Posts Tagged ‘Voice-over Industry’

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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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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Voice Over Canada on Sirius XM

I had some fun last week on Sirius XM Canada as a guest on the Todd Shapiro show. Lots of talk about the voice over business and what it’s like being a talent agent. The interview starts around the 44:00 mark. http://thetoddshapiroshow.com/2015/01/the-todd-shapiro-show-episode-211-2.html To keep up with the furious pace of the Voice Over industry and […]

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I Work for Talents, not Clients encore

As talent agents, one of our dirty jobs is following up on overdue invoices. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, it’s up to the agent (and the talent if you run your own VO business) to decide on a case by case basis, who is legitimately having issues and who is kind of jerking you […]

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Podcasts of a Voice Agent

Over the last couple of years I have done a few podcasts for the fine folks at voices.com as part of their Voice Over Expert series. Such a title – voice over “expert”. But I’ll take it! They are all listed at the link below and I thought I’d post here because the topics covered […]

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Is the movie trailer voice dead?

I thought this was an interesting piece recently in the Globe and Mail. We rarely get calls for voicing movie trailers so what the article is saying has been my experience: “Summer movie season is in full swing, but one iconic part of the viewing experience is missing in action: the trailer voiceover. The gravelly […]

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