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The aim of this site is to give you an overview of the professional voice over industry in Canada, from the perspective of a voice talent agent.
It is written for both those who are already in the business and those who are seeking a career in this attractive field of work.
Names may occasionally be changed to protect the innocent…or is it the guilty? Sometimes names will be changed just for something to do.
In theory, your comments are welcome here.
BOOKING THE TALENT AGENT
I find that many broadcast students either aren’t aware of opportunities in the voice-over world or feel they need some guidance in the process of finding an agent and securing regular voice work.
I am available to speak to students about the Canadian voice-over industry from the perspective of a voice talent agent. A visit to a broadcasting class can take the form of a prepared presentation or a more casual talk and Q & A.
Depending on the nature of the appearance, I do charge a small fee or honorarium to cover my time but this is negotiable. I am happy to travel anywhere in the country and will work around class schedules, wherever possible.
For more details, e-mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org
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32 Responses to “Booking the Talent Agent”
Steve Roughley Says:
April 16th, 2009 at 12:58 pm
Hi Roger, I was wondering if this is the same Roger King I used to jam & write songs with. Did you have a friend named Zach Tate? Did you start Foztark?
Nancy Bain Says:
October 26th, 2009 at 2:09 pm
I need a quote on some voice over.
George Rounds Says:
November 11th, 2009 at 9:32 am
Roger – bless you for the insight into connecting with an agent. After nearly a year of training with The Big House in Chicago I have been knocking on doors of agents here and outside Chicago with only limited, I mean LIMITED!, success. Your counsel is very helpful. And thanks for the “5 Guys…” video! It is wonderful and humbling to hear the top cats growl.
And so, I can’t close without an invite to my web site as listed http://www.georgerounds.com. I would be delighted if you would consider representing me in Canada. (I had to ask, right?)
Micheline Cote Says:
November 9th, 2010 at 6:23 pm
I would like to offer my freelance Voice Over and narration services in French (Canada). I have extensive experience in voice-over and narration including eLearning, 3D animation and more. I am French Canadian born in Québec, Canada. I can work on-site in both Canada and USA if needed as I hold both citizenships. I will be happy to provide voice demos upon request. In the meantime, you may listen to my voice on my Web site at http://www.FrenchCanadianVoiceOver.com.
Additional related services:
– Pre-Production Linguist services in French: Accuracy and consistency; time-accurate script translations; linguistic correctness, and target audience focus
Here are selected clients I provided work in Corporate video, eLearning content, Web video, 3D Animation, On hold messages, broadcast:
Vendaria Media (Video Marketing)
Air Canada (In-flight)
Syselog Canada (eLearning/3D animation)
Hawkeye Marketing (TV)
National Bank of Canada
Idea Languages (eLearning/3D animation)
Hewlett Packard (industrial)
Talbot Stores (Training)
K Mart (radio)
The Body Shop (Telephony)
Kotex (TV Commercial)
Yellow Pages Canada
CanPages Canada (Internet)
Walt Disney World (radio)
Superior Propane Canada (Telephony)
LG Canada (broadcast)
I would be delighted to work for your company. Please feel free to call me should you need additional information or if you need my services on any upcoming voice over project.
Glenn Johnson Says:
April 1st, 2012 at 8:33 am
No worries if you are uncomfortable. I need help on the agency side for this work.
Glenn Johnson, decades of experience with voice work, accents and narration in radio commercials, on-air broadcasting. Film narration (Stella Starr and the Galaxy Rangers), instruction films for Holland College.
I need help finding people to help get some work since journalism is a difficult field after returning from the Middle East.
August 28th, 2012 at 7:50 am
I was thinking about making some other avenues for income. Since I was young people have said I have a good voice. I sang a little in a men’s group but lacked some confidence in my voice. I was a teacher for twelve years and have a great deal of public speaking and reading. I was always the one who was called to read parts in plays because I also do some accents and have a lower register. Where do I start?
Meera Sharma Says:
April 22nd, 2013 at 4:24 am
I am a voice artist and would like to register with you. I host a radio show on AM530 7 daysa week and also work as a freelance interpreter. I produce host and also record my own ads. I also market and write my own ads. Please feel free to call me at 4166064847
Chris Del Gobbo Says:
June 14th, 2013 at 11:54 pm
Hi. I was an announcing major loyalist college in the radio program in from 08-10. I am told that i have a really good voice and i can do some great accents and voice overs. Ive always wanted to do voice acting and any other type of voice work. How do i go about starting a gig in the feild?
July 6th, 2013 at 2:21 am
im writing on behals of my dad who has an amazing voice for narration, voice overs etc. He is also an amazing singer and plays piano, guitar, accordion
Darren Worts Says:
August 6th, 2013 at 4:51 pm
This is the kind of stuff I would KILL (hypothetically) to get in to! Cartoon/Video Game VO work, that is. I’m working on building a “Story” type website with what I’m capable of. I’ll keep creeping on this website and posting stuff as I get it done. Hopefully you know my name within the next 5 years!!
