Monthly Newsletter
Number 98

     March 2013  

n Sunday, March 10 from 3-5pm we have a class with David Ciccarelli, founder of He will tell you how to get the most from the site and what you need to do to be successful. It's only $50 and we only have space for 20 students. So call or email today to reserve your spot if you're interested.
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All 2013 Classes  


Behind The Scenes  -  3/5


Teleprompter  -  3/9


Commercial & Industrial Auditioning  -  3/9


INTRO: Starting Out  -  3/10


Scene Study  -  3/11-4/29    


Directing Yourself  -  3/12-4/2


Professional Invitational  -  3/13


Small Group Workout  -  3/14


That's NOT All Folks  -  3/15-16


Stepping Out  -  3/17


Creating Characters  -  3/17


Basic British  -  3/20-27


Advanced Narration - 3/22-23, 29-30


Spontaneity  -  4/6-7  


Tips From The Pros  -  4/9-23


INTRO: Starting Out  -  4/10


The Booking Edge  -  4/13-14


Home Recording I  -  4/16


Small Group workout  -  4/17 


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Building A Client List

While a long, arduous, and never-ending project, developing and maintaining a mailing list is necessary for staying in contact with people who can hire you. Here's a list of resources:

1. Friends and family - Let them know what you're doing. If they don't have jobs for you, through six degrees of separation they will help sell you to their friends. 
 2. Internet - Search for advertising agencies and production companies in your city and beyond. Simply type in "production companies" or "advertising agencies." Lots of listings will appear. You can also look in the online yellow pages. also lists advertising agencies, animation houses, freelance producers, and casting directors. When culling through lists, do your research. Not all of them will be appropriate for your services and talents. Go to that company's website and determine if it is a good fit and who handles voice talent submissions. Large advertising agencies do the majority of their casting through talent agents, so they're a tough sell. Small-to medium-size businesses are better at accepting cold calls. 
3. Resource Guides - Several websites around the country offer resource information and casting notices. in Los Angeles and New York, Reel Directory in San Francisco, and in Washington, D.C., are just a few of them. 
4. Talent Agency lists - If you have agency representation, ask your talent agent if you may use their contact list for a targeted promotion. Many of them will not allow it, but some will if they feel it's a team effort and they approve your materials. Don't expect their list to go out of the office, though. It's proprietary information. If you get responses back, then you can start your own list.
5. Social Networks - Yes, you can get work through listings in LinkedIn and Facebook. You're connecting with friends and friends of friends. It's just another approach to the old-fashioned face-to-face time. If you set up groups, remember to be a problem-solver and not a problem.

Whatever promotional ideas you choose, keep them unique and original. Old, rehashed ideas have little or no impact and inspire.
Excerpted from the third edition of "There's Money Where Your Mouth Is," by Elaine Clark. Order your copy at: 
Look Who's Talking

* William Thomas
signed with Look Talent Agency for VO, on-camera and print. Congratulations!

* Danielle Hall signed with Tonry Talent for VO, on-camera and print. She also recorded VO's for The Make A Wish Foundation and Fit Approach.

* Rossana Schneider has had a busy start to 2013. She had on-camera gigs for Monetate and Juniper Networks as well as recording VO's for Muscle Milk, Love UR Pet, Smart Smoke, and Gate of Heaven Cemetery (Spanish). 

* Suzanne Musikantow is recording a series of podcasts for The Honey Wine Company - sounds like a sweet gig :-)

* Jen Knight recorded a VO for Flipcause's website and voiced owls for Paint My Owl  app, with her 4 year old daughter, Lila. 
* Russo Shanidze
did a VO in Russian for an undisclosed client and appeared on-camera in a documentary, Repeace.

* Sarah Kramer recorded a couple of character voices for the demo for a Magic Doll House Toy and a radio spot for StudyDog Online Reading Program.

* Stephanie Roberts recorded another job for the College of Dietitians in Canada, a Folgers spot for Spotify, and a TV commercial for Good Housekeeping.   

* Bryan Saulsbury recorded the main VO for He also hired a few other actors for the extra voices and recorded it in his studio. So, NETWORK with your classmates :-)  

* Jane Stone shot an industrial film for Citrix.

* Sharon Huff recorded VO's for Jacsen Design and Rebit.  


Congrats to all who've recently landed agents and jobs. Send us your good news and we'll add it to next month's Newsletter.   

Sunday Parking

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