Voice Over Expert Johnna Gottlieb Breaks Down the Voice Acting Biz for Beginners
September 28, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology NewsToronto, Canada (PR Leap) September 28 – Johnna Gottlieb, owner of Johnna Gottlieb Consulting, takes voice actors beyond the demo reel on the Voice Over Experts Podcast, http://podcasts.voices.com/ . Johnna Gottlieb covers all the aspects of the voiceover trade for her clients (voice talent and voiceover talent agencies), including where to begin, how to get established, what it takes to make it and how to stay in the game. In the fall 2005, Gottlieb joined the faculty at New York University where she teaches an in-depth course entitled, “The Business of Voiceover” and has been a frequent lecturer at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and Syracuse University.
Johnna Gottlieb’s lecture “Beyond the Reel”, co-hosted by Joan Baker, reinforces the notion that becoming a professional voice actor is not a walk in the park so much as a real commitment that takes labors of love as well as financial investment and with associated startup costs. Listeners will find out what they need to do before pursuing agency representation and learn just how important it is to treat a voice acting career like a real business.
As a contributor to the VoiceOver Experts faculty, Johnna Gottlieb will be lecturing on an ongoing basis to aspiring voice actors and professional voice actors via podcast on how to understand, hone and grow in their craft. Since the lectures are available in the form of podcasts, the lessons are hosted online and can be heard at any time of day at the convenience of the listener.
The Voice Over Experts Podcast can be found and subscribed to for free in the iTunes Podcast Directory and online at the Voices.com Podcast Center.
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About Johnna Gottlieb
President of JOHNNA GOTTLIEB CONSULTING, Gottlieb oversees a one-of-a-kind company in the voiceover industry. A savvy and skilled expert on how to make it in this ultra-competitive, lucrative and exciting field, she offers her client base unparalleled knowledge based on years of in-depth experience at top talent agencies. Gottlieb’s distinctive aptitude is two-fold: a talent agent’s agility for creating an effective marketing plan and a mentor’s ability to instill clients with the knowledge needed to navigate the voiceover business.
Gottlieb covers all the aspects of the voiceover trade for her clients: where to begin, how to get established, what it takes to make it and how to stay in the game. Gottlieb’s clients include voiceover talent and talent agencies. For individual clients, her services include: general career counseling, marketing materials consultation, voiceover reel production feedback and guidance, techniques for networking within the industry and insider information about talent agencies specializing in voiceovers. Additionally, she works with talent on producing their promotional reels. Gottlieb advises talent agencies on how to maintain their position within the industry by increasing visibility, acquiring new talent and expanding their client base.
In the fall 2005, Gottlieb joined the faculty at New York University where she teaches an in-depth course entitled, “The Business of Voiceover.” She has been a frequent lecturer at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and Syracuse University.
About Joan Baker
Joan Baker is a sound to be reckoned with as one of New York’s premier voice-over actors and creator of the wildly successful “Make Millions With Your Voice” through the Learning Annex, the ongoing Immersion Class Workshops and for the first time ever Directing &Working with Voice-over Talent at the Promax/BDA TV Conference 2007 was introduced to producers, writers, TV station managers and VO agents to a sell out crowd. Joan is also the author of “SECRETS OF VOICEOVER SUCCESS”, a compelling collection of stories about the top voice-over actors in the industry, including the one and only, Don LaFontaine and many more. All proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Foundation.
Clients include ESPN, Showtime, Chase Bank, American Express, ABC News and Sports, Lifetime, Lexus, SPIKE TV and Disney (she positively ROARED for the Lion King’s national radio campaign!). Other credits include voiceover for HBO Family, WNBC, Nickelodeon, Delta Airlines, Fox 5, NBA Entertainment, NICK at NITE, Imus in the Morning, the ABC Super Sign in Times Square and countless more. Joan’s extraordinary talent has generated the spotlight with feature articles in the Hollywood Reporter, Back Stage, Media Week, ADWEEK and Broadcasting & Cable to mention a few.
Based in London, Canada, Voices.com provides an online marketplace, facilitating transactions between business clients and voice-over professionals employing a comprehensive suite of web-based services. Clients that have worked at Voices.com include NBC, ESPN, PBS, The History Channel, Reader's Digest, Comcast, Nortel Networks, Bell Canada, Microsoft, Cisco Systems, ING, Western Union, Ford, GM, Jaguar, US Army, the US Government and more.