how NOT to make it

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anonymous talent?

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Thought this little tidbit might be interesting for VO talent who may or may not know that their last names aren’t always given. Background: One of my regional agents/reps, asked me to remove my full name from the audio file data (you know, where in iTunes you can see the name of the artist, album, […]

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You may or may not know the following: You can post on Actors Access (and all the other actor casting sites) for free. You can conduct your search for actors with a great deal of anonymity. There is no shortage of actors willing to do anything involving a camera with little to no benefit. Is […]

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Remember the incident with my critique of Voice123 and their interesting response? Well, below is example of how Voice123 coulda-woulda-shoulda have handled it. The first message is the automated response you get when you quit the application process at the point they ask for a credit card (two pages in) to “register.” —————– Rich Carnahan […]

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Fellow actors sometimes ask me about the pay-to-play voice-over casting sites, and I think my response to Voice123’s email asking why I don’t upgrade my account, pretty much sums up my feelings about these types of sites. So, if you’re a voice talent who loves these sites and you’re kicking ass, then hats off to […]

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Suck it, LA Casting.

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

A funny thing happened on the way to the “I’d like to update my profile” forum. It went something like this: “LA Casting.” “Yeah, hi. I’d like to swap out my OLD pictures, reels, and video clips now that I’ve got more exciting and legitimate work to show.” “Uh huh, Mr. Vaughn. All you need […]

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