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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Mailing Rate Change

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Just wanted to give you all a quick update about mailings -- the post office has changed their rates again. According to the USPS website, here are the current rates for actor mailings as of 10/29/11:

Postcards: $0.29
Large Envelope with Headshot/Resume (2 ozs or less in weight): $1.08

Note: Adding a piece of cardboard to your headshot mailing (to keep it from bending) will raise the price of your mailing significantly.

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Erin Cronican's career as a professional actor and career coach has spanned the last 25 years in New York City, Los Angeles and San Diego. She has appeared in major feature films and on television, and has done national tours of plays and musicals. She has worked in the advertising & marketing departments of major corporations, film production companies, theater magazines, and non-profit acting organizations. To learn more, check out

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lifeisrosey said...

Hi Erin,

I really enjoy your site! Actor marketing is my thing and I always love to get inspired. My husband and I are actually heading back to our acting careers (we've been away working at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for 6 years) and my question for you (related to this post) is: Are headshot mailings still relevant? Is it better to submit via e-mail? Having been out of the loop for over 6 years it seems that so much has changed with Casting Directors using all the online casting sites and such. My commercial agent said ALL their submissions are on LA Casting. No headshots stapled to resumes stored at the agents office anymore! Such a change (and now I won't have an excuse to pop in to deliver headshots from time to time!) So that's my question... Are mailed in submissions becoming less necessary and if so any tips on the whole digital submission process? Also I'd love to know your thoughts on actor excuses for popping by the agents office if they aren't needing stacks of headshots from us. :) If you want to use all of part of this question in a blog post that's fine with me. Thanks so much!

Sarah Jane Nelson

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