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Voice-Overs: Coaches, Talent Agencies and Casting Directors

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Voice-Over Coaches

The following is a list of coaches in New York and Los Angeles that offer training and instruction in the art of voice-overs.

New York

Art of Voice-Over with Steve Harris

241 East 76th Street

New York, NY 10021

(212) 517-8616

e-mail: TheArtofVoice@aol.com

website: Backstage.com (performer's resource directory east)

Technique: Professional, one-to-one, all-inclusive on-mike voice over training program for all copy, vocal styles/attitudes, audition performance skills and recording session techniques, by veteran New York voice-over artist, Steve Harris.

Specializes: Announcer/spokesperson, character, animation and narration performance techniques. Highly competitive professional digital demo reels for commercials, promos, animation, all narrations and audio books, with comprehensive marketing strategies and continuous support.

Catherine Marks Workshop

250 East 73 Street, Suite 17D

New York, NY 10021

(212) 737-5911

Techniques: Classes for voice-overs, including professional demo technique.

Specializes: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching.

On Camera...and off, Inc. -

Larry Conroy

42 West 13th Street, #4D

New York, NY 10011-7922

(212) 741-1444

e-mail: oncamoff@aol.com

Techniques: Voice-over and radio training.

Specializes in comedy/improv; monologue/audition/coaching.

David Zema Enterprises, Inc.

Voice of Success Programs

135 West 26th Street, 2nd Floor

(between 6th & 7th Avenues)

New York, NY 10001

(212) 675-4978

e-mail: David Zema@aol.com

website: www.DavidZema.com

Hours by appointment only!

Techniques: audition skills on microphone work, studio recording sessions, opening vocal range, and stylistic variety.

Specializes: All areas covered including: commercials, characters, narration, animation, industrial, corporate, books, documentary, etc.

Ed Green

300 East 57 Street

New York, NY 10022

(212) 752-9123

e-mail: info@edgreen.com

website: www.edgreen.com

Classes include training for voice-over/narration/promos/trailers. Private one-on-one or class training course is also available.

Los Angeles

Aliso Creek Productions

4106 West Burbank Blvd.

Burbank, CA 91505

(818) 954-9931

website: www.alisocreek.net

Technique: Voice-over classes for commercials and animation.

6-week classes with 6 students.

Specialization: Digital demo tape production, CD graphics, and duplication.

Terry Berland Casting

Voice-over Training

(310) 571-4141

Technique: Creating a very real sound from your strengths, bringing something of your own to the copy and taking direction.

Beverly Bremers' Voicercise

(949) 874-0616

www.voicercise.net

Voice-over bookcamp: covering commercial, animation and industrial techniques. Also included are warm-ups, microphone technique, marketing and demo information. Private lessons, professional workout, accent reduction, and demo production are also available. Classes held in Orange County and San Diego.

Louise Chamis

(818) 985-0130

Teaching adults and children the skills of selling product using subliminal suggestion. Also working with students to create and shape cartoon and character voices using storyboards and pictures. Teaching 26 years, recommended by agents. The current voice of the Queen and the witch in all "Snow White" Disney projects worldwide.

D'Marco/Bazini Spanish-English

Voiceover

(626) 458-3795

www.pressplaymedia.com

Technique: Voiceover classes in L.A. which allow you to leave class with a master CD demo.

Specialization: Dialects, accent reduction, generic Spanish voiceover coaching.

Laura DiTirro McMillin

(310) 430-8733

Specializes in accent reduction for foreign actors. Also, as a dialectition, prepares actors who need to acquire a specific accent/dialect for a given role. Works on location as well as gives private instruction. The work is intensive and extremely rewarding, as the student aquires an entirely new facet to his/her talent. My method involves the creation of a "phonemic blueprint" of a specific dialect, with which I will alter the "color" of the actor's script. "My goal as a professor is to arm my students with information, experience and confidence he or she will need to give a stellar performance. "

The Voiceover Connection, Inc.

Dolores Diehl

(213) 384-9251

www.voconnection.com

Technique: Training for all phases, all levels directed by Dolores Diehl. Voice-over Agents and Casting Directors at 3 studios: Hollywood, Valley Village, North Hollywood. Call or e-mail for details. e-mail: doloresdiehl@earthlink.net

Specialization: Voiceover Acting, Commercials, Animation, Narration, Audiobooks, Interactive, Internet Drama/Comedy.

