Parlay one of your most basic natural assets--your voice--into an exciting career in the entertainment industry!
Now back in print, legendary entertainer Gary Owens draws upon his four decades in radio, TV film and animation to show you how to break into the voiceover business and carve out a million-dollar niche for yourself with your voice. Sprinkled with priceless anecdotes and tips throughout from well-known actors, producers and agents, Owens gives you the inside track on becoming a successful DJ, newscaster, announcer, sportscaster, commercial or cartoon voice, or other type of voice artist.
HERE'S EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HOW TO:
●Zero in on and promote your vocal talents
●Develop realistic career goals and an action plan
●Produce a demo CD that sells
●Find and land an agent
●Write winning cover letters and resumes
●Ace interviews and auditions
Along with updated appendices of voice-over workshops and seminars and talent agencies representing voice-over artists, many never-before published illustrations (not included in the first edition) from the entertainer's personal collection round out this second edition.
About the Authors
Gary Owens skyrocketed to national fame as the announcer on NBC's classic Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In. Since then, he appeared on-camera on more than 1,000 network TV shows, voiced more than 3,000 cartoons (including Space Ghost and Dino Boy and The Ren and Stimpy Show), and emceed Emmy and Grammy telecasts. During his prodigious career, he hosted two national radio shows, and he routinely voiced more than 1,000 commercial a year. Gary was inducted into The National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame (for both radio and television) and the Radio Hall of Fame, and he has a star next to Walt Disney's on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Jeff Lenburg is a prolific, award-winning author and celebrity biographer. He has written 35 books, including autobiographies and biographies of Lorenzo Lamas, Larry Gatlin, Dustin Hoffman, Veronica Lake, Steve Martin, Dudley Moore, the Three Stooges, and others, and two national bestsellers.