Writing an actor cover letter

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Ah, the actor’s covering letter. Some actors spend so little time on writing a covering letter whereas some spend too much time and end up sending their whole life story. Some actors feel that sending just a CV and headshot without a covering letter is enough because the agent or director may not have time to read it. But not including a letter is considered unprofessional. If you bother to take the time to write a letter, chances are that they will be bothered to read it.
Covering letters do differ depending on the role and production or if you are writing to an agent seeking representation. So what should a covering letter include? Here are Actor Hub’s top tips on writing the perfect covering letter.
Below are links to an example of a good covering letter and an example of a bad covering letter. Just hover your mouse over the link and the example will appear.
A GOOD example of an actor’s covering letter
A BAD example of an actor’s covering letter