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4 of the Most Common Voice Acting New Year's Resolutions

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Woman holding a clock about to strike 12, Christmas tree decorated with silver and gold decorations in the background.Are you ready to rock in 2014?

With the new year just begun, we invite you to pull up a chair and listen to over 20 podcasts that will present ideas for how to go about getting an agent, improving upon your craft as a voice actor, finding more work and getting a better return on time spent auditioning.

Looking back one more time at 2013...where have you been?

How far have you come and where are you hoping to go?

Share your voice over new year's resolutions and reflect on the year that was in today's VOX Daily!


Before You Get an LA VoiceOver Agent, Start Working Online

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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MJ Lallo in studio, smilingWhen did you realize that you wanted to do voice-overs?

Singers often find themselves recording jingles and the like. From time to time, they explore voice acting as a career option to expand their vocal horizons and have more fun with their instrument.

This is what happened with a jazz cat named MJ Lallo who later became a voice-over artist, teacher and director.

Hear MJ Lallo's story about how she got into the business and discover why there's really no reason why anybody should not be working in today's VOX Daily.


Jake Foushee Represented By Abrams Artists Agency

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Jake Foushee youtube videoIn a world where putting a really awesome impression of Don LaFontaine on YouTube can get you on TV and agency representation offers, Jake Foushee is having the time of his life.

His voice changed at age 13 and by the time he turned 14, his instrument could rival Hollywood's finest in trailer and promo.

Hear more about his rise to stardom and share tips and words of wisdom with a very talented, yet very young, voice-over phenom.


How To Get An Agent Dos and Don'ts

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Joyce CastellanosAt VOICE 2010, I happened to observe a panel where Joyce Castellanos shared some tips on what works and what doesn't when trying to get a talent agent.

Joyce has worked for over 25 years as an audio director/producer for promo departments at NBC, Disney Channel, Warner Marketing and The WB Television Network. She is also an agent in the Promo and Trailer department at AVO Talent.

If you're in the process of pitching your voice to agents and would like some direction, keep these insights in mind and think them through carefully before you pound the proverbial pavement for representation.


Some Obstacles Teens and Kids Face Getting Talent Agents

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Family of four; mom, dad, son, daughterIf you are a parent trying to find talent agency representation for your child, you may discover that aside from the typical challenges, there may also be hesitation on the agent's part due to factors you might not have considered.

What am I referring to?

Find out what this is in today's VOX Daily.


How To Think Like an Agent

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Baby choosing a cupWant to see your audition to booking ratio increase?

Who doesn't?!

Voice over professionals applying for work via the voice over marketplace do a lot of unsupervised, self-directed auditioning. In some cases, this independence and liberty may result in some talent auditioning for jobs that they aren't qualified to do, which negatively affects their audition to booking ratio.

In today's VOX Daily, I'm going to give you some tips and insight that will help you to audition yourself more like an agent would... the application of which hopefully translates into more bookings and less auditioning for you!


Need a Voice Over Agent? Roger King's Tips Will Help!

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Voiceover CanadaCanadian voice over agent Roger King recently joined the Voice Over Experts faculty.

Roger is the President of PN Agency which provides voice-over talent to the radio, television, film, multi-media and animation industries. In 2004, he launched a sister agency, Ethnic Voice Talent (EVT), and now represents over 100 voice over talents and translators in more than 15 different languages.

His debut podcast, "Secrets of an Agent Man: Tips on Getting Representation" was published this week and I thought it would be great to share it with you here on VOX Daily.

Be sure to comment with your thoughts!


East Coast VS West Coast: Glimpse into the Voiceover Agency and Casting World

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Brunette making a decisionWhat's the difference between how voice overs are auditioned for and cast on the east coast versus the west coast of the US?

Which coast is it easier to get representation on?

What challenges face talent, casting directors and agencies alike?

Find out the answer to these questions and more today at VOX Daily.


The Tricky Business of Getting an Agent During a Recession

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Woman and man sitting down for a job interviewWhen times get tough, the first instinct many people have is to start throwing more irons in the fire, and in this business, sometimes that means looking for representation to expand your reach for voice over work and or auditions.

Although more than a few voice talent are hoping to find an agent to help smooth the waters, agents are not necessarily on the lookout for new talent, perhaps even more so now than ever before.

I received a question from a voice actor who asked if I could refer any agents to them and I said I'd see what I could do. A couple of days ago I wrote to one of my friends, a voiceover agent, who was kind to share more information from the agency world and where things stand at present.

Are talent agencies scouting or accepting new talent?


Abrams Artists Agency is Big League VO

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Big League VO is where some of the meatiest, most lucrative voice over jobs are acquired, but the latest news out of the traditionally union-dominated Manhattan voice over scene may surprise you.

Find out how the US economy continues to take a bite out of union work.


We Work with Voice Over Agents To Get the Job Done

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Voice Over AgentAre you an agent who represents voice actors?

Do you represent voice over talents?

If so, we want to work with you!

Find out more about how voice over agents partnering with Voices.com can help to make the world of VO a better place.


Tips on Finding Agency Representation

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Ever wondered what you can do to find an agent?


Is Voices.com an Agency?

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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We get this question all the time. Here's the answer!