By Stephanie Ciccarelli
August 16, 2008
What does it take to make it big time in voice-overs?
Is there a roadmap to achieve your dreams?
Find out how some of today's top pros made it to the big league in Joan Baker's book Secrets of Voice-Over Success : Top Voice-Over Actors Reveal How They Did It.
Joan Bakerâ€™s book, SECRETS OF VOICE-OVER SUCCESS, published in 2005, is a practical handbook for anyone seeking a career in voice-over acting.
The foreword is written by fellow voice-over actor David Hyde Pierce (Niles on Frasier), and consists of compelling career stories from the top voice-over actors in the industry including:
à¹ Don LaFontaine
à¹ George DelHoyo
à¹ Keith David
à¹ Dave Fennoy
à¹ E.G Daily
à¹ Nancy Giles
à¹ Bill Ratner
à¹ Rodd Houston
à¹ Joe Cipriano
à¹ Stephen Newman
à¹ Cedering Fox
à¹ Sylvia Villagran
à¹ Valerie Smaldone
à¹ Steve Zirnkilton
à¹ Hattie Winston
à¹ Joan Baker
à¹ Fred Collins
à¹ Janice Pendarvis
à¹ Les Marshak
All proceeds benefit the Alzheimerâ€™s Association.
â€œFor anyone who thinks they would like to be a voice-over talent, as well as those already in the profession, this is the book they should read before sending out another demo tape. In the voices of super successes in the field, readers will learn about everything from interpreting scripts to packing their tapes, along with the people they should get to know for the best chances of success, and they range far beyond agents. Joan Baker's own passion for the business is shared by the other 18 experts she has enlisted to share their career successes, and she has put their stories together along with a history of the voice-over profession in a readable, accessible book that is fascinating to even an outsider. To do it all for a cause that is dear to her heart shows that Ms. Baker is much more than a voice.â€
- J.C. Barden, Editor on THE NEW YORK TIMES
"Secrets Of Voice-Over Success embodies wisdom and diversity in a collection of journey's from 19 artists' points of view that leaves one with an instinctive experience of what it takes for a career in the voice-over industry. There is no book that tells it like it is so clearly. And that all royalties from this project benefit the Alzheimer's Association this book truly reaches the height of the human spirit and dignity too."
- Sandy Grushow, Chairman Fox Television Entertainment Group
"Ms. Baker's book is among the most unique contributions I have seen to the Alzheimer's Association's mission to cure this diseaseâ€¦"
- Sheldon Goldberg, President & CEO of The Alzheimer's Association
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