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Voice actors needed! Full cast audio book project! (More info below)

Voice actors needed! Full cast audio book project! (More info below)

Posted on Dec 21st

Hey! I’m looking for voice actors of all levels of experience! Even if your brand new it’s fine, as long as your voice fits it I’ll try to help you in any way shape or form! I need voice actors for an audio book / warrior cats fan novel that I’ll be writing along with the help from interactions with others in the calico corner server! Any and all revenue made from any form will be split 100% equally between all voice actors, artist and other members! I’m not in this for the money, I’m in this for being able to create these stories and the only reason I need money is to help continue to create quality content with other individuals! I will receive the least out of all of the members so that I can give you all more while still funding this! If your interested feel free to DM me or leave a comment below asking for more details!

Not-so-little rant (i apologize in advance)

Not-so-little rant (i apologize in advance)

Posted on Dec 21st

I've always been an avid actor: I started acting professionally at the start of this year, and I’ve made quite some progress up to the end of this year, cus I've gotten headshots, joined a TV acting class, auditioned for and successfully signed with an agent and been involved in numerous stage productions, short/student films, etc. (usually as an extra for films) and have had opportunities to do a bunch of auditions through my agent. I loved doing this and didn’t care at all about how much time it used up. But around the time I signed with my agent, which was 2 or 3 months ago, my brother who wasn’t as interested in acting but did do a stage acting class occasionally suddenly seemed very interested in signing with the agent as well. So, we did it all again but with my brother: headshots, signing with the same agent, signing up for Spotlight (this website that gets you casting calls). I think it’s important here to realize that this wasn’t an easy fix, headshots cost about £150 per session and the agent we’re with requested £10 monthly admin fee to cover workshops (this was a very reputable agency which has been known to create quite a few popular actors) so to get into professional acting you actually need to prepare for quite an investment money-wise. Fellow actors know what I’m talking about. But anyway, we did this all for my disinterested brother, who went along with it as if he was completely passionate about the acting industry. And from the moment he joined, it was clear that he did not care at all about what happened to his acting career: he neglected his online profiles, did little acting-related stuff and only trudged through his self-tapes and auditions because I was nagging him to do them, and he found me annoying. Heck, sometimes when we spent too long on an audition tape he’d begin complaining about the time and try to sneak downstairs to play on his PS4. But you get the point, he did absolutely nothing on his own to try and advance his acting career; if it weren’t for me, he’d probably have been dropped by the agency. I probably sound a bit selfish right now, but you’d likely feel the same way if you were in my position. So about 2 months pass by with us doing that, and I’ve been feeling a significant lack of self-tape requests coming into my inbox. My brother, meanwhile, has received almost quadruple the amount of self-tape requests, and he’s clearly getting visibly frustrated at the amount of work he needs to do in place of his free time which he normally uses to watch YouTube, play video games, etc. etc. So, 1 night on a considerably long self-tape, in the middle of rehearsing his lines, he turns and tells me he’s no longer interested in acting professionally. I ask him why, and he admits that it’s because he just doesn’t feel that passion and would rather spend his time doing more fun stuff rather than devoting entire nights to learning lines and filming. I think fair enough, so the next day we tell our parents, but they completely disagree. They accuse him of being too weak and is only giving up because it’s getting too hard. In the end, he stays with the agent but it’s abundantly clear that he no longer wants to do this. Now we move to present day. I come home from the last day of school (the last day of my mock exams as well, what a brilliant end of exam surprise) and my mum tells me my brother has been contacted by the agency to tell him that he’s automatically been accepted for a film job produced by Marvel. Yes, you read that right, freaking MARVEL STUDIOS asked him to come along to film something without even needing an audition. I take a few moments to digest that information. My brother, a kid who has no interest in acting professionally, doesn’t want to give up his time to do auditions, doesn’t give a rat’s ass about whether he makes it in the acting industry, just landed a job for one of the biggest movie producers in the world without even needing to audition, while me, someone who actually puts in the effort, the hard work and the hope into my career (and, mind you, his career as well simply because I'm obliged to as his older brother), hasn’t received even an audition request for about a month now. That’s right. People can just shove that “opportunity will only come to those who are prepared” idiom down the drain. Because here I am, a walking talking piece of evidence that completely debunks that myth. I guess life is just like that: handing opportunities on a silver platter to those who don’t give two \*\*\*\*s about them as opposed to the ones who have put in the work, the effort, the passion, and who have been waiting for something like this to crop up for ages. Now I'm not trying to say anything bad about the acting industry, the agency, my parents, my brother; what I just want to get off my chest right now and rant about is the fact that life just flips you off with a random number generator even though you’ve worked so so hard for this. Words can't describe the wretched feeling I have in myself right now. And I know my brother deserves none of the blame, but I can't help but feel dejected. Thank you for coming to my TED talk, I’ll go quietly

