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 Aspiring Voice Actors Get a Chance at Stardom in New Show
 
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Kristy Sproul
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:00 pm Reply with quote Back to top

From the official press release:

New Reality Television Show Gives Aspiring Voice Actors A Chance At Stardom With "Behind The Mic: The Voiceover Talent Search"

Show creator and voiceover talent agent Erik Sheppard says, "The time was just right. There is a huge interest in our industry as of late and we wanted to put these actors in the spotlight. There are shows out there featuring bakers and dog groomers, but our business is infinitely more exciting."

He continues, "Our format is fresh and exciting and showcases the unique and supportive way in which our community of actors work with one another. Nobody will be humiliated on this show. Aspiring talent will work hard, just like everyone else in this profession, and we’ll all get a chance to watch and listen."

Co-producer Marc Cashman adds, "Voiceover is everywhere—commercials, TV shows, movies, animated series, online material, audiobooks, instructional CDs, even on the telephone—and people are always intrigued not only who those voices are, but what goes on behind the scenes, or 'Behind the Mic.' Our reality show pulls back the curtain to reveal the inner workings and huge talent involved in the voiceover industry."

A competing project has been announced recently, but Sheppard and Cashman insist the concept was plagiarized. "We contacted certain parties and shared our concept with them at the time but they declined. It seems they are now trying to use their celebrity to market the concept for themselves even though this has long since been registered and protected. We were not planning on going public with the show until pre-production was complete but our hand has been forced. We do not want to confuse the production companies, location owners, sponsors or anyone else we have contracts with."

The new television series will feature the producers along with voiceover industry stars Sarah Natochenny (of the animated series Pokemon) and Wally Wingert (voice and personality from The Tonight Show with Jay Leno). The producers also promise guest appearances from celebrity voice actors that will “knock your socks off,” as well as upcoming announcements on how to audition. Inquiries are directed to lindz@voicetalentproductions.com.
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Crystal
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Joined: 22 Dec 2005
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:05 am Reply with quote Back to top

Does this seem like a bad idea? Like "the path to being a voice actor has an easy way in?" I don't see how a reality show could allow someone t obe a real voice actor. Anyone else share my thoughts? Have different ones?

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