Posts Tagged ‘VO industry’

I Work for Talents, not Clients

One of my pet peeves in this business is that situation where you sense someone is afraid of their client.  You know, where they’re afraid to call someone on obnoxious behaviour, or simply manage client expectations.  I know clients come in all shapes and sizes – a wide spectrum from completely organized, to the guy […]

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Reeling Them In (or 50 Other Demos Today!)

I think a talent should approach the creation of a new demo reel from the perspective of a producer who might hire the talent.  This may seem self-evident but I can only conclude that many talents haven’t grasped this concept based on the demos I continue to hear. One rule that hasn’t changed in the […]

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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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Voices of Vision

Allow me to self-promote once again.  Well, it is my blog after all.  This weekend here in Toronto, the first ever Voices of Vision conference will be held at The Holiday Inn – International Airport.  Aside from the thrill of spending some quality time at a Holiday Inn, participants will hear from industry experts about […]

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Secret Agent Man Guest Appearance

Edge Studios in New York has asked me to be their guest tonight for their ongoing series, Talk With A Pro.  Apparently, I’m the “pro” :)-  I’ll be taking questions about being a voice agent and the voice over industry in general from people all over North America tonight from 9-10 pm EST.  Details here:  www.edgestudio.com/workshop-talk-with-a-pro.htm

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Classic Videos: The Voice-Over World meets American politics

Surely you’ve heard about D.C. Douglas, the L.A.-based voice talent who voices Geico commercials, being dropped from their spots because he left an angry voicemail message with a group that organizes tea party events?  For that story, go here: http://dailycaller.com/2010/04/21/geico-voice-over-actor-fired-after-calling-tea-party-group-mentally-retarded/#ixzz0lqLf6Et9 Well, now Douglas has fired back – not at Geico but at the Tea Partiers.  […]

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