Posts Tagged ‘VO industry’

VO Atlanta

I just attended my first VO Atlanta conference and had a blast! For the 6th year in a row, 600+ people from all areas of the voice over industry gathered at a big hotel in Atlanta to network, exchange ideas, banter, scheme and of course, raise a glass or three. I had never attended in […]

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Classic Videos: No Other Way To Say It

This is a fun video from writer/director Tim Mason about a voice over session that goes horribly wrong. According to Adweek Magazine, “The film was made by Hog Butcher, a content creation company made up of improvisers, comedians and writers from Chicago institutions including Second City, IO and the Annoyance Theater. Hog Butcher is led […]

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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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The Rating is the Hardest Part

I was interested to read this piece on the Voice Over Herald website that advises voice talents to post a rate card on their web page: http://www.voiceoverherald.com/why-you-should-post-your-voice-over-rates-online/ I definitely have an opinion on this but the preface to this is the strategy of a talent agent may be different than an individual voice talent. That […]

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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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