Leigh Gilbert

(323) 692-5704

e-mail: leeleethevoguru@aol.com

Technique: Approaching the copy with an awareness of the product -- getting to know the integrity of the client, then applying that to the copy.

Specialization: Voiceover Commercial announcer and character, animation and promo. Produces and directs demos.

Kalmenson & Kalmenson

Voice Casting & Education

(818) 342-6499

www.kalmenson.com

Technique: The actor's quest for excellence, establishing an individual's signature as a commercial voice actor.

Specialization: Voiceover casting; classes for all levels. (See ad on inside cover)

Huck Liggett / The Voicecaster

1832 West Burbank Blvd.

Burbank, CA 91506

(818) 218-2342

Technique: Voiceover workshops available on all levels including introduction, intermediate, audition/pro & animation.

Providing the tools to approach the copy, direction, and the auditon process on a competitive level.

Specialization: Commercials, narration, industrials, CD-ROM, promos, infomercials.

Rick Zieff's Unbelievably Fun

Voice-over Class

West Hollywood Studio

(323) 651-1666

Rick is a busy voice-over director, casting director, and actor. He is currently directing the animated series "SD Gundam Force" on the Cartoon Network, and he cast the 2003 Oscar-winning animated short film "The ChubbChubbs!" He teaches mike technique for TV and radio commercials, animation, narration, and audiobooks. Rick emphasizes the importance of character development and text analysis, and stresses that making strong creative choices are essential at the microphone. He will guide you through preparing a demo that will be your calling card to the voice-over world. Rick's fun, fast paced style makes him one of L.A.'s most sought after teachers for adults and children.


Voice-Over Talent Agencies & Casting Directors

The following is a list of agents and casting directors who cast for voice-overs. For more information on a specific listing, refer to the New York, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco Talent Agents and Casting Directories sections. CERTAIN AGENCIES AND CASTING DIRECTORS DO ACCEPT VOICE-OVER DEMOS BY MAIL, BUT PLEASE RESPECT THEIR POLICIES AND DO NOT PHONE OR VISIT.

New York Talent Agencies

Abrams Artists Agency

Access Talent

Acme Talent & Literary

Agents for the Arts, Inc.

Michael Amato Agency

Andreadis Talent Agency, Inc.

Arcieri & Associates

Atlas Talent Agency

Barry-Haft-Brown Artists Agency

Peter Beilin Agency, Inc.

The Bethel Agency

Don Buchwald & Associates

Mary Anne Claro Talent Agency, Inc.

Cunningham, Escott, Dipene & Associates

Ginger Dicce Talent Agency

EWCR & Associates

Electric Talent

Frontier Booking International, Inc. (FBI)

GWA (G. Williams Agency)

The Gage Group

Garber Talent Agency

Generation TV

Greer Lange Assoc., Inc.

Ingber & Associates

Innovative Artists Talent & Literary

Agency

International Creative Management

Jordan, Gill & Dornbaum, Inc.

Stanley Kaplan

Kolstein Talent Agency

The Krasny Office, Inc.

Bruce Levy Agency

The Luedtke Agency

Models On The Move Model & Talent

Agency

Nouvelle Talent, Inc.

Dorothy Palmer Talent Agency, Inc.

Paradigm

Plaza-7

RadioActive Talent Inc. (RTI)

Gilla Roos, Ltd.

Schuller Talent/New York Kids

TalentWorks

Tamar Wolbrom, Inc.

Hanns Wolters International Inc.

Ann Wright Representatives

New York Casting Directors

AAAVoiceCasting

Bradley Baron

Jerry Beaver Casting

CTP Casting

Donald Case Casting Inc.

Casting House

Casting Solutions

Chantiles Vigneault Casting, Inc.

Roz Clancy Casting

Complete Casting

Merry L. Delmonte Casting

& Productions, Inc.

Donna DeSeta Casting

Godlove & Company Casting

Carol Hanzel Casting

Judy Henderson & Associates Casting

House

Impossible Casting

Judy Keller Casting

Kipperman Casting, Inc.

Mike Lemon Casting, C.S.A.

Liz Lewis Casting Partners

Joan Lynn Casting

MBC Casting

Abigail McGrath, Inc.

Beth Melsky

Matthew Messinger

Paladino Casting

Joanne Pasciuto Inc.