Looking to hear from actors who’ve incorporated

Looking to hear from actors who’ve incorporated

Posted on Dec 21st

I set up a corporation at the beginning of this year for tax reasons I won't get into, but for next year, it would probably make sense not to continue. Does anyone here have an S-corp, LLC or any other corporation you find useful to keep going even when your acting income has stayed low? Not looking for financial advice, I just want to hear other actors incorporation experiences and what makes them keep it or made them dissolve it?

*PAID* Voice Actor Required

*PAID* Voice Actor Required

Posted on Dec 21st

Hello, I am looking for a fun and engaging voice actor who is versatile and can do voice overs similar to these types of videos. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuHjAFW\_vSk&ab\_channel=TheFanatic](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuHjAFW_vSk&ab_channel=TheFanatic) Please shoot me a DM if you're interested in doing Paid voice overs, and if you can send me a link to your sample work.

(PAID) Audio Drama Subsister - 3 Roles (Female)

(PAID) Audio Drama Subsister - 3 Roles (Female)

Posted on Dec 21st

I am working on a fictional audio drama called Subsister: A Real Podcast (as you can tell from the account name!) and I am currently looking for a few voice actors to fill out an isolate episode within the story. I've posted here in the past, so this might sound familiar, I'm just looking for another 3 for a Bonus Episode I am producing. All 3 roles are for women, but feel free to audition for any or all characters you feel you would be a good fit for. There will be audition lines down below with the rates attached to each character. There's no deadline on the submissions, so I'll keep them open until they are casted. **Sonja (30s-50s): Former entertainment website writer, trying to do some real journalism ($75)** \-"Hello, this is Sonja Orbison. I used to be a reporter... That's not true. I wrote for CBT, I was a glorified gossip columnist for the show Subsister. Something never felt right about the night it ended though. It's been years, but I finally decided to pursue the story further." **Delphi (20s-40s): Former assistant producer from the show, harboring a dark secret ($50)** \-"Yes. But, if you pursue it, there's no going back. You're right, that you were wasting your time writing for the show. But, I've given you a lot here. Whether or not you can understand what I've said, that's something different entirely." **Barista (20s-30s): A barista working at the coffee shop ($20)** \-"Oh, the caller said that Miss Murray would be with another woman. And, they described... well, you." Thank you so much for checking out this post and hope everyone has a happy holiday season. ​ EDIT: Contact info! You can email me directly at [creatiscope@gmail.com](mailto:creatiscope@gmail.com) And, if you want to hear what the podcast is generally about, here is a [Trailer](https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UetMXXaAxBD0e72l_3v2JkeK0083DlMz/view?usp=sharing)

I am in desperate need of help/advise

I am in desperate need of help/advise

Posted on Dec 21st

Hi. I am a 15 year old boy/male who has been interested in acting since I can remember. I live in Iceland and would like to know, how do I get started, how do I land jobs. There are currently no acting classes or any famous actors in Iceland who are currently teaching. So is there anyway that I can start? Please if someone knows, you would change everything for me :)

Hot male voices wanted for adult audios! $125/hour starting rate

Hot male voices wanted for adult audios! $125/hour starting rate

Posted on Dec 21st

Hey everyone, Best Kept Secret is an adult audio community and we are looking for men with great voices and equally good acting talents to do voice acting work where you speak directly to the listener (mostly women) in seductive scenarios. The starting rate is $125/hour and once an established working relationship is there we increase it. One actor we work with is on $250/hour currently as an example. We provide the scripts/stories and do the SFX and editing, all you have to provide is the raw audio. There is no real min or max for the number of scripts you can do per month, it depends on how our audience reacts to them. You must be comfortable with performing adult material and content and you must obviously be 18+. Previous experience is not necessary. But stage, film or serious voice acting work/reels you can share are greatly appreciated. If you are interested please email either rob@yourbestkeptsecret.co.uk or Alexis@yourbestkeptsecret.co.uk for more details on a short audition process or drop over a DM. Cheers, Rob

Any actors with ADHD?

Any actors with ADHD?

