So what exactly is a mailing to agents? You only need 2 things:
- A cover letter (I am looking for representation, this is my background, here are my shows)
- Headshot w/resume trimmed to 8x10 and stapled to the back. Or your demo if it is a VO mailing.
Who do you send it to?
- Agents- build a list from the list of franchised agents on AFTRA & SAG's websites. Non union agents can be found in the Chicago Creative Directory
- Casting- be sure your letter to casting directors says you are submitting for their files, not looking for representation. Also find these in the Chi Creative Directory.
How do you make cute mailing labels? Use those admin day jobs skills and get this info into an excel sheet. Search 'mail merge' on word help. You can create a letter and then mail merge the greeting, and you can mail merge to get address labels. Avery 5160 are my fav labels.
Then wait for the calls to roll in. And while you ware waiting, think of something you can do that you can announce on a postcard. Fun!