If It’s Meant To Be

There’s a common misconception in our culture that states if a road proves too difficult then maybe “it wasn’t meant to be.” Instead, I think the opposite might actually be true. If you are on the right path, then you’re likely to face far more … [Read more...]

What to Charge as a Voiceover

Probably the greatest learning curve to overcome in this or any business, besides consistently delivering your very best performance, is determining your rate. However, assuming you’ll lose the client if you don’t lowball your rate to sub-basement … [Read more...]

Mastering The Art Of Being Yourself

As an actor, you’re most often asked to just be yourself. Come to think of it, this could be said of all manner of business, just maybe more so as an actor. Those casting are most interested in you being you. In fact, you’re expected to be the most … [Read more...]

To Trust Your Instincts
You Have to Use Them

  What are the odds of ‘making it’ in voiceover? Let’s assume you have a work ethic that won’t quit, and everyone says you have a remarkable voice. That’s as good a place to begin as any. However, you can have all the talent in the … [Read more...]

My Top 10 Biggest Voiceover Pet Peeves

Announce-y announcers. I hate being yelled at, don’t you? Especially when I didn’t do anything wrong. I’m convinced that endless loop of infomercials playing in the middle of the night on cable are designed to irritate you into staying up. To add … [Read more...]

5 Reasons You Didn’t Book That Last Audition

  You practiced, practiced, practiced… but still, no Carnegie Hall! So, what happened? Well, a number of things could be in play, or entirely absent from your audition, as the case may be. Here are 5 reasons you probably didn’t book that last … [Read more...]

How to Study Commercials & Television To Improve Your Auditions

    You have to study the medium you intend to work in to feed your imagination, and therefore your read. Lucky for us, today we’re able to view and study television, voiceover, film, and commercial work with greater ease than … [Read more...]

Procrastinate Tomorrow

What’s it take to go the distance in this business? Certainly there’s no single answer, but perhaps there’s four: pursue, persist, prepare, and promote. These four elements are vital to succeeding at anything, let alone establishing your small … [Read more...]

Should You Change Your Name?

As a coach and casting director I’m often asked, “Do you think I should change my name?” almost as often as I’m asked, “What do you think of my voice?” Listen, I get it. We don’t become actors because we want to “be ourselves.” Never mind that the … [Read more...]

6 Things You Need To Know When Meeting With A Talent Agent

Much like a really good first date, sitting down with a new agent can be simultaneously exciting and nerve-wracking. Granted your date may appear stunning and very discriminating, and you may feel flat-out privileged to be out with them, but you want … [Read more...]