Posted on Dec 21st

How do you manage your day-to-day? What's keeping me from actually pursuing a career in acting is that the process to put myself out there is...overwhelming. How did you overcome it?

Table Read

Table Read

Posted on Dec 20th

I am Ravi Edara, Write / Director from London, working on my short titled 'Resilience' (10 pages). Is there anybody interested to do a table read for my script please, I would like to arrange one ... Thank you all :)

Meisner Classes in NYC?

Meisner Classes in NYC?

Posted on Dec 20th

Hey! Does anyone have any specific NYC class recommendations that have Meisner courses? I was looking into The Acting Studio (note-not The ACTORS Studio lol) but after doing some reviewing online I hear a lot of people saying it's not that good and even scammy, so now I'm back at the drawing board. So anybody have any good recs for a 19 year old who has been acting a little over a year and has only consistently taken 1 acting class and is now looking for something new? Hopefully a well-known class since I hear agents and casting directors like that? lol (affordable/cheap would be ideal but, y'know, can't have your cake and eat it too)

Aspiring British Voice Actor

Aspiring British Voice Actor

Posted on Dec 20th

Hi everyone, first time posting to this sub. I’ve recently decided I want to give it a go as a voice over artist. I have done some research and think I’ve settled on which mic and interface I want for my home set up, got a rough idea on starting a website for myself and such to help canvass for jobs. I have decided I am going to start a limited company (ltd) before looking for jobs, for reasons I won’t go into. The reason I’m posting is because I can’t settle on a name for my company, and therefore my website/business. Is it unusual to have the word “studio” or “voice studio” in my title, or is this something more for a production company? General tips on other areas are also welcomed! Sorry if this post is silly haha

Do You Need to Use the Same Stage Name for all Cast and Crew jobs?

Do You Need to Use the Same Stage Name for all Cast and Crew jobs?

Posted on Dec 20th

Question for fun: Kind of a weird question maybe, but I was wondering if there were any requirements I was missing that would prevent someone from using a different name for different jobs in the film industry. Like, as an actor they use "Nova Star" but when they direct they are "Luna Leader" and they write under "Pen Smightier" and when they do craft services they are "Eats McGee". I mean, non-union can always do whatever they want, but would it be acceptable at the higher levels or only when their unions are separate and you can register under the name you are using for each? Yes, I know that it's not a great plan to do since networking is such a big thing in ALL film industry roles. This is just a hypothetical wondering thing. ​ I originally started thinking of this as a funny thing to do with a comedy short film since it looks better if there are more people in the credits rather than all being the same person for written by/directed by/filmed by/starring. So, you could have a dozen different people listed....but they are all you. :) It just got me wondering if it could also be an actual thing in the big leagues or if there were rules against it. Doing it would be kind of like how one author can have multiple pen names for different genres of books.

Ever worked with an A-List actor or actress?

Ever worked with an A-List actor or actress?

Posted on Dec 20th

If so, how was it ? Just curious.

Tips for getting an agent

Tips for getting an agent

Posted on Dec 20th

Hi everyone! just like most people here i am trying to become an actress and i have a deep feeling that this is what im meant to do and i havent felt more sure about anything ever, the problem is i have no idea how to get an agent ive been trying for two years and i never hear back, i was wondering is it more about connections and net working (knowing people who know people)? Or are there secret ways of getting an agent that i have no clue of? I have taken acting classes from my university and short films but would i need to go to acting classes other then my uni to get recognition or would that not help? I just dont know how people get agents. I truly believe once i get an agent i'll be good on my own for the rest :(

I live in Bangkok Thailand I want to pursue acting again from here. Thinking about signing up again for Actors Access.

I live in Bangkok Thailand I want to pursue acting again from here. Thinking about signing up again for Actors Access.

Posted on Dec 20th

When I stop pursuing acting about 7 years ago. All auditions were in person. Now with all the streamers looking for actors, do they post on actors Access or is it still mainly low budget and student films? I figure since I have a lot of time here I could do online auditions and if I book something I can pay for my own ticket back to the United States. I'm sag therefore if I book a job I know it's going to pay well and that would cover my expenses. Any thoughts on this?

When directors write roles for you, you have "made" it!

When directors write roles for you, you have "made" it!

