VO for Peanuts

by | Mar 25, 2011 | Compensation | 1 comment

Seasoned VO Talent and Casting Director J.S. Gilbert writes a perceptive blog article in reaction to a Parade Magazine story about respective pay scales for different professions.

At the bottom of the list:  you guessed it —  VO talent.

J.S.’s analysis of this state of affairs is well worth the read for the realism it may inject into the starry-eyed dreams of get-rich-quick VO hopefuls, or it just may spur you to try harder.  Either way, do yourself a favor and take the few minutes to read the blog.

Parade Magazine’s Annual Salary Survey

Nice work, J.S.!




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1 Comment

  1. Joe Cipriano

    Hi Dave…as you know I’ve talked about this many times. If a voice over talent degrades his or her worth and by deciding to sell themselves for a dollar-a-hollar, they are not only dishonoring their own talents but actively assisting in pulling down the overall value of the profession. Many producers don’t get the fact that you get what you pay for, many are motivated by the bottom line and think, “why pay the going rate to have a voice over done when I can hire a voice over talent for a fraction of the cost” and pocket the savings. Oh and add to that…maybe not even pay the “talent” for 3 to 6 months after the session.


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