What’s a sizzle? A sizzle is a 1-2 minute demo of mini-clips showing your work and your range of roles in a fast-paced, fun, entertaining trailer. Sizzle scenes can be the longer version (2 minutes) of each clip, which you might want to put on your website. Sizzles were initially created by writers, directors, and producers who were pitching a new project to the networks and needed to show “proof of concept” or just the style and content of their work. It’s now the accepted term for actors' demo reels.