Posted on Dec 19th

Writer/director Dan Steadman moved away from the overly-priced and hard to navigate Hollywood to St. Louis.  When he wrote and directed his film "Expect Delays" he wrote an elf role especially for me. I had acting in his comedy "Hidden Hills" which was a smash at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. When he presented me with the script, I loved the idea of playing a snarky, drunk elf who hates his job at the mall.  He flew me all the way to St. Louis to act in the role. Nothing is better than the endorsement he gave me in this video. My advice, act long enough until you have people write great material for you! The film has been regifted and rereleased on amazon. Happy Holidays! 

I really miss being on Stage!

I really miss being on Stage!

Posted on Dec 19th

Being an actor for Film/TV is absolutely brilliant, but gods do I miss my home!

How often do actors sleep (overnight) in their trailers?

How often do actors sleep (overnight) in their trailers?

Posted on Dec 19th

I'm not an actor. I'm just curious. Are those trailers actors get on sets only for chilling when they're not needed or do they ever sleep in them overnight?

Quick Question.

Quick Question.

Posted on Dec 19th

A while back I posted a narration here that I did as my collage assignment, and luckily, I was able to start narrating horror stories for a big YouTube channel. I was wondering, what is the usual payment for new voice actors such as me who does these types of work to strengthen their Portfolio? I want to know where I stand next to others when it comes to salaries.

I'm not a voice actor myself, but I want to know how to become one because it's my aspiration to become one. And I need to know how I go about doing that.

I'm not a voice actor myself, but I want to know how to become one because it's my aspiration to become one. And I need to know how I go about doing that.

Posted on Dec 19th

I look up stuff on the internet, but it seems so complicated: get an agent, have a home studio and apply for roles. I don't even know how to acquire said things. So, is there sites I can go to? Places I can go? How can I practice? Just any little piece of advice will be useful.

Unpopular Opinion: The Advice I Shouldn’t Have Listened to

Unpopular Opinion: The Advice I Shouldn’t Have Listened to

Posted on Dec 19th

I have heard a lot of advice here that turned out to be wrong. I am not saying they are wrong for every market, but it didn’t work for me in my city. So here are the advice you should not always listen to. “Having an agent is better than being self-represented” I get way more work, including roles on union productions, by myself. I have a lot of contacts, have time to give myself priority, know what I would be good for, answer really quickly, and am good in negotiating. I tried finding an agent in my market and even the recommended ones who were interested in me either said they couldn’t get me as much work as I get by myself, didn’t answer quickly enough to get me the job, or didn’t receive as many breakdowns as I did. I understand that the vast majority of actors will get more work with an agent, but it has been the opposite for me. « You can’t find legit breakdowns on Facebook » I booked my best gigs thanks to Facebook, including union work on big projects. I personally feel like I stand out a lot compared to average people when I apply on Facebook compared to when I am submitting myself to confidential breakdowns when I am competing with hundreds of professional actors. « You need professional equipment to record a self-tape » I used to waste a lot of time buying and using professional equipment. It turns out that I book more gigs with my cellphone and the sunlight. I am also able to record more self-tapes because it is easy to use no matter where I am or how much time I have. « You need to dedicate yourself to acting every day » I got better at acting once I started over practicing and just actually lived in the moment and adapted myself to the situation and the directions. Some of my best roles were the ones for which I was booked at the last minute. I also became a much more interesting person once I started focusing on other things that acting, which helped me earn more money, be less anxious, be more successful, develop special skills, gain life experiences, and network every day. « You need to become a better actor to get more work. » I personally see that being a good fit for the character is way more important than being the best actor. I am a good actor, but the reason why I am booked is because I have a special look, a special skill, am part of a certain type of diversity, or know the right people. The key to my success is finding what makes me stand out and focus on roles that need that. When I am the only one who has what it takes to do the role, there isn’t much need to compete. I am not necessarily saying those who think otherwise are wrong, but they are not always right, and I believe it can be more helpful to some people to not follow these advice.

Participate In Our Study on Acting and Mental/Physical Health!

Participate In Our Study on Acting and Mental/Physical Health!

Posted on Dec 19th

*We are looking for volunteers, who identify as professional actors or are training to become a professional actor, to take part in a virtual focus group where you will be asked to discuss your experiences with mental and physical health while acting and as a member of the entertainment industry. Your participation is entirely voluntary, and it will last approximately 90 minutes. Participation also includes a short questionnaire that will last approximately 5min.* *To learn more about this study, or to participate in this study, please follow the QR code below in order to complete an interest and availability form or please contact:* *Principal Investigator:* *Madison Oberndorf, BA* *201-889-5632* [*mo86019n@pace.edu*](mailto:mo86019n@pace.edu) *This study has been reviewed by the Pace University Institutional Review Board.* interest and availability form link: [https://pace.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV\_aVK0oxH2XxOFTjE](https://pace.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aVK0oxH2XxOFTjE) https://preview.redd.it/0flql2dpxk681.png?width=1294&format=png&auto=webp&s=2f619b1eb3b47d729dcbe9573a049eef60cda4ed

Gifts for artists ?

