Chapter 13The Resume and Cover Letter




There is no such thing as a person that nothing has happened to, and each person’s story is as different as his fingertips.

—Elsa Lanchester


Studios, networks, production companies, agencies—anyone doing business in the entertainment industry—collectively receive hundreds of thousands of resumes each year. And while there are times when having a well-written and professional-looking cover letter and resume is absolutely necessary, but because this is unlike any other business, rarely will sending a resume to someone who doesn’t know you (or know someone who knows you) result in a job. For the most part, you’ll be lucky if submitting your resume will even elicit a form letter response ...

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