Writing your résumé is an art form. There are courses taught in schools, seminars, webinars, and even a specific industry of professionals that will write one for you. The audience to whom you intend to give your résumé will weigh heavily on the style and content you choose to include.
A corporate résumé can include many more attributes and space fillers than that of an acting résumé. Lengthy and wordy paragraphs describing mundane tasks to make you seem like the ‘bee’s knees’ is acceptable and even encouraged in the corporate world.
Layout – it’s pretty universal, stick to a simple template
How current it is – update as soon as you film a project. More on that here.
Your agent‘s requirements – does it follow the guidelines they have asked you to adhere to?
When it comes down to writing it all out, make sure you follow the layout:
Commercial -more experienced actors won’t list them, they will state “available upon request”
When writing your projects, fill them in chronologically with your most recent project first.
Project Name/Role/Production House
Here is an example of a knock out résumé by one of the most accomplished talents here at FilmComm.