Gifts for artists ?

Posted on Dec 19th

I'm trying to get a gift to an actor friend/writer. Every year I gift him a writing class. This year I'd like to give him something different. But I'm out of ideas

Need a site to find voice actors for free work

Need a site to find voice actors for free work

Posted on Dec 19th

That title sounds horrible lmao Im trying to make a MCU style intro and I just need a bunch of different people to say 1 line so I can overlap them. I checked in r/recordthisforfree but it seems like a pretty dry sub. Would any of you happen to know of a active website I can go to and post a advertisement on?

Not-For-Profit Actor - Are you one of them?

Not-For-Profit Actor - Are you one of them?

Posted on Dec 18th

I know I am a not-for-profit actress and, hence, resonated with the BBC article on actor and activist Michael Sheen https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-59528341 - readWhat causes do you support as an actor and why? Apart from feminism, environmental sustainability, and animal protection, I invest a lot of my time and funds into creative equal spaces for working actors. In the spirit of equality, for example, I am hosting a live chat with independent, vegan actress and author Claire Hazel at 9 am PDT / 12 pm EDT today, Saturday, December 18 – hope you can join us live here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC41nD95-yYDFsYlgLOac8VA?app=desktop More on how Claire is navigating the realities of a working actor in her Hollywood fiction: https://www.instagram.com/p/CXlZWoDAC8f/

I think i’m a good actor. Maybe I have what it takes - unfortunately

I think i’m a good actor. Maybe I have what it takes - unfortunately

Posted on Dec 18th

I’ve lived a fucked up life. I had to act in order to survive. Not in a professional sense but as a literal way to survive. Act like you’re happy. Act like things are okay. Act like you like people. Act like you love. Act like you know. Maybe I do though? Maybe I am though? Are there any famous actors who’ve come from fucked up lives that made it? I can be anyone I want to be. Especially if I can relate to them. Where do I start? I have access to NYC and I could always move to LA. The difference between me and many is that acting wasn’t a choice for me. It might be now in a technical sense but I’m starting to believe that it’s one of my strongest skills and I’m thinking of pursuing it. Who knows, maybe I suck at it. Which would be ironic and hysterical but something tells me my ability to fool everyone in my life, even the closest people to me, might mean I’m better than I want to be. I love film too. But fucked up roles would suit me best.

Will Anti-Depressants Make Me a Worse Actor?

Will Anti-Depressants Make Me a Worse Actor?

Posted on Dec 18th

There was a post about this from 8 years ago, but there's a lot more people here now as well as different medication so I thought I'd ask this again. I got prescribed for 150mg of Wellbutrin daily and I'm super worried that it will dull my emotions and make emotionally connecting in a scene harder. I'm already not very sensitive to emotions compared to most actors. I'd love to hear about anyone's experience using anti-depressants.

Question about pricing

Question about pricing

Posted on Dec 18th

Hello, I want to ask a question... Due to personal reasons (Reasons I do not want to disclose) I want to ask if some voice actors (not all) accept rev share as payment? Again this is for personal reasons.

Beginner Voice Actor Looking For Advice! :D

Beginner Voice Actor Looking For Advice! :D

Posted on Dec 18th

Hey everyone! I'm Adam, I'm 17 years old (18 in 2 months) and and want to begin voice acting in a somewhat professional setting. Ever since puberty hit, everyone has been telling me that I have a great voice and that I should pursue voice acting in some form. If I had to describe my voice, I would say relatively deep (nothing crazy like Morgan freeman or something, haha) and slightly raspy, but still sounding like a teenager/young adult, with a standard American accent. I've made YouTube Videos in the past for fun and even accumulated 10.000 subscribers so I know a thing or two about video and audio editing. About two months ago I set up a Fiverr Gig to try to get into voice acting, however I only ended up getting one client. Does anyone have any recommendations on how I could start voice acting (semi) professionally and actually get clients? I would appreciate any advice! :D \[If you are interested, I use a scarlet 2i2 audio interface/microphone + a pop-filter to record my voice.\]

NU commercial contract advice - rude to ask for intended usage/buyout before officially booking?

