The Unexpected Benefits of Mastering Commercial Work

Photo Source: YouTube For decades now, legions of actors have emerged from assorted acting schools across the country harboring a deep aversion to pursuing and accepting commercial work. If you scratch the surface a bit you’ll probably find this … [Read more...]

How to Survive a “Snow Day”

  After living in Los Angeles for a number of years, I’m somewhat in awe of those who have never lived through a bona-fide “snow day”. Even now just thinking about shoveling snow makes my shoulder ache. It’s taken years for me to thaw out. I’m … [Read more...]

The Best Christmas Movies You Probably Never Saw

  It’s that time again! ’A Christmas Story’ is playing on a loop for two weeks straight on cable, and as much as we love it, we need some new blood added to our Christmas movie Playbook. We come to rely on a select handful of Christmas … [Read more...]

The Top 10 Most Common Voiceover Demo Mistakes to Avoid

There are a variety of elements that go into creating a truly competitive, successful voiceover demo. And there are a few flat out deal killers. The following are the top 10 you definitely want to avoid. 1. Writing your own copy. Talent … [Read more...]

How To Know You’re a Pro VO

  To be considered among the best of the best should be the goal of every voiceover and actor. Yet, there’s no real litmus test to determine when, and if, you’re a pro, but there are factors that determine your professional fitness. Frankly, … [Read more...]

How Coachable Are You?

  Here’s a question you need to honestly ask yourself: How coachable are you? It’s fair to assume you’re about as coachable as you are ‘direct-able’. If you can’t be directed, it unlikely you’ll play well with others either. And acting, … [Read more...]

The Best Acting is Empathy

Acting is empathy. The best performances are achieved by having a deep, sometimes innate, acceptance and understanding of the unique realities of the individual role, character, story, personae, or voice. Empathy defines the human elements specific … [Read more...]

Is Auditioning a Numbers Game?

How many auditions do you imagine it takes to land a single voiceover job? Five? Ten? Twenty? There must be an average. There is, but it’s likely to be a great deal more than you might think. You build your professional reputation as a voice talent … [Read more...]

The Internet is a 19-Year-Old Boy

  We expect an awful lot from the Internet. We rely on it for numerous tasks to keep our businesses working every day, to help us do our homework, to keep us in the loop on what’s happening in the world, to run errands for us, and to take out … [Read more...]

What To Do When You’re Under The Weather UPDATE

  As a voice talent, as an actor, maintaining your health can be a real challenge, especially when a variety of stronger than average cold and flu strains are circulating. We’re all susceptible to catching something that can put your voice and … [Read more...]