Posts Tagged ‘voice talent agent’

Cast Away 2: It’s okay to ignore Casting Directors (sorry Casting Directors!)

Some thoughts on voiceover auditions… I have always thought that talents should let the copy dictate their audition. That essentially means more or less ignoring directions they get either in writing or in person, though I realize an in person audition necessitates you walk that fine line between giving the read you think best reflects […]

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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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Why do most animation demos suck?

Some thoughts on animation demos… 90% of animation/character demos are pretty much flat out terrible. There, I said it. Let’s take a minute to let that sink in. Okay… I think my number one problem with a lot of character demos is most of the characters are totally out of context, if you can even […]

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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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