Video Games 101
Clark is a Talent Coordinator for gaming
giant, Electronic Arts. She works with teams
across the franchises within EA to coordinate the in-game talent
casting, scheduling, negotiating, contracting and payroll for both
and celebrity deals. She's worked on
most of EA's titles over the last 2 years including Dante's Inferno,
Space, Dragon Age, Fight Night, GI Joe, Littlest Pet Shop, Madden NFL,
Effect 2, MMA, Medal of Honor, Monopoly, Need for Speed, Sims and Spore.
a recent conversation she revealed that there's
definitely a trend for more natural reads - "As video games become more
cinematic, the performance needs to reflect the realism. Across
the board, budgets are being cut but
games are getting bigger, so we have to hire more for less. The difference between union and non-union is
experience and speed. Producers want to
know that the people they have hired will be able to work efficiently in
booth and nail the roles."
about the major differences between SF and LA
talent, she responded, "There are very talented people in both markets. The only difference is that there are more
actors, talent agencies, producers and production companies in LA so
there is a
higher concentration of work. Inevitably, there
are more experienced
performers in LA which makes it easier to cast projects that require a
number of talent. That is not to
discredit the very talented working actors in the Bay Area and other
Her top tips for
people auditioning or
recording jobs; when auditioning, make sure to stay in character, show a
have good recording quality and stay away from lengthy slates.
will be teaching a 2-week class at Voice One, Video Game Challenge,
Look Who's Talking
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