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Feels Like a Mini-Oscar!

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

November 18, 2015

Howard Ellison, British voice talent in Devon, keeps me on my toes.

Not knowing what might come in, and then shaping an audition pretty darn quick, has developed a discipline that's an asset whatever I do.

This TV trailer gig called for a Churchill voice.

Not the first time I've done that of course, being 'senior' British, but every script is different.

It was smooth and straightforward working with director Marc Oestreich - and even after several years in membership of it still feels like a mini-Oscar to be awarded five orange stars!

Howard Ellison


Hired for a Voice-Over for a Major Athletic Brand

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

November 18, 2015

Ed Spillers voice talentHello Team,

I have been on since 2013. I may have been off and on with a paid subscription versus a basic subscription, but, I always maintained and kept up with my profile. That's the only way you can keep your profile relevant. This is true whether you get hired by a client or not.

I was hired for a voice over for a MAJOR, and I mean MAJOR athletic brand for a promotion in the midwest region. I had to travel to the session, in another state, in order to complete the project. The session was a success and I was super excited because this was the first major project I worked on since Disney in 2008. Needless to say, I nailed the campaign and I feel proud of the entire experience.

The client found my profile on How blessed am I? When I ask other great talents they have told me, sometimes it just works out that way. Because they heard a certain read in my demo, they hired me.

Now, I only have the basic subscription. But, what if I didn't keep up with my profile because I was only at a basic subscription? I don't think I would have won that campaign.

I would tell people that you should have, keep and maintain a profile on any program level. It is SO worth it.

Ed Spillers


The Audition Intrigues

By Trisha Beausaert

November 11, 2015

Richard Mann.small.jpgOne of many great things about is the sheer diversity in the jobs posted. This makes it exciting to audition and keeps me on my toes. I may be recording a serious corporate voice-over one moment, and then an exaggerated cartoon character the next. Sometimes, though, there is an element of mystery...

For example, this past summer I applied for a voice-over job entitled "British intrigued voice for manifesto film," which I really liked the sound of, but was not too sure how to place it. The film was a manifesto about how we experience the non-food and drink-related parts of a meal, and the script was a joy to read. I made a decision on style and pace, sent off my audition, and then moved on.

The next day I was awarded the job and it turned out to be for AEG. The film is shot beautifully and I am delighted to have provided the voice for it.

I love the collaborative nature of working with For this job, the film was shot in Sweden, the VO recorded in England, and team who brought us together based in Canada.

I look forward to more exciting ventures!

- Richard Mann


Money in My Account

By Trisha Beausaert

November 11, 2015

JannaPolzin_Small.jpgMy decision to join came after feeling like my Music Theatre career wasn't right for me anymore. At the time, I had just had a baby and was looking for new work that still used my performing skills while keeping me at home with flexible hours. Every professional I talked to about the voice-over industry said that it was very difficult to break into. I was prepared to be patient.

My first audition on was early June and, to my shock, I booked my first job just over a month later. I have been depositing money into my account almost every Friday ever since.

I never expected this job to happen so quickly or be so right for me. One of my big goals was to be a character in a video game which ended up being my second booking and I now have three game characters under my belt.

Thank you for opening up a world where I feel like my skills and personality belong. is a fantastic site!

- Janna Polzin


Opportunity in Online Casting

By Trisha Beausaert

October 5, 2015

Ian-Russell-headshot-180.jpgEarlier this year, I auditioned for and was awarded the opportunity to record for a speculative ScI-Fi piece for Ice Cream Entertainment. It turned out to be quite the dramatic story.

A couple of days after the audition, Andy Garcia, the director, sent me a message saying they liked my voice and were 99% likely to use me. As it was a Friday, I had to wait through the weekend to get the final nod, half expecting another message saying they had decided to use someone else. We all know that happens!

Well, not this time. They awarded the job to me. They sent me a copy of the music, which helped me a great deal with the characterization and I played it really loudly through my headphones while recording. Once I was happy with the result, I edited and sent two final versions of the audio back the same day.

