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Issue # 71
December 2010

Important News
* Please note that some classes have a small $10 or $20 increase for 2011. However, if you register and pay before December 31, you can take the class at the 2010 rate.

*  We're in the process of redesigning the website to make it easier to use.  The hope is to have it up and running by the beginning of the new year.  Thanks in advance for your patience while we make that transition.

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Upcoming Classes

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and class descriptions

Long Form II, Audio Books - 11/30-12/7

Advanced Narration  -  12/3-4, 10-11

Styles  -  12/5-12

Small Group Workout  -  12/8

Small Group Workout  -  1/6

The Long Haul  -  1/8

INTRO: Starting Out  -  1/9

Stepping Out  -  1/16

Creating Characters  -  1/16

Preparing for a Demo  -  1/18-25

Acting for VO & More  -  1/19-2/2

Home Recording I  -  1/20

Making It M.I.N.E.  -  1/22-23

Daytime Conservatory  -  1/25-3/29

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Networking Golden Rules

While once very social and interactive, voice acting has become a home-based business with a lot of solitude.  Some actors will never work in a professional recording studio.  Others may never have talent agency representation.  When a gathering of voice actors occurs, it's a treat to connect and share stories.  It's even better when actors have an opportunity to mingle with directors and producers.  When this occurs, the actor should remember the Networking Golden Rules:

1.  Thou shall not brag or be a talking resume.  They are often referred to as a##holes. 

2.  Thou shall not descend on directors, agents, and producers and talk shop or ask for a job unless they initiate the topic.

3.  Thou shall get to know people in the business as human beings and not as a prey to be trapped and cornered. 

4.  Thou shall remember that people like to work with friends and colleagues whom they trust and enjoy being around. 

5.  Thou shall remember that human qualities that connect one person with another make for a lasting relationship.

6.  Thou shall remember that you are not your job but what you do when you are not recording. 

7.  Thou shall not write about auditions and jobs on social networking sites until the job has aired or permission to print or air the information has been granted.

8.  Thou shall refer colleagues to jobs and they shall repay the favor.

9.  Thou shall not write long emails.  The longer the email, the slower the response.

10. Thou shall always leave a positive impression and follow up in an appropriate manner during business hours.

Follow these Golden Rules and you will build your business and make every experience a good one for all concerned.  It will serve you well in the long run.

Look Who's Talking

Mic Small * Boris was cast in a SAG Indie film, Trattoria.
* Ly
nn Foley recorded a promo spot for KYAA in Monterey. They liked it so much that they've since had her record four commercials and some Holiday station identification sweepers.
* Trevor
Allen recorded a character for an Indie film, The Wisdom Tree. He also did a promo for Monster Cable, a narration for a Bechtel industrial film and a radio spot for Anzu Restaurant. 
* Valerie Weak and Bob Lai also played characters in The Wisdom Tree.
* Aimee McCrary
recorded a narration for a web video for the Center for Food Safety.

Congratulations to all who've recently booked
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