Top Market Voice Over Agent : The Piston in Your Engine

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    Join Voice Over Experts Nancy Wolfson and Anna Vocino from Break Into VoiceOver with discussion from Nancy on the topic of “Top Market Agent: The Platinum (but not the only!) Piston in Your VO Engine”. Nancy relates that professional voice talent should aspire to have agency representation at every level in addition to a presence on voice over marketplaces.

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    Nancy Wolfson, Anna Vocino, Voice Over Work, Agents, Marketplaces, Break Into VoiceOver, Voice Overs, Voice Acting

    Transcript of Top Market Voice Over Agent : The Piston in Your Engine

    [Opening Music]
    Julie-Ann Dean: Welcome to Voiceover Experts brought to you by Voices.com, the number one voiceover marketplace. Voiceover Experts brings you tips, pearls of wisdom and techniques from top instructors, authors and performers in the field of voiceover. Join us each week to discover tricks of the trade that will help you to develop your craft and prosper as a career voiceover talent. It’s never been easier to learn, perform, and succeed from the privacy of your own home and your own pace. This is truly an education you won’t find anywhere else.
    This week, Voices.com is pleased to present Nancy Wolfson and Anna Vocino.
    Nancy Wolfson: It used to be that this engine of your career ran not only in one piston. And that required moving to a major market in getting the LA or the New York or the Chicago talent agent to sign you.
    And now, that has become but one piston in the engine. It is the platinum piston in the engine but there are other pistons that you need to have working for you. So ultimately the aggregate is that you’ve got a major market agent, a small market agent or two or three possibly, I mean, I’m in a sort of a rare situation and then I’m a coach who can actually also send you auditions.
    You want to be on Voices.com and the aggregate of all of that is what we’ll really constitute in active opportunity center for your career. And possibly the last pursuit of all of that is the major market agent. It is still and will be for quite a long time the platinum piston in your engine but actually, that last piston in the engine, that platinum piston, that major market agent is best and only pursued when you’ve got a whole lot of work that you’ve procured for yourself to show them that you’re a good person to do business with.
    Julie-Ann Dean: To learn more about the special guest featured in this Voices.com podcast, visit the Voiceover Experts show notes at Podcasts.Voices.com/VoiceoverExperts. Remember to stay subscribed.
    If you’re a first time listener, you can subscribe for free to this podcast in the Apple iTunes Podcast Directory or by visiting Podcasts.Voices.com. To start your voiceover career online, go to Voices.com and register for a voice talent membership today.
    [Closing Music]

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    Your Instructor this week:

    Voice Over Experts Nancy Wolfson and Anna Vocino
    Nancy WolfsonNancy Wolfson
    Based in Los Angeles, CA Nancy Wolfson is a private voice over consultant and freelance casting director for commercials, animation, narration, and audio books. She writes, produces, and directs demos for her clients and has been the leading coach in the top market(s) over a decade. Her coursework has been accredited at the university level in private and group classes throughout North America and Europe. For over 15 years, she has worked with beginners, working pros, and celebrities as a producer and talent agent.
    Anna VocinoAnna Vocino
    Anna Vocino is an on-camera and voice over actress based in Los Angeles. You can see her work as a series regular on Vh1’s improvised comedy series “Free Radio.” Anna’s voice over work can be heard in “Dawn of War 2,” “Splinter Cell: Double Agent,” “MTV’s Celebrity Death Match,” “The Young and The Restless,” recent campaigns for Canada Dry, Ford, AT&T, Southern Linc Wireless, and hundreds of narrations for Toyota, Capital One, Saks Fifth Avenue, Adobe, GotVMail, Disney DVDs, and numerous others. Check out Anna’s website at www.annavocino.com.

    Did you enjoy Nancy and Anna’s episode? Leave a comment with your thoughts!

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    Stephanie Ciccarelli is the Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer of Voices.com. Classically trained in voice, piano, violin and musical theatre, as well as a respected mentor and industry speaker, Stephanie graduated with a Bachelor of Musical Arts from the Don Wright Faculty of Music at the University of Western Ontario. Possessing a great love for imparting knowledge and empowering others, her podcast Sound Stories serves an audience that wants to achieve excellence in storytelling. Stephanie is found on the PROFIT Magazine W100 list three times (2013, 2015 and 2016), a ranking of Canada's top female entrepreneurs, and is the author of Voice Acting for Dummies®.

    4 COMMENTS

    1. On today’s podcast I heard only a brief minute or so from Nancy Wolfson and not a peep from Anna Vocino, grand totaling about 2 minutes, including the intro and exit track. I’m wondering if there was an error? Is there more? Please??
      James

    2. Hi James,
      Thank you for commenting and for your question.
      To answer your question, that was the episode – pithy, short and to the point! I wish there was more too but the recording was part of a longer lesson that Nancy and Anna recorded for Break Into VoiceOver.
      If you’re interested in hearing more about what Nancy was talking about, I suggest checking out http://www.breakintovoiceover.com and browsing their lesson archives or contacting Nancy directly.
      Best wishes,
      Stephanie

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