NU commercial contract advice - rude to ask for intended usage/buyout before officially booking?

Posted on Dec 18th

Hello! I'm a non-union actor without an agent on hold for a digital promo spot. The pay is pretty low (a couple hundred), and the audition didn't state the intended usage or the buyout terms up front. I probably should have asked when I sent in my callback audition, but kept assuming they would tell me at some point during our correspondence! Now they've asked me to hold a few dates, and I still don't have full information on the booking. Would it be inappropriate to email the production company and ask for intended usage/buyout information before they've officially booked me? I don't want to be rude or seem like I'm assuming I'll book it, but am also worried that they'll finalize the booking very close to the proposed shoot dates and that the contract will be problematic, and I'll have to pull out last minute - which also doesn't seem like a great look. I've considered trying to contact a commercial agent to help with the negotiations, but for a deal that's only a few hundred dollars I'm not sure they'd be willing to work with someone they don't rep. Or is that untrue? I did research on the production company, and they seem legit otherwise. Any advice would be very welcome, thank you!

Help with Characterization of a Role?

Help with Characterization of a Role?

Posted on Dec 18th

Hello! I was just casted as Angie from The Wedding Singer and was wondering if any actors/actresses had any advice on how to properly characterize her so I can get a head start over our Christmas break!

Concerns as a Trans actress.

Concerns as a Trans actress.

Posted on Dec 18th

Hello, My name is Marilyn, and I'm a 17 year old trans girl. I came on here to talk about something that's been concerning to me. I've been researching locations of some of my favorite shows and I saw a few filming locations that were anti LGBT. So I wanted to ask, in the event that I end up in a series like this, would I **have** to travel to these countries? Would they replace me if I can't? How much do they care for my safety? Thanks in advance!

Voice Actors (Non English)

Voice Actors (Non English)

Posted on Dec 18th

Hello, I run a YouTube channel in English and I am looking to start the channel in Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. I was wondering if any one would be interested in working with me on a long-term project and voice acting the videos. I will send the scripts to you in English and It will be your job to voice narrate the scripts in either one of the following languages Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. This will be long-term and I am looking for someone who is reliable and ready to work. \*\*Don't apply if you only do voice overs in English If this sounds like you please let me know how much you charge per 1000 words, I look forward to working with you. Regards Josh

Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas

Posted on Dec 17th

Hello people we have worst 2 years ı hope this year gives us to new opportunities  and new jobs stay safe and merry Christmas  from to Izmir Turkey 

The Holidays and Work!

The Holidays and Work!

Posted on Dec 17th

Just wanted to wish everyone Happy Holidays and an even better 2022. Personally, it has been a wonderful year. I have a brand new grandson as of August 5. I have had the good fortune to have a recurring role in a TV series called "Stargirl." We are in the process of filming Season 3. I am most fortunate to be working, not only in this toxic environment but at my advanced age. Again, enjoy your Festive Season, whatever it may be, and here's to a healing  New Year.

The Competition

The Competition

Posted on Dec 17th

I just saw a post on Casting Call Club requesting "Meticulous Voice Actors" for an AI character voice library. Doesn't list a link to or name of the company's site, but the username who posted was "\[name\]\_at\_replica". Googled "Replica AI," and found them: [https://replicastudios.com/](https://replicastudios.com/) Listening to the demos, some of these are pretty terrible but there are more than a few that are passable--good enough that if you dumped them in behind a bunch of sfx and music most people wouldn't second guess. Just thought this was interesting--there have been a few posts here regarding people's opinion of AI in VO work, but I wasn't sure how many people had heard what they were up against.

Legendary Voice Actor Tara Strong Voice Directing New Movie With Walk off the Earth Funded by NFTs

Legendary Voice Actor Tara Strong Voice Directing New Movie With Walk off the Earth Funded by NFTs

Posted on Dec 17th

Hey guys! I am a fan of the VA world AND the band Walk off the Earth so this cross-over is amazing to me. I heard about this project that the band Walk Off the Earth is doing that’s super cool. They’re making a movie that’s funding itself one frame at a time with NFTs and casting all supporting roles within their Discord community! A few days ago they announced that TARA STRONG (yes, THAT Tara Strong) is going to voice directing everyone in the movie which is totally nuts. The director is super legit as well - looks like he's done multiple big-name animated features. Just wanted to share as I know there are lots of people on here looking to break into the VA/animation world! I don't think you have to purchase anything to audition, so could be a good opportunity to get involved in the pro-voice acting world. To join the community, go to Tara's Twitter thread linked below or google "The HolidayVerse Discord". Here is a link to Tara's Twitter announcement: [https://twitter.com/tarastrong/status/1470458197223825413?s=20](https://twitter.com/tarastrong/status/1470458197223825413?s=20)

I have found a website for voice actor agents….