They said that they were particularly happy with my vocalization of the word "war" at the end of the script. I thought no more of it but when they sent me a link to the finished piece, it looked and sounded amazing and they told me it had been entered into the San Diego Film Festival Qualcomm 4G Challenge.

In June, I heard that it had been shortlisted for the prize along with two other films. You can imagine my delight when in July it was announced as the winner of the 4G challenge.

I am so pleased for Ice Cream Entertainment and it's a great feeling to have been a part of the success of this piece.

A lot has been written about online casting, but I think it is fair to say that this opportunity would not have arisen without online casting. Second Mile would probably have used local talent and the boost it has given to my VO profile, would have been lost to me.

- Ian Russell


One of the Best Decisions

By Trisha Beausaert

September 22, 2015

Carrie Olsen.edit.jpgFrom the time I heard that voice acting existed to the time I booked my first national radio campaign was about two months. Two months after that, I quit my job because I had replaced my income doing voice-over on I am still floored by the growth of my business in such a short amount of time, and I think every day about how fortunate I am to get to make a living doing something so fun and fulfilling that allows me to spend time with my family.

My voice-over journey began in July of 2014 when I heard another voice actor, Alyson Steel, being interviewed on a podcast as I was driving to work. I had never heard of voice acting before, but the interview intrigued me. When Alyson mentioned at the end of the episode that she does voice-over coaching, I called her up. During our initial one-hour consultation, Alyson told me about

Joining was one of the best decisions I have made for my VO career.

I feel so grateful to have stumbled upon an industry that I absolutely love, that allows me to spend more time with my family, and that makes me pinch myself every morning and think, "I get to do this for a living?!"

Carrie Olsen


100th Job Milestone

By Trisha Beausaert

September 2, 2015

Bryan Saint.BW.cropped.jpgI had a milestone on yesterday; I booked 2 jobs during the day and then right before midnight, one more booking came in, which made it my 100th job on the site.

It's hard to believe that 2 years ago, I wasn't even doing this.

Only thing I could say to anyone getting started: don't quit! My 244th audition booked my first job, and I almost quit 2 weeks before it happened. I appreciate all the advice and support I've had from so many fellow voice-over artists.

Thanks again so much! You guys do such an incredible job at I've seen other online casting sites and even been a part of some. I've never seen the support like I've seen from all of you. Thanks again!

Been a great ride and can't wait for the next 100!

Bryan Saint


An Amazing, Steady Stream of VO work

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

July 20, 2015

Kristen HagopianHuge shout-out to!

My Producer suggested I put my professional profile on back in May. I was somewhat skeptical, but I thought I'd give it a shot.

I'm so glad I did!

In the few months since, I've had an amazing, steady stream of VO work from some of the most fabulous and professional Clients anyone could ask for.

The diversity of projects is wonderful, and the feedback has been tremendous - such fun! It's opened up an incredible new sideline stream of revenue that I never would have thought possible, not in a million years.

There are so many VO sites out there, but none of them even come close to If you want to grow your Voiceover career, THIS is the site you connect to.

Kristen Hagopian


Connect with Copy and Know What the Client Wants

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

July 13, 2015

Jonathan P. has been a pleasure to work with, and as someone just starting out here, it has been a great experience thus far!

After auditioning, Lisi Hentz reached out to me for a game by Somatone Interactive, where I had to voice a total of about 15-18 different characters (what a load!). This has to be one of the bigger titles I have worked on while working with, and it most definitely will not be the last!

I view this as just the beginning of working here with and I look forward to landing more roles and delivering more success stories as I continue using this service.

So far I am very satisfied here, while competitive, if you keep your chops up, and audition smart, you will book roles!

People deliver mixed stories about, but I do believe that you really need to be on top of your game in order to push through those hurdles.

Connect with copy, know what the client wants, respect the writer, and then deliver copy with true emotional intent and you will book roles.

