VO ‘Casting Call’ in Chicago
The final “casting call” is out for Aug. 25th’s That’s Voiceover event in Chicago.
The doors open at around 10:30 a.m. at the Harris Theater for
the combination talent show, workshop, career expo and social event for VO
talent (or those looking to become such), as well as advertising industry folks and
The event will be co-hosted by
WMAQ(TV)’s LeeAnn Trotter. The winner of the talent show portion of the event will
receive an opportunity for some voice work with WMAQ, an interview with a
talent agent and a Neumann TLM 102 microphone. The WMAQ VO work is
union-approved (and in Chicago that is a big deal).
The workshops will be
led by VO professionals. Something different from previous That’s Voiceover
shows in New York and Los Angeles is “Speed
Dating & Your VO Demo.” According to That’s Voiceover co-host Joan Baker,
“We have pulled together eight top agents in Chicago (most representing
national clients) and will make them available for 10-minute interviews with 25
audience members who will be selected by lottery and confirmed ahead of the
Oh, and cocktails will be served.