Posts Tagged ‘non-union’

Voices.com buys Voicebank

The voice over industry is all aflutter as on-line casting company Voices.com has purchased Voicebank, another casting site that provides casting opportunities to talent agencies. Many in the industry are worried about one dominant player potentially controlling so much casting. I am taking more of a wait and see approach. VoiceOverXtra reached out to me […]

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Live from Toronto…it’s New York City!

I’m very pleased to announce that PN Agency has launched a roster of New York-based voice talents. The PN Agency business model continues to be representing talents in their own city, servicing clients in that same city. I wrote about this on the blog before which you can read here Here is the promo email […]

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How much is the right voice worth to an advertiser?

Interesting overview of the voice-over industry from Canada’s national newspaper The Globe and Mail. It covers some of the pay-to-play stuff mentioned in my previous post and even includes a quote from PN Agency’s Todd Schick :)- “Those who regularly hire voice talent – especially advertisers – want work done faster and cheaper. Just as […]

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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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Secrets of an Agent Man: The Urge to Purge

Sometimes I feel like PN Agency is the equivalent of Hotel California – you can check out anytime you like but you can never leave. Percentage-wise, we actually do not have that many talents who have left the roster. There are a few who went union or moved out the city/country. There were a few […]

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It’s Not Enough To Have A Nice Voice

Here’s an extended Globe and Mail piece about the voice industry. It’s a good overview of the business which is always nice to see in a major Canadian newspaper. Clearly, the one thing missing though is some quotes from a non-union agent! http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/marketing/susan-bennett-the-voice-of-siri-is-the-voice-of-a-generation/article23546393/ To keep up with the furious pace of the Voice Over industry […]

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