Jonathan P. Jones


I Can't Wait to Expand My Client Base with

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

July 8, 2015

Brandon PollockI'm already in love with

A week into being a member and landed my first gig that paid for my membership fees and then some!

I look forward to many more jobs thanks to the incredible services provides!

Speaking of service, I have tried multiple Voice Over websites in the past, but the customer service that comes along with separates them from the rest.

From Julianna who assisted me in getting my profile setup to the account managers who work extra hard to match their clients with the perfect voice.

The entire experience has been awesome so far and I can't wait to expand my client base with!

Above all else, I love the fact that they make it so easy. I don't have to worry about sending invoices and chasing down payments.... They handle everything! truly is the #1 Voice Over Marketplace.

Brandon Pollock


I Can't Wait for Another Project that I Can Use the Site For!

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

July 7, 2015

ryan-summers-film-producer.jpgI just delivered a big project that I used for and it went over extraordinarily well.

I was brought in last second to direct the opening titles for a festival in Melbourne and I needed a really specific voice -- one with gravity, age, and experience.

It was a voice I could hear in my head but hadn't found anywhere yet.

Signed up for, filled out my requests, and quickly afterwards met a VO artist by the name of George Utley. He hit all the right notes in his test reading and cut through all of the other auditions immediately.

I didn't have much time until the delivery but was able to collaborate with George who nailed the lines within a few hours. The final result came out awesome -- and despite all of my hard work, the one thing that everyone fell in love with was George's line reading.

Thanks so much -- I can't wait for another project to come through that I can use the site for!

Ryan Summers
PauseFest 2015 Opening Titles


I Will Never Go Anywhere Else When I Need a VO

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

July 3, 2015

Emily Tunggala from Friendly is the only place to go when searching for a professional voiceover.

Our account manager Katie has done a great job for my team and me, managing small "easy" projects, and large difficult ones. She recently wrapped up a huge one for us where she managed 10 VO artists in 5 different languages.

I was so impressed with how she handled every situation that arose.

At times I wasn't an easy client (hate to admit that we had script changes half way through), and Katie didn't even blink! She handled it like a rockstar.

I will never go anywhere else when I need to VO.

Emily Tunggala
Senior Producer (aka Protector of Productivity)
Friendly Human


I Couldn't Have Done This VO Job Without

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

May 29, 2015

Sandra ParkerYou can imagine my excitement when I received a call from Tyler Schiefer regarding a recent audition that I had submitted.

The client really liked my submission and wanted to direct the recording session via phone patch or Skype.

That is when my frustration began.

I was 500 miles away from my studio.

I was due to fly back later that afternoon, arriving about 30 minutes before the scheduled call.

What if my plane was delayed? What if I had to wait for my luggage?

What if there was no taxi to pick me up?

Thirty minutes to spare!


Working in Front of Big-Time Agencies and Multi-Billion-Dollar Conglomerates

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

May 21, 2015

C Erwin Daniels, Mr. CHi, my name is C Erwin Daniels about a week ago I joined and I'm happy to say that I just completed my first job.

I first heard favorable things about about during a Bill DeWees webinar. I've been in broadcasting for over 40 years and found myself involuntarily retiring, but it seems as if God has other plans.

This is my first venture into the Voice Over industry, it's good to know that there's someone out there who can handle the business of getting auditions and getting my work heard by people that matter.


Thank You, for Kick-starting My Career

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

May 4, 2015

Leonora Haig, British Voice ArtistI joined a year ago when I'd just graduated from Drama School here in London, UK and, aside from Radio lessons whilst training, I was a complete newbie VO, very eager to work.

After nervously paying over my subscription fee I began auditioning for the many opportunities that came my way and the excitement of booking my first job was unparalleled: I was now a real Voice Over Artist!

Since last year I have earned well over $3000 with, worked with some amazing, house-hold name clients (Unilever, Fisher Price, S2 Games to name a few) and have built up great working relationships with repeat clients.


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