September 28th, 2013 at 2:39 am
Just thought I’d toss in that I am possibly/probably looking for an agent … for the technical paper/pencil/preliminary details but not sure where to start… I’m closer Niagara area if anyone isn’t in Toronto…I don’t know if people actually read and respond to these-they r so buried ??? $$$
Robert Wiebe Says:
October 3rd, 2013 at 1:37 am
Got hired by a radio station in central Canada but soon realized my love for the commercials more than the on air work. would love to connect with anyone needing an extra voice.please check it out. Thanks!
Derek Mychasiw Says:
November 4th, 2013 at 12:23 am
Up late looking into the voice over industry – something I’ve been told to look into for as long as I can remember by strangers and friends alike.
I have a voice for radio, or so I’ve been told countless times… What do I do next? Hire a coach? Hire an agent? Have a coffee with someone?
March 3rd, 2014 at 6:11 pm
Have deep vocals, have been able to do “that” movie-trailer voice, as well as others.
March 19th, 2014 at 7:22 pm
hello, I’m interested in finding an agent for voice over work. I’m female and have a strong, fairly unique voice capable of good range and various voice over styles. Would love to chat related to opportunities and securing an agent. Kind regards,
April 2nd, 2014 at 12:59 pm
hello, I’m interested in finding an agent for voice over work. I speak french and Italian. I have a diploma on 3D animation video game and a master script. Please can you contact me for have a discussion.
April 28th, 2014 at 3:29 pm
I am an amateur voice actress however I would like to be able to get more work than a few volunteer sample voices to my friend(s) YouTube videos. would it be possible for an agent to help with that?
January 10th, 2015 at 2:37 am
Any VO work for a strong London (UK) accent? “I’m an Englishman in Vancouver…”
Andrew Tomarin Says:
February 15th, 2015 at 12:51 pm
Thank you for this great resource. It helps to get the rubber back on the road. I have been at this for over 20 years but never really got this side to make me a steady income. Though for the last 7 ADR has kept me afloat. Now I want it bad. Studio in my house and great insight from friends at the major ADR houses in the city (particularly Technicolor) have got me laser focused. But I need a voice agent and my principal agents forte is not voice. I’m on the hunt. Thoughts?
Daniela Chaparro Says:
March 2nd, 2015 at 12:43 pm
Hey! I am a language teacher, a translator, I do voice for radio commercials and voice over acting. I would love to work with you guys!
Sikandar Matto Says:
March 27th, 2015 at 12:00 pm
Looking for a voice similar to James Earl Jones? Full of resonance! That is the natural talent I possess. I am looking for an agent who can help me share my talent! I am open to doing voice overs for radio ads, tv ad, etc. Please contact me at email@example.com if you are interested and looking for an amazing voice!
Ken Gold Says:
June 16th, 2015 at 12:45 pm
We would appreciate hearing from any Bi-Lingual French Canadian Voice talent.
We have projects that we could offer to you, so please forward your audition demos to us here at the studios along with your contact info and we’ll be in touch shortly
james e gordon Says:
November 29th, 2015 at 10:41 pm
i have a website with explore talent. i am sending you email from long island new york. my mother and i may be moving to canada. and i wanted to do voice over and acting. i can do over 30 to 40 voices and i can sing aswell. if interested please email me. than you for your time
December 4th, 2015 at 3:08 pm
hello, my name is steve and ever since i was younger ive been able to manipulate my voice to make many many many many “i can keep going with the manys” diferant voices, and just realised that maybe cartoons or voic overs is where im supposed to be. so im currently looking to audition for anyone who obviously pays lol if i get the part, i will not let you down. you may contact me thru the email ive provided or look me up on facebook my fb name is Sham Dunked my profile pic is me in an elmo costume, that voice was tough but i think i got it 🙂
April 20th, 2016 at 8:12 pm
I do some Voice Acting work on the internet and instead of doing volunteer work maybe i can make it a reality
this is a playlist of my Voice Acting work on YouTube
Mike franchi Says:
April 26th, 2016 at 1:06 pm
If any one is looking for a adult male who can speak many voices a pure natural talent I was born with please dont hesitate to email me and I will show you the skills I have. I can do manly men voices to children to women take a chance and you wont be dissappointed firstname.lastname@example.org drop me a line. Peace
July 22nd, 2016 at 8:36 am
My husband is a radio personality and has been doing this for many years now. We have a Country music internet radio station http://www.SFCRadioSaloon.com show name is NashGilles, he is also available for VO work. Listen to him weekday mornings @ 5am eastern. Contact us anytime at email@example.com for more details anytime.
August 19th, 2016 at 4:45 am
Hi Roger, I’d love to contact you personally to know more… I am an actress/performer/singer who is very keen to get started in the voice-over business. I have checked out the on-line options/agencies, but after reading your posts, am wary. How does a newcomer get their foot in the door? Thanks so much for your blog and for taking the time!
Mariline Joachim Says:
October 5th, 2016 at 7:03 am
I am looking to do some voice-over project with your agency. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Thank you kindly
Darrell Hebert Says:
December 14th, 2016 at 5:55 pm
looking to do VO work 20 plus years on air have demo where to send..?
Darrell Hebert Says:
December 14th, 2016 at 5:55 pm
good friend of Jim Conrads…lol
January 1st, 2017 at 2:21 pm
I Don’t have a website, I am not young or a teenager, but young at heart, I have always been told that I have a nice voice, especially at work, at the call centre.