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All the resources here are free, downloadable and printable. Black and white versions are also available. Each page will help you put the expert advice in The Actors’ Career Bible to work. For guidance and examples, get your hands on a copy of the book here.

Planning what to work on

Clarify your long-term career aims and immediate priorities. See ‘Using this guide’ in the book for examples and guidance. Download here.

Your selling points

Get to grips with your major selling points and casting. Go to Chapter 1 of The Actor’s Career Bible – Your selling points - for tips on this topic. Download here.

Mini-industry database

This simple template is based on working actors’ own mini databases of industry contacts. Use it to keep track of who you’ve met and contacted, and who to get in touch with in the future. Read Chapter 2 of the book – Understanding the industry - for ideas on how to fill out and use the database. You can keep track of anyone you come into contact with and future plans through direct contact (Chapter 5), networking (Chapter 8), online marketing (Chapter 9) and auditions (Chapter 11). Download here.

Finding the right photographer

Having trouble finding a headshot photographer? Use this free resource to plan and find the perfect person. See Chapter 3 of The Actor’s Career Bible – Photos, CVs, showreels and emails – to get the latest advice from industry professionals. Download here.

Creating a showreel

Use this page to make sure your showreel advertises you at your best. Go to Chapter 3 of the guide – Photos, CVs, showreels and emails – for expert advice. Download here.

Choosing casting sites

Organise your research on casting sites and find the best fits for you. For detailed, expert advice on casting sites go to Chapter 4 of the book. Download here.

Direct contact planner

This free resource will spark ideas for emailing industry figures and help you plan ahead. See Chapter 5 of The Actor’s Career Bible for tips on all aspects of contacting the industry. Download here.

Finding the right agent

Find and submit to agents with confidence! Chapter 6 of The Actor’s Career Bible is full of advice from agents, actors and career coaches on how to improve your chances of success. Download here and here.

Audition prep planner

Maximise your audition prep time with this planner. Check out Chapter 10 of the book for expert audition-prep advice. Download here.

After an audition

Spend five minutes after an audition with this downloadable and printable resource. You’ll learn lessons for next time and help yourself move on from any tricky experiences. There’s loads of advice on learning from and recovering after an audition in Chapter 11 of The Actors’ Career Bible. Download here.

Quick self-taping app guide

This handy sheet will take you through the steps you need to edit and send of your latest tape. For more advice on apps and every other aspect of self-taping, go to Chapter 12 of the book. Download here.

Routine planner

Use this weekly planner to get yourself out of an unemployment rut. Try to fit in at least three of the different activities into your week and give yourself a boost. Periods of unemployment are inevitable for almost every performer, but you can make each one easier (and hopefully shorter) by reading Chapter 13 of The Actor’s Career Bible. Download here.

Tax spreadsheets

Make tax simpler using this document. There is further advice from accountants and experienced actors in the final chapter of the book. Buy it here.