Agents, producers, casting directors and other industry insiders all agree the following tips will help your reel stand out and increase your chances of landing that coveted role.
Agents say professional editing and quality scenes will go way further than quantity.
Hit your Target
Casting directors want to see you showcase the type of genre they are looking for. Make sure you have the right reel for the right person.
Keep it Focused
Theater typically does not require a reel. Mixing theatrical with TV can get sloppy and miss its mark. If you need a reel for theater and TV, consider producing two separate reels.
Keep it Tight
No one wants to sit through a reel over four minutes long. Keep it short and sweet.
Show your Type
Your reel should not showcase any performance that is over dramatic. Instead, choose scenes that highlight classic TV show genres. All agents agree that subtle acting is better than over- acting.