Archive for the ‘Voice Casting’ Category

Pay (and pay and pay) To Play

As the owner of a voice talent agency, I am often asked my thoughts on the pay to play sites like Voice 123 and voices.com Do I consider them competition? Are they taking work away from agencies? etc. If you’re not aware of the pay to play model, it works like this: On-line casting sites […]

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Random Agent Musings (RAM) #3 – The Audition Process

Some thoughts on auditions: -If you think you aced the audition, there is very little chance you’re getting the gig! The one you’ve forgotten about from three weeks ago is the one you’ll inexplicably get. -In light of the above, it’s best to think about auditions as the equivalent of batting practice in baseball. A […]

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La Belle Province

Just back from a few days in Montreal and an investigation of the voice scene there.  I knew going in that L’Union des Artistes (UDA) is strong but my sense is that there is some non-union work kicking around.  We met with some studios, a couple of production companies and of course several voice talents […]

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State of the Non-Union

Given that I’m a wildly successful voice talent agent – and by wildly, I mean I am able to make the occasional mortage payment and cover my regular dental check-ups – people often ask for my opinion of where the voice-over industry is headed.  Okay, not that often…but after 10 minutes of careful deliberation, I’m ready to […]

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Cast Away

The voice-over casting process has really evolved over the last decade.  A few years ago, there were a number of people here in Toronto who could make a living just from being voice casting directors.  They’re a dying breed now.  With the advent of home studios and the ease with which audio files are uploaded/downloaded, […]

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