The Philadelphia Casting Co., Inc.

Pomann Sound

Michele Pulice Casting

Tuffy Questell / T.E.C. Casting

Toni Roberts Casting, Ltd.

Charles Rosen Casting, Inc.

Judy Rosensteel Casting

Howard Schwartz Recording/

HSR NY

Skyrme, Lewis & Fox Casting

Stark Naked Productions/

Elsie Stark Casting

Strickman-Ripps, Inc.

Helyn Taylor Casting

Bernard Telsey Casting

Agents only

VH1

VideoActive Talent

VoiceHunter.com

Kathy Wickline Casting

Los Angeles Talent Agencies

Abrams Artists Agency, Inc.

Acme Talent & Literary

Allure Model & Talent Agency

Alvarado Rey Agency

Angel City Talent

Artist Management Agency

Bobby Ball Agency

Baron Entertainment

Marian Berzon Talent Agency

Brand Model & Talent

Buchwald Talent Group

Career Artists International

Cassell-Levy, Inc. (CLInc.)

Castle-Hill Enterprises

Chateau-Billings Talent

W. Randolph Clark Company

Coralie Jr. Theatrical Agency

Cunningham, Escott, DiPene/Los Angeles

Ferrar-Media Associates

GFTA/Gwyn Foxx Talent Agency

Hervey-Grimes Talent Agency

The Daniel Hoff Agency

Hollander Talent Group, Inc.

Innovative Artists, Talent & Literary Agency, Inc.

International Creative Management Inc. (ICM)

L.J. & Associates

The Levin Agency

Alese Marshall Models, Commercials & Film

Media Artists Group

Metropolitan Talent Agency

Omnipop, Inc.

Pacific West Artists

Productions Plus Nationwide Talent

Agency/West Coast Office

Qualita Dell'Arte: Artists & Writers Di Qualita

Cindy Romano Modeling & Talent Agency

The Savage Agency

Jack Scagnetti Talent Agency

Sandie Schnarr Talent

Kathleen Schultz Associates

David Shapira & Associates

Signature Artists and Models

SWB Theatrical & Children's Commercial

Special Artists Agency

Scott Stander & Associates

Sutton, Barth & Vennari, Inc.

Herb Tannen & Associates

Arlene Thornton & Associates

Tisherman Agency, Inc.

United Artists Agency

United Talent Agency

Vox, Inc.

The Wallis Agency

Los Angeles Casting Directors

AKA Casting

Rise Barish Casting, C.C.D.A.

Belshe Casting

Terry Berland Casting

Elaine Craig Voice Casting, Inc., CCDA

DIC Entertainment

Disney Channel

Dowd/Reudy Casting

DreamWorks Casting

E! Entertainment Television

Steven Erdek

Fenton-Cowitt Casting

Gallegos/ Carrafiello Casting

(GC Casting)

Jeff Gerrard Casting

Danny Goldman & Associates, CCDA

Marilyn Granas

Kalmenson & Kalmenson Voice Casting

Christian Kaplan, C.S.A.

Landsberg/ Fiddleman Casting

Liberman/Patton Casting

Mambo Casting

Sheila Manning

Megan McConnell

Mossberg/Anthony Casting

Debra Neathery

Nickelodeon

Robi Reed & Associates

Brien Scott, C.S.A.

Tina Seiler

Shooting from the Hip Casting

Stuart Stone, C.C.D.A.

Yumi Takada Casting, C.C.D.A.

James F. Tarzia Casting

Jamie Thomason

VH1

Blanca Valdez Casting

Walt Disney Feature Animation

Westside Casting

Gerrie Wormser Casting

San Diego Talent Agencies

Agency 2 Model & Talent Agency

Artist Management Agency

Elegance Talent Agency

Nouveau Model & Talent Agency

San Diego Model Management

Shamon Freitas Agency

San Francisco Talent Agencies

Boom! Model and Talent Agency

Maria Dell Talent

Film-Theatre Actors Exchange

Generations Model & Talent Agency

JE Talent Agency, LLC.

Look Talent

Panda Talent Agency

San Francisco Top Models & Talent

Stars, The Agency

Talent Plus / Los Latinos Agency

Tonry Talent

San Francisco Casting Directors

Randi Acton Break-a-Leg Casting

& Productions

Beau Bonneau Casting

Media Casting

Voicetrax Casting

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