Posts Tagged ‘Business’

Rudy Gaskins is: a Chairman, a CEO, an Emmy Award-winning creative director, a humanitarian, and a family man. He’s a man with the gift of a great voice that he positively uses for bettering our voiceover community. And yes, we think he makes time to sleep but the jury is still out on that one. Luckily we […]

Justin Case and I were recently lucky enough to catch up with Diana Steele backstage before a taping of The Arsenio Hall Show, where she is the live announcer. We can’t thank you enough for the opportunity, Diana!!! Readers…..enjoy! [Woof woof woof woof] How did you get the opportunity to audition for the Arsenio Hall […]

Thank you to the wonderful Valerie Smaldone for sharing your wisdom & experiences with us and our readers! For more about Valerie, please visit valeriesmaldone.com, or check her out at benztown.com. When it comes to VO work, studio & gear, what are your most ingenious methods/discoveries for saving time and cash? I work in my home studio in New York […]

Howdy Benztown bloggees…and Happy 4th of July to you! I’m Chris Johansing, and I’m in charge of marketing here at Benztown. It’s been our pleasure to run these blogs for you over the last couple years, and I thought I’d share a couple items from my super-ultra-top-secret vault of marketing ideas and resources. I spend […]

NowCasting.com/Actors Ink readers from all over the country continue to submit great questions about the VO business.  This month’s queries ask about auditioning dialogues, resumes for VO demos and VO support groups. Q:  Hi, Marc. Love your advice. I’ve got to record at home and submit for a voiceover audition.  There’s a dialogue between my […]

Many thanks to Harry Legg for getting this message out there. Do you agree? Disagree? Don’t care? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below! Great Customer Service OK, now I might tick-off some people with this column…but here goes.  It amazes me when I hear stories of how some fellow VO talents treat their […]

This year at The 37th annual Conclave Learning Conference, Benztown welcomed broadcasters and students as an official sponsor. The highlight of our sponsorship was our Voice-Over Panel. We assembled an all-star panel of innovators in the world of voice-over who spoke to the topic of “The Voice-Over Edge—and How to Get It”. Attendees had the […]

The high demand for voice over talent is no secret. Neither is the difficulty of ‘making it big’. There is a wide range of talent located across the globe and with the help of continually advancing technology, any voice from any country can be used for any gig. This means that employers are mindboggingly spoiled […]

In my last post I talked about the reality of landing radio stations as Image Voice clients and the difficulties involved.  I have friends who have just been downsized or who are feeling a cold wind blowing at them and they have asked me how to get a VO career going because they need to […]

As time goes on, technology within the industries we work and live in evolve and change dramatically. Of course this also applies to the fields of voice-over and production. It is absolutely vital to keep up with the current trends if you want to be successful in this business. Below is an article that clearly outlines these current trends of […]