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A once-in-awhile voice over related book club brought to you by Jay Preston, Tim Friedlander and our incredible peers & authors!

November 2022 - Jan 2023
Instincts of a Talent Agent

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Instincts of a Talent Agent : Entrepreneurial Takeaways from an Industry Insider

Instincts is a guide to success in the entertainment field, whether in front of the camera/mic or behind it, on the creative or the business side.

Book Club Members!

(Names added as they sign up!)
 

Tom Antonellis • Jay Preston •

Sarah Tyndal • Dan Marion 

Marc Guss Agent and Manager

Instincts of a Talent Agent: Entrepreneurial Takeaways from an Industry Insider

by Marc Guss

Marc’s advice is impeccable; he says the things no one else in show business will, things that those who want into the business need to know. This is powerful, outspoken talk from a widely recognized agent on how to master the industry using an entrepreneur’s skill set. Marc shares his personal experiences from the trenches, experiences he’s shared with such eminent names as Lauren Bacall, Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Christopher Reeve, Quentin Tarantino, Whoopi Goldberg, Dr. Phil, and others, along with what he learned and how to apply the knowledge.

He also offers cautionary tales and hilarious moments, all of which add up a book that tells it like it is for those who are serious about building a career in entertainment. ACM Talent is a unique management company representing the most respected voiceover talent. Marc designed it to elevate his clients’ careers with opportunities and guidance at the most dynamic, diverse, and lucrative levels. Marc’s insider view of the evolving nature of the entertainment field has enabled him to position ACM at the leading edge of the industry, offering a vast domain of new markets and initiatives—business opportunities that once were unimaginable.

An exclusive clubhouse Q&A with the author at the end of January!
AND
You may even WIN

a Signed Copy of the book!

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July - Sept 2022 
The Art and Business of Acting for Video Games

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Review It!

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That's it. Your name will be entered into a drawing at the end of September and winners will be announced in the Feb. newsletter!

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The Art and Business of Acting for Video Games

This book will finally help you understand the acting world on a new level and navigate the intersections of the entertainment world and technology industries with professional ease. 

Book Club Members!

(Names added as they sign up!)

Jason Webb • Sarah Tyndall • Megan Hensley • Jay Preston • Callie Ray • Christina Tattersall • Alayna Jones • Andy Norris • Katherine Curriden • Jo Yaun • Sean A Daeley • Korrey Jiggetts • Kara Kovacich Stewart • Tom Antonellis •

Jessica Straus • Beau Marie • Goldie Perry • Katherine Grant-Suttie • Mara Junot • Cliff Miller • Ashton Haugen • Simone Stevens • Maryann Candito • Noelle Fabian Dragon • Terrell Kennet • Ellen Richards • Thomas Hagens • Debra Elaine Fowler • Ingrid Nelson • Astrid Questher

Julia Bianco Schoeffling

The Art and Business of Acting for Video Games

by Julia Bianco Schoeffling

The video game industry has experienced explosive growth over the past decade, and with that, opportunities have increased for actors to work in the medium. But these new opportunities bring up questions -- Where do you start? How is the process different than acting for film or television? What are casting directors and developers looking for? What skills do you need to focus on to succeed?

You'll learn everything you need to know to break in, including:

 

·        The history and the basics of the video game industry

·        The ins and outs of unions, contracts, and NDAs

·        Basic gear to get started on a home studio

·        Best practices for your video game demos and auditions

·        The process from audition to booking

·        Tips on performance and motion capture

 

Written in an approachable and informative style, The Art and Business of Acting for Video Games gives you the skills and tools that will set you apart in the audition pile. This first-of-its-kind guide is perfect for actors who want to take their craft into a new, exciting world.

A Q&A with the author at the end of September!
AND
You may even WIN one of
THREE signed copies
OR a 30min Zoom Chat
with
Julia Bianco!

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Review It!

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That's it. Your name will be entered into a drawing at the end of September and winners will be announced in the Oct. newsletter!