I have found a website for voice actor agents….

Posted on Dec 17th

I remember back months ago I wanted to interview former voice actor Daniel Hansen (Voice of Lewis from Meet The Robinsons) and still do now and I have found this website called Fanmail.Biz http://www.fanmail.biz/11638.html and would this work if I wanna request an interview?

What are Some Acting Performances You’ve Really Enjoyed Watching This Year Whether It’s TV, Film, or Theater

What are Some Acting Performances You’ve Really Enjoyed Watching This Year Whether It’s TV, Film, or Theater

Posted on Dec 16th

It could be a scene, episode, or a whole show or movie. A few that pop into my head because of how recent they are: The Roy siblings in the Succession Finale Rachel Zegler as Maria in West Side Story Mark Duplass as Chip Black in The Morning Show (Season 2 Episode 8). There are several other great actors on that show as well Another one that comes to mind is the Steve Martin elevator scene in the Only Murders In The Building Finale

Just starting out. I have some questions and need some advice <3

Just starting out. I have some questions and need some advice <3

Posted on Dec 16th

Hey there. Long time lurker. I'm in Australia, I've done a few short courses and I'm still pretty new to the career. I have an agent and I do go to an audition every 2 or 3 months (TV commercials only). So far I have not landed a gig. But that's cool! I'm keen to pursue this further but I miss having a full time wage and having that security. The older I get the harder it is to accept a self inflicted low-income life. The only well paid work I'm qualified to do is office cubicle related (yuck). I'm currently not working much and facing a fork in the road. My question is: Is there anyone out there who managed to balance going to auditions and became an actor while working full time? Or do most people have a casual job or save a huge nest egg before committing full time to acting? I'm also considering auditioning for a performing arts school. But it's full time study for 3 years. The cost is astronomical and they are incredibly hard to get into. My question about this is: Is it reasonable to try and become an actor/land gigs by grinding for student films, building showreel, self teachings at home and/or more short courses? Or will the 3 year bachelor be that significant of a difference? Studying full time offers even less work opportunities. I'm trying to be realistic and would appreciate any input. Thanks for reading!

Headshot-Age Range-Character Type Feedback

Headshot-Age Range-Character Type Feedback

Posted on Dec 16th

Use this thread to post your headshots for feedback, get info on your age range/type, find good headshot photographers, ask any questions you may have about headshots. If you are posting a DIY headshot for feedback, and not just a snapshot in order to get feedback on your age range/type/etc, it is advised that you do at least some basic research on what actor headshots look like--composition, framing, lighting. You will find a Google Image search for "actor headshots" to be very helpful for this. Non-professional shots are fine for age/typecasting; please keep in mind that one picture is a difficult way to go about this. Video of you moving and speaking would be ideal, but understandably more difficult to post. For what it's worth, the branding workshop at SAG-AFTRA recommends a five-year age range. That's inclusive, so for example 19-23, 25-29, 34-38, etc.

How do I do get in stage acting?

How do I do get in stage acting?

Posted on Dec 16th

A year ago I was in college for my first semester in theatre and it didn’t offer me anything. Also I have been trying to get to any acting stuff since I was 9 yrs old. I then recently read about Keanu Reeves and found out. He just got into stage acting first. Somehow and started his life as an actor there. The only thing I ever got to do is background/extra work since 2011. I only want to be in speaking roles.

Getting over voice anxiety is kind of a pain

Getting over voice anxiety is kind of a pain

Posted on Dec 16th

So I'm trying to record my voice for some Youtube stuff, and right now, I'm just trying to get over some recording anxiety. And it's a real pain in the ass. I hear my recordings and you can pretty much hear the nervousness in my voice. No energy. I tried to psyche myself up and put more energy into my performance but not a lot changed. Don't know if it's because the audio is unfiltered or just my emotional state but hearing it is just painful. I look at the recording time. My segments total to like a minute and I'm nowhere near a quarter of the way through the script I've been told that I'm a good actor and it's not like it's completely new to me, but I don't know. I just don't have that confidence that I used to have. I've been putting this off for a long time (you can thank college for that) and I want to just get it done, but maybe I should take it slow after all, just to regain confidence What is the best approach to this? To just do it or a little at a time?

