I long to bring this truth to the work. 

It would be an honor to audition for Geneva.  

I will follow up with your office on Monday for an appointment time.  

In the work,

ROZ (this would be a link to my actor page) 

PS. Have you read my article about the impact your work in television is having on the african america artistic community. (that would be a link) 


Dear Original Big Daddy,

Watching Empire is like hanging out with my Detroit family.  Thank you for making a show that I personally relate to so intimately. 

I saw the role of Geneva come up in the breaks and I am compelled to reach out. I know why the caged bird sings. I have survived. I long to bring this truth to the work. 

It would be an honor to audition for Geneva.  

I will follow up with your office on Monday for an appointment time.  

In the work,

ROZ (this would be a link to my actor page) 

PS. Have you read my article about the impact your work in television is having on the african america artistic community. (that would be a link) 


So the skills are writing. Taking a photo that captures an essence in one frame.  Follow through and GUTS. 

Some of the results that my students and clients have gotten are astounding. Artistic relationships that create workshops and friendships alike. 

I assigned my students taking a photo that captures the breakdown.  There are some on instagram #nyuaida #aida2014 

Here's one of my favs. ( I will fill this in as soon as I find it)

 

This post will be updated. 

 

Rosalyn Coleman Williams

Rosalyn Coleman Williams, 400 W 43rd St, New York, NY, 10036, United States

An aritist who loves the grind. A teacher who learns. A mother who is babied by her boys. A traveler on life's journey.