Aug - Oct 2021 • Living ON AIR

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Living on Air: Adventures in Broadcasting voiceover
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Living On Air, Adventures in Broadcasting

by Joe Cipriano with Ann Cipriano

Living On Air takes you on a charming and funny adventure from small town radio to network television, the Emmys, Grammys, game shows and more. Come along on a heart-warming, humorous and unpredictable roller coaster ride filled with tips on how to make your own voiceover career dream come true. More info on Joe HERE!

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You may even win a
1 of 5 signed copies!

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Then leave a review for the authors HERE!

 

That's it. Your name will be entered into a drawing at the end of the month and winners will be announced in the next newsletter!

July 2021 • Voiceover Narration

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Voiceover Narration, Creating Performances from the Inside Out was written by Dian Perry, a seasoned US voice actor and voiceover coach based in the UK.

 

It is a much-needed handbook that guides voice actors in creating and delivering more intuitive voiceover performances.

This groundbreaking work offers a fascinating exploration of the psychophysical aspect of VoiceOver and answers the question: “What goes on inside a great narrator to make them great?”

The reader is given a bird’s-eye view of the professional narrator’s mental, physical, and vocal “machinery,” as well as an in-depth look at the underlying currents which power it: energy, intention, emotion, connection, and flow.

Ideal for all—from novice to pro—Voiceover Narration maps out the foundations of narration and offers a unique mindset and approach for each sub-genre, including audiobooks, corporate films, documentaries, e-learning, and explainer videos.

With wisdom, humor, and personal anecdotes, Dian shares everything she has learned about VoiceOver narration from decades as a voice actor and teacher. Her advice is supplemented by graphics, worksheets, and a variety of sample copy with which to practice. The audiobook version (a narrator narrating a book about narration!) is due for release next month.

You may even win a
1 on 1 coaching session with the Author!!

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Then leave a review for the authors HERE!

 

That's it. Your name will be entered into a drawing at the end of the month and winners will be announced in the next newsletter!

June 2021 • Voice-Over 101

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Debi Derryberry Book Club June
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Voice-Over 101: How to succeed as a voice actor was written by the amazingly talented "Big Voice in a Little Package Debi Derryberry!  As one of Hollywoods most active voiceover artists, Debi is probably best known as the voice of Jimmy Neutron! 

Want to use your voice to make money? Learn the ins and outs of how to get started, including: microphone etiquette, how to make some of the most common noises and sounds (you might be surprised),  working with copy,

creating a demo reel, what to expect in the studio, the business of the business and much more. This is, hands down, the most comprehensive book on Voice-Over available. From beginners to pros, you’ll find value in Debi’s wealth of knowledge. Her tips and advice are the gems that only a true industry veteran and hard-working professional would know. Now she’s sharing it all with you!Plus, you’ll receive access to a video library where you can learn Debi’s tricks of the trade firsthand.

Winner of this 
autographed print...

Debi Derryberry Signed Print

...Coming Soon!

May 2021 • Voice-Over Voice Actor

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Then leave a review for the authors HERE!

 

That's it. Your name will be entered into a drawing at the end of the month and winners will be announced in the next newsletter!

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Step 3

Read it!

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Then leave a review for the authors HERE!

 

That's it. Your name will be entered into a drawing at the end of the month and winners will be announced in the next newsletter!

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Voice-Over Voice Actor Book
Yuri Lowenthal & Tara Platt

Voice-Over Voice Actor was written by the adorable, and incredibly talented duo Yuri Lowenthal & Tara Platt.  If you are Interested in Pursuing a Career in VO? Curious what goes on behind the scenes in a business where people talk funny for money?

Or just want a refresher and some unique tips and tricks about the biz. This updated edition of the award-winning first book offers a fun and comprehensive look at what it takes, what goes on, and what it’s like behind the mic from two (still) working pros who started from scratch. In this book you will discover: • The ins and outs of auditioning • Vocal warm-ups and exercises • Tips for reading copy to maximum effect • Hints to help you stand out • Advice for setting up your own home studio • Keys to marketing yourself: demo > agent > job • What to expect when you book the job • Insider stories of success and inspiration • A bonus workbook to hone your skills • Performance capture, podcasting, & more! You will be proud to own this book and better at what you do just for reading it. 

Winner of these
autographed prints...

Yuri Lowenthal autographed print
Tara Platt autographed print

Faye Holliday!