Kate’s Unofficial Irish Film Festival

It’s with great Celtic pride I offer you my list of favorite Irish films, which I warmly refer to as Kate’s Unofficial Irish Film Festival. Not just to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, but because they all happen to be really great movies that you may … [Read more...]

Why You Need To Lead With A Commercial Demo As A Voice-over

  There are no absolutes in voiceover, or in acting as a profession, but there are most certainly a number of elements you should consider if you’re considering pursuing voiceover as a profession. Training is a given, and understanding who … [Read more...]

How To Eliminate Tech Anxiety For Voice Actors

If you’re like most actors, you’re more talent than techie. And when it comes to voiceover, that can pose a problem, especially since so many auditions and gigs are done from home today. Rest easy. There’s hope. First of all, just because someone … [Read more...]

What Does A Casting Director Do?

It may come as a surprise to most people as to what a casting director actually does, even if you’ve considered yourself a professional talent for a number of years. It may interest you to know a casting director does not ‘rep’ you; a talent agent … [Read more...]

How to Get Started in Voiceover

You’ve heard it your whole life, “You have a remarkable voice.” Everyone’s told you that you should be in radio. Of course, none of them are in the entertainment business, so you probably never really pursued it. But how do you get started in … [Read more...]

6 Similarities Between Acting for Voice Over & On-Camera

There’s a common assumption in the talent industry that can easily trip an actor up. It’s the idea that you must dramatically alter your approach to act for voiceover, and that there are some deeply guarded secrets to this medium that no one will … [Read more...]

How To Determine What You Do Best

“Who am I?” Now there’s an age-old philosophical question. Well, once upon a time, in an alternate universe, I was the perfect Peter Pan type: a sprightly, high-spirited tomboy who was both physically agile and able. And, if it wasn’t for a few … [Read more...]

Voice-over, Kids & Young Adults

I was stage struck when I was a kid. To me, acting wasn’t just play (which it was): it was a full-blown quest, which continues to drive me today. That passion keeps me going, even when I’m met with the obligatory industry opposition. Certainly one … [Read more...]

Audiobooks and the Remarkable Imagination of Ray Bradbury

Much of what we do as voice talent, as actors, is telling a story and conveying the human experience.  This is often our initial draw to perform. At an early age, Science Fiction writer Ray Bradbury did this for me through his extraordinary short … [Read more...]

How to Score More Voice Over Work

There isn’t a single, successful business in existence that requires little or no effort, investment or attention.  No business will ever advance if it’s not driven by promotion. Promotion is a constant.  Even once you achieve success, promotion is … [Read more...]