When 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.
In 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.
At 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.
If 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.
By Stephanie Ciccarelli
Want to see your audition to booking ratio increase?
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!
By Stephanie Ciccarelli
Canadian 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!
What'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.
When 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?
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.
Are you an agent who represents voice actors?
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