Fellow Background Actors: what do you say during on-camera conversations?

Fellow Background Actors: what do you say during on-camera conversations?

Posted on Dec 16th

I know, classically, people say "peas and carrots" but I've never seen anyone actually do that. Usually I describe some generic problem and act like the other actor is asking follow-up questions or suggesting solutions (since I can never tell what they're actually saying). What does everyone else say/do?

I want to learn acting but don't want to go acting school

I want to learn acting but don't want to go acting school

Posted on Dec 16th

So I'm a guy in my early to mid 20s and I've graduated uni a few years ago. As a kid I wanted to be an actor but I was steered off that path by my parents I developed anxiety so hated drama and regretted choosing it as a subject in school. I always loved films and watch a film every day. Well now after therapy and going thru more life experiences etc I've come to a point where I'm more emotionally open and aware of my feelings. I want to learn how to act and maybe become an actor but I don't want to go to acting school. Can I self teach or are classes a necessity? What are my options?

It is hard to become a pro actor, but I know it's possible

It is hard to become a pro actor, but I know it's possible

Posted on Dec 16th

After seeing the pinned post, I had some courage to share this. &#x200B; I came to the united states as a political asylee, having to deal with a lot of PTSD and trauma, depression was my thing for four years now. However, I have never stopped dreaming of becoming an actor one day. I have done school theatre for years in high school and college, then, unfortunately, becoming a lawyer and switching to public life made me pay a lot . I totally understand and acknowledge how hard it is to get a job as an actor/make it in an audition/ to start growing. I have never been to acting school and can't afford it, being an immigrant in my 30s makes me feel that I should bury this dream and move on with my life, but I couldn't, I would imagine myself in every scene that I love and do it / perform it over and over in front of the mirror. I had some hope, in the beginning, to maybe enjoy at least community acting classes but it all requires a considerable amount of money to pay for fees... I'm sorry if this is a long post but I still have some little hope that I can find guidance here about some classes, how to begin, where to go, your personal insights... Thank you all

Young actress

Young actress

Posted on Dec 15th

Hi, I'm a 16 years old from Lithuania and I have a dream to become an actress. I've been in a local theater studio for 7 years (or more), I worked on some projects with young artists from my country and I also have some experience on set as a director's assistant. The problem is - I have no idea what to do to make my dream come true... Maybe someone knows if it's possible to join actors agency, in let's say England, even if I don't live there? Maybe someone has a good advice what to do? Thank you! \-A

Voice actors, do you play Dungeons and Dragons?

Voice actors, do you play Dungeons and Dragons?

Posted on Dec 15th

(or any similar table top role playing game) [View Poll](https://www.reddit.com/poll/rh4zeg)

Is taking out loans for a drama school a poor financial decision?

Is taking out loans for a drama school a poor financial decision?

Posted on Dec 15th

I know this one all comes down to perspective, but I figured I would see what perspectives other people have had. I'm an actor in the U.S. and last year I got a recall from LAMDA (in London) and I plan on applying again this year. I'm really interested in the school because of the quality of classical acting program they have and I feel like I could really grow as an actor. I love Shakespeare and I feel like London would be amazing to study in. I just want to make sure I'm thinking out all the financial repercussions if I am accepted. U.S. student loans are no joke and tuition will cost more as an international student, not to mention the cost of living, etc. However, I'm also trying to factor in the fact that I might have more opportunities as a result of networking and can also teach with my masters afterwards and also the fact that it may be a really incredible experience/I may learn a lot. Does anyone have any thoughts? Thanks!

Looking to talk to and learn from DMV actors, or actors who started in the DMV area. I've been seriously acting for about 5 years, but always have the desire to learn more from others!

Looking to talk to and learn from DMV actors, or actors who started in the DMV area. I've been seriously acting for about 5 years, but always have the desire to learn more from others!

Posted on Dec 15th

If you're in or from the DMV and you have a successful acting career under your belt, I'd love the chance to have a conversation with you! I want to hear what you've done, how you're doing, and what you're going to do moving forwards. I'd like to talk strategies, training, marketing and business. If you still live in the DMV, let me buy you a coffee and chat! If not, I'd love to have a phone conversation. I specify the DMV area because that's where I live. But, if any actors in this group outside the DMV (who have had decent success in the industry) would like to be questioned, I'd love to talk to you as well. Please comment below if you're interested in answering some questions and having a conversation with someone actively working towards acting full-time. Thanks!

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